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Arcade Fire — Rebellion (Lies)
Album: Funeral
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 2885









Released: 2005
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Sleeping is giving in, no matter what the time is
Sleeping is giving in, so lift those heavy eyelids
People say that you'll die faster than without water
But we know it's just a lie, scare your son, scare your daughter
People say that your dreams are the only things that save you
Come on, baby, in our dreams, we can live our misbehavior

Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes

People try and hide the night underneath the covers
People try and hide the light underneath the covers
Come on, hide your lovers underneath the covers
Come on, hide your lovers underneath the covers
Hiding from your brothers underneath the covers
Come on, hide your lovers underneath the covers
People say that you'll die faster than without water
But we know it's just a lie, scare your son, scare your daughter
Scare your son, scare your daughter, scare your son, scare your daughter

Now here's the sun, it's alright (lies, lies)
Now here's the moon, it's alright (lies, lies)
Now here's the sun, it's alright (lies, lies)
Now here's the moon, it's alright (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)

Every time you close your eyes
Every time you close your eyes (lies, lies)
Comments (409)add comment
Wow. This  band is so rebellious.  They take such great risks in pushing the boundaries of their music!  Like no other band. 

Wow!  Like their vocals are so unique!

Wow!  Like their guitar playing is so unique! 

Wow! Like their percussion and drumming is so unique!

Like, I don't  know any other band in the history of music have ever sounded like them.  And like I listen to Spotify, so I know a lot!
I really like this tune. I don't know why, but I do. lol 
People say I'm obsessed with revenge.... We'll see about that.
 This record induces feeling of hatred and angst for me. I'm not really sure why.
It's like I'm still at work, listening to the top 40 cranking out on the radio.

Edit: Next on tap, The B-52s - Roam. I died and went back to work.
Pleasantly surprised how excellent their live show at Lollapalooza was in 2017.  This song was particularly good on a beautiful night.
Yay!!! {#Bananasplit}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}
please make it stop
LOVE it! Thanks Bill :) 
Repetitious to the point of annoying. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
The band plays monotonic ...  songs. 

We can add "monotonic" to the list of words you use incorrectly.
 idiot_wind wrote:

What a bum way to start the new year!

The band plays monotonic, muted, boring, repetitive, predictable songs. They have so many members in the band, you would expect more creativity.
FYI: Last night I watched the Rolling Stones 1969 BBC live, studio concert, Rock n Roll Circus show.

Oh my God! The Stones were at their best. The Who was at their best. Jethro Tull was at their best. Guest appearances by Clapton, Taj Mahal, John Lennon. The bombastic/creative/fun vibe was intoxicating.

This is what set the standard for live RnR and blew your socks off. Its so sad to see so many bands today, that can't even get on the same stage with those bands. They just don't have the chops.  

 
Leaving aside your thoughts on Arcade Fire's level of talent or quality of music, your last paragraph above is wrong on several levels.

The idea that "the standard for live RnR" is several HOF bands/artists playing at their best is an impossible bar to reach and would seem to imply that, if other bands can't reach that, they aren't worth watching. Standing before a stage and listening to quality musicians is pretty awesome; you don't have to be the best. Never mind saying that "so many bands today" (I'm guessing the bottom 90-95-99% of musicians) can't match the best - no shit. But the top group probably could and you're comparing them against the best of their contemporaries in the late sixties. There was a lot of dross back then, too, we just don't try to compare them against the best of today.

As well as trying to compare great bands that you first heard in your formative years against a solidly-good band from today. Old baseball players were known to exaggerate the abilities of those who played before them & diminish those after; "You throw pretty hard there, Bob Feller, but you are not even close to as fast as the first pitcher I ever faced, Willie Slowasallhell." Rock music was still fairly new and novel and generally simpler back then.The expectations for artists today are higher than they were back then. Plus you're essentially comparing the entirety of those bands' careers & their respective legends against the here & now of today's musicians.

