Saturday, January 14, 2012

"I Wish I Was The Moon" - Neko Case

Sting uses Tantric Sex to relieve stress
Wow I've been out of the loop for awhile now hey?  This is the longest I've gone between blogs since my blog first came to be.  In many ways I find blogging therapeutic. Yes, there are some of us freaks out there that actually ENJOY writing.  It de-stresses us in the same way chocolate, yoga or Tantric sex might work for other people (although I wouldn't say no to the latter either).



When I look back at my epic blogging career, I can directly correlate the pattern of my blogs with the events in my life. There was a time when I needed to blog weekly, then monthly, and now it's to a point where sometimes it's even longer than that. I find I need to blog less and less,  but don't worry my pretty little followers, it's not for lack of music, because I have plenty of that to come.


I first heard "I Wish I Was The Moon" on, (surprise, surprise) my favourite vampire porn - True Blood.  The best way to describe this song is "haunting".  It has a very dated and lonely feel to it.   Now my Neighbour has been harping on me for listening to too many "depressing" songs, but I think that the most powerful emotions are listed in this order - sadness, anger, happiness.  The kind of heartache and pain that goes into a sad song can't even touch one that's been written with a smile.


Neko Case
You might recognize Neko from her contributions to The New Pornographers.  There wasn't much info available about this song but I found the below explanation on a song forum.  


"She said that this song was written about her father whom she described as a "sad and lonely man" who hated his life and let them know about it every day.  Her Mother and Father emigrated from the Ukraine, when it was still part of the Communist Soviet Union.  the Line "God bless me, I'm a free man" refers to that, but they were very poor which us the line "with nowhere free to go".  He worked for the US Air Force which meant moving around a lot and explains why they wound up in Tacoma, Washington as there is an Air Force Base There"







Chimney falls and lovers blaze
Thought that I was young
No I've freezing hands and bloodless veins
As numb as I've become
I'm so tired, I wish I was the moon tonight


Last night I dreamt I've 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

God bless me I'm a free man

With no place free to go
Paralyzed and collared tight
No pills for what I fear
This is crazy, I wish I was the moon tonight


Chimney falls and lovers blaze
Thought that I was young
Now I've freezing hands and bloodless veins
As numb as I've become
I'm so tired, I wish I was the moon tonight


How will you know if you've 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...


I'm so tired
I'm so tired
And I wish I was the moon tonight.

2 comments:

  1. tantric sex, better and longer, pshaw. If you came across an apple, shouldn't you just eat it straight up, as opposed to waiting until it becomes both dried up and soft? I've seen frogs try it, it looks boring. Plus, I wouldn't trust Sting's word, just because he wrote "De doo doo doo de da da da" doesn't make him an authority.

    Also I don't know what "I wish I was the moon" means. I don't know why she wishes she was the moon. I saw her at folkfest and I think she's mostly for girls. My woman, before we met, made me a burnt CD with "My '63" on it, but I misheard it and thought Neko Case was singing "I love you my sexy teen", not "I love you my '63", so I had to tell her that I wasn't actually a teenager. She was like, "I know. It's okay."

    That's my Neko Case story. Later!

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  2. Lol I love this story. I don't know why she says it to be honest. I heard it on True Blood and fell in love with it. Maybe the moon means all knowing, all seeing and up all night? hahah ;)

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