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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) Ragtime


  • ISRC:USEP41308012
  • Recorded:2013 Wavelab - Tucson, AZ
  •  ©2013 Neko Case, Under exclusive license to Anti, Inc.
  • Vocals:Neko Case
  • Backing Vocals:AC Newman
  • Piano, Organ, Synths:Bo Koster
  • Trumpet:Jacob Valenzuela
  • Cello:Joey Burns
  • Drums:John Convertino
  • Electric Guitar, Trombone:Jon Rauhouse
  • Drums:Kurt Dahle
  • Trumpet:Martin Wenk
  • Electric Guitar:Paul Rigby
  • Bari Sax:Steve Berlin
  • Bass:Tom Ray


Last night, late, I was watching it snow,
it always goes sideways in the city
It comes right out of the streetlights, you know..
Pumped out by an engine deep inside the earth's core
It goes sideways in the city

Cover the shapes and erase the date
This could be any evening in any place
The blizzard blows from left to right,
which is funny cause the piano's playing "Summertime",
from 1935
So sounds the alarm of Ragtime
It's Ragtime keeping time

Brave to the waves of it's residue,
it's laughter from another room
The white-crowned sounds of possible,
the sound that lures me
It says,
"Don't you hurry. Don't you worry, kid, we'll be seeing you.
We'll see you when you are ready."

Ragtime turning out the sun and moon,
it's gravity is soothing
It winds me in a sleek cocoon
I'll reveal myself when I'm ready,
I'll reveal myself invincible soon.