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June 26th, 2005

Song of the Day @ 10:39 pm

I'm currently feelin: chipper chipper
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Wire

Today's Selection is...

“Wire” from The Unforgettable Fire

Wonderful song; very 80’s-sounding. I love Bono’s lyrics, and there’s Edge guitar going off in the background again. GREAT bassline by Adam Clayton.

Innocent, and in a sense I am
Guilty of the crime that's now in hand
Such a nice day
Throw your life away
Such a nice day
To let it go

Cold these eyes, I can't believe it
Cold, this heart is slow
Heart is slow

Call me
Such a cold heart
Such a cold man
Watch you tear yourself apart

So lay me down
My soul to give
So lay me down
The longest sleep
Oh, the longest sleep

In I come and out you go you get
Here we are again now, place your bets
Is this the time
The time to win or lose?
Is this the time
The time to choose?

Cold these eyes, I can't believe it
So deep inside a cold fire
Cold, this heart is slow...

Anytime you're only a kiss away

[repeats in background until the end]
Love love, love love

Won't you do it now
That's right, just keep me going

In some white track
You come the right track
Cartoon cutout
Cut throat bled out
I'm on your side
Be on the both side
I'm alright Jack
You get off my back
I'm no dope
I give you hope
Here's the rope
Here's the rope
Now... swing away

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Date:June 27th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
This is a little odd duck of a song that I tend to forget about it. Darker, sharper than a lot of U2 songs, it's weird, but pretty darned good.

I remember sitting in my bedroom as a teenager, trying to decipher the lyrics, hitting stop/rewind/play ad infinitum, trying to write down what I thought Bono was saying. Later on, I found out I was way off. *g*
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Date:June 27th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
I always heard "now swing on it"...

one of my alltime absolute favorites. this track was *explosive* live.
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Date:June 27th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
i agree 100% except it sounding like something from the 80's. but thats just me
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Date:July 1st, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
oh i love this song.... i would die to hear this one live. I heard they actually were practicing this one on the last tour, but it never saw the light of day. :( I love to SPEED on the interstate to this one hehehe.
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Date:July 4th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)

This is such an eeeeevil song, it's fantastic to listen to in the dark at full volume when you're furiously angry about something!  I can't think of many U2 songs that are quite so fast-paced and aggressive. The bass and guitar are both excellent, and Bono sounds completely insane on it, his vocals are ace (not to mention incredibly varied within the space of one song). I love all the screamy bits, like "SUCH A NICE DAY!" and "COLLLD heaaart!". But the best bit of all has to be "Any time... you're only a... kiss away!" followed by that sequence of huge grunts - kick arse!

I, too, always heard the last line as "Here's the rope, here's the rope - now - swing on it!". I can't make up my mind whether that's right or not, but I prefer that lyric, so I'm gonna carry on singing it that way. :)

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