David Cook Performs New Song, “Make Believe” in St. Louis

David Cook performed a brand-new song to a sold-out crowd at the Pageant in St. Louis MO, last night.

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The song is called ‘Make Believe”, and you can hear it, via the magic of You Tube, after the jump.

David is currently touring and writing songs for his next album, scheduled to be released sometime next year.

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73 Comments

  1. Awesome song :)

    lyrics from: http://roxybella.livejournal.com/

    When did we go back to the first time we met
    Just a glance in the room
    Kept us drunk through the gloom
    I still remember telling you that your smile
    It could light up the sky
    In the night time
    Oh how we were
    But now we’re always so unsure

    Can we MAKE BELIEVE, that we still believe, in anything?
    You know that all that I am is in the palm of your hand.
    So make believe that you give a damn.
    Just make believe!

    Here’s another Make Believe vid, from quamquilter:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5786qGBIBxA

  2. Sigh. Love him. Please nice employer who gives me work to proofread give me more work to proofread so I can go see him in Norfolk. Hubby says yes if I can just.get.more.work. :)

  3. Awww Cookie, I don’t have to make believe. I do still give a damn. Promise. Now go write some more awesome hard/wordy (tm seriously) songs like this one so that I can happily spend more moola on your music. *hearthands*

  4. he just isn’t going to give us a chance to get over him, is he? thanks for the lyrics s3rious. my heart is beating outside of my chest. can’t freakin wait for surprise #2.

  5. and where is our mp3 queen? i need me one of these on my ipod asap!

  6. can’t freakin wait for surprise #2.

    When he tweets this:

    thedavidcook
    More surprises in store… :)

    I can just see him smiling. And then I’m smiling. And I’m going to be listening to stoopid cell casts until I hear the surprise.

    he just isn’t going to give us a chance to get over him, is he?

    I gave up being able to quit him a long time ago!

  7. I love the songs with the angst and the voice and the big squiggly Neal guitars. I love how this song rings out!

    I’ve always leaned to the more conflicty, jangly, textured songs like this, (Souvenir, We’re Only Honest When We’re Sleeping, Life on the Moon) vs the prettier side so I’m with you Sunchick!

  8. LMAO… in that new vid you can clearly hear some chick loudly losing her shit when he says “this is a new one…” Preserved for posterity. There but for the grace of god… Oh honey, better you than me, hee hee.

  9. I like this song from what I’ve heard thus far, and this is better than the version(s) I heard last night, so phew, I can hear it more.

    I like harder David, actually. Not all hard all the time, that would be dull. But yeah, I like some good, crunchy rock with some decent melody as well. I think this does that. I’ll wait to see how it is after it’s recorded, of course. But I’m hoping for less overprocessing for his next album.

  10. He’s such a freaking rock star. DROOOOL.

    he just isn’t going to give us a chance to get over him, is he?

    Believe me I’ve been trying. Its a sickness :) I’m concerned we haven’t heard back from that pro-photographer. I think he may have permanently flailed LOL

  11. I think he’s getting better as a writer. I still don’t like the bashing-rock vibe, just cause I love his voice and would like to sing instead of scream. Just a personal preference, but the song is choice.

  12. Thanks for the thread! I can’t believe no one’s mentioned David’s comments after playing the new song for the first time – comparing it to kissing a girl for the first time. Whoa. Stuff to fuel fantasies.

    ETA – The review was nice but that blog from the radio guy is incredible. Just an amazing compliment to “our” Cookie

  13. I was at the show last night. His new song was fabulous. He seemed genuinely nervous about bringing out the new song, and genuinely happy to hear it go over so well with the audience.

    Another little “story” about the show last night. During the show a little girl, maybe 3 or 4 years old, had a rose to give to David. David made time, got on the floor with her so he could talk with her, asked her name (Jordan), gave her his guitar pick (since he thought she should get something in return) and was just a really nice guy. Very cool.

    The opening acts were great. Green River Ordinance was very good. The Script were very entertaining. For their last song, the lead singer brought out a cape with the Irish flag colors, and during the song he raised the flag to show St. Louis printed on the cape. Very nice. They also made a concerted effort to learn how to pronounce St. Louis (St. Louie or St. Louis). It is St. Louis (last s NOT silent). I like when an act personalizes their performance for each concert. The lead singer of the Script also ran out in the audience during one song. I get the impression the opening acts are given free reign. Some headliners will tell their opening acts to stay on stage, no lights, etc. I get the idea David is not one of those headliners. Another plus for David.

