Arcs, The - Lake Superior Lyrics




On a stretch of sand, sweet northern breeze
Manitowoc put Avery on the beach
Your alibi, will never do
When the whole town’s got it out for you

Judge fox, the Great Lake stain
Got Superior wanting to pull its own drain
To abandon the shore, where the poor get whipped
And the fat get fatter and the rich stay rich

Where the mice of men are chained and bruised
Where to stand accused is to admit you lose

I wanna know
People outdoor
Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
Insane

My Baby girl
Out in a world
All alone burns a hole in my brain
My brain

I wanna know
People outdoor
Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
Insane

My baby boy
Pride and joy
He’s gonna go out and do the same
Just saying

In the hall of harm disgraceful sounds
Manitowoc knows how to gavel pound
They crack it right and shoot on site
Do you know where your baby is tonite?

The red tide is back again
Old Superior’s new McCarthy clan
Back on the shore, where the poor get whipped

And the fat get fatter and the rich stay rich
Where the mice of men are chained and bruised
Where to stand accused is to admit you lose

[x2]
I wanna know
People outdoor
Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
Insane

My Baby girl
Out in a world
All alone burns a hole in my brain
My brain

I wanna know
People outdoor
Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
Insane

My baby boy
Pride and joy
He’s gonna go out and do the same
Just saying





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Arcs, The Lake Superior Comments
  1. blashuvec

    RIP Richard Swift. LOVE U.

  2. enzo teixeira

    the chorus is soo amazing

  3. Tyler

    Three years later and this song still kicks ass.

    David Hawkes

    It’s superb. Hypnotic. The Arcs might have been short lived but the quality of songs they made!

  4. XANAX

    so good

  5. Rotimi Orimoloye

    Your alibi will never do when the whole town's got it out for yoooooooooouuuuuuu!!!

    😂😂😂😂😂 Love it!

  6. skeemag

    this is the fonz in music form

  7. skeemag

    this is such a cool song, so smooth and chilled

  8. CROCODELIA

    anyone know how to create the sound on 00:10?

  9. indie 00

    The Arcs indie

  10. Vivian Sayavong

    😱👍🏼😭😚😍🥰😀😃😄😁😆😊😌😉🙂🙃☺️🤩🥳🤓😜😝😛🤗🥴🤯🤟👍🏼

  11. Rafael Valentim

    RIP Richard

  12. nillathrilla

    is putting a murderer on an album cover the cool thing to do now a days?

    blertg

    ...did you read the video's description? 'cause, uhh, _the song's about the guy on the cover._

  13. Champagne Sylvie

    LOL This strange head !!! Amazing ;) I love this voice, this song and the atmosphère ;) j'aime la chanson, la voix et l'atmosphère ;) Salut les gens

  14. Chase Postell

    Cool jam 👍

  15. skeemag

    very scooby snackish

  16. Guilherme Lima

    Brazil ? <3

  17. Joshua Tree

    I JUST DISCOVERED THIS HEAT. I can't stop listening!!

  18. themaceface

    One of my favorite Arcs songs. RIP Richard Swift. You were a talented individual with a lot of heart and soul.

    andrew johnson

    Agreed man! Good comment.

  19. mk1vx1000

    Rip Richard

  20. Ale eug jua

    Im waiting for the album... Why Dan always leave a band with a good future?

  21. Alexis Gonzalez

    I know I’m a little late but does anyone know what sort of pedals the guitar might be using in that little solo?

  22. A-DawgLC93

    I don't know why I love this song so much but I play it at least 1nce a day at some point.

  23. Sincy Darling

    The Arcs were in Portland the day before Gary Clark Jr. and i fucking missed them both... 21 and over bs

  24. k marc

    All kidding aside, I have no clue what the lyrics are all about or the case that was the inspiration for this tune, but musically this is just great stuff. For a few minutes I went back in time to the end of the 1960s, started dancing around like we used to do.

