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Arcade Fire — No Cars Go
Album: Neon Bible
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 612









Released: 2007
Length: 5:34
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Hey
Hey

We know a place where no planes go
We know a place where no ships go

Hey
No cars go
Hey
No cars go
Where we know

We know a place no spaceships go
We know a place where no subs go

Hey
No cars go
Hey
No cars go
Where we know

Hey
Hey
Hey, again
No go

Hey
Us kids know
Hey
No cars go
Where we know

Between the click of the light and the start of the dream
Between the click of the light and the start of the dream
Between the click of the light and the start of the dream
Between the click of the light and the start of the dream

I don't want any pushing, and I don't want any shoving
We're gonna do this in an orderly manner
Women and children
Women and children
Women and children, let's go
Old folks, let's go
Babies needing cribs, let's go
Comments (67)add comment
Drop acid & go to the recording studio...bad trip i guess. 3
Gary Numan is indeed Lost without Cars. I see what you did there.
Im  trying to figure them out. The vocals confuse me. The title track is infectious but I think maybe its a little fatiguing.  Shame because I was hoping goth would get a little air time as a result of their success


 subgyro wrote:

And Lumineers.... although they put a big twist on all that by adding the "Ho!"

If memory serves, this was on AF's EP, with considerably less production value...

 
And really...if you're gonna shout "Hey!" ...isn't just proper to finish with a good "Ho!"
Is Phil Spector out of jail?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/24/Go_Dog_Go.jpg/200px-Go_Dog_Go.jpg
This sounds like something you'd hear on AM radio back around 1983.
 coding_to_music wrote:
Looks like they invented the shouted "hey" before
Edward Sharpe
and
Monsters and Men

 
And Lumineers.... although they put a big twist on all that by adding the "Ho!"

If memory serves, this was on AF's EP, with considerably less production value...
So go there and leave me alone.
 swell_sailor wrote:
Awful. Like a kindergarten band only worse. Did they do that Banana Splits song?

 

No way they could have, that song is actually good.{#Lol}
 rdo wrote:


I have decided to stop commenting from my ipad...too many posts that make no sense... I am a bad enough typer to begin with...but get me on an ipad and, sheesh, forget it...

 
That's one of the reasons you'll never get me on an iPad
 coccyx wrote:

yet another example of how smart iPads are

 

I have decided to stop commenting from my ipad...too many posts that make no sense... I am a bad enough typer to begin with...but get me on an ipad and, sheesh, forget it...
 rdo wrote:
good...i would bump to eight but i dont let me on ipad....just an fyi Bill in case you dont know...
 
yet another example of how smart iPads are
No.  I haven't heard anything I like from this band.
{#Motor} do not enter.
I haven't heard something this massively cheesy come out in the 21st century yet.
Awful. Like a kindergarten band only worse. Did they do that Banana Splits song?
good...i would bump to eight but i dont let me on ipad....just an fyi Bill in case you dont know...
ARCADE FIRE !!!   No Cars Go!!  love this song!......     {#Drummer} right now !
Sorry - tired of this one, too...{#Yawn}
 eddyrixhon wrote:
Montreal sound ! yeah ! great band ! good vibes ! thanks RP to play this !
 
 
I just don't understand the appeal of this band.  And I'm an ex-Montrealer ...
white noise.
Montreal sound ! yeah ! great band ! good vibes ! thanks RP to play this !
 
Nice!
No Costco!
 MinMan wrote:
The current trend of shouting repetative cheers within a pop music tune just doesn't work for me... whatever.
 

Is that the one that started, at the latest, in the 1920s (thinking Collegiana here, fwiw)?  Or perhaps
the 1940s Pennsylvania 6-5000.  And continues to this day.  Some are certainly better than others.

As for this song, I'm starting to develop a very strong dislike for it.  6->4.

Pablum comes to mind.

The current trend of shouting repetative cheers within a pop music tune just doesn't work for me... whatever.
 sirdroseph wrote:


Labels are labels; they play music, I think it sucks. I don't really think much deeper than that about music.
 
{#Yes}   Sid, I like that comment.  You don't mind if I call you Sid, do you? 
Love Arcade Fire!  So unique, and talented.  Very gifted band.
Wow...Like this.
 ziggytrix wrote:


Yeah, I wish it were.  It's one of few tracks on Neon Bible that I really like, where on The Suburbs there's only 1 or 2 tracks I don't much care for.
 



I actually like this CD much better than the Suburbs. The Suburbs was kind of a let down.
 mandolin wrote:
...thematically, this kind of belongs on the suburbs, doesn't it?..
 

Yeah, I wish it were.  It's one of few tracks on Neon Bible that I really like, where on The Suburbs there's only 1 or 2 tracks I don't much care for.
 Blastcat900 wrote:
Was the only CD in my car for about a year.
 

Its been on heavy rotation in mine for the past month or so...
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Put me in the camp of people who take a long time to appreciate bands that everyone labels "great," and while some of their music is indeed overwrought, AF certainly deserves much of the love they have been given. So say I.
 
i as well.

i was late to the game with AF. but i'm liking them more and more.
Saw them live, excellent show!!!
 kingart wrote:
Enough Arcade Fire. A good band — but also instantly recognizable on virtually every cut — similar arrangements, robo drumming, the lead singer's voice — and so it becomes tiresome. 
 
