Saturday, February 9, 2008
WHY I ADMIRE NEKO CASE
(Song: Outro With Bees - Neko Case)
For me lines like these are snapshots, fleeting shadows that capture unspoken truths.They are the vast and painful chasm between what we feel and what we say. They are a knowing wink just outside of your peripheral vision, an awkward glance that can say more than a thousand words. They are the realization that understanding is just a dream, yet still we try. Great art or music references these hidden places and brings them into the light.
Other lines embed themselves in my mind and take up permanent residence. In the case of Hold On, Hold On, the opening lines are part confession, part warning about the risky venture of unleashing the real passions of the human heart into the mix;
"The most tender place in my heart is for strangers
I know it's unkind but my own blood is much too dangerous"
What are the lines that take a hold of you?