Just want to hear you cry

Photography “Single Room Occupancy by Mick Rich

Now, I know I posted on Arcade Fire during that all the leakage that occurred back in January. It was fun, like a treasure hunt, looking for the next nugget to squeeze out. Well, this weekend, went out to buy a few albums and finally picked up the proper release, much to the enjoyment of my ears. Listening to Neon Bible in it’s full glory.

Yum.

Ah, also picked up some used beauts, Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression and Matthew Sweet’s 100% Fun, but more on those on a different day. I know this album has been blogged to death, but I really don’t give a shit. This is about my obsessions and today it’s Neon Bible’s standout track, Intervention.

Enjoy…

Arcade Fire – Intervention

The keys taken back I throw
The useless seed was sown
When they say they’re cutting off the phone
Then tell ’em you’re not home

No place to hide
You’ll find there’s a soldier on their side
You’re still a soldier in your mind
But nothing’s on the line

You say it’s money that we need
As if we’re the only mouths to feed
I know that no matter what you say
There are some debts we never pay

Working for the church while your family dies
You take what they give you
You keep it inside
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan all quiet and alone

I can taste the fear
Lift me up and take me out of here
Don’t want to fight, don’t want to die
Just want to hear you cry

Who’s gonna throw the very first stone
Oh, who’s gonna re-set the bone
Walking with your hand in a sling
Wanna hear the soldier sing

Working for the church while my family dies
You’re little baby sister’s gonna lose her mind
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan all quiet and alone

I can taste your fear
It’s gonna lift you up and take you out of here
If the bone shot never heals
I cannot make him yield

You can’t find me now
They’re gonna get their money back somehow
And when you finally disappear
They’re gonna say you were never here

Been working for the church while your life falls apart
They’re singing hallelujah when defeating your heart
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan all quiet and alone
Hear the soldier groan all quiet and alone

Here’s some more Arcade Fire love from Neon Bible:

Arcade Fire – (Antichrist Television Blues)
Arcade Fire – My Body Is A Cage
Arcade Fire – Ocean Of Noise
Arcade Fire – The Well & The Lighthouse

Go show them some love here, here, and here

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