"Oh You, Old Thing" as written by and Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson....
Oh you, old thing
Still got vibrations in your streets
Then you move me to come down from the chandelier
I have been watching you from

Bonsoir, bonsoir ma ville
I'm gonna leave you now in the arms of babes
I've got a new way to live
Through the storms you're so famous for
That's the sound of some new rocket upon the door

Who's gonna steam up all your dance halls
Who'll put your lilies in a vase
When all the good men have had all their daughters and
All the other men have fallen in with daisies
Well I don't wanna be the last one standing
I don't wanna reach the bitter end
As much as I have always loved your dancing
I hate the sounds that come from crowds that just don't get my moves

From here in the sky, I see your rows of lights as a violent web
I will miss the way I got caught up in you

Oh you, old thing
I'm gonna leave you now in the arms of babes
I got a new way to live
In the storm
In the storm
In the storm


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"Oh You, Old Thing" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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    General CommentI believe its "bonsoir ma belle" meaning Good evening my lovely
    neonmouseon June 05, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe this song is about Montreal as the band is moving back BC.
    myballetflatson June 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is to the sun or maybe the earth, near the end of days on earth,
    "when all the good men have had all their daughters, and (no more humans reproducing)
    all the other men have fallen in with daises? (died, decomposed in the ground)
    I don’t want to be the last one standing, (lonely apocalypse)
    I don’t want to reach the bitter end.

    There will be no one to steam up dancehalls, and no one to put the earths flowers in vases

    He is leaving earth's atmosphere in a rocket to live in a space colony
    "I’ve got a new way to live through the storms you’re so famous for (weather or natural disaster on Earth)
    Oh, that’s the sound of some new rocket upon the door" (advances in technology/living in space to escape)

    looking from space at the sun thinking,
    "From here, in the sky,
    I see rows of lights as as violent web.
    And I will miss the way I got caught up in you."

    Maybe its a stretch but its cool imagery to think about pared with the sweet sounds of wolf parade
    taylor4478on March 06, 2012   Link

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