Try, try, try to arrange me
But there’s no romance in my blood
Try, try, you’ll never persuade me
My only tears fall with the rain
My father had a dozen wives and a child by every one
I am from, ummmm, about #5
So don’t expect me to stay with anyone
My mother never takes a break from her pining after furniture
Every moment on her feet is torture
And I share her love of wine and cake
And taking advantage of amateurs, whee!
“This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)”
“Steph, the projectionist, played ‘Naive Melody’ [by Talking Heads] for me three years ago and I flipped out. Final Fantasy covered it at least three times. The last time I played it was September 20, 2004, at the
Deep Dark United CD release show at the Tranzac in Toronto.
“The summer beforehand, Win stayed at Patrick’s house and I played him the song. Me and Patrick went out for some groceries, when we came back, he was playing it on guitar. Shortly afterward, Arcade Fire started playing it live.
“There was a double bill of Les Mouches and Arcade Fire in 2004, on June 24, at Lee’s Palace. I played violin with Arcade Fire after the Les Mouches set. We ran through a few songs beforehand, and one of them was ‘Naive Melody’. Me and Sara came up with an un-Talking Heads line at the end of the song, which you can hear us playing on the 7" recording [Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)] almost a year later.
“However, not knowing the Arcade Fire version of the song would ever be recorded, I co-opted that violin line in the recording of
Has A Good Home. You can hear it at the end of ‘Furniture’.
“‘Furniture’ is, thus, a mishmash/ripoff of all three versions of ‘Naive Melody’. Note the Tina Weymouth bassline, and the violin line sounding exactly like the opening keyboard line. Total rip-off.”