Arcade Fire in The Suburbs

Canadian band Arcade Fire has teamed up with film director Spike Jonze to create “The Suburbs”, a music video shot in Austin, Texas. The promo features a group of bored teenagers riding bikes and shooting off BB guns, before becoming separated by suburban warfare. Arcade Fire members Win Butler and Régine Chassagne make cameo appearances as police deputies.

Arcade Fire The Suburbs music video


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Credits

Filming was shot by director Spike Jonze via MJZ with director of photography Greig Fraser and producer Vince Landay. Post production was done at Final Cut by editors Jeff Buchanan and Patrick Colman, and sound designer/mixer T. Terressa Tate.

Lyrics

In the suburbs I
I learned to drive
And you told me we’d never survive
Grab your mother’s keys we’re leaving

You always seemed so sure
That one day we’d be fighting
In a suburban war
Your part of town against mine
I saw you standing on the opposite shore
But by the time the first bombs fell
We were already bored
We were already, already bored

Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling again

The kids want to be so hard
But in my dreams we’re still screaming and running through the yard
When all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall
And all of the houses they build in the seventies finally fall
Meant nothing at all?
Meant nothing at all
It meant nothing

Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling and into the night

So can you understand
Why I want a daughter while I’m still young?
I want to hold her hand
And show her some beauty
Before all this damage is done

But if it’s too much to ask, if it’s too much to ask
Then send me a son

Under the overpass
In the parking lot we’re still waiting
It’s already past
So move your feet from hot pavement and into the grass
‘Cause it’s already past
It’s already, already past

Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling
Sometimes I can’t believe it
I’m moving past the feeling again

I’m moving past the feeling
I’m moving past the feeling

In my dreams we’re still screaming
We’re still screaming
We’re still screaming

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