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Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Deluxe Edition) Magpie to the Morning


  • ISRC:USEP41308026
  • Recorded:2013 Wavelab - Tucson, AZ
  •  ©2013 Neko Case, Under exclusive license to Anti, Inc.
  • Vocals, Guitar:Neko Case
  • Backing Vocals:Carolyn Mark
  • Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo:Jon Rauhouse
  • Bass:Tom Ray


Magpie comes a calling
Drops a marble from the sky
Tin roof sounds alarming
“Wake up child”
“Let this be a warning”
Say the magpie to the morning
Don’t let this fading summer pass you by

Black hands held so high
The vulture wheels and dives
Something on the thermals yanked his chain
He smelled your boring apex
Rotting on the train tracks
He laughed under hi breath
Because you thought that you could outrun
Take your own advice
This thundering and lightning gets you rain
You run an airtight mission
A Cousteau expedition
To find the diamond at the bottom of the rain

Mocking bird sings
In the middle of the night
All his songs are stolen so he hides
He stole them out from Whippoorwills
And screaming car alarms
He sings them for you special
He knows you’re afraid of the dark

Come on sorrow
Take your own advice
Hide under your bed
Turn out the light
The stars this night in the sky are ringing out
You can almost hear them saying
"Close your eyes now kid"
"Close your eyes now kid”
"Mornings teeth are lit"
They are waiting