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Song of the Week: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), by Arcade Fire
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), by Arcade Fire is one of several awe-inspiring pieces of art that have been so conveniently compiled into a single disc, the label of which is "Funeral"; Arcade Fire's debut album.

The song, gentle in its implementation, seems to express a sense of juvenile love, desire, yearning, and the eventual fulfillment of such. The lyrics describe the story of an individual, presumably a young man, who is irrevocably in love with another person who seems to reciprocate the same sense of desire. The lyrics elaborate a bit on their love, and then venture off to describe their plan to be together, to mature (both mentally and physically), and perhaps an allusion to an ideal future. Although the tone of voice the singer chose seems a bit depressed, deep down, the song expresses a rather happy message of mutual love and satisfaction.

Arcade Fire - Neightborhood #1(Tunnels)

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
Sleeping 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 parent's bedrooms
And the bedrooms of our friends
Then we think of our parents
Well, what ever happened to them

You change all the lead
Sleeping in my head to gold
As the day grows dim
I hear you sing a golden hymn
The song I've been trying to sing

Purify the colors, purify my mind
Purify the colors, purify my mind
And spread the ashes of the colors
Over this heart of mine!

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Love them. Love them lots.

Have you listened to The Suburbs? :)


Curse this primative internet. I can't enjoy youtubes, or it eats up the bandwidth. Then there's absolutely no internets to be had.

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