Song I’m Obsessed With This Week: Hold On, Hold On by Neko Case

Posted by: Coco Buchanan

I was just telling a colleague of mine that probably nothing Neko Case could do would disappoint me. She’s just come out with a new album called Middle Cyclone. So far, my favorite song on the album is Vengeance Is Sleeping. As her AV Club Interview notes, Neko is always singing about that which cannot be tamed more specifically, not taming that which cannot be tamed)– mostly nature and animals.

This track from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, is not too far a stretch. Instead of being about forces of nature outside herself, this song is actually more semi-autobiographical. I cannot tell you how much this song has resonated with me, especially in the depths of drunken despair.

I’m even going to put the entire lyrics here:

The most tender place in my heart is for strangers
I know it’s unkind but my own blood is much too dangerous
Hangin’ round the ceiling half the time
Hangin’ round the ceiling half the time

Compared to some I’ve been around
But I really tried so hard
That echo chorus lied to me with its
“Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on”

In the end I was the mean girl
Or somebody’s in-between girl
Now it’s the devil I love
And that’s as funny as real love

I leave the party at three a.m.
Alone, thank God
With a valium from the bride
It’s the devil I love
And that’s as funny as real love
And that’s as real as true love

That echo chorus lied to me with its
“Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on”

That echo chorus lied to me with its
“Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on”

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One response to “Song I’m Obsessed With This Week: Hold On, Hold On by Neko Case

  1. boomer

    ack! this is my absolute favorite song of all time!

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