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…
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.”
3 thoughts on “My New Favourite Song”
Those are all references from the Bible.
I heard that was a pretty good book. What’s the author’s name again?
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.