|1. Stomach Vs. Heart|
|2. Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank|
|3. I Know|
|4. This Is Where It Ends|
|5. When I Fall|
|6. I Live With It Every Day|
|7. The Old Apartment|
|8. Call Me Calmly|
|9. Break Your Heart|
|10. Spider In My Room|
|11. Same Thing|
|12. Just A Toy|
|13. In The Drink|
|14. Shoe Box|
Some songs previously not mentioned that are worth mentioning are "Show Box," and "In the Drink," which are both fun light songs.
All in all, a great cd for old fans and new ones. A very close second to their best album, Gordon.
"I don't buy everything I've read/I haven't read everything I've bought"
Clearly reminiscent of the clever lyrics found in Gordon. Overall a good album, but they still haven't come up with anything as good as Gordon, which is still the best starting place for the band.
Born On A Pirate Ship shares a lot in common with the bands' other work. The music is a mix of up tempo tracks, with clever lyrics and "cotton candy" confectionary, and ballads, that are emotional, without being too sappy. The band is a Canadian import, that has been embraced by the states--their music has a universal appeal--that can cross many a demographic Influenced by the Beatles, but not triying to be them, their sound is fun and never outlives itself.
The CD has 14 tracks and a running time of 51:40 Recommended
The Old Apartment, Break Your Heart, and Shoebox are clearly the highlights of this CD. Love the steady rock beat of Apartment and Break Your Heart features an outstanding lead vocal by Stephen Paige. Shoebox is a jolly pop tune with fine harmonies.
However, the remaining other songs are either OK or really nothing too special. In The Drink is a little interesting but does drag on a little too long. Oh yes the arrangements are quite clever but the melody on Spider In My Room is fairly unmemorable and even annoying. Same Thing is oh so bland. Other songs like Stomache vs Heart sound like inferior versions of better tunes by this band.
Truthfully, purchase Stunt, then Maroon or even Rock Spectacle but you can certainly live without Born On A Pirate Ship.