Song of the Day #4,384: ‘Night Still Comes’ – Neko Case

‘Night Still Comes’ was an early single release from Neko Case’s 2013 album, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. That title is certainly a mouthful.

This is a quintessential Neko Case song. It’s atmospheric, haunting and gorgeous, and its lyrics are evocative but largely inscrutable. The online commentary I’ve found seems to agree that the song is about Case’s battle with depression.

My brain makes drugs to keep me slow
A hilarious joke for some dead pharaoh
But now, not even the masons know
What drug will keep night from coming

There are so many tools that are made for my hands
But the tide smashes all my best-laid plans to sand
And there’s always someone to say it’s easy for me
But I revenge myself all over myself
There’s nothing you can say to me

You never held it at the right angle
You never held it at the right angle
Catch a, catch a, catch a, catch a falling star
But wash your hands of it
Catch a, catch a, catch a, catch a falling star
Because you can’t hold it

Did they poison my food? Is it cause I’m a girl?
If I puked up some sonnets, would you call me a miracle?
I’m gonna go where my urge leads no more
Swallowed, waist-deep, in the gore of the forest
Arboreal feast, let it finish me, please
Cause I revenge myself all over myself
There’s nothing you can do to me

You never held it at the right angle
You never held it at the right angle
Catch a, catch a, catch a, catch a falling star
But wash your hands of it
Catch a, catch a, catch a, catch a falling star
Because you can’t own it
You never held it at the right angle
You never held it at the right angle

You never held it
You never held it
You never held it, oh…
You never held it
You never held it
You never held it, oh…
You never held it
You never held it
You never held it, oh…

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,384: ‘Night Still Comes’ – Neko Case

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I should probably be listening to more of Neko Case as I generally like what I hear.

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