Hen (hue126) wrote in u2,

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Songs of The Day

I'm doing two songs to make up for Sunday because I was out on personal errands with the family.

Song 1 (was slated to be Sunday's "Song of the Day"): "Zooropa" from Zooropa (1993)

Thoughts: N/A because I haven't heard the song.

Song 2 (today's): "City of Blinding Lights" from How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004)

Thoughts: I've heard this song various times along last week and I'll tell you that it still remains one of my favorite tracks from a really strong U2 album. It seems to be a cousin to both "Where The Streets Have No Name" (its epic feeling as well as the slow instrumental build before going into the vocals) and "New York" (I just get the feeling of similarity from both songs). "City of Blinding Lights" seems more majestic than "New York", probably because it's describing a hypothetical city along with more magical lyrics, which seem to describe this really great romance between two people in the middle of this big, beautiful landscape. "New York" is more gritty feeling and driving and urban. "City of Blinding Lights" really soars for me. It's among the best tracks on HTDAAB and belongs right up there with "Miracle Drug", "Sometimes...", "A Man and a Woman", and "Vertigo".

Favorite lyric: I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you've made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?
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