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Song Of The Day

Today's Selection is...

“The Fly” from Achtung Baby.

I don’t feel like I can even fully express how wonderful I think this song is.

From Edge’s guitar, which basically steals the whole song, to Bono’s fabulous falsetto on “Love,/ We shine like a burning star/ Falling from the sky,/ tonight!” everything in this song is amazing. As much as this song showcases Bono and Edge as the melody of the band, the song is also made great by another terrific performance by Adam and Larry.

The lyrics are amazing; very poetic. My favorite verse is "It's no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest,/ It's no secret ambition bites the nails of success,/ Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief,/ All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief."

My favorite thing about this song is how, during the final chorus, the guitar solo is still going on beneath Bono’s falsetto wailing.

(Oh, baby child)

It's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
It's no secret that our world is in darkness tonight
They say the sun is sometimes eclipsed by a moon
You know I don't see you when she walks in the room

It's no secret that a friend is someone who lets ya help
It's no secret that a liar won't believe anyone else
They say a secret is something ya tell one other person
So I'm telling you... child

[fly voice] [fat lady voice]

A man will beg Love...
A man will crawl We shine like a falling star
On the sheer face of love We're fallin' from the sky...
Like a fly on a wall Tonight
It's no secret at all

It's no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest
It's no secret ambition bites the nails of success
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief

[fly voice] [fat lady voice]

A man will beg Love...
A man will crawl We shine like a falling star
On the sheer face of love We're fallin' from the sky...
Like a fly on a wall Tonight
It's no secret at all

(Achtung Baby)

[fat lady voice]

Love...
We shine like a falling star
We're fallin' from the sky...
Tonight

[fly voice] [fat lady voice]

A man will beg Love...
A man will crawl We shine like a falling star
On the sheer face of love We're fallin' from the sky...
Like a fly on a wall Tonight
It's no secret at all

Oh yeah...

It's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
The universe exploded 'cause of one man's lie
Look, yeah, I gotta go, yeah I'm running outta change
There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearrange

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