Album: Neon Bible.
Quite possibly the biggest music this band has ever made and a rip-roaring highlight of their second album, More Songs About Children and Dreams – whoops, I’m sorry, I meant Neon Bible – “No Cars Go” had me singing “Us kids know!” the year I turned 45.
But here’s the thing, where is this place? Is it even a better place? Win Butler isn’t telling. Or at least, he isn’t telling me – far from a kid and getting ever further – what the kids know. Still, if the kids know where this place is, it will probably show up on the internet, like MySpace or Facebook or that new Twitter thingy.
“Between the click of the light and the start of the dream.”
What a second, is it sleep?
God damn it, has even Win Butler now been corrupted by the Sleeping-Industrial Complex? It was probably that 10.0 that Pitchfork gave Funeral.
Oh well, it doesn’t even matter, cos I’ll follow that drumbeat anywhere, even to sleep, not that I could ever sleep while the Arcade Fire was playing this song.
“No Cars Go” Performed Live at the BBC, 2007
My Certain Songs Playlist on Spotify