Song of the Day #3,011: ‘I Wish I Was the Moon’ – Neko Case

nekocase2Pretty much any Neko Case song transports me to the same imaginary headspace. I picture a quiet autumn night in the woods at dusk, perfect temperature, fireflies blinking on and off, a harvest moon rising.

‘I Wish I Was the Moon,’ from the 2002 album Blacklisted, definitely has that effect on me. It’s exquisitely produced and, as always, beautifully sung. The kind of song you want to get lost in.

[Chorus]
Chimney falls and lovers blaze
Thought that I was young
Now I’ve freezing hands
And bloodless veins
As numb as I’ve become

[Post-Chorus]
I’m so tired
I wish I was the moon tonight

[Verse 1]
Last night I dreamt
I had forgotten my name
Cause I sold my soul
But I woke just the same
I’m so lonely
I wish I was the moon tonight

[Verse 2]
God blessed me, I’m a free man
With no place free to go
I’m paralyzed and collared-tight
No pills for what I fear

[Pre-Chorus]
This is crazy
I wish I was the moon tonight

[Chorus]
Chimney falls as lovers blaze
Thought that I was young
Now I’ve freezing hands
And bloodless veins
As numb as I’ve become

[Post-Chorus]
I’m so tired
I wish I was the moon tonight

[Bridge]
How will you know
If you found me at last
Cause I’ll be the one
Be the one, be the one
With my heart in my lap
I’m so tired
I’m so tired
And I wish I was the moon
Tonight

[Outro]
I’m so tired, I’m so tired
And I wish I was the moon
I’m so tired, I’m so tired
And I wish I was the moon
Tonight

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,011: ‘I Wish I Was the Moon’ – Neko Case

  1. Peg says:

    Beautiful, reminds me of Vermont 🙂

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