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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"One Step Closer" from How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb


A real slow song for u2, it feels like it never really picks up for me. Something monumentous could be at the very end once the drumming gets louder, but it never happens. I guess in that sense, the title makes perfect sense with the song as a whole. It's not one of my favorites from HTDAAB. I usually skip it.

It's yet another "personal" song from Bono. From an interview:
“I was talking to Noel Gallagher about my dad, who lost his faith toward the end of his life. And Noel asked, ‘Does he believe in God?’ And I said, ‘I don’t think he knows.’ So Noel went, ‘Well, he’s one step closer to knowing now.’ And I thought, ‘I’m going to write that song…’

Image hosted by Photobucket.comFor his restraint in the entire song and then the build up in the end (3:13).


// One Step Closer

I’m ‘round the corner from anything that’s real
I’m across the road from hope
I’m under a bridge in a rip tide
That’s taken everything I call my own

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing

I’m on an island at a busy intersection
I can’t go forward, I can’t turn back
Can’t see the future
It’s getting away from me
I just watch the tail lights glowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
Knowing, knowing

I’m hanging out to dry
With my old clothes
Finger still red with the prick of an old rose
Well the heart that hurts
Is a heart that beats
Can you hear the drummer slowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
To knowing, to knowing, to knowing


Best lyrics:
Finger still red with the prick of an old rose
Well the heart that hurts
Is a heart that beats
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