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Neko Case — Furnace Room Lullaby
Album: Furnace Room Lullaby
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1461









Released: 2000
Length: 2:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
All night, all I hear, all I hear's your heart
How come, how come

I twisted you over and under to take you
The coals went so wild as they swallowed the rest
I twisted you under and under to break you
I just couldn't breathe with your throne on my chest

All night, all I hear, all I hear's your heart
How come, how come

So far under the bed
Into the beams you've gone
I've gone, you've gone

I'm wrapped in the depths of these deeds that have made me
I can't bring a sound from my head though I try
I can't seem to find my way up from the basement
A demon holds my place on earth 'till I die

All night, all I hear, all I hear's your heart
How come, how come

So far under the bed
Into the beams you've gone
I've gone, you've gone
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I've heard this song so many times and never really noticed the lyrics are about killing someone, burning the body, and then still hearing their heartbeat constantly, Tell-Tale Heart style...
What, exactly, is a "chee-est"?
 stevieslo wrote:

Wow, what an ass...

Its not that long a song, and frankly, I like hearing it 3 or 4 times a month!

RadioDoc wrote:

This track is 15 years old and yet Bill insists on playing it three or four times per month in a canned set.  That's just lazy.

 

 
i'll go 2x on that one...
An add smells like teen spirit to the list
I love how she evokes Patsy Cline and Hank Williams so well, yet her own passion and genius shine through with a gem-like brilliance!
 RadioDoc wrote:
This track is 15 years old and yet Bill insists on playing it three or four times per month in a canned set.  That's just lazy.

 
Bill does play stuff I can't stand. Talking Heads anyone? But since I've never been a DJ and Bill has ever since Jesus pitched the Cubs to a World Series, I believe he knows better than I do. Plus, Bill is kind enough to offer us PSD. {#Cheers}

 Wow, what an ass...

Its not that long a song, and frankly, I like hearing it 3 or 4 times a month!

RadioDoc wrote:

This track is 15 years old and yet Bill insists on playing it three or four times per month in a canned set.  That's just lazy.

 


 RadioDoc wrote:
This track is 15 years old and yet Bill insists on playing it three or four times per month in a canned set.  That's just lazy.

 
I like hearing it.  Maybe if you don't, then you should switch stations and NOT bitch about it!
 MinMan wrote:
Ode to Poe's Telltale Heart?

 
I just looked at the lyrics and wondered the same thing.
brilliant...first time I've heard 'lot'...shall search them out
This track is 15 years old and yet Bill insists on playing it three or four times per month in a canned set.  That's just lazy.
Hauntingly beautiful.  8+
 Solanus wrote:


If your query regards her having a boyfriend, I would take the offer from her in an instant. Beautiful with lovely red hair.

If you question her having multiple boyfriends, yeah, that would be a bit much. 

 
WOW!  Thanks for causing me to google her pic! Married to a redhead, so I'm good, but wow, she's not afraid to have her picture taken, and I'm good with that too!

{#Cheers}   
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
She has boyfriend-s? Seriously.

 

If your query regards her having a boyfriend, I would take the offer from her in an instant. Beautiful with lovely red hair.

If you question her having multiple boyfriends, yeah, that would be a bit much. 
 richlister wrote:
Like rubbing a balloon down a blackboard, whilst chewing some tin foil and cotton wool.

 
You're kidding, right? Rock wool, yes. Cotton!? I mean, honestly{#Tongue}

(trying hard not to ask how you achieved the altered mental state required to molest a balloon while masticating home supplies...)
 richlister wrote:
Like rubbing a balloon down a blackboard, whilst chewing some tin foil and cotton wool.

 
Wonderful metaphor!  But in this case I happen to like the sound of the balloon down the blackboard, and the zing from chewing tin foil.  I haven't tried the cotton wool yet since they come from flora and fauna and as far as I know haven't crossed species.
I like the guitar. It reminds me of the darker side (and that says a lot) of 16 Horsepower & Woven Hand & Lilium.
Like rubbing a balloon down a blackboard, whilst chewing some tin foil and cotton wool.
{#Sick}
Loved the background screechy guitar fade from Neko's Furnace Room Lullabye into The Cure's Fascination Street. Added almost a gothic horror sound as the song ends.
yum!
I'm not tired of Neko Case's voice yet. I love how she sounds. And this song rocks.
 ziakut wrote:
 Flipmode wrote:
I can't stand Neko Case. I don't know what all the hype about her is. Shutting off RP, moving to Pandora. 

See ya.



 
{#Lol}
 Flipmode wrote:
I can't stand Neko Case. I don't know what all the hype about her is. Shutting off RP, moving to Pandora. 

See ya.


 Stingray wrote:

 

Is it true, Romeo, that ROY WOOD invented this device?



 

Device?  What device?  Green ink?


The guy from ELO?


The prank caller?      


To those that don't like her style/ voice: I suppose Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams... great poets with, arguably grating voices might take lessons from, oh maybe, Taylor Swift? Come on...
 Lazarus wrote:

Shazam!  Love it!  Amen!

sigh... 

 

 

Is it true, Romeo, that ROY WOOD invented this device?


