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Neko Case - Middle Cyclone This Tornado Loves You

Contributors

  • ISRC:USEP40827102
  • Recorded:2008 Wavelab & Seaside Lounge
  •  ©2009 Anti Inc.
  • Backing Vocals:Lucy Wainwright Roche
  • Electric and Acoustic Guitars:Paul Rigby
  • Bass:Tom V. Ray
  • Drums:Barry Mirochnick
  • Violin:Tara Szczygielski
  • Cellos:Joey Burns
  • Vocals, 8-String Guitar:Neko Case
  • Backing Vocals:Kelly Hogan
  • Backing Vocals:Nora O'Connor
  • Backing Vocals:Carl Newman
  • Backing Vocals:Kurt Heasley
  • Backing Vocals:Rachel Flotard

Lyrics

MY LOVE I AM THE SPEED OF SOUND
I LEFT THEM MOTHERLESS, FATHERLESS
THEIR SOULS DANGLING INSIDE-OUT FROM THEIR MOUTHS...
BUT IT'S NEVER ENOUGH
I WANT YOU

I CARVED YOUR NAME ACROSS THREE COUNTIES
AND GROUND IT IN WITH BLOODY HIDES
BROKEN NECKS WILL LINE THE DITCH
TIL YOU "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP THIS MADNESS!"
I WANT YOU

I HAVE WAITED WITH A GLACIER’S PATIENCE
SMASHED EVERY TRANSFORMER WITH EVERY TRAILER
TIL NOTHING WAS STANDING
SIXTY-FIVE MILES WIDE

BUT STILL YOU ARE NOWHERE, STILL YOU ARE NOWHERE, NOWHERE IN SIGHT
COME OUT TO MEET ME, RUN OUT TO MEET ME
COME INTO THE LIGHT

CLIMB THE BOXCARS TO THE ENGINE
THROUGH THE SMOKE AND TO THE SKY

YOUR RAILS COULD ALWAYS OUTRUN MINE SO I
I PICKED THEM UP AND CRASHED THEM DOWN
IN A MOMENT CLOSE TO NOW
CAUSE I MISS, I MISS, I MISS, I MISS
HOW YOU'D SIGH YOURSELF TO SLEEP
WHEN I'D RAKE THE SPRINGTIME ACROSS YOUR SHEETS

CHORUS

MY LOVE, I'M AN OWL ON THE SILL IN THE EVENING
BUT MORNING FINDS YOU
STILL WARM AND BREATHING
THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU, WHAT WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE ME?