Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The Arcade Fire
Clocking in at just under five minutes, Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) sets the tone for an album that can only be described as a melancholy masterpiece. The song opens like the dawn of a new day with soft piano trills, the faraway accompaniment of guitar, and the steady beat of a bass drum. Regine Chassagne’s vocals serve as the narrator to a tale of nostalgia and longing as the song progresses to an ending that can only be described as a vibrant dusk. For fans of Interpol and Franz Ferdinand, this is a must hear!!
...and if the snow buries my, my neighborhood. and if my parents are crying then I'll dig a tunnel from my window to yours, yeah a tunnel from my window to yours. you climb out the chimney and meet me in the middle, the middle of the town. and since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long, and forget all we used to know - then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow. you change all the lead sleepin' in my head, as the day grows dim I hear you sing a golden hymn then we tried to name our babies but we forgot all the names that - the names we used to know. but sometimes, we remember our bedrooms, and our parents' bedrooms, and the bedrooms of our friends. then we think of our parents, well what ever happened to them?! you change all the lead sleepin' in my head to gold, as the day grows dim, I hear you sing a golden hymn, the song I've been trying to say. purify the colors, purify my mind. purify the colors, purify my mind, and spread the ashes of the colors over this heart of mine!
Posted by Ted at 11:17 PM