plawesome (zoostation) wrote in u2,

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Song of the Day

Until the original poster can come back...

Today's Selection is...

"Mofo" from Pop.

This song is an attention grabber. I can see why people might call Pop their weak album, because it's really not for everybody. But those who do get it get to see a completely new side of U2. I love this song and it's trance-y club feel to it. I'm not sure exactly what the lyrics are supposed to mean but I read one theory that Bono wrote this to his deceased mother.
I like to drive fast when this song plays in my car radio. Like I'm in the Matrix or something.
Bono's vocals are great with the high pitched notes in "motherrrr!" and that same riff over and over again is extremely hypnotic.
Side note: This song was originally titled MRFR short for motherf*cker. Mofo sounds better, I think.

Lookin' for to save my, save my soul
Lookin' in the places where no flowers grow.
Lookin' for to fill that God-shaped hole
Mother, mother-suckin' rock an'roll.

Holy dunc, space junk cominí in for the splash
White dopes on punk staring into the flash.
Lookin' for the baby Jesus under the trash
Mother, mother-suckin' rock an' roll.
Mother. (scat singing)

Mother, am I still your son?
You know I've waited for so long
To hear you say so.

Mother, you left and made me someone.
Now I'm still a child, but no one tells me no.

Lookin' for a sound that's gonna drown out the world.
Lookin' for the father of my two little girls.
Got the swing, got the sway, got my straw in lemonade.
Still lookin' for the face I had before the world was made.
Mother, mother-suckin' rock an' roll

Soothe me, mother
Rule me, father
Move me, brother
Woo me, sister.

Soothe me, mother
Rule me, father
Show me, mother
Show me, mother.

Show me, mother
Show me, mother
Show me, mother
Show me, mother.

Did I do alright?
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