Day 4: You and Whose Army?

Amnesiac (2001)

You know those stories of the quiet kids who get beat up, but then they summon this inner rage that allows them to vanquish their enemies? I used to love those stories. Having been born with an insurmountable predisposition toward passiveness, I loved the thought of one day being able to have the upper hand on my antagonizers (though, hopefully in a feel-good way, like curing cancer). This song is one of those stories. Beginning, literally, with an inhale, the quiet, echoing voice makes a host of passive-aggressive threats and, with the help of rousing piano and rising drums, the voice triumphs, washing over everything.

Notable lyric: We ride tonight / we ride tonight / ghost horses / ghost horses

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