Am I trying to imply that Arcade Fire is the equal of The Rolling Stones? No, but they aren't one of the best bands around; those bands might be, though.
 ziggytrix wrote:

Are you saying they don't play loud enough? Not enough notes? What is this complaint even about? Je ne comprends pas cela.

 
What a bum way to start the new year!

The band plays monotonic, muted, boring, repetitive, predictable songs. They have so many members in the band, you would expect more creativity.


FYI: Last night I watched the Rolling Stones 1969 BBC live, studio concert, Rock n Roll Circus show.

Oh my God! The Stones were at their best. The Who was at their best. Jethro Tull was at their best. Guest appearances by Clapton, Taj Mahal, John Lennon. The bombastic/creative/fun vibe was intoxicating.

This is what set the standard for live RnR and blew your socks off. Its so sad to see so many bands today, that can't even get on the same stage with those bands. They just don't have the chops.  
Aaaaaaaarrrrrggghhhhhh! 
 idiot_wind wrote:
The problem with this band is that there have 9 or 10 people in it, but such little output.

There are power trios, that put these guys to shame.  

 
Are you saying they don't play loud enough? Not enough notes? What is this complaint even about? Je ne comprends pas cela.
The problem with this band is that there have 9 or 10 people in it, but such little output.

There are power trios, that put these guys to shame.  
Aaarrrrraaaaghhhhhhh!
{#Bananajam}{#Music}{#Roflol}{#Moon}

RP unworthy

 

annoying, silly no  musical/cultural value just  mainstream 

within the delicate musical flow of RP this is like the serving of a tin of ravioli during a gourmet dinner prepared by a sublime Chief in a marvellous restaurant.

 

 

take it off the playlist please...

 

now go ahead and bash on me  - but if you listen regular to RP - the Quality of this song is not holding up to the standard of the station

in the end it's just a matter of taste i know - so no insulting intended by this post - just express my irritation...

 

 

 


The lyrics should be:

Do you like le post'-rock?
Yes, I like le post'-rock.
Even le Of Montreal?
Yes le Of Montreal.
Godspeed You! Black
Emperor?
Certainemant ze Emperor!
Un Arcade Fire du zut allors?
Oui! allor le Arcade Fire.

(Note: I know no French or Quebecois, and am at best a horrid Anglophone.)
I know that fellow Canadians always tend to glorify anything Canadian musically or otherwise, almost to the level of annoyance, like this band for example from Montreal. Can't bring myself to like them no matter where they're from, listen to fellow Montrealer "Sam Roberts" new track "Fiend" and some of his earlier stuff "Brother Down" for example...much better in my mind.  But what do I know, took me 20 years to like Montrealer Leonard Cohen. I won't be requesting Celine Dion anytime soon....gag 
Got me boppin. Made me look 'em up. That's the point probably.
 kingart wrote:
{#Fire}

Thump. 
Thump.
Thump.

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding  

Repeat  10X 

Every time you close your eyes 

Repeat 10X

Underneath the covers 

Repeat 10X

Thump. 
Thump. 
Thump. 

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding  

 

  LOL 😂 


Excellent song.
{#Fire}

Thump. 
Thump.
Thump.

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding  

Repeat  10X 

Every time you close your eyes 

Repeat 10X

Underneath the covers 

Repeat 10X

Thump. 
Thump. 
Thump. 

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding  

 

{#Drunk}this is so bad

 


OMG this is boring!!!

This is the very definition of histrionic.


 Lemonhead wrote:
Less Beatles, more of this.....

PLEASE{#Bananajam} 

 
My pedantic English teacher would have insisted: fewer Beatles!
Shows how little she understood about grammar.

Otherwise I'd say more of this, more Beatles too, and I'll let you all decide what there should be less of... 
Less Beatles, more of this.....

PLEASE{#Bananajam} 
I don't.
 
I feel this stuff
 idiot_wind wrote:
Simply one of the most over-rated bands. 

