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Jan 13 '13

Conor Oberst Songography, or Every song Conor Oberst has ever touched

ok so for those of you out there who find themselves needing to complete your collections of all conor’s projects and random songs and million cds and eps, this is your lucky day! 

if you see anything missing at all PLEASE reblog or send me an ask so i can update it!

Bright Eyes:

A Collection of Songs Recorded 1995-1997:

A Celebration Upon Completion

A Few Minutes on Friday

All of the Truth

Driving Fast Through a Big City at Night

Emily, Sing Something Sweet

Exaltation on a Cool Kitchen Floor

Falling out of Love at This Volume

Happy Birthday to Me (Feb. 15th)

How Many Lights Do You See?

I Watched You Taking Off


One Straw (Please)

Patient Hope in New Snow

Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra

Saturday as Usual

Solid Jackson


The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sorrow

The ‘Feel Good’ Revolution

The Invisible Gardener

Letting Off the Happiness:

A Poetic Retelling of an Unfortunate Seduction

Contrast and Compare

If Winter Ends

June on the West Coast

Padraic My Prince

Pull My Hair

Tereza and Tomas

The City Has Sex

The Difference in the Shades


Fevers and Mirrors:

A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever, and a Necklace

A Scale, a Mirror, and These Indifferent Clocks

The Calendar Hung Itself

Something Vague

The Movement of a Hand


When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass

Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh

The Center of the World

Sunrise, Sunset

An Attempt to Tip the Scales

A Song to Pass the Time

Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground:

Bit Picture

Method Acting

False Advertising

You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.

Lover I Don’t Have to Love

Bowl of Oranges

Don’t Know When But a Day Is Gonna Come

Nothing Gets Crossed Out

Make War

Waste of Paint

From a Balance Beam

Laura Laurent

Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and to Be Loved)

A Christmas Album:

Away in a Manger

Blue Christmas

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

The First Noël

Little Drummer Boy

White Christmas

Silent Night

Silver Bells

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning:

At the Bottom of Everything

We Are Nowhere and It’s Now

Old Soul Song (For the New World Order)


Train Under Water

First Day of My Life

Another Travelin’ Song

Landlocked Blues

Poison Oak

Road to Joy

Digital Ash in a Digital Urn:

Time Code

Gold Mine Gutted

Arc of Time (Time Code)

Down in a Rabbit Hole

Take It Easy (Love Nothing)

Hit the Switch

I Believe in Symmetry

Devil in the Details

Ship in a Bottle

Light Pollution

Theme to Piñata


Motion Sickness: Live Recordings:

At the Bottom of Everything

Landlocked Blues

Make War (Long Version)

Make War (Short Version)

Method Acting

Mushaboom (Feist Cover)

Old Soul SOng

Road to Joy


Southern State

The Biggest Lie (Elliott Smith Cover)

Train Under Water

True Blue

We Are Nowhere and It’s Now

When the President Talks to God

Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005):

Mirrors And Fevers 

I Will Be Greatful for This Day, I Will Be Grateful for Each Day to Come

The Trees Get Wheeled Away 

Drunk Kid Catholic 

Spent On Rainy Days 

The Vanishing Act 

Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man

Blue Angels Air Show 

Weather Reports 

Seashell Tale 

Bad Blood 

Amy In The White Coat 

Devil Town 

I’ve Been Eating (For You) 

Happy Birthday To Me (Feb 15) 

Motion Sickness 

Act of Contrition

Hungry for a Holiday

When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass Again

Entry Way Song

It’s Cool, We Can Still Be Friends


Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)

Four Winds

If the Brakeman Turns My Way

Hot Knives

Make a Place to Love Me

Soul Singer in a Session Band

Classic Cars


Cleanse Song

No One Would Riot for Less

Coat Check Dream Song

I Must Belong Somewhere

Lime Tree

The People’s Key:


Shell Games

Jejune Stars

Approximate Sunlight

Haile Selassie

A Machine Spiritual (In the People’s Key)

Triple Spiral

Beginner’s Mind

Ladder Song

One for You, One for Me 

Various B-sides:


Susan Miller Rag

Reinvent the Wheel

Smoke Without Fire

Stray Dog Freedom

Cartoon Blues

Tourist Trap

Have You Ever Heard of Jandek

A Line Allows Progress, a Circle Does Not

A New Arrangement

A Perfect Sonnet

Empty Canyon/Empty Canteen

Feeling It (For Ian)

