SNL Transcripts: Rainn Wilson: 02/24/07: Arcade Fire performs “Intervention”



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  Season 32: Episode 14





06n: Rainn Wilson / Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire performs “Intervention”

…..Rainn Wilson
…..Arcade Fire

Rainn Wilson: Ladies and gentlemen, Arcade Fire!

Arcade Fire: [ singing ]“The king’s taken back the throne
The useless seed is sown
When they say they’re cutting off the phone
I tell ’em you’re not home.

No place to hide
You were fighting as a soldier on their side
You’re still a soldier in your mind
Though nothing’s on the line.

You say it’s money that we need
As if we’re only mouths to feed
I know no matter what you say
There are some debts you’ll never pay.

Working for the Church while your family dies
You take what they give you and you keep it inside
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the solider groan, “We’ll go at it alone.”

I can taste the fear
Lift me up and take me out of here
Don’t wanna fight, don’t wanna die
Just wanna hear you cry.

Who’s gonna throw the very first stone?
Oh! Who’s gonna reset the bone?
Walking with your head in a sling
Wanna hear the solider sing:
“Been working for the Church while my family dies
Your little baby sister’s gonna lose her mind
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home.”
Hear the soldier groan, “We’ll go at it alone.

I can taste your fear
It’s gonna lift you up and take you out of here
And the bone shall never heal
I care not if you kneel.

We can’t find you now
But they’re gonna get the money back somehow
And when you finally disappear
Wishing you were never here.

(Win Butler begins to break guitar strings)

Working for the church while your life falls apart
Singing halleluiah with the fear in your heart
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the solider groan, “We’ll go at it alone.”
Hear the solider groan, “We’ll go at it alone.””

(Butler smashes his guitar against the stage, as the audience applauds and the show fades)

Submitted by: Dirk Noel

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