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July 9th, 2005

Song Of The Day @ 06:31 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: cheerful cheerful
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Exit

Today's Selection is...

“Exit” from The Joshua Tree.

Okay, so I’m going to be completely biased because The Joshua Tree is my favorite album EVER, and I love every song off of it, but…

This song is amazing. The energy in it, the bassline, vocals, drums, and the muted guitar at the beginning, all amazing.

I got nothing else on this song.

Did U2 ever play “Exit” live? If so, does anyone have a really good version of it that they’d be willing to upload?

You know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love

His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
A dog started crying
Like a broken hearted man
At the howling wind
At the howling wind

He went deeper into black
Deeper into white
Could see the stars shining
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing
Healing, healing
Healing hands of love
Like the stars shining, shining
From above

A hand in the pocket
A finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
And his heart he could feel
Was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
Oh my love, oh my love
Oh my love

My love

So the hands that build
Can also pull down
The hands of love

 
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From:chelsea_doll
Date:July 9th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
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They did play it on Rattle & Hum which is a great version of the song.

I love how this song starts of so quiet but then gets louder. It's just a great song all around.
From:proops
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
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i looooove this song. its one of my favorites of joshua tree, and they do play it on the rattle and hum dvd if you have it, its pretty amazing live. i hope i can hear it someday live. favorite lines:
A hand in the pocket
A finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
And his heart he could feel
Was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
Oh my love, oh my love
Oh my love


I love the way the song builds up, its great.
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From:got_edge
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
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I have the live version from Rattle and Hum: link
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From:claudiathefish
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
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THANK YOU!
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From:got_edge
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
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These links will be good until tomorrow if you're interested.
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From:volare
Date:July 10th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
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GUH!!!! THANKYOU!
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
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A few years ago I saw a modern update of Julius Caesar directed by one of the students at my university. He used pop/rock/rap music and prerecorded video/stock footage in a lot of the scenes, and for the assassination sequence, he used "Exit" cut to images of the actors on screen doing the "murder". The majority of the show was hit-and-miss, but that was definitely one of the highlights. I think it would have worked better overall *as* a film, rather than a play, but it was definitely interesting.
From:xxradiohead
Date:July 10th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
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that is so odd.
just on the way home i was wondering when this song would pop up because it was blasting away on my stereo and i was melting because i love it.
love love love.
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From:volare
Date:July 10th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
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they played it in R&H.... in.fucking.credible....

this is, i think, the song that made me pick up a bass back in '88.
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From:corianderstem
Date:July 10th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
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Fantastic song. I love the ominous vibe of it on the album, but it's a bit too quiet. Live, it kicks ass.

You guys know how it "inspired" the murder of TV actress Rebecca Schaffer, right? The poor girl's stalker/killer claimed the song inspired him to do it. I think he just said it because blaming rock music was the thing to do back then.
From:ex_darshan119
Date:July 10th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)

Yeah, I'm surprised you are the first to mention it. . .

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U2 will NEVER play the song again. It is a real sore spot with the band, I do believe it is mentioned in U2 At The End of The World by Bill Flannagan that the band took it very hard, and swore never to play it again.

It is too bad because it is a great song.
From:sabneraznik
Date:July 10th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
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the hands that build
Can also pull down

beautiful.
And I love how this was inspired by a Virgin Prunes song.
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From:canadanne
Date:July 12th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)

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Kick... arse.

Another one of U2's most rockin' tracks. It's so dark and heavy, I love it. It's definitely good how it starts softly and builds, then there's another quiet moment and then it explodes again. The whole song is excellent, but I'm particularly fond of the line "Like the stars, shiny shiny from above", and my absolute favourite bit is "Beating - beating - beating - beating, oh my love, oh my love, oh my love, oh my love!"

This song will always remind me of the day I had my interviews at Cambridge University. I'd been so nervous about them, but I sold myself really well and came out feeling triumphant. I put on The Joshua Tree for the car journey home, and I clearly remember us speeding along the road and over this bridge as Exit blared out at full volume - such a great feeling!

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