    Krispy Kreme

    k marc shut the fuck up

  25. k marc

    Ryan Nordin brought me here.

  26. Daniel Orosco

    when will another album come out? I miss the music

  27. Leonardo Francisco Cavenaghi

    this is a plagiarism from Girl from Ipanema

  28. chema9337

    Que buena rola.

  29. Robert Parsons

    I never knew until WNKU lawd rest their souls. Miss my station...

  30. Hope Roach

    Y'all it took me 6 months to realize that was Steven Avery on the cover

    Hannah Has No Hope

    Hope Roach oof.

  31. FRIED CHICKEN

    To abandon the shore, where the poor get whipped
    And the fat get fatter and the rich stay rich

  32. michael

    why have the arcs got an album called The Molt (2016), but dans not on it ....is it a different band (sounds different)... with the same name, .....thats what I thought but the album is on the arcs catalogue along with, yours deamlily....anyone know what's up????

    Beorn Classified

    michael their just a shitty ripoff band trying to take after the success of dan and Richard

  33. Hannah Latimer

    Anyone know the chords?

  34. Ian Jump

    Such an underrated band

  35. ricardo ramirez

    Holly shit!
    That's the guy from making a murderer.

  36. Combat Addict

    Dan, you are my inspiration.

  37. The Bang Man

    Sounds so much like Mac Demarco...top tune still!

  38. Daniel Steptoe

    these guys are to the black keys what GUM is to tame impala. Reflections of similarities but evolved into a more raw, original and personal sound. Love all 4.

    zaidi zakaria

    whats GUM?

    Daniel Steptoe

    Thanks Alicia. Zaidi GUM is Jay Watson's side project band. Listen to The sky opened up, growin up & anesthetized lesson.

    Gabriele B

    tame ..pond .. gum .. those guys are pretty occupied in doing great music .. damn

    Daniel Steptoe

    haha they're definitely trying some new stuff....pond though... super edgy... might as well go for asteroid galaxy tour (who i also love in my own way)

    Harrison R

    I just don't understand. How is this more raw? To me raw is something like Magic Potion. Am I missing something here?

  39. Stephen Arnold

    delicious for ears

  40. Paulina Gamboa

    I think I just had an eargasm

  41. Alex King

    such a good song ❤️❤️👍🏻

  42. brhacsc 26

    this band it's a fucking piece of glory

    I LOVE THEM!

    Jonny Wenger

    *right click the video .. click loop * thank me later :D

  43. Benjamin

    so fire .. dan auerbach

  44. Mr. Lyons

    Yepp, still jammin🎶

  45. Rebecca MA

    I wish they come to Mexico someday...
    <3

  46. Menasaurusrex

    Golden sound beams

  47. April Alvarez

    angel music

  48. Dethdemarco

    that sparkly ride during the chorus reminds me a lot of mac demarco.

    keeto

    sparkly ride is the perfect way to describe that

  49. Hulir

    Wow que musica , con esta cancion directo a las pleyades.

  50. Bryan P

    great stuff. everything dan puts out is gold...on the ceiling

    Critter

    Huebuehuwhue.... I see what you did there 🌚

    andrew johnson

    hilarious

  51. Elijah Faber

    do they even realize that this happened on Lake Michigan not Lake Superior

    Bret Busakowski

    Thank you! I grew up around the Great Lakes (and so did Dan!!) and thought I was going crazy that no one mentioned this.

    Ian Garrett

    Yeah, manatouak is kinda middle of the lake tbh, im from 20 min south of it. To be fair tho lake superior is a better name than lake Michigan for a song, still confusing tho

    Jessica Gehue

    Maybe they named it superior on purpose bc steven avery was named as a murderer when he was innocent so they named the song after lake superior rather than Michigan to play on that?

  52. roberto

    GENIAL ME GUSTA LA MUSICA NUEVA

  53. he didnt say what i think he did, did he?

    where can i buy this single

  54. Nate Foss

    Is that Roky Erickson on the cover?

    hazeman671

    Steven Avery

    sam stehula

    😂😂😂😂

  55. Vali

    A como me gusta esta canción 🎶
    yo vi el documental en netflix ya hace dos meses..

