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June 11th, 2005

(no subject) @ 11:35 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: amused amused
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Flower Child

Today's Selection is...

“Flower Child” from Unreleased And Rare (All That You Can't Leave Behind sessions).

I don’t know if many people here have heard this song, but I was listening to it this morning, it made me happy, and thought that I just had to post it as song of the day.

It’s such a fun song to sing along and play guitar to, with a bit of a hippie feel to it. I love the random tambourine shaking in the background, and the jangly guitars.

If this song reminds one of “Wild Honey” from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, it’s for a good reason: this was recorded at one of the ATYCLB sessions, and the jangly guitars and lyrics are a giveaway that this song was an early form of “Wild Honey”.

(All you know, you don't know yet)

On the fifth day of may, she was breaking away
When the moon came and sat on your shoulder
She was still young, not yet highly strung
As you need to be when you get older
George was a street, when you first faced the feat
You put money on the color of the sky
Well the color of her voice left you there no choice
But to drink the Liffey dry

The seeds that you sow
You wanna watch them growing
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart

Here comes Holy Joe, now how would he know
How laughter can make a man cruel
It's fire on fire, and lovers conspire
To either a duet or duel
When it's fire on fire, the flames just get higher
The harder you work to put them out
Well you know that you're similar, sugar and weedkiller
Both heading north facing south

The seeds that you sow
You wanna watch them growing
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild...

(Hush)

What's on your breath is the fear of death
That makes such a man promiscuous
Your mouth was dry like when you were about to lie
And her lips are so luscious
You've seen it before, you hurled at her door
Like a dog when she needed a man
Now she aches and she breaks, and she takes
On the weight of your world, 'cause she almost can

The seeds that you sow
Well you wanna watch them growing
The wind, where will it blow
My flower child
Growing wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild...

The sky was steel grey, up on Appian Way
As the yellow hats dug up the road
Didn't hear what you said, as the lights turned red
On a love that should have stayed gold
Gold

(This the verse or the chorus?)

Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart

 
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From:sabneraznik
Date:June 12th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
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Only heard this song once, courtesy of orcho500's show. And I loved it! Hope to have enough saved for itunes Complete in Sept. to Nov. Hopefully...
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From:hanluvr
Date:June 12th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
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I totally love the song and the wonderful people of this community that uploaded it for me. <3 <3 <3

I'm willing to do that, but I'm not sure if the u2yousend it is the only place to share now...
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From:notasecretagent
Date:June 12th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC)
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I'd love to get my hands on it, even if it is over at u2usendit. ;)
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From:volare
Date:June 12th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
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Please....??
From:leelee_cakes
Date:June 12th, 2005 08:50 am (UTC)
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I don't see why you can't share it here too. u2usendit's purpose was mostly just to move some of the traffic to one specific place, I think, rather than having a ton of "Anyone have...." posts here. I'd love to hear it!

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From:claudiathefish
Date:June 12th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
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From:notasecretagent
Date:June 12th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much! :D
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From:volare
Date:June 12th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
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thankyous!!
From:leelee_cakes
Date:June 12th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
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*fury that she somehow doesn't have this*

I waaaaaant. The completist in me is angry! And it sounds so cool.
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From:hanluvr
Date:June 13th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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Not sure if the first linking is still up... just in case, here it is again...

http://s22.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=28APZ6XYA4IY02AILXN0BLDLX2
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From:zoostation
Date:June 12th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Is it in the Complete u2 box set at iTunes?
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From:wish_sandwich
Date:June 12th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Yep. :)
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From:canadanne
Date:June 12th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)

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I'm in love with this song. It didn't make a huge impression on me the first few times I listened to it - it seemed nice enough, but not very memorable. Then one day I was listening again and I suddenly fell for it head over heels. I think the lyrics are very poetic, and I just *love* the way Bono sings "luscious"!  It feels like a sleepy, dreamy, romantic kind of song - a pretty little hidden gem. It's a shame they don't release songs like this as B-sides any more, I dunno why they don't!

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