Arcade Fire Still Can't Shake Houston
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Under the overpass In the parking lot we're still waiting It's already past So move your feet from hot pavement And into the grass 'Cause it's already past It's already, already pastFurther evidence came to light when Rocks Off was rooting around for background on the Butlers this morning. For your perusal, we submit "The Woodlands National Anthem":
I guess we'll have to move The neighborhood is onto us
Let's join the little babes Throwin' rocks in front of us
Riding on my bicycle I pass my sister on a bus Let's take the country road before our parents send for us
Trees keep fallin' at my feet I guess it's time ot build a boat Make a raft of our bodies Do you think that it'll float? What I said was not a joke, But you just licked the envelope I'm tired of dating, let's elope But you just licked the envelope
Three cheers for my parents, Lonely failed experiments! Three cheers for my parents, Lonely failed experiments!
Don't you dare blame my parents I'm the only failed experiment Don't you dare blame your parents You're the only failed experiment Don't you dare blame your grandparents Mom's the only failed experiment Don't you dare blame your grandparents Dad's the only failed experiment Don't blame God Just blame God Don't blame God
Jeez, conflicted much? Yes, blame God, not the Friendswood Development Company. At the moment, Arcade Fire is booked for several summer festivals in Canada and Europe. More tour dates should be coming soon, including the rest of North America. Since the Butlers continue to believe that Houston only exists in the past, though, and not as a city with several venues that would be more than happy to book them (and thousands of fans licking their chops to buy tickets), don't get your hopes up on seeing Houston's premier indie expatriates anytime soon.