SNL Transcripts: Rainn Wilson: 02/24/07: Arcade Fire performs “Keep the Car Running”



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  Season 32: Episode 14



06n: Rainn Wilson / Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire performs “Keep the Car Running”

…..Rainn Wilson
…..Arcade Fire

Rainn Wilson: Once again, Arcade Fire!

Arcade Fire: [ singing ]“Every night my dream’s the same
Same old city with a different name
Men are coming to take me away
I don’t know why, but I know I can’t stay.

There’s a weight that’s pressing down
Late at night you can hear the sound
Even the noise you make when you sleep
Can’t swim across a river so deep
They know my name ’cause I told it to them
But they don’t know where and they don’t know
When it’s coming, when it’s coming.

There’s a fear I keep so deep
Knew its name since before I could speak
Aaaaah, aaaaah, aaaaah, aaaaah
They know my name ’cause I told it to them
But they don’t know where and they don’t know
When it’s coming, oh when but it’s coming.

Keep the car running.

If some night I don’t come home
Please don’t think I’ve left you alone
The same place animals go when they die
You can’t climb across a mountain so high
The same city where I go when I sleep
You can’t swim across a river so deep
They know my name ’cause I told it to them
But they don’t know where
And they don’t know
When it’s coming, oh when is it coming?

Keep the car running
Keep the car running
Keep the car running.”

(applause)

Submitted by: Dirk Noel

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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