"Speaking in Tongues" as written by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Jeremy Gara and Richard R Parry....
Hypocrite reader,
My double, my brother
Your daddy really took it out of you
But did he speak it in tongues?
But did he speak it in tongues?

Sneaking out the windows now
You've got the spirit now

Hypocrite reader,
My double, my brother
Where did we lose our way?
It's like we're speaking in tongues
It's like we're speaking in tongues

Sneaking out the windows now

You've got the spirit now
You've got the spirit now
You've got the spirit now

Hypocrite reader,
My double, my brother
Now I can't understand a word
Now you're speaking in tongues
(Speaking in tongues)
Now you're speaking in tongues
(Speaking in tongues)
Now you're speaking in tongues
(Speaking in tongues)
Now you're speaking in tongues
(Speaking in tongues)

Come out of your head
And into my world now
Come out of your head
And into my world, my world, my world now

(Speaking in tongues)


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"Speaking in Tongues" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    General Comment "Hypocrite reader, my double, my brother!" Why, an allusion to one of my favorite lines in Eliot's The Waste Land? Already this song has won over my heart. What a phenomenal band.
    snadwichon May 26, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGood catch on the Wasteland reference! As Eliot and his contemporaries like Yeats were very interested in mysticism and the occult, including automatic writing and speaking in tongues, there's certainly a connection there.

    Also, keep in mind Eliot was himself alluding to the classic Baudelaire poem, "Au Lecteur" ("To the Reader")

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    benjam326on June 02, 2011   Link
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    General Commenta very good song :)
    Fatzerson May 30, 2011   Link

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