Boring. Monotonic. No hooks.

But when there is a huge shortage of quality RnR bands, any band can step into the void and be anointed as a "killer band".
 
You keep using that phrase.  I do not think it means what you think it means.
 2020sk wrote:

Pondering why this creeps up on me. Yes, the drums are intrusive with their beat, but no worse than whatshisname with Springsteen's band. And the lead voice is indeed grating, and the backing la-las, taken in isolation, belong on a Take That B-side, while the lyric seems banal, at least what I can make out of it, but still, for some reason.... What's your opinion about this?

I detect some Pixies energy, the piano and those other chordlike thingies seem to come from Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties?, and there is an ebb and flow to the tune, crescendo, diminuendo, or whatever they're called, which I guess, though I'm no musical analyst, feel more random and unpredictable due to the monotony of the basic rhythm and the smooth progression of the string/voice "harmonies". The last third of the song, the bit where it changes somewhat, reminds me of something by Bowie, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment. Help me out please!

Yeah, no points for this one yet, but it's worth keeping an eye on.



 

Heckuv an analysis 2020sk!  Agreed on all counts.  I will simplify and say "I like the way it sounds"
I agree with the two comments below. Horrendous drivel.
Simply one of the most over-rated bands. 

Boring. Monotonic. No hooks.

But when there is a huge shortage of quality RnR bands, any band can step into the void and be anointed as a "killer band".

bang thump bang thump 

REPEAT

Every time you close your eyes

REPEAT


I think it's fair to say this is now officially a CLASSIC.  Love it!  {#Guitarist}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
I like this quite a bit so long as I don't hear it too often.
{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}
oh dear. not the worst arcade fire song, but they are crap so that's not saying much. all their songs are about 3'50" too long.
post-punk revival!{#Roflol}
What rating number do we chose to correspond to "Annoying"?

(This song competes heavily with Gabriel's Red Rain ... amongst other songs anxious to make it to the Top 10 for Repetitive Lyrics.)
Is this synthpop? I love it, though. 
Arcade Fire - for whatever reason, makes me think of a bunch of band camp kids getting together to form a rock group
Silly fn me had it at "7" but it quickly dropped to a "5" as it droned on

Pondering why this creeps up on me. Yes, the drums are intrusive with their beat, but no worse than whatshisname with Springsteen's band. And the lead voice is indeed grating, and the backing la-las, taken in isolation, belong on a Take That B-side, while the lyric seems banal, at least what I can make out of it, but still, for some reason.... What's your opinion about this?

I detect some Pixies energy, the piano and those other chordlike thingies seem to come from Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties?, and there is an ebb and flow to the tune, crescendo, diminuendo, or whatever they're called, which I guess, though I'm no musical analyst, feel more random and unpredictable due to the monotony of the basic rhythm and the smooth progression of the string/voice "harmonies". The last third of the song, the bit where it changes somewhat, reminds me of something by Bowie, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment. Help me out please!

Yeah, no points for this one yet, but it's worth keeping an eye on.


Fantastic then, fantastic now! One of the best bands around!

Suggest the haters go and listen so some whining American country dreck instead... leave the real music to us!
Very overrated. 
Great song. Great album. Great group.
That was a nice segue from Joe Walsh. 
 hencini wrote:
I'm not totally sold on these guys but they turn out a winner from time to time.  
 
That's about right.  I think the drumming might kill them for me, eventually. 
 ottovonb wrote:
Christ....make it stop.

There's like 3 Arcade Fire songs each played 5 times in 4 weeks...not like their so easy to tell apart.

Mewling + POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. 
POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND...

A trained chimp could play that "percussion."

Monotonous cacophohy.

White noise. 

Mercy, please. 

 
A "cacophony" would rarely be monotonous (I'm not sure about a "cacophohy", though), and "white noise" would not have any pounding, or percussion.  I know, it's poetic license - "ironic paradox" and all.  However, it is apparent that you do not care for this band.

