when I'm walkin' under stars
I covet all the waning hours
all the lonely houses stand like monuments
to thieves

when I'm walkin' in the dark
I'm free to covet all I want
you've made it all so very dangerous
I can't stay away

when I'm walkin' under trees
I'm free to covet all I please
new moons in the alley
and its madness calls to me


if I meet you in the night
you're free to covet all you like
don't you try and stop me
I cling tightly
to this life

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    General CommentThis songs makes me imagine myself roaming in a quiet empty street at night (under stars, lonely houses) with this feeling that everything is possible. Walking at night alone, hopeful about the future, eager for what is to come (doesn't the Velvet Underground sing "what comes is better than what came before", in I found the reason?). I think the song describes those moments when we're full of the feeling of wanting to start new things (new moons in the alley and its madness calls to me), of a certain joyful impatience for devoting ourselves to things that we consider important. The song is about one moment (tonight, tonight, tonight) when we rediscover in us the ability to covet things, to be passionate. And no one can take that feeling from us (don't you try and stop me, I cling tightly to this life). The best song in Blacklisted, in my opinion, and very well sung by Neko Case.
    nbriion October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about daring to want, to desire, to wish for things, not feeling down because you don't have them but rejoicing on the thought that you might get them, looking forward and feeling excited about all the things you're going to experience. But the joy, the happiness, is the very moment you picture the events ahead, you don't even need to get there to feel it.
    It's just too beautiful.
    pollyanneon December 18, 2006   Link

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