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June 24th, 2005

Song of the Day @ 03:35 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: amused amused
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Surrender

Today's Selection is...

“Surrender” from War.

I feel that this is one of the most underrated U2 songs of all time.

Bono’s voice is just… so powerful in this song.

I think the lyrics are amazing, Larry’s drumming, as it is on all of “War” is amazing, Adam’s bassline sounds especially groovy, and I love Edge’s guitar just going off in the background.

For some reason, I never associated this song with a city at night; but instead, I associate it with walking down the streets of New Orleans during a summer day.

Favorite lyrics “Oh, the city’s alight,/ with lovers and lies, and bright blue eyes./ Oh, the city is bright,/ brighter than day tonight.”

Oh, the city's alight
With lovers and lies
And bright blue eyes
Oh, the city is bright
It's brighter than day tonight

Surrender, Surrender
Surrender, Surrender

Sadie said she couldn't work out
What it was all about
And so she let go
Now Sadie's on the street
And the people she meets you know
She tried to be a good girl and a good wife
Raise a good family
Lead a good life
It's not good enough
She got herself up on the 48th floor
Gotta find out
Find out what she's living for

Surrender, Surrender
Surrender, Surrender

Tonight...

Oh, the city's afire
A passionate flame
It knows me by name
Oh, the city's desire
To take me for more and more
It's in the street, getting under my feet
It's in the air, it's everywhere
My love for you
It's in the things I do and say
If I ever wanna live I gotta
Die to myself someday

Papa sing my sing my sing my song
Papa sing my sing my sing my song
Papa sing my sing my sing my song
Papa sing my sing my sing my song

Surrender, Surrender
Surrender, Surrender

 
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From:fiveandfour
Date:June 25th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
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Yeah, this is my favorite song from War. Can hear it now in my head, thanks to the (Pavlovian) suggestion of seeing it here :).
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From:specialcamper
Date:June 25th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
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Its so catchy!
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 25th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
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It's in the street, getting under my feet
It's in the air, it's everywhere
My love for you


Those are my favorite...and I really like the verse about Sadie for some reason.

Definitely a great song and one of my favorite from War...but then again, I love them all from War.
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From:corianderstem
Date:June 25th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
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This is an awesome, awesome song.
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From:chelsea_doll
Date:June 25th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
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This is one of my favorite songs on War. Great beat, Bono's vocals are amazing and so strong. I'd give anything to hear this song on the tour now.

"Oh, the city's afire
A passionate flame
It knows me by name..."

I really love that line. The whole song is just amazing.
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From:tinamachina
Date:June 26th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
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My personal favorite, second to "Two Hearts Beat as One." Criminally underappreciated.
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From:canadanne
Date:July 4th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
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Not one of my favourite War tracks, but it's grown on me a lot since I first heard it. Bono definitely sings well and the lyrics are great. "The city's alight with lovers and lies / Bright blue eyes" is my favourite line too. :)  And I love the "Surrennnderrrrr..." chorus, it's got a really dreamlike quality to it.

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