What happens at home since I've gone away?
Needles drop soft and sharp
And the leaves gently sway
Low ceiling moves in and circles the bay
Rain rakes the trees
The Sound that's counted so many days
So many days

Wet shoes drag you off to school
Shoes that never dry
Crows curse and beat their wings
Why can't you be smarter girl?
Lift up your face

Don't feel sorry for yourself
I'll always wait for you
Your ghost is a lightshow at night
On the Grand Coulee Dam
The river is watching you
At the drive-in tonight
Who do they comfort now
Since I've gone away?

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"Ghost Wiring" as written by Neko Case

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    General CommentI've been trying to figure out the whispered words at the beginning of this...sounds like the word hospital is in there. Can anyone help?
    Btw, this one is called "Ghost Wiring," rather than "Ghost Writing."
    Skybluepoeton July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think she's saying "I have to go to the hospital".
    feel me loudon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it sounds like, "You haven't lost me."

    I love how gentle her voice is when she sings, "Why can't you be smarter, girl? Lift up your face."
    Uraniumon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDon't feel sorry for yourself
    Always wait for you

    should be--

    Don't Feel sorry for yourself
    highways wait for you
    TheRigadoonon November 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't make out the first part, except maybe an "I" and an "h", but I definitely hear something like "haughst" followed by two compressed syllables that sound something like "ptl".

    I've slowed down and enhanced the clip using my meager audio editing skills, if anyone's interested: wooshck.org/Audio%20Files/…

    This makes me wonder: do you think that she used a real EVP sample for this? Because it's freaking me out in ways that man-made creepyvoices usually don't.
    CicadianRhythmon February 27, 2011   Link
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    General Comment“Rain wakes the trees” ... not make the trees. “The river is watching you” ... not we’re always watching you. “Highways wait for you” ... not I’ll always wait for you. This song is about Neko Case missing / being homesick for her home state of Washington.
    Jennigoon November 17, 2018   Link

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