There were  some conditions: Orpheus had to go first — and he could not look behind him. Arcade Fire "It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)": Hey, Orpheus! Then, recalling the tale of the goddess Persephone — a woman who was brought to the underworld but was allowed to leave for part of each year because her mother pleaded with Hades — Orpheus decided to get Eurydice back himself. Orpheus and Eurydice in the Averno, by Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826), terracotta. [youtube=], More recently, the band Belle & Sebastian used the exhortation “don’t look back” in a 1996 song…but their point of reference is obvious, since the song is called “Like Dylan In the Movies.”, [youtube=]. [CDATA[ Italy, 19th Century. It's Never Over (Hey Orpheus) Lyrics: Hey, Orpheus! I'm behind you Don't turn around I can find you Just wait until it's over Wait until... Arcade Fire - It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus) Lyrics | Two songs, “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)” and “It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus),” reference the Orpheus myth. Follow @genius The album’s cover art is a close-up of Auguste Rodin’s 1893 sculpture “Orpheus and Eurydice,” currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s already been getting lots of attention for its Haitian influences — but there’s another obvious source of inspiration that the band highlights on the album. The first of the two Arcade Fire songs that directly reference the myth, “Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice),” doesn’t have much within the lyrics to draw a parallel  to the original story. During the party, a guest got drunk and tried to have his way with Eurydice. His most famous story begins on the day of his wedding to the nymph Eurydice. The band's new album 'Reflektor' draws on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Arcade Fire is known for music and lyrics that make listeners think, drawing on deep ideas expressed in multiple languages. All rights reserved. //]]>. He traveled to the underworld with the idea of singing a song for Persephone and Hades to help his cause. "http":"https";t.getElementById(r)||(n=t.createElement(e),,n.src=i+"://",s.parentNode.insertBefore(n,s))}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); [])), +((!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+[])+(+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]-(!![]))+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])-[])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]))/+((!+[]+(!![])-[]+[])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(+!![])+(!+[]-(!![]))+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![])+(+!![])+(+!![])+(!+[]+(!![])+!![]+!![]+!![]+!![]+!! Arcade Fire Glastonbury 2014 - It's Never Over (Hey Orpheus) [])). So, in case you’re a little rusty on your Greek mythology, here’s Orpheus, for your song-intrepretation pleasure: Orpheus is known as the greatest musician in all of Greek mythology, taught to sing by Apollo himself, and is associated with — and symbolized by — the lyre. Orpheus and Eurydice in the Averno, by Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826), terracotta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our browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. In Bird’s song “Orpheo Looks Back” he sings “They say you don’t look / ‘Cause it’ll disappear”: [youtube=]. In discussing the title of the legendary 1967 Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, director D.A. She & Him, for example, mention the story in their song “Don’t Look Back”: “Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone / But I never had yours.”, [youtube=].