Friday, October 1, 2010

Dirty Knife

I am pretty much in love with Neko Case. On the drive home tonight I listened to Dirty Knife on repeat and couldn't believe how she never ceases to comfort, amaze and inspire me. The combination of her hauntingly beautiful lyrics, incredibly powerful voice and gorgeous melodies is always pitch perfect. If you've never heard any of her songs, do yourself a favor and listen.

SO SUDDENLY THE MADNESS CAME

WITH IT'S WHISKERED, WOLVEN, ETHER PANGS
HE LOCKED THE DOOR
AND HE SHUT THE BLINDS
HE LAID DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND HE SLEPT LIKE IRON
WHILE THE DIRTY KNIFE WORKED DEEP
INTO HIS SPINE
THE BLOOD RUNS CRAZY
THE BLOOD RUNS CRAZY

CASCADING LETTERS POOL ON THE STAIRS
THE GRASS IS HIGH, THE CATS ARE WILD
YOU CAN'T EVEN TOUCH THE TIP OF THEIR TAILS
AND THE BLOOD RUNS CRAZY WITH GIANT STRIDES

HE SANG NURSERY RHYMES TO PARALYZE
THE WOLVES THAT EDDY OUT THE CORNER OF HIS EYES
BUT THEY SQUARED HIM FROZEN WHERE HE STOOD
IN THE GLOW OF THE FURNITURE PILED HIGH FOR FIREWOOD
AND THE BLOOD RUNS CRAZY WITH GIANT STRIDES
AND THE WOODSMAN FAILED TO BREECH THOSE FANGS IN TIME
SO THEY DRAGGED HIM THROUGH THE UNDERBRUSH
WEARING THREE WINTER COATS AND A DIRTY KNIFE

 


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