    Leticia Emilia

    De q documental hablas

  56. Nick Bastian

    Homer Steinweiss is soul.

  57. kalel7100

    aquí casual escuchando a The Arcs ... ;)

  58. V Sen

    Heard this one in SoundCloud. Became a fan.

  59. Kitchen Trout

    The guy on the cover looks like Reggie Ledoux off of True Detective.

  60. Napalm K.

    Manitowoc is on the shore of Lake Michigan not Superior. Just say'n.

  61. Rock Bitches

    Great Tune!! Greetings From Mexico! #RockBitches

  62. xant demonio

    suena en radio doble nueve lima - peru

    Rock Bitches

    +xant demonio y en #RockBitches en Facebook para el mundo!! Saludos desde México!!

  63. Denise McDaniel

    Free Steve and Brendon!

  64. meghan faith

    i'm in love with the things that the arcs write about, such as steven avery. goddamn gold

  65. MrChaosflying

    How does this not have a million views but other garbage music does?

    Symphony Kelly

    Because unfortunately many people listen to that fake upbeat music and don't dig deep to truly find good music.

    Ashton Raymer

    People seem to be more concerned about the image of being "cool" rather than actually thinking for themselves.

    Skatin Alien

    MrChaosflying The media chooses what gets popular that's why

    Aaron Eakins

    thats what i thought

  66. lizerkeanu

    i hear this and i think ''i need to go surfing''.

  67. Jordan Lee

    Ah, the lyrics are so well written! Arcs are definitely my favourite band at the moment

  68. ameliepoulain505

    Reminds me of Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Indigo Jones

    Wracking my brain to figure out what band this reminds me of... Tame Impala wasn't quite working, but UMO hit it right on the nail! They especially remind me of them in "Nature's Child"

    Boomhauer

    It's Nashville's answer to UMO.

  69. Sam Boudreau

    everything they do is incredible

  70. Sarhan Sayeed

    On a stretch of sand, sweet northern breeze
    Manitowoc put Avery on the beach
    Your alibi, will never do
    When the whole town’s got it out for you

    Judge fox, the Great Lake stain
    Got Superior wanting to pull its own drain
    To abandon the shore, where the poor get whipped
    And the fat get fatter and the rich stay rich

    Where the mice of men are chained and bruised
    Where to stand accused is to admit you lose

    [Chorus]
    I wanna know
    People outdoor
    Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
    Insane

    My Baby girl
    Out in a world
    All alone burns a hole in my brain
    My brain

    I wanna know
    People outdoor
    Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
    Insane

    My baby boy
    Pride and joy
    He’s gonna go out and do the same
    Just saying

    [Verse 2]
    In the hall of harm disgraceful sounds
    Manitowoc knows how to gavel pound
    They crack it right and shoot on site
    Do you know where your baby is tonite?

    The red tide is back again
    Old Superior’s new McCarthy clan
    Back on the shore, where the poor get whipped

    And the fat get fatter and the rich stay rich
    Where the mice of men are chained and bruised
    Where to stand accused is to admit you lose

    [Chorus x2]
    I wanna know
    People outdoor
    Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
    Insane

    My Baby girl
    Out in a world
    All alone burns a hole in my brain
    My brain

    I wanna know
    People outdoor
    Ain’t gonna go out and act insane
    Insane

    My baby boy
    Pride and joy
    He’s gonna go out and do the same
    Just saying

    Oliver Hobbs

    you know the lyrics are in the description?

  71. Sofía Alfaro

    wow this song is great

  72. AlexMacIsKING

    Long live The Arcs!

  73. Jessi Molina

    No puedo dejar de escucharla, ¡es asombrosa!

  74. Carlos Pires

    Great tune!!! Again...