    All in all a highly entertaining show. About time David wandered his way back to St. Louis for a concert (the All Star 3 songs don’t count). It was worth the wait.

  14. Dios mio…wow, love this song. I am older.(Bon Jovi era) I can say that I love his harder rock songs. I can honestly say this is what I expected from Cook. I hope he keeps true to himself. I am sure with his musical instincts and guidance from his major record label(which I am sooooo thankful for!!!!!)he is going to continue to make great music. He loves touring so yay for that too! Aside, and on a very superficial end, he exudes sensuality.

  15. whew. Love that rocked up ending. This song reminds me a lot of Souvenir. Niice.

    I saw him in Dallas a few nights ago and it’s all so fresh in my mind…he and the guys put on such a great show. So much energy, and guh…the voice! And he has so much charisma on stage. I felt a total connection with him during the show…he really has the ability to make everyone feel like he is looking right at them, because he really does look right at people constantly! The opening bands, who I really enjoyed also (GRO and The Script) seemed to look over the heads of everyone.

    Anyhoo… I was hoping for a surprise at my show, but got one today instead! Love it!! I can’t stop listening to it!

  16. I am loving this one. For those who are familiar with Analog Heart, doesn’t this remind you of it? More polished, but with that same raw guitar-driven vibe? David loves the electric guitars, and he has it in this one.
    I just love it. And obviously the angst of the lyrics. lol Also liking that little guitar part in the middle of it. If they keep playing it I hope they extend the song, I think it would be even better.

    Also loving to hear him compare it to a first kiss. lol “too much tongue?” HAHA That made me laugh.

    Another little ‘story’  about the show last night. During the show a little girl, maybe 3 or 4 years old, had a rose to give to David. David made time, got on the floor with her so he could talk with her, asked her name (Jordan), gave her his guitar pick (since he thought she should get something in return) and was just a really nice guy. Very cool.

    I saw a video of that. Here. Really really sweet.

  17. Analog Heart flashback! Don’t get me wrong, I loved DCTR, but I LOOOOVE AH. I’m loving this.

  18. Gorgeous. I love me some hard Cookie. If this is the way that the album is headed…YAY! Rock cred…major rock cred. I think as his band becomes more and more cohesive the music gets better and better. I love the Anthemic! Oh…Cookmerized…NO…we will never be able to get over him.

  19. I literally can NOT stop listening to this song. Been listening all day now. I sort of liked it at first and just kept listening for the love of the voice and now it’s like crack! I can’t stop. I love it! And now I can’t stop watching it either. lol

  20. Awesome! So glad that he’s getting a chance to road test some new songs—can you imagine if he’d had time to do that with some of the songs from DCTR?

    Thanks for the thread, MJ. And thank you to everyone for the article links. For folks looking for MP3s, check out the set list in this thread. There are links to MP3s following “Make Believe’s” name in the list.

  21. Awww Cookie, I don’t have to make believe. I do still give a damn. Promise. Now go write some more awesome hard/wordy (tm seriously) songs like this one so that I can happily spend more moola on your music. *hearthands*

    Hard/wordy FTW! Anywho he needs a live album so bad. I can see it now. “Hard/wordy Live From St. Louis”

  22. I love this new song. I listened it so many times last night. It sticks to my brain when I went to bed and it was still there when I got up this morning ^^. They seem to have so much fun playing it.

  23. I was at the show last night as well, and Cook BROUGHT IT! He was fantastic! Gorgeous, and that voice! I had goosebumps! His new song was amazing, and I agree with an earlier post, he really did seem completely nervous about playing it! I love me some David Cook! He is DAMN SEXY!

  24. Not really related to the new song but this little blog speaks to why David Cook is not just another singer’ ¦another rock star.

    http://paulcook.blog.y98.com/2009/11/11/david-cook-is-my-brother/

    I love that – thanks for posting it. I know when he was here for Race for Hope in DC the DJ from 107.3 had nothing but good things to say about him too.

    And he has so much charisma on stage. I felt a total connection with him during the show’ ¦he really has the ability to make everyone feel like he is looking right at them, because he really does look right at people constantly!

    THIS… he really does make you feel like he’s looking right at you. And it can be flail-inducing :)

    For those who are familiar with Analog Heart, doesn’t this remind you of it? More polished, but with that same raw guitar-driven vibe?

