"Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" is an alternative rock song by Canadian rock band Arcade Fire. It was the third single released from the band's debut album, Funeral.
The single was released on May 23, 2005, on the Rough Trade Records label. The single peaked at #26 on the UK Singles Chart, and it remained on the chart for two weeks. Arcade Fire won the 2006 Juno Award for "Songwriter of the Year" for "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)", along with two other tracks from Funeral, and the song's music video was nominated "Video of the Year".
The song was written by singer Win Butler and his wife Régine Chassagne along with former Arcade Fire member Josh Deu. The song's lyrics take place in Montreal during the North American ice storm of 1998, which left the city in darkness for over a week. Chassagne was living in Montreal at the time, and her experience gave the two the initial inspiration to write the song.
The lyrics are mostly metaphorical and ambiguous, which has led to speculation as to what message they convey. The lyrics are dark ("Kids are dying out in the snow") and have a theme of hopelessness ("Don't have any dreams / Don't have any plans"). Butler acknowledges that the two used...