The first time I heard this song was in October of 2007. I’d heard the news that my step-brother was found hanging from a tree, alone in the wilderness of Idaho that morning. I wasn’t particularly close to my step-brother but, still, the news cut deep. I was living in Spokane at the time and walked to work. It was a 45 minute walk and I’d just bought the latest Interpol album: Our Love To Admire. I thought I’d listen to it on my way to work. The song, Pioneer to the Falls came on and there was something about the haunting lyrics coupled with the suicide of my step-brother that brought me to a sobbing mess of tears before I made it to work.
I love this song, though it doesn’t make me cry like it once did. I just think it is an incredibly beautiful song with beautiful lyrics. It evokes a story in my soul that I can’t quite suss out completely. It is a story from a dream that is there but not quite there at the same time.
I randomly grabbed this video off of Youtube and I love it. It is comprised of scenes from one of my favorite films: Once Upon A Time In The West.
4 thoughts on “Pioneer to the falls”
Moving story! This song always gives me goose bumps. I saw the band play live once at a festival and they opened their set with this song. It was very overwhelming….
This song always gives me goosebumps too. It would’ve been cool to see them play this live! My friend went to see them play in Portland once but apparently they had to cancel the because the lead singer was too high.
Well, that sucks! I really liked them as a live band. Not sure if they are still together and touring btw.
I was wondering about that -whether they were still together. I really like them a lot. would’ve been nice to see them live.