Hen (hue126) wrote in u2,
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Song of The Day

I realize that it's a little bit of a rush since I only released "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" about 15 hours earlier, but I will try to put these entries around midday Pacific Time from now on to sort of ensure a greater response rate.

Today's selection is

"New Year's Day" from War (1983)

Thoughts: It's epic, anthemic rock the way it's supposed to be. I like the driving, pulsating guitar riffs that seem to separate itself from the main vocals. It takes on a life of its own. It's quite impressive that the song even maintains its head-banging tone despite such dissonance within the instrumentation. As for the lyrics, they seem to be about hope and renewal, which is usually what feelings are elicited around the time of January 1st, but under the surface, the repeated line that "nothing changes" is a sign that Bono doesn't believe renewal is possible. It's a contrast in tone that causes this feeling of uneasiness in regards to the content of the words within the song.
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    If anybody out there is looking for somewhere to chat about U2 now the @U2 forum is gone... this place still exists. :p

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