Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band's current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, frequent collaborator Owen Pallett, two additional percussionists, Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate, and saxophonists Matt Bauder and Stuart Bogie. Founded in 2001 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral.
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4 months ago
This song, in my in depth analysis, is an accurate representation of teenage youth and the pains of teen angst. The lines, "hide your lovers underneath the covers", I feel is a description of sexual exploration and not being able to be so open about things due to fear and alienation. The phrase, "hiding from your brothers underneath the covers," is an interpretation of tension in the family, and being distant as we try to pursue who we are as individuals. "Every time we close our eyes," we are put into a sense of false comfort, it's all a lie, being blind to everything doesn't mean that the world isn't happening. All in all, this song is relevant in my life, especially these specific lines! I'd love to hear other interpretations!!