Social Justice. Spiritual Journeys. Think Ethnic. Related Articles. Even ancient non-Christian sources point to the identity of Jesus. From Elohim to Abba: the intimate names of God. As president in , Abraham Lincoln calls the nation to a day of thanksgiving. General Comment Actually, I think "the waves of something to do with forgetting fits in better than "oblivion. General Comment my interpretation: something, or someone, has made this person want to leave everything, and change his or her name-- basically leaving their life behind.
They run to the shore, and swim in the ocean but the sounds follow him aka they can never escape the memories and their past. I have no idea what the black wave represents General Comment i think the first part of the song is about the escape of the vocalist from haiti. General Comment Ugh. Here: We can reach the sea They won't follow me The shadows they fear the sun We'll make it if we run!
Flag afimrtl on June 03, General Comment Stop now before it's too late Been eating in the ghetto on a hundred dollar plate Nothing lasts forever, that's the way its going to be There's a great black wave in the middle of the sea I have many different opinions about this portion of the song, but overall it feels like a statement of growing up.
It doesn't necessarily seem like [it's happening], but it definitely does. I find it very easy to get sucked in. It starts to affect the way you see the world. These ideas are reflected in the arrangement and composition of the album, which lead to a sound of dread and dissonance. Butler chose to remove Simpson's name from the title, keeping the subtitle parentheses intact.
Butler would introduce " Antichrist Television Blues " during live performances as "a song about what happens when fathers grow up to manage their daughters. The artwork for the album is a photograph of a six-foot neon sign that the band commissioned for use while on tour. In the photograph used for the cover, the lighted Bible is caught in mid-flicker. The Haitian people had 15, dollars donated to them on November 5, On December 26, , they supported Haitian charity organization Partners In Health by releasing the song " Intervention " on iTunes and donating the proceeds.
While the song was quickly removed once the problem was discovered, file sharers quickly circulated it on various P2P networks. On his blog, Win Butler quipped, "I guess it is sort of charming that we can send the wrong song to the whole world with a click of a mouse Oh well. The video, which played a number of sound clips from the upcoming album and featured " Juno award -winning guitarist Richard Reed Parry ", gave the album's track listing, release date, and record label.
On February 2, , all the lyrics to Neon Bible were released on the band's website. This was followed on February 5, with the band releasing a promotional pamphlet as a JPEG image on their website that included album-related imagery and much of the French and English text from "The Wolf and the Fox".
In October , Arcade Fire created a website at beonlineb. After speculation over what the website was about, including rumors of new material or a live streaming of a concert, it was eventually revealed to be a video for "Neon Bible", featuring Win Butler's face and hands, which the viewer can interact with during the song. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Antichrist Television Blues. Black Mirror. Black Wave. Keep the Car Running. My Body Is a Cage. Neon Bible.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Black Mirror. Arcade Fire. Keep the Car Running. Neon Bible. Ocean of Noise.Neon Bible takes a few spins to digest properly, and like all rich foods (orchestra, harps, and gospel choirs abound), it's as decadent as it is tasty -- theatricality has never been a practice that the collective has shied away from -- but there's no denying the Arcade Fire's singular vision, even when it blurs a little.