plawesome (zoostation) wrote in u2,

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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"Walk On" from All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Anthemic. Bold. Creative. Demanding. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...
There are not enough adjectives to describe the feelings this song provokes. It is the beating heart of the album. Perfectly nestled between this high pumping track and a song about letting go. It's the median. It doesn't leave anything behind.
I wish I had been a bigger u2 fan at the time this song was released, it probably would have meant so much more to me when it was released in October of 2001. A break from nothing but non-stop news coverage and a depression that was covering this nation as a whole.
If anything, this song proves that u2 is now. u2 is for this era. u2 is for this generation. For everyone living, right now.
It's been in my head all weekend, and I tinkered with it on guitar last night finding the chords relatively easy to find.
Image hosted by For the amazing background guitar I wouldn't even dare to try.

// Walk On

And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring...
And love is not the easy thing....
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart
And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off
And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on
What you got they can’t steal it
No they can’t even feel it
Walk on, walk on...
Stay safe tonight

You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on
What you've got they can't deny it
Can’t sell it, can’t buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Home… hard to know what it is if you’ve never had one
Home… I can’t say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the hurt is

I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
All that you scheme…

Favorite lyrics:
I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much


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