Now you're knocking at my door
Saying "please come out" against the night
But I would rather be alone
Than pretend I feel alright

from Arcade Fire – Ready To Start Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

These friends who are questioning the bands credibility don’t sound like good friends after all. They sound jealous, maybe, because true friends are happy for each other. They continue to knock at Arcade Fire’s proverbial door and ask for forgiveness or for a return to their indie roots, but the band wants nothing to do with this flip-flopping.

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