If you’ve followed this blog even a little, you know how I love Mary Chapin Carpenter. I’ve already sprinkled half a dozen of my favorite MCC songs throughout this list. But I haven’t scratched the surface of her brilliance.

For this week, I’m featuring seven of the best from my favorite troubadour. And this is in no way a promise not to feature additional MCC songs later. Narrowing this list to seven was brutal. MCC has a way of describing life and life in a way that slips under my skin.

First up, a more recent tune about the loveliness of solitude.

I like the sound of silence coming on

I come around when everyone has gone…

Pure poetry.