Muted, boring, no soul, milk toast.

 

And this is the best RnR can offer in today's world?

 

Egads.

  


 sirdroseph wrote:


Well there is one thing that really stands out; the singer is absolutely the worst singer I have ever heard! That includes my father in the shower!{#Stop}

 

You mean this singer is worst than Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan??



This song makes me get up & dance at work{#Good-vibes}  {#Dancingbanana}
I'm not totally sold on these guys but they turn out a winner from time to time.  






Damnation by faint praise, right? : )
What you think of this version!?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbLXuF6_bxc
Lowlands live 2005  -  mindblowing I remember... 

A lot of listeners complaining to the monotonic drums of AF - I don't know. it's ok for me. The real and big problem is the vocal (IMHO)...


no monkeying around i go ape for this song.
 ottovonb wrote:
Christ....make it stop.

There's like 3 Arcade Fire songs each played 5 times in 4 weeks...not like their so easy to tell apart.

Mewling + POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. 
POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND...

A trained chimp could play that "percussion."

Monotonous cacophohy.

White noise. 

Mercy, please. 

 

I kind of like it.
 ottovonb wrote:
Christ....make it stop.

There's like 3 Arcade Fire songs each played 5 times in 4 weeks...not like their so easy to tell apart.

Mewling + POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. 
POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND...

A trained chimp could play that "percussion."

Monotonous cacophohy.

White noise. 

Mercy, please. 

 
It's nowhere near as tedious as your continual and repetitive Arcade Fire bashing. Your negative comments, often including strange references to Abba, feature under almost every AF song. You don't like AF, fine. Many others do. It's still pretty easy to avoid listening to them.
Pretty fed up with this tune. Repetitive, robodrumming and whiney lyrics. The song is about something important and I'm sure it means well, but I can't listen anymore.  I'm going to the archives.
 tulfan wrote:
I'm not a hater per se but I cannot think of a band where there are so few distinguishing features from song to song...the sameness is overwhelming to me.
 

Well there is one thing that really stands out; the singer is absolutely the worst singer I have ever heard! That includes my father in the shower!{#Stop}
I'm not a hater per se but I cannot think of a band where there are so few distinguishing features from song to song...the sameness is overwhelming to me.
my fav of them, great Memory in a Vinile club Italy, indie  
can't stop dance this song :)

thanks @checco! 
I like it, it's catchy, but I'm gonna burn out on this one quickly if it's played too often.
 buddy wrote:
Brilliant.

 
And again today.....
Brilliant.
Arcade...overplayed...douse the fire. 
 ottovonb wrote:
Christ....make it stop.

There's like 3 Arcade Fire songs each played 5 times in 4 weeks...not like their so easy to tell apart.

Mewling + POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. 
POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND...

A trained chimp could play that "percussion."

Monotonous cacophohy.

White noise. 

Mercy, please. 

 

Get the right trained chimp and maybe it will know the correct "there, their and they're."
snark, snark - use the "PSD" button.
Montreal sound !
thanks !
great band !
 
Christ....make it stop.

There's like 3 Arcade Fire songs each played 5 times in 4 weeks...not like their so easy to tell apart.

Mewling + POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. 
POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND. POUND...

A trained chimp could play that "percussion."

Monotonous cacophohy.

White noise. 

Mercy, please. 
 jackiewelsh wrote:
played 5 times in 4 weeks?!  it's good, but not THAT good.  I think the playlists are getting kinda redundant.
 
The lists may be repetitive, perhaps, for certain songs, but they're not especially redundant.
I just made $1 million dollars off the copy-righted photo posted by C1 below after I published it in my on-line fanzine. It is so awesome I am positive the copy-right is priceless. Thank God, I can now retire from my shitty job.  I wonder if I'll get sued like Bill Maher is getting sued by Donald Trump for proving he is not the son of an orangutan.  {#Ask} {#Shifty}  {#Liar}

  
*Unlawful reproduction of this comment is subject to penalty.  All right reserved.  TM*  
already done so... and it doesn't seem to be enough!!!! {#Dancingbanana} 

dw wrote:
PUMP up the VOLUME! {#Drummer}
 


Their songs all have such great percussion. Simple, but just right.
Not one of Arcade Fire's best . . . a bit boring/repetitive.
surprised this doesn't have a higher rating. this one is anthemic.