    Yep, really does remind me of AH just a… progression. I am really excited for this new album. Mr. Tease is really great about keeping us hanging on waiting for more, isn’t he?!

  25. I love, love, love the chorus. It may be his first truly addictive chorus since AH. (I’m thinking of The Truth, for instance.) There are notes in it that touch something deeply satisfying and emotional for me.

    Impatient fan that I yam, I’m already looking forward to the acoustic version of it. I love it rocked out, but it will be absolutely lovely if sung softly and sadly–or softly and angrily, lol.

    I’m so happy for him that the fandom in general seems to be embracing this new song from the get-go. It must be a relief to him to go on-line and see the love, instead of wading through the angst about his singles.

    What a sweetie.

  26. I love the chorus too, spritely. I agree with you about it’s addictiveness as well as the deeply satisfying after glow it leaves. I think it might have something to do with the way the hook is supported by the punching rhythm. Whatever it is, it works for me.

  27. I first heard Straight Ahead in the song,and then got the Souvenir vibe. I’m loving it. I’m so very glad they’re getting to road test some of the songs they’re working on.

    It doesn’t surprise me at all that he’s *still* helping set up or break down sets on the stage. He’s always done that. This star thing really hasn’t changed him at all.

    This comes from a press photographer, Todd Owyoung, who shot the show,

    “This one is for all the David Cook fans out there ‘“ just a preview from tonight’s show, with more to follow. If there’s one thing that I took away from this show, it’s that David Cook is a bona fide rock star ‘“ the real deal, no doubt. Stay tuned for the rest of the images!”

    There’s only one picture up at his site now,but it’s a good un. You can check back here in a couple of days or so and there should be some really awesome pics.

    I’ll be seeing DC&TA November 18 (the one year anniversary of the CD release). I’d be delighted for a new surprise that night or the next when I’ll also be seeing them. I’ve learned never to get my hopes up though. Just hearing Make Believe at one of those two shows would make me plenty happy.

  28. Ooh, I like it! Which is interesting cuz I’m not a big fan of Souvenir, We’re Only Honest When We’re Sleeping, or Straight Ahead, and this song reminds me of all of those… only better…? Anyway, I like scorned-DC :). Very Analog Heart-ish, but yes, progressed. Cool. I’d like to see this song progress though, and get even better.

    About that Y98 blog… I said this in the headlines thread:

    David Cook mention on a radio station site by the DJ who interviewed him yesterday:

    I always love when DJs get to meet DC in person. He just wins them over with how genuine and down to earth he is, which goes a long way to building relationship with radio. There are so many d-bags in radio these days that won’t give him the time of day, or will interview him on the phone and then make fun of him… sigh, whatever to them. Too bad DC can’t show up in person to radio stations across the nation, but it’s always nice when he does, cuz he makes such a good impression.

  29. I watched the video and I love the song. Yes, favors AH and thats good. On some songs the band is too loud ( a fantastic band) we all love his beautiful voice. Cookie love it, more of these. Rock on !

  30. Really like the chorus, the lyrics and first verse.

    It actually reminds me of Axium more than AH.

    Anyhow, it’s the rough, rock, raw Cook and co that I like.

  31. It actually reminds me of Axium more than AH.

    Anyhow, it’s the rough, rock, raw Cook and co that I like.

    It’s like Axium without the Eddie Vedder voice (which a strange part of me likes). Hard/wordy Dave FTW!

  32. New song and more suprises to come, can’t wait! Is there a mp3 of this somewhere?? I’m sorry if someone already posted/mentioned it…

    ETA: Ah, Thanks FolkFan!

  33. It’s like Axium without the Eddie Vedder voice (which a strange part of me likes). Hard/wordy Dave FTW!

    Nuh uh, you too? I especially enjoy the Eddie Vedder voice on Feed Your Ego for some reason. I’m just gonna follow you around today saying “what she said.”

    So, forgot to give props to Dave for taking the leap of faith and trusting us with his preshus baby rock song. Scary as it might have been, I think it was the right decison and can only help the new music grow into a big strong strapping ass kicker of an album.

  34. This is very old-school David. I wonder if he wrote it alone or with anyone in his band because it doesn’t sound like an outsider was involved.

    I’m looking forward to some music from David that includes more keyboards, maybe strings and/or horns. I’m interested to hear what he would do with more variations, with some additional layers and lushness.

