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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"Vertigo" from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb


vertigo
n : a reeling sensation; feeling about to fall


2004's answer to Elevation. Elevate, high altitudes, Vertigo, dizziness from heights...connection? I think so. If anything, this track above all others sums up u2's feelings on their position in music. Fear of falling from the top.
Debuting in a commercial, of all places, this song catches you right off the bat. It's fast beat and backing guitar riff is dancable as Bono/Edge/Adam did in the iPod commercial.
One thing to know: u2 sells. u2 doesn't sell out.
If you are fortunate enough to own a u2pod (yes...it deserves it's own title), then I can pretty much guess the first song you hear on it is "Vertigo" and you probably pull Bono's head bobbing when he says "Yeah yeah yeah!" No? Okay, just me.
Adam gets "the award" (I'm going to have to make up a drawing for this award...) in this song for that bass line in the background. It's what I pay attention to the most in this song. It's a backbone, the heart of the song. You can really feel it when Edge joins in with his guitar.
Edge gets a mini award for that amazing bridge riff.

The lyrics? Short and sweet. Plus u2 gets bilingual!
Favorite lyrics:
All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want and no-one gets hurt….



Turn it up loud captain!

Lights go down, it’s dark
The jungle is your head
Can’t rule your heart
A feeling is so much stronger than
A thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It can’t be bought
Your mind can wander

Hello hello
I’m at a place called Vertigo
It’s everything I wish I didn’t know
Except you give me something I can feel, feel

The night is full of holes
As bullets rip the sky
Of ink with gold
They twinkle as the
Boys play rock and roll
They know they can’t dance
At least they know….

I can’t stand the beats
I’m asking for the cheque
The girl with crimson nails
Has Jesus round her neck
Swinging to the music
Swinging to the music
Oh oh oh oh

Hello hello
I’m at a place called Vertigo
It’s everything I wish I didn’t know
But you give me something I can feel, feel

Check mated
Oh yeah
Hours of fun…

All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours

All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want and no-one gets hurt….

Hello hello
We’re at a place called Vertigo
Lights go down and all I know
Is that you give me something

I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how, how to kneel…

Yeah yeah yeah yeah


Fun and dancable. A great song to let everyone know:
Weeeeeeeee're baaaaaaaaack!
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