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Song of the Day

Today’s selection is...
Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? From “Achtung Baby”


Possibly my most favorite u2 song. Ever. I can’t say exactly what draws me to this song. Maybe its that it’s just catchy, or that the chorus was repetitive enough for me to sing along to, even the first time I heard it. Since it wasn’t in the “Best of” collection (how dare they!), and I didn’t have the album at the time, I heard and saw the video at launch.com. The video wasn’t too special, I would really expect something more with this song. It’s the standard u2 concert video, but it does have a nice twist at the end. I think everyone loves and remembers the “F***!” Bono shouts and then the serious “No!” before walking off camera. Even Larry motioning “cut” at the very end.
For something that was only a goof in the video, it turns out to be perfectly fitting for the song. And it’s real emotion at that.
Favorite lines:
Who's gonna taste your saltwater kisses?
Who's gonna take the place of me?

That last line in particular carries so much weight on it. It’s the line that didn’t come out of the song at first, even though it had been floating over the piece since the first chord. I’m glad I looked up the lyrics because I never really could make out what came after those lines.
The award goes again toImage hosted by Photobucket.com for the metaphors that are so strange, so oddly placed that it fits perfectly.
You're dangerous, 'cos you're honest.
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want.
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt.

You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach.
Well you tell me things
I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Well you stole it 'cos I needed the cash
And you killed it 'cos I needed revenge.
Well you lied to me 'cos I asked you to.
Baby, can we still be friends?

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Ah, the deeper I spin
Ah, the hunter will sin for your ivory skin.
Took a drive in the dirty rainTo a place where the wind calls your name
Under the trees, the river laughing at you and me.
Hallelujah! Heaven's white rose
The doors you open I just can't close.

Don't turn around, don't turn around again.
Don't turn around your gypsy heart.
Don't turn around, don't turn around again.
Don't turn around, and don't look back.
Come on now love, don't you look back.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna taste your saltwater kisses?
Who's gonna take the place of me?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna tame the heart of thee?


Who’s gonna ride your wild horses is heartache. Nothing more, nothing less.
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