"Wild Honey" from All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
Thoughts: It's so lightweight a song that I swear, it belongs only in the summertime. It seems like a song that you'd play to a picture of two people jumping and running happily in a meadow somewhere with lots of birds chirping and flowers everywhere. Even the lyrics invoke this kind of imagery. This kind of light and bouncy sound and sunny lyricism is a pretty radical departure from the heavier kinds of places that U2 has been. Being that ATYCLB was a comeback album of sorts, it makes a lot of sense that they wouldn't return to the sort of dark, cry-worthy place that How to Dismantle... treads. Other than that, the sound and instrumentation is consistent and adds to the joyous feeling that the song does evoke. I'm either way with this song. There are times when I like it, other times I don't really care for it. I guess those times come because there isn't a whole lot that's memorable about the song. It feels run-of-the-mill.