  35. Nuh uh, you too? I especially enjoy the Eddie Vedder voice on Feed Your Ego for some reason.

    Me too. I love Feed Your Ego and his cover of Creep!

    Scary as it might have been, I think it was the right decison and can only help the new music grow into a big strong strapping ass kicker of an album.

    That right there should be the title of his next album! Big Strong Strapping Ass Kicker FTW.

  36. First impression: Like it a lot. Catchy hook. True to his Rock roots. Complexity of lyrics- DC’s strength. Cleaned up has a good shot at HAC radio play.

    Critique: Would sound better in his mid register. Soundmix is off- overpowers the vocals. Verses could do with more TLC.

    Overall- Babysteps in the right direction. I am cautiously optimistic for next evolutionary stage of DC’s sound.

  37. sunchick:

    So, forgot to give props to Dave for taking the leap of faith and trusting us with his preshus baby rock song. Scary as it might have been, I think it was the right decison and can only help the new music grow into a big strong strapping ass kicker of an album.

    So very much awwww to this sunchick. It must have been especially scary for him, considering the aforementioned angsting over previous songs of his. It’s no wonder he’s constantly having to shush or beckon or otherwise boss his fans–they are pretty much an opinionated, chatty, uncontrollable herd. Plus, I suspect they just like Bossy Dave. And by they I mean we.

    Pets him on one of his big, broad shoulders.

  38. and his cover of Creep!

    His cover of Creep is marvelous. Not very PC-American Idolish, but certainly no worst than Man in the Box.

  39. This is sooo much better with good sound — funny how that works. I was really worried about how I bounced off it last night — it reminded me so strongly of Souvenir — but now I realize that’s mainly because the tempos (tempi?) are similar. The melody on “Make Believe” is *much* more to my liking.

    Oddly, Straight Ahead and WOHWWS are two of my very favorite DC songs (SA may even be in the top 5), but I’m not hearing a similarity to those. I’m just hearing a great, angsty rock song. And I will repeat one thing I said last night — this performance is *hot*.

    Even if I didn’t like the song? His reaction afterward is so adorable there might as well be kittens and puppies romping across the stage. Yes, Simon, he’s just so smug and arrogant it’s barely tolerable. *eyeroll*

    His cover of Creep is marvelous. Not very PC-American Idolish, but certainly no worst than Man in the Box.

    His cover of Closer is even better!

    Oh wait, that’s only in my imagination. Damn.

    (Actually the cover I’d like to hear David sing even more is Sexuality, the kd lang song. I don’t think he’d ever do it, but if you don’t dream big, etc. And I would pay cash money to hear Searchlights live, with this band, because I know they would open up that amazing chorus and just wail on it. “You make me fall forever/With no end in sight” Yup. *sigh*)

  40. here are some of those professional photos from last night

    Those are some really amazing photos.

    Love Make Believe, love how he’s almost shy about it in his introduction, LOL. I wonder if he’ll ever realize just how devoted his fans are? (Wouldn’t want it to go to his head though!) Can’t wait to hear a studio version, or at least a live one with clean audio. Pinkpassion87 has the best one I’ve heard so far.

  41. I like this song. It’s very catchy and has a nice melody. I still prefer when he sings mainly in a slighty lower register, (I prefer the “Man in the Box”/”Billie Jean”/”til I’m blue” range, to the “Dream Big” range that borders closely on vocal strain), but I think that once they work out the kinks in this song, it will sound even better.

    Who said that they wanted a Closer cover? I second that.

  42. So exciting to be getting a sneak peak of new music. And nice for David that he can do a little road testing this time before he heads into the studio. I can’t wait to see what he and the guys are able to do with the experience of the past year under their belts and time to really write and record.

    I think this song has a lot of potential. I would agree with those that commented that Make Believe seems like a direct line from AH – thematically, structurally and lyrically. Super catchy chorus, I could see this being a real ear worm on the radio. The verses could use some more work, they meander a bit and lack a certain crispness and focus, both melodically and lyrically (I have the same criticism on several of the AH songs).

    Oh, and Rocking Out! Dave is my very favorite Dave, so seeing this direction for the new record makes me a very happy camper indeed.

  43. Okay, the ass grab banter was epic. Good job St. Louis, 20 high fives and only 3 ass grabs (including David’s good friend Bubba). Bwah!

  44. Hey guys calm down, it’s the first time they performed it live, it’s gonna get better, trust me (all his songs do), and testing them live it’s a great way to see the response of the audience and make those tweaks and turns before record it.