Beautiful voice but I'm really, really sick of that particular song.
Ode to Poe's Telltale Heart?
sweet & tasty  {#Bounce}
Walked into the room, heard this & immediately - Neko Case.  Distinctive voice. Very nice.
This is new to me and the title is catchy if nothing else! Interesting lyrics, pretty dark for a lullaby: https://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/case-neko/furnace-room-lullaby-10041.html
The Voice !!! Magnifique..

Shazam!  Love it!  Amen!

sigh... 

Everybody in my churches loves this song...  sigh...
 

This song is soooo gorgeous...  love it...  sigh...
 


marvelous...  sigh...
 

This song puts a spring in my step this spring night once more...  sigh...
 
No more Neko.
Quick — does anyone know if I can tweak my Grace Slick cancelling head phones so they work for Nico Case too?
 rdo wrote:
 
More yodeling in the valley.


This beautiful song puts a spring in my step this winter night once more...  sigh...
 
She has boyfriend-s? Seriously.
 rdo wrote:
Sounds like yodling.
 
sounds like a twisted cat
Neko Case & Her Friendzoned guys
Sounds like yodling.
 Flipmode wrote:
I can't stand Neko Case. I don't know what all the hype about her is. Shutting off RP, gonna go serve myself up to a corporate music machine. 
 

Fixed it for ya... : )
 joelbb wrote:

Bill, you're repeating yourself re sequential programming, having just played "Visions of Johanna"
 
Yeah, he does that a lot... : )
 schayler wrote (6/10/2012):
I've been on the fence about Neko up to now. Wow! What a beautiful and haunting song. 

Well played, Bill, putting this right after Dylan's Visions of Johanna. 
 
Bill, you're repeating yourself re sequential programming, having just played "Visions of Johanna"
 My experience with pandora is, they recycle the same songs every day. I am not a fan of ALL Neko's songs but this is my favorite. She has a cool voice.

Flipmode wrote:
I can't stand Neko Case. I don't know what all the hype about her is. Shutting off RP, moving to Pandora. 
 


I can't stand Neko Case. I don't know what all the hype about her is. Shutting off RP, moving to Pandora. 
I think Patsy Cline would approve. I know I do. {#Heartkiss}
I've been on the fence about Neko up to now. Wow! What a beautiful and haunting song. 

Well played, Bill, putting this right after Dylan's Visions of Johanna. 
 romeotuma wrote:

This song is good for the ears...

 
 

Not my ears...
3  
 romeotuma wrote:


This beautiful song puts a spring in my step this spring day...

 
 

Hey romeotuma, how do the others in your hotel room feel about it?


This beautiful song puts a spring in my step this spring day...

 
Great voice,.. writing,..  simple but strong instrumentation:  :-)



This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter night...




beautiful...  absolutely beautiful...

 
I actually felt my heart muscles contract the second I heard her voice on this song.....


I madly love this fantastic song...
 

This song is good for the ears...

 
 dwlangham wrote:
Definitely not my favorite Neko song, and that lovely voice is used to better effect elsewhere. But still, WOW she's so whatever the word is for transcendent.
 
I think the word you're looking for is "trosgynnol".  Great tune.

I've no idea if this is technically the correct musical term, but I find the minor key most of Neko Case's songs are sung in really grating. It's like even though she's hitting the notes spot-on, all I hear is this awful drone.  Way prefer her as part of the New Pornographers...
I second on both Madrugada and Neko! I've seen Neko at least a half-dozen times (San Diego, Baltimore, D.C.), and every time is fantastic. I got turned onto Madrugada/Sivert Hoyem just recently—thank you to RP for both. 

Oh, yeah!! and the goosebumps say thank you, Bill!
 


Funny, by far my favorite Neko song...to each his own Neko...

 
dwlangham wrote:
Definitely not my favorite Neko song, and that lovely voice is used to better effect elsewhere. But still, WOW she's so whatever the word is for transcendent.
 


 oldsaxon wrote:
Wow. What a voice. 
 
Yes, she is incredible...  love this song...
 
Wow. What a voice. 
 Byronape wrote:

I think the word for transcendent is transcendent.

 

{#Lol}
 dwlangham wrote:
Definitely not my favorite Neko song, and that lovely voice is used to better effect elsewhere. But still, WOW she's so whatever the word is for transcendent.
 
I think the word for transcendent is transcendent.

 prickelpit96 wrote:
I really love her voice!
 


Yes, isn't she incredible?  This song is really wonderful...



Definitely not my favorite Neko song, and that lovely voice is used to better effect elsewhere. But still, WOW she's so whatever the word is for transcendent.
I really love her voice!


absolutely beautiful...  love it...

 
 fredriley wrote:

I'd be in the queue {#Hearteyes}
 
Move over, you.

 iscoot4peace wrote:

With a voice like that...how can she gather any "Boyfriends"?  Yikes.
 



