Neko Case's "Curse of the I5 Corridor" is one of my favourite songs released this year. In addition to Mark Lanegan's voice pairing beautifully with hers, the lyrics about feeling insignificant and aging out of and becoming numb to new experiences fuck me up good.
Lyrics from "Curse of the I-5 Corridor" - Neko Case
You were a good man before you knew it
And I'm not vain enough to think that
I'd have been good for you if I'd stayed
In the current of your life
I was an eyelash in the shipping lanes
And now I'm so scared about mystery
I fear I smell extinction
In the folds of this novocaine age coming on
I miss the smell of mystery
Reverb leaking outta tavern doors
And not knowing how the sounds were made
So I left home and faked my ID
I fucked every man that I wanted to be
I was so stupid then
Why should mystery give its life for me?
@erinbee I love Neko Case so much. Very few people can pull off the near-a capella thing that she starts this song with, and so many of her songs have lyrics that cut right through me.
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