  75. André Carlos

    this
    is
    amazing

  76. Samuel Verhoeff

    Earned a new fan here, Avery is innocent, and this song is epic - FACT

    Opossum

    The part about Avery is not fact, the part about the song however, is a fact.

    Noah Pate

    Opossum they tampered with so much evidence he might as well be

  77. CjHellectricBass

    HELLYEAH!

  78. Edwin Munoz

    This shits the shit

  79. Slothsong

    Pure ear love.

  80. XWriter100

    Good song but didn't they take geography? Manitowoc is on Michigan, not Superior. Duh.

    Lauren Elizabeth

    I think they know that, but I like to think of it as they don't mean the actual lake but that the government in Manitowoc think they are superior over everyone. Idk 😂

  81. CJ Vega

    you guys do know Manitowoc is on Lake Michigan and not Lake Superior, right?

  82. Al Nassin

    Dan + Jack Black = the cover's guy

  83. Carmen White

    you know murder goes up when employment is down just a thought

  84. Hilton Lowry

    Whopper tune.

  85. Piotr Drosio

    Super! Greetings from Poland.

  86. Jay Martin

    I need this in my collection !

  87. Irving Díaz

    Come to Mexico

    Rock Bitches

    +Irving Díaz Pero ya!!! jaja, Saludos, checa nuestro Facebook compartimos buena música o pueden sugerirnos bandas #RockBitches https://www.facebook.com/Rock-Bitches-1652786271654527/

    Heather Feather

    No one wants to go to Mexico. Enjoy your swine flu, measles, drug lords, and dirty water. We'll stay here.

    Jerry Mondragon

    +Heather Feather whoa there Heather you'd better calm the fuck down and leave their touring to them you uneducated shit ;)

    Clexiss Urbina

    What do you expect from somebody who likes one direction.

  88. Megan Riley

    Great song, but you know the city the case took place in is on Lake Michigan, right?

  89. Helene

    Love this song!!! <3

  90. Zappa4518 Creations

    Steve Avery and Brendan dassey protest day is Jan 29th.

  91. Jesse Shirley

    Where can I buy?

  92. Jesse Shirley

    Freash, Love it.

  93. Indie lane

    bastante buena para una noche solitaria...

    Clexiss Urbina

    Solitaria?? la cancion es acerca de un hombre condenado a 32 años de prision por violacion.

    Indie lane

    +Clexiss Urbina lo digo solo x el ritmo de la canción take it easy...

  94. Tom Beschta

    I've never posted anything online in my life, but I've had about enough. Just curious as to how much any of you knew about this case before watching the documentary. It would seem typical that a bunch of over-educated, self-indulgent "artists" would jump on the old bandwagon when they have know idea what actually happened with this case. This was a six-week trial with hundreds of pieces of evidence, plus a confession, that the jury based its conviction on. The documentary only mentioned a couple of pieces of evidence. It's over-educated hacks like you and the idiots that put this documentary together that are making life in Wisconsin a real joy lately, being reminded every day of a horrific occurrence. Thanks guys, keep up the good work. P.S., I used to like the Black Keys before you started taking shots at Justin Bieber while pumping out crappy commercial music just like his. Enjoy the millions of dollars, hypocrites.

    Jimmy James

    +Tom Beschta and what makes you an authority on the case? The band like millions of people with Netflix have seen the injustice and in some cases been inspired to do something about it. Bands make music, people make petitions etc. fyi The Black Keys have evolved, where as you have not.

