Singalong! Neighourhood #1 (Tunnels)

There are a few bands/musicians who I will pretty much just love everything they do.  Sarah Slean, Stars, and The Arcade Fire rank among them.  (Ooooh!  I just realized they're all Canadian!  How patriotic of me.)  "Tunnels" was, if not the first song I ever heard by The Arcade Fire, definitely one of the first. There is something so captivating and evocative about this song, don't you think?  And the image of someone tunnelling through the snow from one home to another is heartbreakingly Romantic.  (Capital "R" indicating not just romantic love but Romanticism in general).


NEIGHBOURHOOD #1 (TUNNELS)
by The Arcade Fire

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, whatever 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
It's 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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