Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible


A vial of hope and a vial of pain,
In the light they both looked the same.
Poured them out on into the world,
On every boy and every girl.

It's in the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible
Not much chance for survival,
If the Neon Bible is right.

Take the poison of your age,
Don’t lick your fingers when you turn the page,
What I know is what you know is right,
In the city it's the only light.

It's the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible
Not much chance for survival,
If the Neon Bible is right.

Oh God! well look at you now!
Oh! you lost it, but you don’t know how!
In the light of a golden calf,
Oh God! I had to laugh!

Take the poison of your age,
Don’t lick your fingers when you turn the page,
It was wrong but you said it was right,
In the future I will read at night.

In the Neon Bible, the Neon Bible
Not much chance for survival,
If the Neon Bible is true.

4 comments:

Fitz said...

One band I'd go out of my way to see live. By all accounts they're just one of those bands you need to see live.

Have you seen any of their Glastonbury performances from this year ? Cracking stuff.

Willie_W said...

I think so. I came in late near the end of a TV programme on one of the music channels which was probably a Glastonbury piece and this is where I first heard them performing another number. Quite a few bits and pieces about them on YouTube that I've enjoyed. Neon Bible seems to be a little down beat for the band, but I like it. "Whimsical," my dear ol' Ma would have called it.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh I found that a bit weird. Like a song in a nightmare.......sorry everyone who likes it !
Joan

Willie_W said...

*LOL* Yes, I suppose it is. But the weirdness is intentional. It's a sinister song... "The Sound of Silence" for the naughties, maybe?