Arcade Fire by Holly Erskine
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyerskine/

Arcade Fire at Brixton Academy.
14 March 2007

Copyright All rights reserved



 lemmoth wrote:
These guys started off with a big advantage from my personal perspective - playing live with Bowie. For me, anyone DB finds interesting enough to play with, mention in an interview, cover, cite as an influence has always gotten me going to try them out.

But - I just don't like them much - not a lot of range, in almost every sense, melodically, rythmically, vocally, instrumentation.  In fact the very chameleon like aspects of Bowie's career that I love so much seem to be absent in these guys.

If you disagree, set me straight.
 
They "started off" several years before they performed with David Bowie, and they are (still) on a relatively small, independent record label.  Getting to work with David Bowie is quite a "leg-up" for any band, though.  I'm not sure if their music can evolve as much as his did.
Man, how do you guys hit so many of my FAVORITES ??
Damn, you have good taste !!!    {#Dancingbanana_2}

Turn it up - this one rocks !!!
PUMP up the VOLUME! {#Drummer}
Not so much.
Had enough Arcade Fire. 
Good music, but IMO it doesn't hold up to repeated listens. Robo drumming and other annoyances. 
One of my rare complaints about RP.
Thank heaven for the PSD.  
I think of this:

https://vimeo.com/20089255
a modern classic
 ThePoose wrote:
Gotta love my homies. I grew up in Montreal—as did a lot of great musicians, singers and songwriters. Leonard, for one, take a bow.

 

Not at all looking forward to hearing them take on a Leonard, Joni or Neil Young song, or even a Rush song for that matter.
 Cynaera wrote:

Or not.  Different strokes for different folks!  So, you don't get Arcade Fire.  Maybe you get Gogol Bordello (I don't) or Rush, or Ray LaMontagne.

....{#Mrgreen}
 
Hey now, can we keep Rush outta' this? ;/
 lemmoth wrote:
These guys started off with a big advantage from my personal perspective - playing live with Bowie. For me, anyone DB finds interesting enough to play with, mention in an interview, cover, cite as an influence has always gotten me going to try them out.

But - I just don't like them much - not a lot of range, in almost every sense, melodically, rythmically, vocally, instrumentation.  In fact the very chameleon like aspects of Bowie's career that I love so much seem to be absent in these guys.

If you disagree, set me straight.
 
No, no you are absolutely correct, scared yet us agreeing on so much?{#Lol}
This is a no-brainer.  10
 lemmoth wrote:
These guys started off with a big advantage from my personal perspective - playing live with Bowie. For me, anyone DB finds interesting enough to play with, mention in an interview, cover, cite as an influence has always gotten me going to try them out.

But - I just don't like them much - not a lot of range, in almost every sense, melodically, rythmically, vocally, instrumentation.  In fact the very chameleon like aspects of Bowie's career that I love so much seem to be absent in these guys.

If you disagree, set me straight.
 
Thats why DB chose them as they are as repetetive non inspiring, playing/reciting continuous monotonal drivel as he does... sorry friend but DB is not one of my favourites.



Repetitious droning in my opinion. Everything they do sounds the same. Nice that they throw in the occasional chord change try to find some variability.
{#Bananapiano} every yime you close your eeeeeeyyyyeeesssss 


These guys started off with a big advantage from my personal perspective - playing live with Bowie. For me, anyone DB finds interesting enough to play with, mention in an interview, cover, cite as an influence has always gotten me going to try them out.

