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Song Of The Day

Today's Selection is...

"Heartland" from Rattle And Hum.

When I first purchased Rattle and Hum, I skipped over this song on the first listening in favor of other, more popular tunes such as "Desire" and "Angel of Harlem".
I didn’t really know what I was missing until a trip to Arizona found me listening to Rattle and Hum on my CD player. It was morning, and we were somewhere in Missouri. I remember seeing the sun rising over the scenery, and this song was playing on my CD player. It was definitely an amazing moment.

I love this song for its shimmering guitars and Bono’s vocals, and especially at the end of the song, the last “heaaaaaaaaartland!” The last minute of the song alone is amazing.


See the sun rise over her skin
Don't change it
See the sun rise over her skin
Dawn changes everything
Everything
And the delta sun 
Burns bright and violet

Mississippi and the cotton wool heat
Sixty-six a highway speaks
Of deserts dry
Of cool green valleys
Gold and silver mines
Of the shining cities

In this heartland
In this heartland soil
In this heartland
Heaven knows this is our land
Heartland... heartland

See the sun rise over her skin
She feels like water in my hand
Freeway like a river cuts through this land
Into the side of love
Like a burning spear
And the poison rain
Brings a flood of fear
Through the ghost-ranch hills
Death valley waters
In the towers of steel
Belief goes on and on

In this heartland
In this heartland soil
In this heartland
Heaven knows this is our land
Heartland / Sing song, sing song
Heaven knows this is our land
Heartland / Sing song, sing song
Heaven knows this is our...
Heartland / Sing song, sing song
Heartland... heaven's day here in the heartland
Heart... (land)

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