"Intervention (Original version)" as written by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury, Richard R Parry, William Butler and Jeremy Gara....
The king's taken back the throne
The useless seed was sown
When they say they're cutting off the phone
Then tell 'em you're not home

No place to hide
You'll find there's a soldier on their side
You're still a soldier in your mind
But nothing's on the line

You say it's money that we need
As if we're the only mouths to feed
I know that no matter what you say
There are some debts we never pay

Working for the church while your family dies
You take what they give you
And you keep it inside
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

I can taste the fear
Lift me up and take me out of here
Don't want to fight, don't want to die
Just want to hear you cry

Who's gonna throw the very first stone
Oh, who's gonna re set the bone
Walking with your hand in a sling
Wanna hear the soldier sing

Working for the church while my family dies
You're little baby sister's gonna lose her mind
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

I can taste your fear
It's gonna lift you up and take you out of here
If the bone shot never heals
I cannot make him yield

You can't find me now
But they're gonna get their money back somehow
And when you finally disappear
We'll just say you were never here

Been working for the church while your life falls apart
They're singing hallelujah when defeating your heart
Every spark of friendship and love will die without a home
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone
Hear the soldier groan we'll got it at alone

Lyrics submitted by fursoftasfur

"Intervention" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    General CommentI love how the same song sounds completely different here. This seems more reflective, even the way he sings it, almost like an old man...
    DismalAbysmalon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentok someone let me know...is it 'all quiet and alone' or 'i'll go at it alone' or something similar? i CANNOT tell!
    fursoftasfuron January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics seem wrong to me.

    but this song is absolutely amazing, chilling.
    mixedtapeon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is the ORIGINAL VERSION. from the kcrw radio recording.
    i personally love this way more than the NB one.
    newkickson May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me...this song has a biblical refrence to Moses. It also speaks of the plagues. anyone else get this?
    jayfowenson July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt the concert, Win Butler said this song was about a former governer in the state where he and his brother are from.
    erinpycioron September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHa, is this the one where, at the end, some guy goes, "If that din't getcher somewhere special, I feel sorry for ya."
    clockwriston October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the album version is a far better developed version of this song, although the original recording sounds great in its raw state. I suppose they're really like two different songs.
    dthetreeon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me the chills. Seriously, I get goosebumps. In my mind, I see the story of a broken soldier who is trying to take care of a family, his soul, and fight a war at the same time. He is failing at all three, and is losing hope. That is sort of my take on it. So tell me what you think of the song because i love hearing different and deeper perspectives than mine.
    FauxFox19on November 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like this version better than the album one.
    affy_tappleon March 04, 2008   Link

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