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Neko Case — Hell-On
Album: Hell-On
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Released: 2018
Length: 4:00
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God is not a contract or a guy
God is an unspecified tide
You cannot time its tables
It sets no glass or gables
God is a lusty tire fire
Its bristles scrape and strike the stage
A rock-paper-scissors rage
Have mercy on the natural world

My voice is not the liquid waves
The perfect rings 'round a heron's legs
My voice a straight garroting wire
A stolen mile of fingerprints
Peeled up quiet from their dunes
Captured and re-spooled as ruin
To be used at a different time

My voice is a fracture
Of a shinbone's lust
Pounding barefoot ground
It lifts you up and sits you just
Just at sorrow's waterline
I drape you on tomorrow's plate
Ferrous, metal marrow spilling
Not yours but mine
I'm an agent of the natural world

Don't you tell me I didn't warn you
That that's some gravity you ought not to play with
Don't you tell me I didn't warn you
That that's some gravity you ought not to play with

Nothing quite so poison as a promise
Nothing quite so poison as a promise
Nothing quite so poison as a promise
Nothing quite so poison as a promise

And me, I am not a mess
I am a wilderness, yes
The undiscovered continent for you to undress
But you'll not be my master
You're barely my guest
You don't have permission to take any pictures
Be careful of the natural world

Nature can't amend its ways
Boils hell-on and then replays
Despite heartfelt springtimes of regret
The storm, she still cries for days
Have mercy on the natural world
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Can I bum a smoke.. & I'll just light it with your hair
Honey....How does my hair look tonight?
 Proclivities wrote:

I like her vocal style in this (though the angry stuff is fun too).  I like how she starts and ends the song in waltz time on either side of that 4/4 "bridge", that has more of a "poppy" feel.
 
Same on the waltz beat, which I love anyway, but her change-up with the 4/4 here makes the whole song even more interesting to listen to. Love Neko!
Somewhat overplayed, don't you think, Bill! Maybe it's time to give this song a little breakā€¦ 
 Tippster wrote:
Big Neko fan here, but the end sounded too thin.  Maybe I just like her better when she's pissed off.
 
I like her vocal style in this (though the angry stuff is fun too).  I like how she starts and ends the song in waltz time on either side of that 4/4 "bridge", that has more of a "poppy" feel.
Saw her life the other day.
highly recommendable.
Good band and good voice. 
Hope more of this album starts getting heavier rotation on here now... Took it a while to grow on me, but it's probably her best since Fox Confessor Brings the Flood... This is not the album's strongest by a long shot either...
Bumping this one up a notch each time. Even though it kinda frightens me and makes me feel nervous and maybe like I too should go visit the family doc for a 'script of Prozac or whatever they hand out like candy to the mom-crowd nowadays. Heck, I'm so beyond all that by now I still call 'em all "Valiums" like I was stuck in a Jackie Collins novel. Meh. Those fine Roses at Whole Foods nowadays will just have to do the work!

Neko Case exists to make us nervous. If we didn't want to go there, then we simply would not be yuge Neko Case fans. 
 {#Tongue-out}
Nah. Very good songwriter but not my cuppa. 
So yeah, while you were out for a smoke, Juul really is an excellent product. Although the market may have leveled off some. They're on chronic sale in the ATL area now. But not a publicly-traded co., so it doesn't really matter at the moment... to us. 

I can't bring myself to ever critique an artist like Ms. Case, for fear of being struck down for gross over-stepping of one's little boundaries, but I do get some of that "thinned out" thing referred to below too. Could have been more sinister, fer sure. But, I expect if Ms. Case wanted us to have heavy over thinned out, then she'd have darn well given that. 
Big Neko fan here, but the end sounded too thin.  Maybe I just like her better when she's pissed off.
 dyharenas wrote:
Going out for a fag, will comment shortly.
 
Ever finish up with that smoke?
Going out for a fag, will comment shortly.