Kathy with a K’s Song

Messenger Bird’s Song

Loose Leaves

Neely O’Hara

No Lies, Just Love

Oh You Are the Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet and Hold the Earth in Place

One Foot in Front of the Other (Early version of Landlocked Blues)

On My Way to Work

When the President Talks to God

Southern State

Napoleon’s Hat

We Are Free Men

I Won’t Ever Be Happy Again

Jetsabel Removes the Undesirables

The Joy in Foregetting, the Joy in Acceptance

The Joy in Discovery

Black Comedy 

I’ll Be Your Friend

I Know You

Happy Accident  

Well Whiskey

True Blue

No Prayer (Live)

Man Named Truth (Live) (with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)

Go Find Yourself a Dry Place

Racing Towards the New

Untitled (Lovers Turn into Monsters)

Endless Entertainment (Known earlier as Carat Diamond/Jump Off)

Pioneer’s Park (August 17th, 1997)

Coyote Song


In the Real World

Covers by Bright Eyes: - May or may not be incomplete, due to live covers..

Out on the Weekend (Neil Young) (Live)

Joy Division (Simon Joyner) (Live)

Singing a Song in the Morning (Kevin Ayers) (Live) (with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Jim James, and Gruff Rhys) 

Crazy as a Loon (John Prine) (Live)

Girl from the NOrth Country (Bob Dylan) (Live) (with Jim James and M. Ward)

Metal Firecracker (Lucinda Williams) (Live)

I Woke Up With This Song in My Head This Morning (The Bruces)

Mushaboom (Feist) (Live)

Sharp Cutting Wings (Song to a Poet) (Lucinda Williams) (Live)

Burn Rubber (Simon Joyner)

Devil Town (Daniel Johnston)

Out on the Weekend (Neil Young) (Live, but released)

Helpless (Neil Young) (with Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings)

Walls (Tom Petty) (with The Felice Brothers) (Live)

Papa Was a Rodeo (Magnetic Fields)

Big Old House (Jessie Harris) (Released on The Hottest State soundtrack)

Wrecking Ball (Gillian Welch) (Live)

We’re Going to Be Friends (White Stripes) (with First Aid Kit)


As Conor Oberst:



You Should Be in Sweden


Over It



Get into It


Half a Minute Away

Purple Chin


Here’s to Special Treatment:

Sledge Winston & The Element of Surprise

Things You Know


Space Invaders

Lava Monster

Puddle Stomper

The Day statues Broke

The Bumpercare Blues





Soundtrack to My Movie:

In My Sights

The H alcyon

District 66


Your Tightrope

Oh, To Be Friends

Oh, Tired Eyes

Flying J

Great American Radio

Oh, Sweetest Heart

German Chocolate

Animal Prints

Another Night In

The Reason I Exist

Show Me How

Kill the Monster Before it Eats the Baby

Lake Havasu (In Florida)

North of the City


Conor Oberst:

Cape Canaveral



Lenders in the Temple

Danny Callahan

I Don’t Want to Die (In the Hospital)

Eagle on a Pole

NYC - Gone, Gone


Valle Místico (Ruben’s Song)(Ruben Mendez Hernandez) 

Souled Out!!! (Oberst, Jason Boesel)

Milk Thistle



Hate Kitty


Conor and Tim Improv Tape (TRC 112: The Color Grey Is a Formidable Opponent) Titles?)

Songs Featuring Conor Oberst (Vocals): This list was also difficult to compile. 

Violet (Son, Ambulance)

Like Billy Budd or Cyrano de Bergerac (Ambulance (now known as Son, Ambulance))

Breakfast in Bed (Dntel)

Dust (The Faint)

Like a Rolling Stone (Yo La Tengo) (Bob Dylan Cover) (Live)

The Slider (Yo La Tengo) (T-Rex Cover) (Live)

Less Than the Air (David Dondero)

N’en parlons plus (Melon Galia)

Handle With Care (Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins (The Traveling Wilburys Cover)

With Arms OUtstretched (Rilo Kiley)

Staying Alive (Cursive)

Tripped (Neva Dinova)

Poison (Neva Dinova)

Get Back (Neva Dinova)

Spring Cleaning (written by Conor Oberst, sung by Jake Bellows with backup vocals by Oberst)

You Get Yours (Britt Daniels)

