"It's a Curse" as written by and Spencer Kyle Krug Dan Boeckner....
Just the other night
Body twisted in a pattern
You know they stare at the light
They are too dead but the body don't mind

Oh oh oh

You know a neutral sky
And nothing to do at night
Little highway lights
They shine

From the top of the mountain
To the rock and sand
Drive a dead farther west
Til they ran out of land
We walked five whole minutes
To the dark edge of town
Took a long look at nothing
And turned back around

Oh oh oh

You know the neutral sky
And nothing to do at night
Little highway lights
They shine

From the top of the mountain
To the rock and sand
Drive a dead farther west
Til they ran out of land
We walked five whole minutes
To the dark edge of town
Took a long look at nothing
And turned back around


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"It's a Curse" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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    General Commenti think this ones about human obstruction, how in living we (humans) must make room for ourselves to grow and expand as we do and with it weve taken away a night sky and replaced it with a thousand highway lights. As the earth had the sky, we have the highways... makes me cringe a bit too.
    soundandfuryon January 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFirst let me say this is one of my all-time favorite songs, but you're reading waaay too much into the lyrics. Many of the Wolf Parade songs have deeper meanings and deal with ghosts and the dead and whatnot...but this is not one of them. Some of the "dead" lyrics imho are incorrect, as in "the EYES are dead, but the body don't mind".

    "drive west until we ran out of land"

    "We walked five whole minutes
    To the dark edge of town
    Took a long look at nothing
    And turned back around"

    Now what activity can you do whilst both driving and walking to the dark edge of town? And why would you look at nothing and turn back around?

    Exactly. So smoke 'em if you got 'em.
    jameson p.on August 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I can't believe nobody has commented on this song yet. I think it's great, probably one of my favorite Wolf Parade songs. It's just so damn catchy.
    electricityscapeon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Just the other night
    Body twisted in a pattern
    You know they stare at the light
    They are too dead but the body don't mind"

    I think the "they are too dead" part is talking about people who are kind of mentally or spiritually drifting through life just going through the motions and never really being happy.

    You know a neutral sky
    And nothing to do at night
    Little highway lights
    They shine

    Then the neutral sky part is talking about life being neautral with nothing good ever happening and the highway lights I think, symbolize hope or something positive like that.

    From the top of the mountain
    To the rock and sand
    Drive a dead farther west
    Til they ran out of land
    We walked five whole minutes
    To the dark edge of town
    Took a long look at nothing
    And turned back around

    Then I think that part is about not being able to find happiness and just going back to having a mediocre boring life. It's kind of late so I hope that made some sense. :\
    positive_tensionon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlittle highway lights reminds me of that one arcade fire song.... headlights look like diamonds. actually it reminds me of in the backseat to.....


    while i completely agree with what positive tension is saying i find some irony that the sky is neutral and the highway lights shine. It's sort of like saying how we've taken the stars from the sky (by polluting the air) and though we've made our own new night lights it's really just the same as when the light came from stars. That was really badly explained, but I hope you have some idea of what i mean.
    smunchy pbon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is good.
    Cool Cozon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's obviously about a zombie attack, you guys. I love this song, and it took me forever to find the accurate lyrics (these are missing some), but come on! It's obvious :) Though I'm sure there's something deeper, it just seems to fit soooo nicely.
    maenadwineon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmeanadwine has a good point

    this song geves me the creeps
    rodrigo_on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmeanadwine has a good point

    this song geves me the creeps
    rodrigo_on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, personally, I think maybe it's just about society

    "From the top of the mountain
    To the rock and sand
    Drive a dead farther west
    Til they ran out of land
    We walked five whole minutes
    To the dark edge of town
    Took a long look at nothing
    And turned back around"

    As in, from the top of the society-chain or whatever to the bottom, and if you take a road less traveled, where no one knows, you can keep going but you'll find nothing. Actually, I have no idea. Maybe it's zombies.
    thecuremusicon September 02, 2006   Link

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