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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

So Cruel from "Achtung Baby"


I've liked this song ever since I first heard it a few months ago. Something about the repetitive piano notes in the background and the great drum track by Larry.
Bono's voice in the chorus isn't singing but howling. It's the most appropriate thing for this song.
The chorus is short as well, but it works.
Edge for the most part hangs low in the background until 3:23 when short riffs become apparent. Adam's bass is present in the song, but isn't really highlighted until Edge joins in. That's when the song begins to pick up. Bono's notes become shorter, almost more desperate until all the music gives at the very end. Ties in perfectly with the lyrics.
Yeah, I'd say it's an excellent song.

Favorite Lines:
You put your lips to her lips
To stop the lie.

Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love
Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug.


That first part in particular is great. It's always provided such great imagery for me. It's incredible.

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Oh you love that drum beat too, admit it.


// So Cruel

We crossed the line, who pushed who over?
It doesn't matter to you, it matters to me.
We're cut adrift, but still floating.
I'm only hanging on to watch you go down, my love.

I disappeared in you
You disappeared from me.
I gave you everything you ever wanted
It wasn't what you wanted.
The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass right through you like a ghost.
They look for you, but your spirit is in the air.
Baby, you're nowhere.

Oh, love, you say in love there are no rules.
Oh, love, sweet-heart, you're so cruel.

Desperation is a tender trap
It gets you every time.
You put your lips to her lips
To stop the lie.
Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love
Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug.

Oh, love, you say in love there are no rules.
Oh, love, sweet-heart, you're so cruel.

She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing, her movements something else.
Oh, love, like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour.
Ah, you don't know if it's fear or desire,
Danger the drug that takes you higher?
Head of heaven, fingers in the mire
Her heart is racing you can't keep up.
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled underfoot.

Oh, love, to stay with you I'd be a fool.
Oh, sweetheart, you're so cruel.
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