The Needle Has Landed Lyrics

Neko Case


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 12 in album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
release date: 2006-3-7
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length: 3:46
cello: Joey Burns
Hawaiian guitar: Jon Rauhouse
hammered dulcimer: Neko Case
double bass: Sean Dean
12 string guitar: Dallas Good
electric guitar: Travis Good, Paul Rigby
drums: Mike Belitsky
background vocals: Rachel Flotard, Neko Case
lead vocals: Neko Case
writer: Neko Case, The Sadies

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Here I am in traffic's slow flow
Where the needle touched down
Carbon planes draw a cage round the air force base
Where the needle touched down
My foot on the brake it's ok to fly low
Over poor Spanaway

An eagle swooped down from a semi-trailer
Took the name of your town from a sharp-toothed freighter
The needle's the same that recorded and played
When you left me at the greyhound the year I moved away
And if I knew then what's so obvious now
You'd still be here baby
My baby, baby

So that's why I never come back here
That's why they spit out my name
Your ex's have clawed up the bible
Trying to keep me away
With the sledge of tectonic fever
The needle has landed again
Let it play

And the needle touched down
The needle is landing
And the needle touched down
The needle is landing

An eagle swooped down from a semi-trailer
Took the name of your town
From a sharp-toothed freighter
And if I knew then what's so obvious now
You'd still be here

Track Listing

  • 1 Margaret vs. Pauline
  • 2 Star Witness
  • 3 Hold On, Hold On
  • 4 A Widow’s Toast
  • 5 That Teenage Feeling
  • 6 Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
  • 7 John Saw That Number
  • 8 Dirty Knife
  • 9 Lion’s Jaws
  • 10 Maybe Sparrow
  • 11 At Last
  • 12 The Needle Has Landed