    Tom Beschta

    +Jimmy James I am by no means an authority, just someone who heard the details of the case as it was actually happening. I love freedom of speech, but I wish people would take the time to learn what they are talking about before exercising that right. Speech is one thing. Speech backed up by actual facts is another thing. I think it's great that bands like The Arcs have the ability to write a song like this because that is true freedom. However, maybe if they did a little research into this thing for themselves and didn't base their opinions solely on the limited details in this documentary and the media's coverage of this mess, the song might sound different. And as far as The Black Keys evolving, you are right, they have evolved. They have evolved into mainstream musicians, producing mainstream crap. That is fine by me, plenty of artists do it. Go make your money and keep your mouth shut. But like most artists, they try to cover their cash-grab genre change with the classic "evolving-musician" argument, saying it's only about the music and that what they are doing is better than say, Justin Bieber. That, my friend, is what I don't like. With that I am out of here. It was nice talking to you.

    eatmorecows 54

    +Jimmy James: So is it also right for people to base their views on the attacks on the World Trade Center based solely on Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911? This is another example of a "documentary" written from a biased point of view. I'd like to think +Tom Beschta and myself both being from Wisconsin and having heard about this everyday when the trial was going on and now again continually for the last week plus would have, though both not claiming any complete expertise by any means, an idea of what's going on. If you dig hard enough there can always be something that can be twisted to look like evidence was "planted" or "tampered" with. That's the job of the defense team, create doubt. Plus what generates more money/publicity, a "documentary" about someone rightfully convicted or a one that is full of conspiracy and a wrongful conviction? I just ask that the opinions be based on more than this "documentary".

    waxlez

    crybaby.

    Mitch Bauer

    even if Steven and or Brendan committed the horrific homicide there is clear evidence of corruption, evidence planting, crime lab mistakes, etc... it was a painful series to watch. what's even more painful is that the Halbach family doesn't know for certainty who killed her.

    The truth will come out. it always does. if Law Enforcement that investigated took their time, and took the scope away from Steven, they could have had the opportunity to interview other suspects. And get creditability in evidence, or confession.

    innocent until proven guilty. -the jury did not get all the info....

    He deserves a new trial at least. They've been investigating the case, and how it got so corrupt. but it takes time, years sometimes. he may have done it, it not. Either way, a thorough investigation needs to be completed.

    And, the Wisconsin law enforcement officers aren't all corrupt.. I believe a few are possibly in Manitowoc county. -if he did it, the sheriff's dept prob planted evidence because they were impatient and could not find any. I'm sure pressure was on.... I grew up here, not in Manitowoc CO. thankfully but I've heard some very scary things about the "pillars" of that community.

    BTW_ anyone who watched the doc, you prob turned it off after 7/8 episodes and we're just sick like me.... this is a great song to listen to instead of silence....

    There will be people coming forward, investigations, we'll get the truth eventually. it may take some time..... Have faith in law enforcement, the 99℅have doubts too and keep them awake.... just like any investigation, time is critical and very important.

    if he's guilty he can rot in hell!! if innocent freed immediately, and paid! and justice should be brought to the people responsible..... the family most importantly and Steven deserve that.

    this case (s) is an embarrassment, tragedy... Unfortunately that's how life is... Have hope people...

  95. Vincent Lucchetti

    simply amazing!

  96. arkismontic

    que buen tema. los arcs no defraudan 👌

    Carlos Rosas

    eso mismo pense, el sonido es más completo, más elaborado, aparte el estilo que tienen entre pocho, bluesero y psicodelico es genial, mucho mejor que los keys, me encanta su musica!

    Mitchell Valdes

    +Carlos Rosas yo diría diferente ambos son geniales, los Keys tienen un sonido mas simple, no se que decirte si uno es mejor que el otro

    Carlos Rosas

    claro, son sonidos muy diferentes, los keys son más directos, guitarra, bateria y voz (en teoría). rock blues puro y duro y los arcs son muchisimo más elaborados y me encanta ese estilo rock blues,marichi-pocho que tienen xD

    Rock Bitches

    +Carlos Rosas No se claven tanto en que es mejor, nosotros damos gracias por escuchar buenas propuestas, por cierto pueden checar nuestro Facebook, compartimos diariamente buena música. Saludos!!

    arkismontic

    @rock bitches no spam please

  97. Keenan Meyer

    Love it all.

  98. Travis Yoder

    Steven Avery brought me here