I need a mix for a train hopping vagabond.

To freedom, and all that comes with it.

01. Evan Greer - "Ballad of the Tundra" (The Frampton Sessions)
02. Mike Alviano - "Onward" (The Vagabond songs)
03. Elliott Smith - "The Biggest Lie" (Elliott Smith)
04. The world/inferno friendship society- "Open Air" (Friends and Enemies)
05. Belle & Sebastian - "Piazza, New York Catcher" (Dear Catastrophe Waitress)
06. Gogol Bordello - "Immigrant Punk" (Gypsy Punks)
07. Ghost Mice - "England" (Europe)
08. Xiu Xiu - "Fast Car" (A Promise)
09. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Engine" (Beauty)
10. The Fruit Bats - "Traveler's Song" (Spelled In Bones)
11. Mischief Brew - "Nomad's Revolt" (Smash The Windows)
12. Xavier Rudd - "The Native Eye" (Live in Canada)
13. Bob Dylan - "Desolation Row" (Highway 61 Revisited)
14. This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb - "Trains and Cops" (Front Seat Solidarity)
15. Tom Frampton - "(Another song about) Mexico" (Making Folk A Threat Again: Volume 1)
16. The Weakerthans - "Left and Leaving" (Left and Leaving")
17. Defiance, Ohio! - "Road Signs Always Look Better Looking Over Your Shoulder" (Share What Ya' Got)

If the house was on fire, I’d save you last.

01. The Mountain Goats - "No Children" (Tallahassee)

02. Slightly Stoopid - "Fire Shot" (Acoustic Roots: Live and Direct)

03. Cowboy Mouth - "Light It On Fire" (Are You With Me)

04. Nirvana - "Lake of Fire" (MTV Unplugged in New York)... sorry Meat

05. Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House" (Stop Making Sense: Special
New Addition)

06. Bad Religion - "Let It Burn" (The New America)

07. Alkaline Trio - "Burn" (Crimson)

08. Queens of the Stone Age - "Burn the Witch" (Lullabies to Paralyze)

09. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - "The Rest Will Follow"
(Worlds Apart)

10. Grateful Dead - "Fire on the Mountain" (Shakedown Street)

we have tricked a homophobic future investment banker into thinking my male friend desperately wants

01. The Buzzcocks - "Why Can't I Touch It?" (Singles Going Steady)

02. Pansy Division - "He Whipped My Ass in Tennis (Then I Fucked His Ass in Bed)" (Total Entertainment!)

03. The Caesars - "Jerk It Out" (39 Minutes of Bliss In an Otherwise Meaningless World)

04. CSS - "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above" (Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above [Single])

05. Ladytron - "Flicking Your Switch" (Light & Magic)

06. Interpol - "Hands Away" (Turn on the Bright Lights)

07. Nine Inch Nails - "Closer" (The Downward Spiral)

08. The Halo Benders - "Don't Touch My Bikini" (God Don't Make No Junk)

09. New Order - "Blue Monday" (Power, Corruption & Lies)

10. Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret)

The desert is full of cowards, and I keep dreaming of the sea

Alright, I was obvious. But a lot of these songs just conjure
nostalgia... and I live by the beach

01. The Shaky Hands - "Sunburns" (The Shaky Hands)
02. The Fruit Bats- "Seaweed" (Mouthfuls)
03. Olivia Tremor Control - "New Day" (Black Foliage: Animation Music,
Vol 1)
04. Badly Drawn Boy - "River, Sea, Ocean" (About a Boy Soundtrack)
05. Beulah - "Calm Go the Wild Seas" (When Your Heartstrings Break)
06. Belle & Sebastian - "Ease Your Feet In the Sea" (The Boy With the
Arab Strap)
07. Destroyer - "Watercolours Into the Ocean" (Destroyer's Rubies)
08. M. Ward - "Big Boat" (Transistor Radio)
09. The Ladybug Transistor - "Like a Summer Rain" (The Albemarle Sound)
10. Tom Jobim and Elis Regina - "Aguas de Marco" (Elis & Tom)
11. Colleen - "The Happy Sea" (The Golden Morning Breaks)

A mix to leave on a table at the neighborhood cafe to introduce someone to your favorite music

01. Nat King Cole - "Nature Boy" (The Greatest Hits)
02. Au Revoir Simone - "Stay Golden" (Verses of Comfort, Assurance, and Salvation)
03. Real Live Tigers - "Riverbeds" (This Is Sometimes A Riverbed)
04. Leonard Cohen - "Famous Blue Raincoat" (Songs of Love and Hate)
05. Tinyfolk - "If I Were An Owl" (Platapeasawallaland: A Rainy-Day Owlbum)
06. Man Man - "Black Mission Goggles" (Six Demon Bag)
07. Per Se - "Adelaide" (PDX Pop Now Compilation 2004)
08. Herman Düne - "I Wish That I Could See You Soon" (Giant)
09. David Bowie - "Young Americans" (Young Americans)
10. The Microphones/Mt. Eerie - "I Whale" (Live Before the Halloween Show 2003)
11. Destroyer - "Farrar, Straus and Giroux" (Streethawk: A Seduction)
12. Port O'Brien - "Tree Bones" (Nowhere To Run)
13. Final Fantasy - "This Lamb Sells Condos" (He Poos Clouds)
14. The Blow - "What Tom Said About The Girls" (Concussive Caress, Or, Casey Caught Her Mom Singing Along With The Vacuum)
15. Jolie Holland - "Darlin' Ukelele" (Escondida)
16. The Sarcastic Dharma Society featuring Thanksgiving - "Red" (Unreleased Track)
17. The Shaky Hands - "Summer's Life" (The Shaky Hands)
18. Liz Isenberg - "Two Weeks ‘Til The Midwest" (Hampshire Songs)
19. Wolf Parade - "Grounds For Divorce" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
20. I'm From Barcelona - "We're From Barcelona" (Let Me Introduce My Friends)

