Sprawl I (Flatland) (2:54)

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From The Suburbs

The Sprawl I (Flatland) Songfacts says: On this minor key piano lamenting change and modernization, frontman Win Butler revisits the town where he grow up. “I took a drive into the sprawl to find the house where we used to stay in,” he recalls. However, Butler fails to locate various childhood haunts that are imprinted on his memory.


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  • glicocalix

    "Cops shone their lights, on the reflectors of our bikes"

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AlCapwnUK

    Never spotted how similar to Pulp's "I Spy" it is - very it turns out

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • willteece

    Possibly my favourite lyric on an album of wonderful, wonderful lyrics: "The cops shone their lights/On the reflectors of our bikes/Said "Do you kids know what time it is?"/Well, sir, it's the first time I felt like something is mine/Like I have something to give". This fucking band, man.

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Dominicanbred

    Sprawl II >>>>>Sprawl I

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • electroextasis

    sprawl I >>>>>>>> sprawl II [4]

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • jaedson_gomes

    sprawl I >>>>>>>> sprawl II [3]

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • EndOfNovember

    sprawl I >>>>>>>> sprawl II [2]

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • mtthwhdl

    Anyone else think that this is WAY too similar to Pulp's "I Spy" for comfort?

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Melieu

    Everytime, it makes me feel a sadness that does not belong to me.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • Arc_Of_Fire

    This song kills me with its beauty.

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MrMostauche

    It's no wonder that you feel so estranged.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • phil_colons

    I'm still waiting for it...

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Alfa-Beta

    Tremendously underrated.

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • manubs

    sprawl I >>>>>>>> sprawl II

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • imbonebroke

    "Well where do you kids live?" Well sir, if you only knew what the answer is worth. Been searching every corner of the earth. - This is so beautiful. This song is so beautiful.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • JeffMec

    My Canadian heroes..... impressing, stunning... as the complete album.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • IcePic

    The voice reminds me on the knife.

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Crim_Rain

    ну совсем как Anathema! сразу и не отличить..

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SirMothy

    this and sprawl II go so well

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • StarlightBega

    Devastating [3]

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
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