Song Beneath the Song (Maria Taylor)

Confession (Mayday)

The Ballad of Sean Foley (Maria Taylor) (Co-written by Conor Oberst, and feat. backup vocals by Oberst)

Handle Me With Care (Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins)

I Won’t Wait (Jesse Harris)

King of the World (First Aid Kit)

Covers by Conor:

10 Speckled Frogs (Newport kid’s tent)

Park Ave:


When Jamie Went to London, We Broke Up:

Theme Song

All Boy Band

She’s an Actress

December Snapshots

She Teaches Art

My Sick Complaint

It’s a Life

Invitation to a Closet

Lachrymose Obsequious Vehement Elated (L.O.V.E)



Cloak and Dagger

Wax Museum

Norman Bailer:


Sine Sierra:

Prelude to a Bailer

Willow Wood

Open House

Ginger Washington and Her Amazing Orchestra of Spies

Gun Smoke

Spy Hunter/Capture the Flag

40 Years Above Rockafeller Plaza

Grab Your Lips with Boss Interlude in the Key of G Maj

Coffin Races

You Ate the Sandbox

She’s a Palm Reader



Commander Venus:


Do You Feel at Home?:


Showcase Showdown

My Other Car Is a Spaceship

Judy Blume

Radio Announcer

It Is Fun To Grow Ornamental Peppers


When Two Vowles Go Walking, the First One Does the Talking

Sunny Slope

Pennsylvania Made You Sick

Do You Feel at Home?


The Uneventful Vacation:

Jean’s TV

Refused by Light

We’ll Always Have Paris

The Uneventful Vacation (Part 1)

Lock ‘n’ Chase

Life as Expected

The Way Things Had to Be

Dress to Please

The Walk-Around Problem

My Collapsing Frame

The Raining Holiday (Part 2)

THe Role of the Hero in Antiquity




Bent on Broken Nerves

Waiting for Enoch Arden

Killer (The Bruces Cover) (Live)

Bow to the Prom King

Pay Per View




Read Music/Speak Spanish:

Hole in One

Man and Wife, the Former (Financial Planning

Mall of America

Happiest Place on Earth

$$$$ (Dollar Signs)

Greater Omaha


Man and Wife, the Latter (Damaged Goods)

Survival of the Fittest/It’s a Jungle Out There


Popn’Off at the F

What’s New for Fall

Give Me the Pen



The Left is Right


Covers by Desaparecidos:

Spanish Bombs (The Clash)(Live)

Constant Headache (Joyce Manor)(Live)

The Magnetas:

Annex Anex


Science Fiction in Schools

Team Rigge:

Fun, Fun Destruction

Pre-Release Song 1

Pre-Release Song 2

Irish Goodbye (Maria Taylor song that features a short rap by one of the members of Team Rigge)

Monsters of Folk:

Monsters of Folk:

Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)

Say Please

Whole Lotta Losin’


The Right Place

Baby Boomer

Man Named Truth


Ahead of the Curve

Slow Down Jo

Losin Yo Head

Magic Marker

Map of the World

The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me

His Master’s Voice

Covers by Monsters of Folk: (not including the songs they covered of their own bands ok unless you want to send them in because thats so hard to track down)

Detroit Rock City (KISS)

Mystic Valley Band:

Outer South:

Slowly (Oh So Slowly)

To All the Lights in the Windows

Big Black Nothing

Air Mattress

Cabbage Town

Ten Women

Difference Is Time


White Shoes




Roosevelt Room

Eagle on a Pole

Got the Reason #2

Snake Hill

One of My Kind:

One of My Kind

Gentleman’s Pact

Corina, Corina

Synesthete Song


Central City

I Got the Reason #1

Phil’s Song (Learn to Stop Time)



White Shoes (Reprise)

Covers by Mystic Valley Band: (please add i’m sure this isnt complete..)

Ghost Busters

Wedding Day in Funeralville (John Prine)

Remixes of Bright Eyes: - May or may not be 100% Complete

Contrast and Compare (Making Words Work Mix) (Her Space Holiday Remix)

Easy/Lucky/Free (Hot Chip Remix)

Easy/Lucky/Free (Danger Mouse Remix)

Lover I Don’t Have to Love (Appogee Remix)

Gold Mine Gutted (Hot Chip Remix)

Gold Mine Gutted (Her Space Holiday Remix)

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