Jul 10, 2008

I'll Believe In Anything (Live)-Wolf Parade



Yes, more video. From the same show. This epic of epic songs performed in the encore. It segues into "Fancy Claps", but the video unfortunately ends before that hurricane of a song completes. But we bagged the beast, the giant, THE song.

I was fortunate enough to first hear "I'll Believe In Anything" in a live situation. In Vancouver in 2005. It hit me like a hurricane that day and I love it more and more with every listen since. That opening synth line is like the sweetest of honey, before the drums hit with the force of an earthquake, counting time like a metronome. Then the guitars sweep across my body as they sing to me with a beautiful force, wrapping themselves around my willing ears. Then Spencer sings. The most beautiful love song ever written. Yes, I believe it is a love song. Some one very close to me thinks so too. It is one person giving themselves totally to another person. It is 'not giving a damn'. It is 'sharing a life'. It is the most glorious line I have heard. 'Give me your eyes, I need sunshine'. Oh my. All the while wrapped up in a majestic melody and glorious rolling guitar lines and humming keyboards. All coming to a head at 2.22, when the whole thing comes tumbling down. Exploding, imploding, revolutionizing, crashing, surprising. Into a chasm of joy, a rampage of happiness, a rush of pure and utter bliss. Bliss, bliss, bliss. Skin gets tender, hairs stand to attention, hearts flutter that little harder, mouths expand, giving way to smiles and smiles. Smiles of the knowing, smiles of the eternally content. Yes, smiles of people knowing that music can never, ever sound any better. Yes, finest song ever. I just said that.

Give me your eyes, I need sunshine
Give me your eyes, I need sunshine
Your blood, your bones, your voice, and your ghost

We’ve both been
A very brave
Walk around with both legs
Fight the, the scary day
We both pulled the tricks out of our sleeves
I’ll believe in anything and
You’ll believe in anything
I Said
I’ll believe in anything and
You’ll believe in anything

If I could get the fire out from the wire
I’d share a life and you’d share a life
If I could take the fire out from the wire
I’d share a life and you’d share a life
If I could take the fire out from the wire
I’d take you where nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn
I said nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn

And I could take another hit for you
And I could take away the trips from you
And I could take away the salt from your eyes
Take away skin and salt in you
And I could give you my apologies
By handing over my neologies
And I could take away your shaky knees
And I could give you all the olive trees
And look at the trees and look at my face and look at a place far away from here

So give me your eyes, I need sunshine
Give me your eyes, I need sunshine
Your blood, your bones, your voice, and your ghost
We’ve both been very brave
Walk around with both legs
Fight the, the scary day
We both pulled the tricks out of our sleeves
But I’ll believe in anything and
You’ll believe in anything

If I could take the fire out from the wire
I’d share a life and you’d share a life
If I could take the fire out from the wire
I’d share a life and you’d share a life
If I could take the fire out from the wire
I’d take you where nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn
I said nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn

I said nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn either way
About your blood, your bones, your voice, and your ghost
Because nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn either way
You know I’ll believe in anything and
You’ll believe in anything
Because nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn either way

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