Listen to “Horn of Plenty” by Arcade Fire


Arcade Fire’s “Horn of Plenty,” is a bit different from what we have previously heard in their “Abraham’s Daughter” track. “Horn of Plenty”  is the song recorded for the score rather than The Hunger Games OST, it’s an instrumental track that’s meant to be the national anthem of The Capitol of Panem. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

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4 thoughts on “Listen to “Horn of Plenty” by Arcade Fire

  1. Love the track (the whole score is excellent, in my opinion) but I really want to get the lyrics to this song. All I can make out is at the beginning the choir sings “The horn of plenty…” so I’d assume the rest of the piece contains actual words.

  2. It’s been bothering me because lately I’ve noticed that many of the guessed lyrics for this song online do not line up with the song. So I scrutinized the track for myself, listening careful to every syllable. And after a long time with the Hunger Games album and an online rhyming dictionary, this is what I heard:

    The horn of plenty, 
    The horn of plenty for us all!
    Panem will raise the call, 
    a nation weaved with hope
    May our nation never fall or burn
    The horn of plenty for us all!

    With all we owe, our blood is like a drum
    Forging we for countless days to come
    The horn of plenty for us all!

    I liked the suggestion of “the horn of plenty overflows” but the lyric there is clearly “for us all” if you listen closely to the vowels and consonants. The chorus was pretty easy after a while. I knew the second line of the final verse was “Forging we for countless days to come” but the first line of the last verse baffled me. But after listening over and over and searching the rhyming dictionary for possibilities, I ended up with the “our blood is like a drum.” Didn’t mean anything to me until I found out that blacksmiths use bake DRUMS to FORGE their work. And I kept hearing the first words of that verse as “We’ll follow…” but I couldn’t get past an extra “ee” vowel right in the middle of follow. So my best guess for that is “With all we owe, our blood is like a drum.”

    So yeah, there’s my guess. Hopefully upon the BluRay release we might find out for certain the real lyrics.

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