Top 5 songs by the New Pornographers

# 2. The Bleeding Heart Show
from the album Twin Cinema (Matador, 2005)

The thing I absolutely love about this song is the ending. The way the coda grows and grows into this sing-a-long. I just want to jump up in the air and stay there. Be lifted by the "hey-la's". That, and the fact that Neko Case's voice sends shivers down my spine almost every time I hear it. Great pipes on that girl. I also want to note that the ending wouldn't have been anything to write home about if it hadn't been for the fantastic build up. Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.

And finally the two lines in the last verse:

"..that's when we grab a hold
of whatever it is we fell into.."

Those two lines says a lot about a feeling I guess each and every one of us have felt at some points in our lives.

"..we have arived to late to play the bleeding heart show.."

Now listen:
The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show

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