"Everything Now" as written by and Richard Reed Parry Will Butler....
Every inch of sky's got a star
Every inch of skin's got a scar
I guess that you've got everything now
Every inch of space in your head
Is filled up with the things that you read
I guess you've got everything now
And every film that you've ever seen
Fills the spaces up in your dreams
That reminds me

(Everything now
Everything now)

Every inch of road's got a sign
And every boy uses the same line
I pledge allegiance to everything now
Every song that I've ever heard
Is playing at the same time, it's absurd
And it reminds me, we've got everything now
We turn the speakers up till they break
'Cause every time you smile it's a fake!
Stop pretending, you've got

(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I want it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!)
(Everything now!)
Everything now

Every ancient road's got a town
Daddy, how come you're never around?
I miss you, like everything now
Mama, leave the food on the stove
Leave your car in the middle of the road
This happy family with everything now
We turn the speakers up till they break
'Cause every time you smile it's a fake!
Stop pretending, you've got

(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I want it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!)
(Everything now!)

'Til every room in my house is filled with shit I couldn't live without

(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!)
(Everything now!)
Everything now

La La La La La La La
La La La La La La La

Stop pretending, you've got

(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I want it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live
(Everything now!)

And every room in my house is filled with shit I couldn't live without
(Everything now!) I need it
(Everything now!) I can't live without
(Everything now!) I can't live
(Everything now!)
Every inch of space in my heart is filled with something I'll never start

The ashes of everything now
And then you're black again
Can't make it back again
From everything now


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"Everything Now" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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  • +1
    My InterpretationToo much choice. Too much content.

    Not enough connection.

    The anxiety of having everything you could possibly want, but never what you really need.
    jfdon June 23, 2017   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAs seems to be a big theme of this album, this song is about how everything you’ve ever seen/ heard/ experienced shapes your mind. This song sets the stage for the bigger messages later to be found in the album and it ties into all of them so it can’t necessarily be analyzed by itself, but a big part of this song in particular is about being trapped inside the headspace everything you’ve experienced created. Instead of living in the present and just experiencing you become trapped in a loop of wanting more, not feeling content when you have it, gaining that clarity for a moment in those moments of pure openness but then falling back in the trap.

    It’s kind of hole having everything available to you readily has created. Basically everything now is about wanting everything now but never actually appreciating it while being trapped inside your head of everything you’ve experienced. The bookend of the album, everything now continued, is basically when it’s all taken over you again and yet again you are trapped in the headspace trying to get back to that feeling of living, hence the muted dulled tones and the loop back of the whole album.
    Halopendon September 14, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationOk I'll give this a go - this song is about people (specifically young Americans hence the term 'pledge allegiance') never being satisfied with what they have, and in doing so, abandoning the truly important things like family values. Demanding more and more, 'pretending' that they have 'everything' on social media. It's never enough, 'turning speakers up till they break'. They are unfortunately encouraged by all today's crappy music that glorifies this mentality 'every song Ive ever heard is playing at the same time it's absurd'. Much like 'reflektor', 'the sprawl', 'neighborhoods' and many other arcade fire songs, it's a clever condemnation of today's misguided youth.
    imnooneon June 16, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverything has changed for me since this track dropped. It speaks of the vacuity of modern consumerist culture.
    Polidorion July 20, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe more there is to hear, the less we can hear at all.

    This song is called “Everything Now”— it’s the title track and lead single from the album. And it establishes the paradoxical theme that runs throughout the album: that although technology makes life better in some ways, in other ways, it makes things worse.

    The song begins with a short downbeat prelude. We hear front man Win Butler lamenting that there is no way to return home from a condition he calls “Everything Now. ” The lament crescendos into a cacophony of bewildering noise…and then…it explodes into the song’s main musical motif, a catchy dance riff that is reminiscent of old-school, big-production disco, and has been compared especially to ABBA.

    As the song progresses, Butler congratulates us for having everything now. He’s referring to the glut of readily accessible information, entertainment, and shopping options we now have in the digital age. The irony here is that while these things make life better in some ways, they come with their own (perhaps more formidable) problems. For Butler, this overabundance of stimulation ultimately amounts to a whole lot of noise.

    ♪ Every song that I’ve ever heard is playing at the same time, it’s absurd.

    And we realize the cacophonous build-up that occurred between the prelude and the groovy ABBA-like riff. That was the build-up of noise in our digital age. There’s so much information and stimulation out there that we don’t know how to process it all.

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    This is part of a review of "Everything Now" that is available here: whatsthisalbumabout.podbean.com/e/ep-7-everything-now-by-arcade-fire/
    AlbumAboutBobbon October 10, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI saw them perform last night...they began the show with this song and it sounded incredible. I am not one to be starstruck but they walked past me within a few feet as they were leaving the stage and I got completely starstruck and tears fell out of my eyes. Best concert I have ever seen, and I have seen many in my time.
    brokentelephone78on November 05, 2017   Link

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