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.”