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Song Stories

“White Liar”

Miranda Lambert | 2009

Miranda Lambert wrote this song with her good friend, and frequent collaborator, Natalie Hemby. “Natalie had the title, 'White Liar,' and we thought it was great,” Lambert explained. “I started playing a little bit of a tune to it on the guitar, and we just started writing. It happened really fast. We wrote it in about 20 minutes. Cheating in a small town is what this song is all about.” The accompanying video featured country artist Jamey Johnson as a minister at a wedding, with her parents and band members playing the role of ceremony guests.

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“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

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