My New Favourite Song

I can’t stop listening to Intervention from Arcade Fire’s new album Neon Bible. The church organ intro, the steady build, the unexpected chord changes near the end – it’s just great.

I’ve been a little slow jumping on the Arcade Fire bandwagon. In the past week, I’ve read numerous articles about them, including a big feature in last weekend’s New York Times Review. I downloaded their performance from SNL a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed – what other group these days is using a hurdy-gurdy, glockenspiel, and french horn? I’ve gone back to give Funeral a second chance and it’s definitely growing on me.

I won’t pretend to understand the lyrics, but I think they’re cool anyway…

Intervention

ChorusWho’s gonna throw the very first stone?

Oh! Who’s gonna reset the bone?

Walking with your head in a sling

Wanna hear the solider sing:

“Been working for the Church while my family dies

Your little baby sister’s gonna lose her mind

Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home”

Hear the soldier groan

“We’ll go at it alone.”

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3 thoughts on “My New Favourite Song

  1. I like it. It’s okay as Bibles go, but The Author hasn’t published anything in nearly 2000 years.

    He must have got tenure.

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