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Neko Case — Calling Cards
Album: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight...
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Released: 2013
Length: 2:31
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I used a calling card of a pay phone
From the other coast
Just to tell you how good it was to hear you
In those songs you wrote

They made me think there was something coming
Really something worth waiting for
Blah, blah, blah... they talk about, oh oh

Every dial tone, every truck stop, every heartbreak,
I love you more
Looking like you just woke up from making songs,
Shooting satellites that blew up the pay phones...
Singing we'll all be together,
Even when we're not together
With our arms around each other,
With our faith still in each other

I've got calling cards
From 20 years ago.
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I LOVE this woman's voice. Brings chill bumps to me every time I hear her sing. The music, lyrics, all of it is just stunning.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Sigh.
 
Heavy sigh!
Sigh.
 Siljanus wrote:
I was first introduced to Neko Case many years ago on Radio Paradise and I'm so glad that you have given her so much airplay over the years.  Thanks Radio Paradise!

 
Same here.  One listen to Deep Red Bells, and I was hooked.  I didn't enjoy her last couple of albums as much (Fox Confessor and Middle Cyclone), but I think she may be back on track with this one.


Not a favorite song at Playboy enterprises.
My Favorite Neko song.




Love, love, love Neko and only get to hear it on RP, thanks Bill!! I hope Neko sends you Christmas cards{#Wave}
Siljanus wrote:
I was first introduced to Neko Case many years ago on Radio Paradise and I'm so glad that you have given her so much airplay over the years.  Thanks Radio Paradise!

 
Came to post basically this.
This is a beautiful song, gets better every time I hear it.  
 avid1 wrote:
I agree with all of you who suggest that Neko is brilliant, as is this song and her new album. Any idea who she's singing about? I could only  speculate ...

 
In an interview posted on The New Yorker's website, Neko says this song is about dealing with the grief of losing three family members--her parents and her grandmother--and getting better. She says it's not so much about grief but about losing your human skills when you're going through a depression.

The video is there, too. 

https://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/12/watch-neko-case-video-calling-cards.html
{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}  8>>>>>>>>>>9
 Propayne wrote:
One of the best albums in 2013 for sure.

 
I will second the nomination
 Siljanus wrote:
I was first introduced to Neko Case many years ago on Radio Paradise and I'm so glad that you have given her so much airplay over the years.  Thanks Radio Paradise!

 
Me agree.
 Propayne wrote:
Had a long drive back to the family homestead down in southwestern Virginia and listened to the new Neko Case cd non -stop.

Love it. 

 
What's a CD? :)


One of the best albums in 2013 for sure.
 avid1 wrote:
I agree with all of you who suggest that Neko is brilliant, as is this song and her new album. Any idea who she's singing about? I could only  speculate ...

 
I think it's about either Wilford Brimley or Ernest Borgnine.  Quite a good tune, at any rate.  I had calling cards back when they were around.
More quality tuneage courtesy of Ms. Case.
So BEAUTIFUL!

And just today posted as a "Tiny Desk Concert" on NPR.  Check out Neko the gorilla.
https://www.npr.org/event/music/241830890/neko-case-tiny-desk-concert

This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
God given voice
I was first introduced to Neko Case many years ago on Radio Paradise and I'm so glad that you have given her so much airplay over the years.  Thanks Radio Paradise!
She puts on a great show
very enjoyable numbers from Leo on
Yes,  Great New CD!!
Can't get enough of her !
 

domstead wrote:

She is brilliant... can't stop listening to the new album.  She continues to outdo herself.



 


I agree with all of you who suggest that Neko is brilliant, as is this song and her new album. Any idea who she's singing about? I could only  speculate ...

She is brilliant... can't stop listening to the new album.  She continues to outdo herself.


Something about her just draws me in. 
I gotta stop and listen. 
Even when the lyrics sound like "Blah, blah, blah..."
Had a long drive back to the family homestead down in southwestern Virginia and listened to the new Neko Case cd non -stop.

Love it. 
To the rescue...thank you dear Neko. I love you, hun!