And now we're staring at a screen

from Arcade Fire (Ft. David Bowie) – Reflektor Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The story of how the two fall in love changes from the first verse. Rather than being alone together on a stage, he is now viewing her representation.

This sounds like a quick callback to We Used To Wait, from the band’s previous album. Both songs reflect on how relationships change as technology changes.

And literally speaking, we’re all just staring at screens. Our real life interactions have been replaced by screens like the one you’re using to view this right now…

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