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Arcade Fire: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Meaning

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Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) Lyrics

They heard me singing and they told me to stop
Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock
These days my life, I feel it has no purpose
But late at night the feelings swim to the surface

'Cause on the surface the city lights...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2011 !⃝

    I've heard Win talk about a book titled "Mountains Beyond Mountains Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer" by Tracy Kidder, and that is where part of the inspiration of the song comes from.

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