    But there’s contradiction inside my head, because I really like this song but I would like to see his music done in a much modern way, with interesting melodies, sounds, bridges, etc. They’re so used to the same structure, the same sounds (like in the beggining of the song, it ´s exacly the same sound as Straight Ahead).

    Nevertheless I like the direction they’re taking, hopefully we will see harder songs, catchier and faster than in DCTR, please make less mid-tempo songs!

    I love him and all his music, wish him the best.

  45. Hey from a lurker. I really like this song – I think its catchy and could be a hit. It doesn’t sound overproduced like some of the songs on his first album. I’m looking forward to his next one, hoping we’ll see more of the raw music like this.

    All the comments about the Ed Vedder voice are cracking me up. I love Eddie Vedder!

  46. Hey noctem, you heard the Cherry Lane songs? How? Where? Because all I heard were teeny tiny snippets. I’m jealous. I’m still jonesing for a full length Strange and Beautiful, and the Ed Rolland cowrite.

    Anyway, as threatened in the headlines thread, now that I have the lyrics (ish), I’ve been chewing on them and am prepared to lay my overanalyzed mumbo jumbo on ya. Feel free to read and discuss, or not… Ahem….~clears throat~ On the surface, when you first wrap your brain around this song, you think, okay, it’s a dysfunctional relationship song which Dave has done before and does so well. Yet it’s still new and fresh. He’s kinda like the Steven King of dysfunctional relationship songs that way, if eery stories were dysfunctional relationship songs. I imagine he could throw 20 dysfunctional relationship songs at me with a slightly different twist to each and I’d probably relate to all of them for different reasons. Some people just have this ability to pinpoint an aspect of the human condition and write about it in a way that rings true.

    So, like, when I compare this song to, say, for example, Honest (my jam), Stitches, and Lie, I get completely different vibes even though they seem like similar subject matter. For me, it comes down to key words that set the tone. We’re Only Honest When We’re Sleeping… Specifically it pants the picture of these people who lie to the outside world (and themselves?) that everything is hunky dory and then they come home to reality, and crawl into their cold bed and dream of being someone else. In general, though, I think it’s kind of about any set of circumstances that find you sleepwalking through life and only being awake when you’re dreaming. It makes me think of facades, really, and fear, and putting yourself out there in all your broken glory rather than painting over the cracks. Stitches…this one is all about the perseverance, intestinal fortitude. Of course, also kinda sounds like a break up song, but isn’t all jaded ennui like Honest. This one is a scrapper, chock full of imagery that suggests being beaten up and bloodied and then just crawling back into the ring and stitching yourself back up and getting back in the fight. Cuz hey, even if you lose, you might also win (I found what I always wanted, as she walked away…) Lie…again, obvs, sounds like people on the verge of breaking up, but this song is gentler, more poignant. It’s a song of acceptance and regret…coming to terms with something that you can’t change even though you’d like things to be different, but not saying it out loud just yet so you have one more night of blissful ignorance.

    And Make Believe…well, who uses the term “make believe?” Children, really, right? This one for me is all innocence lost and wishing you could hang on to it. Kind of like the giddy feeling you get when you first fall in love versus the reality when the bloom is off the rose and you wonder, where do we go from here? I think David’s gotta be asking himself that question right now, you know? Okay, so, America fell in love with me on a TV show, and it was like a fairytale ending. Now I have this career and it’s a year and some change later. What happens next? Can I recapture that giddyness and make them fall in love with my new music? Will anyone still give a damn?

    Of course, I could be completely full of crap, but it works for me. Also, I’m pretty sure I can submit this lovely bit of bullshittery in lieu of that number one fan application I never got around to filling out. :P

  47. ohhh good analysis Sunchick. I had the same thought floating around in my head but you articulated it perfectly. It is an innocent perspective. I really like the lyric “in the palm of your hand” I don’t know why I like that imagery? Regarding the vocal strain. I have posted elsewhere that I think his nerves caused him to choke up on his vocals. He has songs in this same range that he sings on tour so this shouldn’t be a problem. I think the strain was due partly to nerves. If he can settle into the song I think it will help that problem. I really like the punchy guitars. A little something different.

  48. but I would like to see his music done in a much modern way, with interesting melodies, sounds, bridges, etc. They’re so used to the same structure, the same sounds (like in the beggining of the song, it ´s exacly the same sound as Straight Ahead).

