Song of the Day #5,007: ‘Nothing to Remember’ – Neko Case

This is the fifth Random Weekend song from the Hunger Games soundtrack, a compilation of songs “inspired” by the 2012 film.

This was a worthy collection, featuring contributions from Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Arcade Fire, Glen Hansard, Maroon 5 and Kid Cudi, among others. Today’s track comes courtesy of the great Neko Case, who wrote two songs for the film but had only one selected for the soundtrack.

[Verse 1]
I spent my life becoming invisible
It’s hard to maintain
And it’s hard to get by
I don’t recall
Fight or flight setting in
I had no introduction
I just breathe it in like the air

And there’s nothing to remember
There is nothing to remember

[Verse 2]
I owe you nothing
That’s all I’ve got for you
And you’ll borrow nothing
That’s what you expect of me
So you send me a love
Out of thin sailor’s knots
And I fear underneath the weight of your thoughts
My footsteps now they won’t echo too loudly

[Chorus]
All I own
All I own
Are the strides I spend to the finish line
All I own
All I own
Are the strides I spend to the finish line
And I’ll give you those

[Bridge]
You told me something that scared me to death
Don’t take me home
I can’t face that yet
I’m ashamed that I’m barely human
And I’m ashamed that I don’t have a heart you can break
I’m just action
And other times reaction

[Chorus]
All I own
All I own
Are the strides I spend to the finish line
All I own
All I own
Are the strides I spend to the finish line
And I’ll give you those
Just don’t make me go home

[Outro]
Give me something to remember
Give me something to remember
Give me something to remember

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,007: ‘Nothing to Remember’ – Neko Case

  1. Amy says:

    Do you keep a spreadsheet of random weekend songs? Or just search the blog when one comes up to see what’s appeared before? I remember loving movie soundtracks in my younger years. They’re another casualty of the digital age, when it’s easy to just download a song, so one never needs to commit to the whole album/soundtrack.

    • Clay says:

      No spreadsheet, though I often wish I had thought of that back when I started. It would be cool to have all the stats about artist, genre, etc. in one place.

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    It seems that the Hunger Games soundtrack brings the Random iTunes Fairy joy.😀

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