I'll be first in line.  :)

 
fredriley wrote:

I'd be in the queue {#Hearteyes}
 


 crockydile wrote:
Ugh. I was chilling to Madrugada and then Neko starts yodeling. {#Headache}
 
Ditto... from cream to soured - I just cannot like this girl's voice {#Stupid}


click the pollstar link above — new shows added, yay ;-)
Ditto

 
fredriley wrote:

I'd be in the queue {#Hearteyes}
 


 iscoot4peace wrote:

With a voice like that...how can she gather any "Boyfriends"?  Yikes.

 
I'd be in the queue {#Hearteyes}
Needs more reverb.
Chee-Est? Really?
 peter_james_bond wrote:
From a great male voice - Madrugada - to a great female voice. Well done Bill!
 
Oh, yeah!! and the goosebumps say thank you, Bill!

 salide wrote:
can there ever be a bad Neko song?
 
Yes.  Here's your proof.

 crockydile wrote:
Ugh. I was chilling to Madrugada and then Neko starts yodeling. {#Headache}
 

Dude I wish she would, I bet she would so rock doing it !!!!

Love the ACL live version so much better. Still though, can there ever be a bad Neko song?
Fantastic as always! Neko rules. {#Cool}
 sfListener wrote:

That was quite an unpleasant jolt  wasn't it.

 
With a voice like that...how can she gather any "Boyfriends"?  Yikes.


 crockydile wrote:
Ugh. I was chilling to Madrugada and then Neko starts yodeling. {#Headache}
 
That was quite an unpleasant jolt  wasn't it.

 Papernapkin wrote:
Hey look, Neko Case on Radio Paradise. Imagine that.
 
True, Bill is playing Neko a lot, but she is so wonderful. At least it's not the same quantity of Bruce Springsteen. 
 trgz wrote:
The sort of thing that might make me ditch RP pretty soon.
 
Later Tater. Send Bill a fat paypal trans first, though.

Ugh. I was chilling to Madrugada and then Neko starts yodeling. {#Headache}
Live ACL version better I think.
 toterola wrote:

Your choice. When I hear something I don't like, I mute or ignore it. There's always something I do like in a few minutes. Just a thought. {#Wave}
 
That's been my attitude for some time now, but RP is playing soooo much of a few popular artists. Getting to be like commercial radio that way. Sad.
Hey look, Neko Case on Radio Paradise. Imagine that.
From a great male voice - Madrugada - to a great female voice. Well done Bill!
 trgz wrote:
The sort of thing that might make me ditch RP pretty soon.
 
Nope I lied again, won't miss ya one damn bit!!

 trgz wrote:
The sort of thing that might make me ditch RP pretty soon.
 
Wait I lied, its your witty comments we'll miss

 trgz wrote:
The sort of thing that might make me ditch RP pretty soon.
 
Damn we'll miss ya


I bought her latest Album (the bonus version of Fox Confessor) based on my enjoyment of this song and Bells.  I never got into any of the songs though - just the "greatest hits" songs on the bonus disc which were the songs I already knew.  I was dissapointed that I didn't enjoy it more.
 RadioDoc wrote:
You're no music critic.  And evidently can't read either.
 
In the context, I thought both comments were damn funny.

I managed to bag four tickets for Neko's April 17 show in Toronto, in a venue that holds maybe 1,000 people.

The "secondary market" price for them is currently $375 a seat.
 trgz wrote:
The sort of thing that might make me ditch RP pretty soon.
 
Your choice. When I hear something I don't like, I mute or ignore it. There's always something I do like in a few minutes. Just a thought. {#Wave}
The sort of thing that might make me ditch RP pretty soon.
what a voice.... Bravo!!
Mood shattering after Madrugda - Majesty.
after "The fix" from Elbow it's one of the nice and beautiful songs i'm starting to dislike because overplayed... so i'm getting bored of it. There's so much music in the world... why persevere playing the same songs?
Beautiful, finally have to buy the cd now  — 10!
Absolutely divine.
GOD this song gives you chills when she first comes on....

LOVE
her.
 rtrudeau wrote:

NO, no, no. This can't be country because I hate country! {#Eek}
 
It's Y'Alternative! We should all love Y'Alternative!
It's to Rock for "Country". And it's to Country for "Rock".
It's just right!

 KitKat wrote:
A set of intense female singers — Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis, Sugarcube's Bjork, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends.  What can possible follow?  {#Hearteyes}
 
I'd like it followed up with a little Tift Merritt.  Haven't heard anything from her in a while on RP.


 RadioDoc wrote:
You're no music critic.  And evidently can't read either.
 
*tweet* 

PERSONAL FOUL ON THE DOC, ROUGHING THE COMMENTER, 15 yards will be assessed on the next comment...FIRST DOWN!

It sends chills down my spine.  Love it!
 KitKat wrote:
A set of intense female singers — Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis, Sugarcube's Bjork, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends.  What can possible follow?  {#Hearteyes}
 
Vision thing...you asked!

 RadioDoc wrote:

It's in a pillow, trying to escape this off-key wailing.

 

Careful RadioDoc—the Cult of Neko is very protective of their Queen.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Dear Neko,

You can't sing like me, you'll never sing like me, quit trying to sing like me. You sound like a cat stuck in a drainpipe.

Love,
Hank Williams

(rating:  3)
  Lighten up Doc.