Arcade Fire

Canadian indie rock band

Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and fronted by the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne.



Arcade Fire (2003)

  • Trees keep fallin' at my feet
    I guess it's time to build a boat
    Make a raft of our bodies
    Do you think that it'll float?
    What I said was not a joke,
    But you just licked the envelope
    I'm tired of dating, let's elope
    But you just licked the envelope.
    • The Woodlands National Anthem
  • Let this love last
    I drive too fast
    Said I'd return if I'd ever cared
    But there's no interstate I find to take me there.
    • Vampire Forest Fire

Funeral (2004)

  • 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.
    • Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
  • Hey, your old man should know
    if you see a shadow, there's something there.
    • Une Année Sans Lumière
  • I woke up with the power out
    Not really somethin' to shout about.
    Ice has covered up my parents hands,
    Don't have any dreams don't have any plans.
    I went out into the night, I went out to find some light.
    Kids are swingin' from the power lines, nobody's home so nobody minds.
    • Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  • They say a watched pot won't ever boil,
    you can't raise a baby on motor oil,
    just like a seed down in the soil
    you gotta give it time.
    • Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
  • They say it fades if you let it,
    Love was made to forget it.
    • Crown of Love
  • If you still want me, please forgive me
    The crown of love is not upon me.
    If you still want me, please forgive me
    Because the spark is not within me.
    • Crown of Love
  • Somethin' filled up my heart with nothin'
    Someone told me not to cry
    But now that I'm older my heart's colder
    And I can see that it's a lie.
    • Wake Up
  • In the forest we are hiding,
    Unmarked graves where flowers grow.
    Hear the soldiers angry yelling,
    In the river we will go.
    • Haiti
  • People say that your dreams are the only things that save you
    Come on baby in our dreams, we can live our misbehaviour.
    • Rebellion (Lies)

Neon Bible (2007)

  • The black mirror knows no reflection
    It knows not pride or vanity
    It cares not about your dreams
    It cares not for your pyramid schemes
    Their names are never spoken
    The curse is never broken.
    • Black Mirror
  • 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.
    • Neon Bible
  • Stop now before it's too late
    Your lover was for hire
    Have you noticed he's been late
    Nothing lasts forever
    That's the way it's gotta be
    There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea
    For me
    For you
    For me
    It's always for you.
    • Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
  • Left in the morning
    While you were fast asleep
    Into an ocean of violence
    A world of empty streets
    You've got your reasons
    And me I've got mine
    But all the reasons I gave
    Were just lies to buy myself some time.
    • Ocean of Noise


City used to shine like El Dorado
Now it's sleeping like a shadow
And I can't wake it up again…
  • Burning bridges, breaking hearts, everything they taught us to do
    Burning bridges, breaking hearts, no home to come home to
    Burning bridges, breaking hearts, I won't look you in the eye
    Burning bridges, breaking hearts, caught you in a friendship lie.
    • Burning Bridges, Breaking Hearts
  • In my backyard in north Texas
    On the hottest summer night
    Hummingbirds fall all around us
    Their hearts stopped beating in mid-flight.
    • Asleep At The Wheel
  • I'll go - one morning cold and grey,
    You won't remember anything
    Some of us don't believe in time,
    And some of us don't believe in life
    But I've been making promises I know I'll never keep
    One of these days I'm gonna leave you in your sleep.
    • Born On A Train
  • Brazil, when stars were entertaining June,
    We stood beneath an amber moon
    And softly murmured someday soon
    We kissed and clung together.
    • Brazil
  • I lay on my back in the lake at night in the summer time trying to remember
    Every last second, every last breath that I spent with you
    The yellow dotted line, reflected in your eyes
    You scream as the crickets fly in the open window
    Please don't cry love.
    • Virgin Mary Highway
  • But fuck it I love you even if
    I'm gonna feel like shit
    By the time I get to you
    Now the sky is turning blue
    The stars they disappear
    One by one as the daylights nears
    And yes you're in my head
    But that doesn't make you here.
    • Cars and Telephones
  • Where does a promise go
    When you pretend it isn't there?
    Do we really think that it could just disappear?
    • Accidents
  • City used to shine like El Dorado
    Now it's sleeping like a shadow
    And I can't wake it up again
    The stars above used to shine in rows
    Now nothin' knows quite where it goes
    And I can't get to sleep again
    Stars above used to shine on cue
    Now they're acting a bit confused
    And I can't make them shine again.
    • In The Attic
  • So ends my yearlong romance
    With radio towers and machines
    Wasted all my prayers
    That I can't remember my dreams.
    • Winter for a Year
  • He fell in love with a photograph
    If he told her the story she'd have to laugh
    She feels a distance like a feather
    He's just a fool for stormy weather
    I guess that's all, they feel so small
    His dreams are a boat, he's sailing away
    She's just a wreck at the end of the day
    He mails her a letter he should have burned
    He mails her a letter he should have burned.
    • Sonata
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