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Tuesday Tunage – Arcade Fire

“Tuesday Tunage” is a spotlight for music I deem worthy of a spotlight. To make it worth all of our time, I’ll do my best to emphasize tunes you probably haven’t heard before that represent the art in all its glorious varieties.

Arcade Fire is a sprawling indie rock band from Montreal, Canada that features an eclectic blend of instruments and an uncommonly rich knack for lyrics.  Their music is a little hit or miss with me, but the ones I like, I really, really like.

Like “We Used to Wait” from the band’s acclaimed 2010 album The Suburbs.  Great lyrics here, full of nostalgia of simpler times and anxious skepticism in the face of society’s ever increasing press for immediacy.  Too many great lines and phrasings here to highlight, so I’ve just posted the lyrics below the embedded video below.

I hope you enjoy!

We Used to Wait

I used to write
I used to write letters
I used to sign my name
I used to sleep at night
Before the flashing lights settled deep in my brain

But by the time we met
By the time we met the times had already changed
So I never wrote a letter
I never took my true heart, I never wrote it down
So when the lights cut out
I was lost standing in the wilderness downtown

Now our lives are changing fast
Now our lives are changing fast
Hope that something pure can last
Hope that something pure can last

Now it seems strange
How we used to wait for letters to arrive
But what’s stranger still
Is how something so small can keep you alive

We used to wait
We used to waste hours just walking around
We used to wait
All those wasted lives in the wilderness downtown

We used to wait
Sometimes it never came
We used to wait
Sometimes it never came
We used to wait
I’m still moving through the pain

I’m gonna write
A letter to my true love
I’m gonna sign my name
Like a patient on a table
I wanna walk again
Gonna move through the pain

Now our lives are changing fast
Now our lives are changing fast
Hope that something pure can last
Hope that something pure can last

We used to wait
Sometimes it never came
We used to wait
Sometimes it never came
We used to wait
I’m still moving through the pain

We used to wait for it
We used to wait for it
Now they’re screaming “sing the chorus again! “
We used to wait for it.
We used to wait for it.
Now we’re screaming “sing the chorus again! “

I used to wait for it
I used to wait for it
Hear my voice screaming “sing the chorus again! “

Wait for it!
Wait for it!
Wait for it!

If you enjoyed this song, you can pick up the entire 16-song album at iTunes for only $9.99!

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