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Neko Case

Margaret vs. Pauline (2:52)


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  • great vocals
  • I've never heard a more powerful character study in song. The entire Margaret section, just, wow. Happy to commit it as my favourite lyric ever, and most of my music is lyrically centred.
  • Gorgeous song.
  • the way the songs ends - "everything's so easy for Pauline (X3)" - that for me makes the song so emotional.
  • It says a lot about Neko's talent that she can describe these two women in such detail - to where you can get inside their heads and know their thoughts and feelings - and do it in less than three minutes. Fucking brilliant.
  • Just bought this cd last month. It is stunning!
  • Wow, gorgeous, absolutely stunning! And the song sounds good, too.
  • thanks for the info beverlol. i adore this song.
  • For anyone who doesn't know, I found out recently that this song was inspired by the book In Watermelon Sugar. I read it recently, but didn't make the connection. I looked it's wikipedia page and that's where I made the discovery. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Watermelon_Sugar
  • A diamond
  • My mother's name is Pauline, and her mother is Margaret. Although the content of the song is largely irrelevant to them, I am always pleased when I play Fox Confessor because of the coincidence!
  • i wish i had this song in 7th grade... when i had a Pauline as a bff and it tourmented my soul. I'm named after my grandmother Margaret, it just makes so much sense now...
  • pauline is the female david watts
  • sad, sad song
  • great and haunting song. great story telling !
  • This woman is amazing. What a voice. What a songwriting talent
  • i fancy pauline
  • Is there anything special about the background for this song?..
  • Her voice is so warm and golden.
  • Things I hate about Pauline: 1. She doesn't have to tell you she's better than you for you to know it. 2. She doesn't have to try. 3. She married well. 4. She's a bore. 5. She doesn't even know Margaret exists.
  • fuck pauline!!!
  • Wonderful song <3

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