Mare Wakefield & Nomad
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Of all the songs you've written do you have any that you're especially proud of more so than your other songs? Do you feel it is the lyrics, the music, or a bit of both that makes this/or these song(s) special?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/06/2013
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Wow, great question! Had to think about this one. I personally tend to like the looooong ballads and story songs like "Dear J," off Meant to Be; "Arizona" off Ironwood; "Leroy" and "Lullaby" off of Take Me Home. These seem to be the songs that I never get tired of playing, and they really paint a picture. However, I also know that in a live performance I can't expect people to listen to long slow ballads all night :-) So maybe part of what makes them special is how rarely they get played live -- really needs to be the "right" kind of audience before I feel like an 8 minute ballad is appropriate. Re: lyrics vs. melody. For me, impossible to separate. They come to me together, always. Thanks for the great question!

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