'1000 beautiful things' is an elegant starter with an acousitc loop.
'Pavement cracks' - the most powerful and catchy song on the album with a rocking melodie - waking up the listener.
'The hurtin time' is with nearly 7 1/2 minutes the longest song on the album - a calm, neverending, meditative flow, layers of sound and voices appear from a distance and diappear slowly into eternity.
'Honestly' is a tricky, groovy little song with 2 levels: the singer's voice and the voice in the singer's head that's singing and talking all the time and makes it hard to understand what you're singing - brilliant.
'Wonderful' is soft and sad with a suddenly whipping chorus that reminds of 'Precious' from the album 'Diva', but it is also the weakest song on the album.
'Bitter pill' is a jumping 70s party rock song, stamping like 'Sisters are doin' it for themselves', simple, direct, cool.
'Loneliness' is a song like a bright hurricane; first the deep soul of Annie Lennox's voice breaks the silence before the storm and makes you shiver, the sound rises until the shining eye of the storm and disappears again.
'The saddest song' is not the saddest song, but the most beautiful song of 'Bare' - you can hear Annie Lennox smile while she sings "This is the saddest song I've got" -, a warm lullaby like a red sunrise, a feeling like woken up by sunbeams, so beautiful you could cry.
In 'Erased' Annie Lennox gets back to rythm - with a funky piano and a slim drum machine the song gives the feel of fast walk along the road of your life, waving goodbye to memories along the road.
Bells ring in 'Twisted' and the walk becomes a swinging march, not one of the best songs, but with exciting sound breaks.