My Better Self

My Better Self
My Better Self
Studio album by Dar Williams
Released September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Genre Folk
Label Razor & Tie
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Dar Williams chronology
The Beauty of the Rain
My Better Self
Promised Land

My Better Self is a Dar Williams' album which was released on September 13, 2005 by Razor & Tie.

Track listing

All songs are by Dar Williams if not noted otherwise.

  1. "Teen for God" – 3:28
  2. "I'll Miss You Till I Meet You" – 4:27
  3. "Echoes" (Jules Shear, Rob Hyman, & Steward Lerman) – 3:59
  4. "Blue Light of the Flame" (Dar Williams & Rob Hyman) – 3:05
  5. "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" (Neil Young) – 4:28
  6. "Two Sides of the River" – 4:09
  7. "Empire" – 3:47
  8. "Comfortably Numb" (Roger Waters & David Gilmour) – 5:26
  9. "So Close to My Heart" – 3:11
  10. "Beautiful Enemy" – 3:10
  11. "Liar" – 2:58
  12. "You Rise and Meet the Day" – 3:06
  13. "The Hudson" – 4:38

The album was released with different bonus tracks depending on the vendor. Copies bought at Borders bookstores included a live recording of "And a God Descended;" Barnes and Noble customers got a live rendition of "I Saw a Bird Fly Away."


  • Dar Williams – Guitar, Vocals
  • Sammy Merendino – Percussion
  • Steuart Smith – Organ, Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Keyboards, Guitar
  • Michael Visceglia – Bass, Bass Pedals
  • Julie Wolf – Organ, Melodica, Vox Organ, Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, Piano, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Clavinet
  • Neal Evans – Organ, Bass, Piano
  • Alan Evans – Drums
  • Eric Krasno – Guitar
  • Ben Butler – Guitar
  • Ani DiFranco – Guitar, Vocals
  • Eric Bazilian – Vocals
  • Steve Holley – Drums, Glockenspiel
  • Rob Hyman – Organ, Cordovox, Piano, Wurlitzer
  • Stewart Lerman – Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
  • Patty Larkin – Vocals
  • Marshall Crenshaw – Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Vocals (Background)

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