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* ''Creature Comfort''. The entirety of it.

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* ''Creature Comfort''."Creature Comfort". The entirety of it.
-->It's not painless
-->She was a friend of mine, a friend of mine
-->And we're not nameless, oh

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* ''Creature Comfort''. The entirety of it.

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** "Suburban War" deserves a special mention.
--> Now the cities we live in could be distant stars
--> And I search for you in every passing car.


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* "Ready to Start" hits you with this punch to the gut:
--> Now you're knockin' at my door
--> Sayin' "please come out with us tonight"
--> But I would rather be alone
--> Than pretend I feel alright

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* "Supersymmetry". Holy shit.
-->I know you're living in my mind
-->It's not the same as being alive


** At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[Awesome/ArcadeFire another kind entirely]].

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** At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[Awesome/ArcadeFire another kind entirely]].


** At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[AwesomeARCADEFIRE another kind entirely]].

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** At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[AwesomeARCADEFIRE [[Awesome/ArcadeFire another kind entirely]].


** At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[Awesome/ARCADEFIRE another kind entirely]].

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** At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[Awesome/ARCADEFIRE [[AwesomeARCADEFIRE another kind entirely]].

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**At which point the album then launches into "Sprawl II", which is a tear jerker of [[Awesome/ARCADEFIRE another kind entirely]].

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** "Here Comes the Night Time Part II", especially consider how substantial the mood whiplash from part I is.


* "Afterlife." It's about the desperation of trying to hold together a failing relationship.

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* "Afterlife." It's about the desperation of trying to hold together a failing relationship. The dance elements of the song only make it sadder and more bittersweet.

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* "Afterlife." It's about the desperation of trying to hold together a failing relationship.


-->of the earth."

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-->of the earth.""
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** "Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)" definitely has this approach, too.


* "Sprawl I" can be both moving and unsettling. It's the final lines that do it:

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* "Sprawl I" can be both moving and unsettling. It's the Arcade Fire has recorded many quite dark songs, but none (aside from perhaps "Crown of Love") are as bleak and uncharacteristically hopeless. The final lines that do it:can give you chills:


* The later albums have their moments, including (but ''definitely'' not limited to) "Windowsill," "Suburban War," "Half Light I," "Half Light II," and "Sprawl I."

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* The later albums have their moments, including (but ''definitely'' not limited to) "Windowsill," "Suburban War," "Half Light I," and "Half Light II," and "Sprawl I.II."



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----* "Sprawl I" can be both moving and unsettling. It's the final lines that do it:
-->"Do you kids know what time it is?"
-->Well I said, "it's the first time I feel like something is mine
-->like I have something to give."
-->The last defender of the Sprawl said, "Where do you kids live?"
-->Well I said, "if you only knew
-->what the answer's worth
-->I've been searching
-->every corner
-->of the earth."

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