Reflektor – Arcade Fire

Watch/Listen here:

I’ve always liked Arcade Fire. Not psychotic love though, as many do. I have to say I’m quite intrigued and liking the first single from the new album.

Lyrics here, more below:
Trapped in a prism
In a prism of light
Alone in the darkness
Darkness of white
We fell in love
Alone on a stage
In the reflective age

Entre la nuit, la nuit et l’aurore
Entre le royaume, des vivants et des morts

If this is heaven
I don’t know what it’s for
If I can’t find you there
I don’t care

I thought I found a way to enter
It’s just a Reflektor
I thought I found the connector
It’s just a Reflektor

The signals we send
Are deflected again
We’re still connected
But are we even friends?

We fell in love when I was nineteen
And I was staring at a screen

Entre le nuit, le nuit et l’aurore
Entre les voyants, les vivants et les morts

If this is heaven
I need something more
Just a place to be alone
Cause you’re my home

I thought I found a way to enter
It’s just a Reflektor
I thought I found the connector
It’s just a Reflektor

It’s just a reflection
Of a reflection
Of a reflection
Of a reflection
Will I see you on the other side?
We all got things to hide

It’s just a reflection
Of a reflection
Of a reflection of a reflection
Will I see you on the other side?
We all got things to hide

Alright, let’s go back

Our song escapes
On neon silver discs
Our love is plastic
We’ll break it to bits

I want to break free
But will they break me?
Down, down, down
Don’t mess around

I thought I found a way to enter
It’s just a Reflektor
I thought I found the connector
It’s just a Reflektor

Thought you would bring me to the ressurector
Turns out it was just a Reflektor
Thought you would bring to me the ressurector
Turns out it was just a Reflektor
Thought you would bring to me the ressurector
Turns out it was just a Reflektor

It’s a Reflektor
It’s just a Reflektor
Just a Reflektor
Will I see you on the other side?

It’s just a Reflektor
Will I see you on the other side?
We all got things to hide
It’s just a Reflektor
Will I see you on the other side?

I had a lot of different initial reactions to this. Some related to relationships. Some a view of the world. Ultimately I think he wrote the words to this as he was looking at a cd. Pondering the connection to people through music, how it happens, what it means.

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