Thursday, January 29, 2009

Arcade Fire - "Lenin" from "Dark Was The Night" Compilation

Arcade Fire via Stereogum are a part of the Dark Was the Night compilation that was curated by the National.  It will be available on 2/17/09.  Hear it by clicking the link above.  The lyrics are below.  

When Lenin was little
All the birds in the forest were singin’ “Man, this is it!”
But now that he’s older
All the sailors in the heaver are screamin’ “Abandon Ship!”

I know it can’t be right
I know it can’t be right
But I just smile instead
of repeating what I said
In my head

When Lenin was little
dressed up like a vampire on All-Hallow’s Eve
All the saints up in heaven
Were look down at the leaves fallin’ from the trees
I know it can’t be right…

Daddy, Daddy, please save the world from the government
Daddy, Daddy, please save my sould from my own judgement
Daddy, Daddy, please send me a heart that isn’t made of cement
‘cause the money’s all been spent
the money’s all been spent

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