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June 7th, 2005

Song of the Day @ 08:53 am

zoostation:
I'm currently feelin: satisfied satisfied
I'm currently hearin: Sunday Bloody Sunday - u2

Today's Selection is...

"Sunday Bloody Sunday" from War


Quite possibly the best anti-war song ever written. It sticks in your head like honey and makes you repeat the infamous line: Sunday Bloody Sunday. I guarantee that anyone who didn't know what Sunday Bloody Sunday was about has already looked it up and preached it to a friend. In case you still don't know: www.bloodysundaytrust.org.
Every verse has deep meaning to it and you can't help but pay attention. This is the kind of stuff that makes even non-U2 lovers stand up and listen.
The award in this song has to go to Larry. That beat is just awesome. Recite it, you know you can. It's like a war march, so perfectly constructed against this verse of anti-war.



I can't believe the news today
I can't close my eyes and make it go away.
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
'Cos tonight
We can be as one, tonight.

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead-end street.
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Oh, let's go.

And the battle's just begun
There's many lost, but tell me who has won?
The trenches dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
'Cos tonight
We can be as one, tonight.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away.
I'll wipe your tears away.
I'll wipe your tears away.
I'll wipe your bloodshot eyes.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality.
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die.

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won
On...

Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday..



Favorite line? There's many lost, but tell me who has won?
Isn't this just about the basis of every war? There is no winner, it's just that one person accepts to give up before another.
 
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From:sapphires13
Date:June 7th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
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To the tune of SYCMIOYO:
"If it weren't so overplayed, I'd like it a whole lot more."
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From:zoostation
Date:June 7th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
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Consider yourself lucky then. I've never heard this song on the radio.
The last time I heard it when it wasn't my CD Player or iPod was during the last Super Bowl.
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From:celspi
Date:June 7th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
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This song takes on even more life in concert! When Bono yells "No more!" and encourages the crowd to do the same... it's very emotional and cathartic. I was beyond moved and feeling the goosebumps when they performed this in Seattle. Awesome live moment!
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From:specialcamper
Date:June 7th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
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This is my favorite song EVER. It is just so charged.
From:xxradiohead
Date:June 7th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
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My friend and I were just talking about this song. We'd been watching the Rattle & Hum dvd and listened to the speech Bono gave about the revolution in Ireland. It was altogether sad, but entirely genius. I wish more people appreciated the art and meaning behind their songs.
From:sabneraznik
Date:June 8th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
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Who doesn't love this song? When the war in Iraq was OFFICIALY going on (it's supposed to have ended: yeah, sure.), this was the only U2 song I could listen to. And, personally, Larry almost always get the award! LOL
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From:zoostation
Date:June 8th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
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Larry needs another house for all his awards.

XD
From:sabneraznik
Date:June 8th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
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LOL

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