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Neighborhood #3
Arcade Fire Lyrics


I woke up with the power out
Not really something to shout about
Ice has covered up my parents hands
Don't have any dreams, don't have any plans

I went out into the night
I went out to find some light
Kids are swingin' from the power lines
Nobody's home, so nobody minds

I woke up on the darkest night
Neighbors all were shoutin' that they found the light
(We found the light)
Shadows jumpin' all over my walls
Some of them big, some of them small

I went out into the night
I went out to pick a fight with anyone
Light a candle for the kids
Jesus Christ don't keep it hid

Ice has covered up my parents hands
Don't have any dreams don't have any plans
Growin' up in some strange storm
Nobody's cold, nobody's warm

I went out into the night
I went out to find some light
Kids are dyin' out in the snow
Look at them go, look at them go

And the power's out in the heart of man
Take it from your heart, put in your hand

What's the plan?

Is it a dream? Is it a lie?
I think I'll let you decide
Just light a candle for the kids
Jesus Christ don't keep it hid

Cause nothin's hid, from us kids
You ain't foolin' nobody with the lights out

And the power's out in the heart of man
Take it from your heart put in your hand
And there's something wrong in the heart of man
Take it from your heart, put it in your hand

Where'd you go?

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Regine Chassagne, Richard R Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Win Butler

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Ricardo Castel-Branco

Somehow... the first time I heard this song, just a couple of days of funeral being launched, the initial guitar chords rang a bell...
I thought... Cool... another New Order song!
I guess I never expected to be on the verge of discovering a all new taste for me...
Arcade Fire...
I bought the album instantly (there are things that its really a "crime" not to own)...
I bought Neon Bible on a prerelease... then the Suburbs... and now Reflektor...
They never ceasse to amaze me, how they bend their own limitations to create a all new sonority everytime...
It's probably the only band I've ever been ablle to compare to Talking Heads in those therms... every time new.
I do hope that some day I'll be saying about Arcade Fire as I say about TH... that I do own their complete work!



All comments from YouTube:

Rusty Shackleford

incase anyone never knew this about this song yet, it's about the Montreal ice storm that happened back in 97 or 98 I believe it was, when the power was out for like weeks due to that storm

Joko Boyama

thank you for this! So interesting!

mikeyd7733

@Todd Lynch It was using the snowstorm and poweroutage as a literal basis. It's about the youth being trapped because of heartless men who have all of the power. The kids have aspirations, but the powers out in the heart of man saying there nothing you can really do because the people with the power don't care. "Put it in your hand" infers you need to do something about it if you want it to change.

Asky, Shrimp Head Librarian

@Todd Lynch Look, we did what we had to in order to survive. Old men in hats they still had from the 1920s would try to steal our food and sell it back to us.

Todd Lynch

okay but what was with the kids and the murder

Anthony Strunk

I know we were on the east coast of America (I live in East Tennessee) we had a very powerful ice storm that then turned into a lot of snow I mean it was deep we lost power for almost a week it was in early 1998, it may be the same storm

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Bröderna Söderholm

Great band, not afraid to be big. Big soundscapes, big choruses, big emotions. Hope they grow to be real stadiumfillers.

GABRIEL LEON

well now they are

Avery Foerster

I could never love a band more than I love arcade fire.

Toronto TCM Time

They are lovable!

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