Tuesday, September 03, 2013

"Nearly Midnight, Honolulu" or How The End Is The Beginning

Hey, little kid that I saw at the bus stop one day
It was nearly midnight in Honolulu
We were waiting for the shuttle to take us to the aeroplane
When your mother said, your mother said
Like I couldn't hear her, she said,
"Get the fuck away from me!
Why don't you ever shut up?
Get the fuck away from me!"

Oh, oh

Well, I just want to say that it happened
'Cause one day when you ask yourself,
"Did it really happen?"
You won't believe it, but yes, it did
And I'm sorry
And I'm sorry
'Cause it happens everyday

They won't believe you
When you tell them
They won't believe you
When you say,
"My mother, she did not love me.
My mother, she did not love me"

No x8

Some days you feel like a cartoon
And people will rush to make excuses for you
You'll hear yourself complain
But don't you ever shut up, please
Kid, have your say
'Cause I still love you
Even if I don't see you again


“You can survive and you’re an awesome, plucky little kid, but you have to take care of yourself because your mom’s a fucking asshole, but you’re gonna have to pay for that later; the fact that you can turn around and start singing again, you’re gonna pay for that later, also. It’s really fucking unfair.” - Neko Case in explanation of "Nearly Midnight, Honolulu" 

Thank you, Ms. Case.  I'm past the unfair stage, but it's never, ever been easy and I've never felt as fully understood as I do through this song and your comments.

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