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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

Sweetest Thing [The Single Mix] from the "Best of 1980-1990"


If there was ever a song to put a goofy looking smile on my face, it's this one. It doesn't really sound like u2 at all, but it's light and pretty and even has irregular clapping in the background. I wake up to the polyphonic tone of it on my mobile every morning.
The video is by far the most adorable thing ever. I would seriously forgive my guy for anything if he made a video like that for me. Or even write a song like this. Elephant. Come on. Riverdance! Firefighters dancing on a fire truck!
Bono looks weird in the video, coming off a bit like Elvis Costello. I didn't even realize it was him until midway through it.
The story is that Bono spent a day in the recording studio. The day just also happened to be his Ali's (his wife) birthday. Oops. So he wrote this song for her as the biggest I'M SORRY ever.

Favorite Line: You can sew it up, but you still see the tear.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Oh he's earned it.


My love, she throws me like a rubber ball
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)
But she won't catch me or break my fall.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)
Baby's got blue skies up ahead
But in this, I'm a raincloud
You know she wants a dry kind of love.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)

I'm losin' you, I'm losin' you
Ain't love the sweetest thing?

I wanted to run, but she made me crawl
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)
Eternal fire, she turned me to straw.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)
I know I got black eyes
But they burn so brightly for her
I guess it's a blind kind of love.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)

I'm losin' you, I'm losin' you
Ain't love the sweetest thing?
Ain't love the sweetest thing?

Blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)
You can sew it up, but you still see the tear.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)
Baby's got blue skies up ahead
But in this, I'm a rain-cloud,
Ours is a stormy kind of love.
(Oh, the sweetest thing.)


On a completely different note: Isn't it great when you find a normally anti-social family member who is a secret u2 fan at a boring family party?
XD

I'll be tagging all SotD entries with "song of the day". Naturally.
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