But - I just don't like them much - not a lot of range, in almost every sense, melodically, rythmically, vocally, instrumentation.  In fact the very chameleon like aspects of Bowie's career that I love so much seem to be absent in these guys.

If you disagree, set me straight.
{#Stop}
Great song. Oddly enough it remained the only song by Arcade Fire I really like. Rest of the bands repertoire does not touch me at all...
 old_shep wrote:
Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.....
 

Well that would be nice but I just had a few minutes of wild, crazy dancing to this. Everytime it comes on, I gotta stop work and dance.
Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.....
 Martino wrote:
I really gave arcade fire a chance, but i simply don't get it. Saw them live on a festival, didn't help. Sooooo boring, but i see here on Rp it's gets a good rating too. Hope you all enjoy it! Maybe one day i'll get it. ;-)
 

I too tried to give them a chance, but I still don't get it.{#Stupid}
 gosvimmink wrote:

you, sir, have a low threshold for sanity 
 

 Dog_Ear wrote:

Yes but he spells better than you (read/listen carefully)
 
Did you obtain another writing sample of gosvimmink's?  There are no misspellings in his comment, just a lack of appropriate, upper-case letters, while yours lacks punctuation.
 gosvimmink wrote:

you, sir, have a low threshold for sanity 
 
Yes but he spells better than you (read/listen carefully)
 ottovonb wrote:
Abba without Abba's gift for melody.
 

Wow
How the hell do you come up with a Abba & Arcade Fire compairson?
That's like compairing Sinatra to Elton John,,,,

Abba without Abba's gift for melody.
The more I hear this band the more I love them.
Wow.  Possibly one of the most inane songs I've ever heard.  Seriously.
3 —> 2


I like turtles
 
Cynaera wrote:

Or not.  Different strokes for different folks!  So, you don't get Arcade Fire.  Maybe you get Gogol Bordello (I don't) or Rush, or Ray LaMontagne.

Don't worry, kiddo - just relax and enjoy the stuff you DO get - that's what I do...{#Mrgreen}
 


 hkarr wrote:
This song is boring & repetitive ... add the horrible vocals and that leaves pretty much nothing to like.
 
Thank you. Good to know. (Doesn't seem to jibe with the ratings, though.)

This song is boring & repetitive ... add the horrible vocals and that leaves pretty much nothing to like.
Gotta love my homies. I grew up in Montreal—as did a lot of great musicians, singers and songwriters. Leonard, for one, take a bow.

Glee.
The Decemberists and Arcade Fire back to back.  Hummm... I hear that Rick Castle is a fan of both.
Can't wait to see them on the Grammy's.
Nice!
Good chance to use a 5 rating. The song is completely lacking anything to get me excited, but not bad enough to warrant a mute. I don't get the hype about this band. This song will be long forgotten in 15 years.
 Martino wrote:
I really gave arcade fire a chance, but i simply don't get it. Saw them live on a festival, didn't help. Sooooo boring, but i see here on Rp it's gets a good rating too. Hope you all enjoy it! Maybe one day i'll get it. ;-)
 
Or not.  Different strokes for different folks!  So, you don't get Arcade Fire.  Maybe you get Gogol Bordello (I don't) or Rush, or Ray LaMontagne.

Don't worry, kiddo - just relax and enjoy the stuff you DO get - that's what I do...{#Mrgreen}
I really gave arcade fire a chance, but i simply don't get it. Saw them live on a festival, didn't help. Sooooo boring, but i see here on Rp it's gets a good rating too. Hope you all enjoy it! Maybe one day i'll get it. ;-)
OK, it's 0240 in Minneapolis and I'm at work. I just got up from my desk and danced to Rebellion and now I got to do the same to Cannonball!
It's times like this that it is wonderful to work nights-NOOOO one to stop you from having fun!
Fantastic. These guys kind of blow me away.
Great uplifting song - terrific for the morning here in London.
 peacockangel wrote:
Every time you close your eyes
 
Yes, EVERY TIME!