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Riff: Arcade Fire – “Normal Person”

Oct 16, 2013

I’m so confused/Am I a normal person?/You know I can’t tell if I’m a normal person/It’s true, I think I’m cool enough, but am I cruel enough?/Am I cruel enough for you?

from Normal Person lyrics by Arcade Fire

King Talking Head evocative, as Butler may find himself in another part of the world, or in a beautiful house, asking behind AF’s own garage-Funeral searing rock way if he’s cruel enough to be a normal person, a perfect heel-kick on an album called Reflektor, tailing a track about existentialism.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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