A mix tape for the night time when you’ve been outside with friends all day and you’re relaxing on a

The 'climax' to this mix is definitely the Mogwai song. If it's a starry night, there's absolutely no song that will describe the night better. I also added some nostalgia (Beatles, Brand New, Filter) because it fits the theme of summer/friends well. Finished with "Time" because it's probably the most adequate closer to an album like this

01. The Shins - "New Slang" (Oh, Inverted World)

02. Brett Dennen - "Ain't No Reason" (So Much More)

03. Explosions in the Sky - "A Song for our Fathers" (How Strange, Innocence)

04. Of Montreal - "Oslo in the Summertime" (The Sunlandic Twins)

05. Brand New - "Soco Amaretto Lime" (Your Favorite Weapon)

06. Filter - "Take a Picture" - (Title of Record)

07. The Beatles - "In My Life" (Rubber Soul)

08. Radiohead - "Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)

09. Mogwai - "New Paths to Helicon, Part 1" (Government Commissions)

10. Smashing Pumpkins - "1979" (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

11. Zero 7 - "In the Waiting Line" (Simple Things)

12. Pink Floyd - "Time" (Dark Side of the Moon)

dancing in the dark on repeat only does so much; can you capture the feeling in other tunes?

01. Arcade Fire - "Keep That Car Running" (Neon Bible)
02 The Flaming Lips - "It Overtakes Me, The Stars are So Big, I am So Small, Do I Stand a Chance?" (At War With The Mystics)
03. The Smiths - "Cemetry Gates" (The Queen Is Dead)
04. Wolf Parade - "Fancy Claps" (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
05. John Lennon - "Nobody Told Me" (The Very Best of....)
06. Mark Ronson - "Stop Me (Feat. Daniel Merriweather)" (Version)
07. Michael Jackson - "Smooth Criminal" (Bad)
08. My Bloody Valentine - "Only Shallow" (Loveless)
09. Of Montreal - "A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger" (Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?)
10. Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al" (Graceland)
11. The Shins - "Red Rabbits" (Wincing The Night Away)
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (Fever to Tell)
13. Bruce Springsteen - "Working on the Highway" (Born In The U.S.A)

Watching the sun set for the very last time.

01. R.E.M. - "Find The River" (Automatic For The People)
02. The Verve - "Velvet Morning" (Urban Hymes)
03. Cowboy Junkies - "River Waltz" (Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes
04. Townes Van Zandt - "Flyin' Shoes" (Flyin' Shoes)
05. Marah - "Leaving" (Float Away - Deconstructed)
06. Juliana Hatfield - "Hole In The Sky" (Made In China)
07. Butch Walker - "State Line" (Letters)
08. Ryan Adams and The Cardinals - "Friends" (Cold Roses)
09. Buffalo Tom - "Scottish Windows" (Smitten)
10. Bright Eyes - "If The Brakeman Turns My Way" (Cassadaga)
11. The Long Winters - "Hindsight" (Putting The Days To Bed)
12. George Harrison - "Art of Dying" (All Things Must Pass)
13. Jeff Buckley - "Eternal Life" (Grace)
14. Tom Waits - "Earth Died Screaming" (Bone Machine)

15. Elvis Presley - "My Way" (This Is Elvis)

i am so high and all i want to do is listen to cool instrumental noises for the next four hours

It's not four hours long, so just stick it on repeat.

01. Sonic Youth - "Intro" (Bad Moon Rising)

02. Black Flag - "The Process of Weeding Out" (The Process of Weeding Out)

03. !!! - "Instinct" (Gold Standard Labs Remix Series Volume 2)

04. Explosions in the Sky - "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We
Slept" (Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall
Live Forever)

05. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Untitled" (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea)

06. Glider - "After the Flight" (Sand From Water EP)

07. Candies - "Our System" (Leaving Our Homes)

08. Modest Mouse - "Custom Concern (Instrumental)" (Moon & Antarctica Bonus

09. Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew" (Bitches Brew)

10. Out Hud - "The L Train is a Swell Train and I Don't Wanna Hear You
Indies Complain" (S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D)

songs that are about love, yet don’t mention love even once.

Ok, Ryan Adam's "Come Pick Me Up" includes a line about 'an old love letter," but not tech. about love

01. The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Hot Burrito No. 1" (The Gilded Palace Of Sin)
02. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion" (Out Of Time)
03. Buffalo Tom - "Frozen Lake" (Let Me Come Over)
04. Ash - "Shining Light" (Free All Angels)
05. Brandi Carlile - "The Story" (The Story)
06. Ryan Adams - "Come Pick Me Up" (Heartbreaker)
07. Butch Walker - "Mixtape" (Letters)
08. Nickel Creek - "When You Come Back Down" (Nickel Creek)
09. Glen Phillips - "Easier" (Winter Pays For Summer)
10. The Pipettes - "Sex" (We Are The Pipettes)
11. Paul Westerberg - "Runaway Wind" (14 Songs)
12. Marah - "The Apartment" (If You Didn't Laugh, You'd Cry)

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