That might come from the New Order influence I hear in their music, not a bad thing in moderation
 coding_to_music wrote:
Looks like they invented the shouted "hey" before
Edward Sharpe
and
Monsters and Men
 
Now that you mention it, the whole intro to Little Talks sort of sounds like this tune too. Great catch! This song's awesome too by the way.
Put me in the camp of people who take a long time to appreciate bands that everyone labels "great," and while some of their music is indeed overwrought, AF certainly deserves much of the love they have been given.

So say I.
 eroz wrote:
This is such a great song on all levels.
 
   {#Yes}


Looks like they invented the shouted "hey" before
Edward Sharpe
and
Monsters and Men
Enough Arcade Fire. A good band — but also instantly recognizable on virtually every cut — similar arrangements, robo drumming, the lead singer's voice — and so it becomes tiresome. 
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yeah I'm not going to argue good/bad but you seem to think this is a major corporate schlock band when they're anything but. They're still on Merge, fer chrissakes.
 

Labels are labels; they play music, I think it sucks. I don't really think much deeper than that about music.
Was the only CD in my car for about a year.
This is such a great song on all levels.
I find myself liking the rhythm section of AF and hating the melodies - they seem so uninspired generally... Not sure what my problem is...
A little too Monsters-And-Men for my tastes.
I love the instrumental after 'between the click of the light and the start of the dream'. Solid 8, almost a 9.
Stop dogs Stop!  The light is red.
Go dogs go!  It's green ahead! {#Tongue}

 
kcar wrote:

Absolutely loved this book as a kid. I forgot about it for a decade and then started jonesing for it...but I'd forgotten the title! I asked children's librarians and bookstore owners, but no one had heard of a book about dogs driving in cars and living in trees. I could not believe their ignorance of this masterpiece. 

And then one day I started babbling about this Lost Chord while working at a think-tank in DC and one of the internresponded, "Oh, you mean 'Go Dog Go!'" 

That moment of revelation may not have been the high point of working at that place, but it was pretty damned close. Promptly went out to the nearest bookstore and bought a copy—still have it. 
 


 to_the_eleven wrote:
 
Absolutely loved this book as a kid. I forgot about it for a decade and then started jonesing for it...but I'd forgotten the title! I asked children's librarians and bookstore owners, but no one had heard of a book about dogs driving in cars and living in trees. I could not believe their ignorance of this masterpiece. 

And then one day I started babbling about this Lost Chord while working at a think-tank in DC and one of the internresponded, "Oh, you mean 'Go Dog Go!'" 

That moment of revelation may not have been the high point of working at that place, but it was pretty damned close. Promptly went out to the nearest bookstore and bought a copy—still have it. 


yes - way to bring it - keep up the momentum - plzzzz
 
 gandalfbmg wrote:


+1 Scott...

And not to brag, but a friend of mine from high school works at Merge now.
 
Excellent. I have to go visit that area someday. Friend of mine was at Yep Roc for a decade or so but now is booking bands for a club in Durham.
 to_the_eleven wrote:
  
Dang! Beat me to it. 


 mandolin wrote:
...thematically, this kind of belongs on the suburbs, doesn't it?..
 
Yeah, it does.  It's kinda a precursor to their more concept album.  Urban\suburban isolation is an ongoing theme for these guys.  Kinda ironic really, considering their hipster style of dress and presentation.  That being said, I'm a big fan of AF and completely get their point.


 Very Pixies!   I like it!


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yeah I'm not going to argue good/bad but you seem to think this is a major corporate schlock band when they're anything but. They're still on Merge, fer chrissakes.
 

+1 Scott...

And not to brag, but a friend of mine from high school works at Merge now.

 sirdroseph wrote:
I would love it if they went away; at least from here anyway. They can play them all they want on clear channel kiddie stations where there are more commercials and sound effects than music, that is where they belong.
 
Yeah I'm not going to argue good/bad but you seem to think this is a major corporate schlock band when they're anything but. They're still on Merge, fer chrissakes.
 scruffystevie wrote:
Little babies!  Let's go!
 
You know what I hate?  Big babies!  Nothing worse than a giant baby.

 
Little babies!  Let's go!
I would love it if they went away; at least from here anyway. They can play them all they want on clear channel kiddie stations where there are more commercials and sound effects than music, that is where they belong.
This song is so exciting, always manages to make me mourn the end ... Seriously, it's the best song from Arcade Fire
...thematically, this kind of belongs on the suburbs, doesn't it?..
Not a fan.
...just primal!..
I must have missed it, cause I rated it a 6 before and now it's a 8 !
Wow, love this track.  Played it to death on my ipod for awhile ... nice to hear it again!
I love this track, some people might have missed it on the first Arcade Fire EP, it's good to see it revisited. There's a sort of Talkingheads feeling to this band and I think this song is a prime example of that.