    I agree.

  49. I’m looking forward to some music from David that includes more keyboards, maybe strings and/or horns. I’m interested to hear what he would do with more variations, with some additional layers and lushness.

    Apparently, I’m going to get my wish according to one of his latest interviews:

    Q.: @ItsAFugue: D.C. said that he wants 2 use piano influences on his next CD…are there any other new influences he plans 2 experiment with?

    A.: I don’t want to make the same record again, and I definitely want there to be a progression. But there’s also something to be said for not ostracizing the people who got into the last one. So we’re just going to try to expand a little bit. I really want to broaden the scope and incorporate new instrumentation and try different things. I know specifically I want to get into more strings and piano and more riff-based guitar. On the last record, we did a lot of churning-it-out guitars and let that wall of sound be the basis for a lot of these songs. I want to get into more riff-based stuff, bands like Injected and Big Wreck are bands that I really get into and they were always really good about finding riffs.

  50. I think so, May. Suck it, RCA. Suck it hard.

    Awww at this…

    She calls me Cookie, and I call her Ms. Underwood. And it’ll probably stay that way until I reach her level.

    And this interview with the Examiner writer slash obvious fangirl is all kinds of interesting. This is my favorite bit…

    When asked about how his songs have evolved from the album as he has been on tour, David said that it’s a bit of a combination of his band purposefully doing so, and it happening as a natural process. As he points out, no one wants to go to a live show that sounds exactly like the album. He also notes that this album was really made on the fly due to time constraints with the AI tour but, as he says, “I really like the niche we’ve carved,” calling it “high energy.” When it comes to writing songs, David says he lets the producers consider the current musical trends, but he simply writes what’s personal to him. As he put it, “It’s my job to be artistic and it’s somebody else’s job to reign me in.”

    Dear RCA,

    Lay off the reigns a little bit. Please.

    Love,
    sunchick

  51. I want to write a note too.

    Dear Marnie Brodersen of Examiner.com:

    You do not “reign in” people or anything else for that matter. You rein in people (and horses for instance). Those are two different words, with two different meanings, and you used the wrong one.

    Love,
    Someone who is not an internet journalist.

  52. Back to the actual substance of the quote:

    David says he lets the producers consider the current musical trends, but he simply writes what’s personal to him. As he put it, “It’s my job to be artistic and it’s somebody else’s job to reign me in.”

    No, David, I would not assume the producers know anything about music trends. They are fighting the last war; not being innovative, looking ahead, or thinking outside the box. So, if you want to sound like what was successful in the past, you should allow them free rein. If not, you should rein THEM in not vice versa.

    Oh … and from that interview it sounds like Monty Anderson is not going anywhere. I wonder if that means that Phil Marshall has to find a new bass player.

  53. P.S. I meant reins, of course, because reign would be silly. Although if you want to end Ryan Tedder’s Reign of Terror over pop music, I wouldn’t be mad atcha.

    ;) Ah shucks Sassy. I swear know the difference between their, they’re, and there, so there’s that. <<<< see? Also, amen to your second post.

  54. noctem seizure
    11/11/2009 at 11:41 pm
    ….but it doesn’t suck

    Hey, it’s nice to have someone besides your friends tell you that you don’t suck! (tm David Cook)

    Garnetstar
    11/12/2009 at 1:53 am
    Regarding the vocal strain. I have posted elsewhere that I think his nerves caused him to choke up on his vocals

    Completely agree. He over sang it and over performed it, and I would attribute that entirely to nerves, since in the normal course of things this would be right in his comfort zone vocally. It’s got to be a little hard to put something of yourself out there like that for everyone to critique I would think, especially in these oh so kind and gentle internet days. It’s a wonder he has any fingernails left at all.

    sunchick much love to your entire post. David Cook has the most awsome fans.

    Where do I get my “Free David Cook RCA” t-shirt?

  55. OMG. Whoever showed the picture of DC shaved!! Loved it. I was thinking the other day that I wish he would shave. He looks like a baby, took years off of him.

    One thing for sure about Cook is that he never looks back, always forward & he’ll play & play with a song (given time) until he’s 100% happy with it. I love DCTR but I know it was done quickly & I am really looking foward to a progression in his next album & I’ll be the first in line to buy it. Let’s face it, it’s hard not to like David Cook. I think his personality wins people over every single time. He’s just such a nice guy.

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