"Keep the Car Running
" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. It is the second single released from the band's second album, Neon Bible in the UK.The single was released on 19 March 2007, on 7" vinyl with the B-side, "Broken Window
". The lyrics of the song describe a man living in an Orwellian society. The man is afraid of death, but as the song progresses it becomes clear that he is afraid not of death, but of being forgotten ('the same place animals go when they die') He sings about keeping the car running, which is to say keep on remembering a time before a dictatorship.