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July 15th, 2005

Song Of The Day @ 10:07 am

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: cheerful cheerful
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car

Today's Selection is...

“Daddy‘s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car” from Zooropa.

This song is crazy. I love everything about the instrumentation, from the metallic beats to the weird sort-of bubbling vocal “Ah-ah-ah-oo-oo” in the background.

The lyrics are actually a bit scary, but I can relate to them in some bizarre way.

You're a precious stone
You're out on your own
You know everyone in the world
But you feel alone
Daddy won't let you weep
Daddy won't let you ache
Daddy gives you as much as you can take

A-ha sha-la, a-ha sha-la
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

A little uptight
You're a baby's fist
Butterfly kisses up and down your wrist
When you see daddy coming
You're licking your lip
Nails bitten down to the quick

A-ha sha-la, a-ha sha-la
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

You've got a head full of traffic
You're a siren's song
You cry for mama
But daddy's right along
He gives you the keys to a flamin' car
Daddy's with you wherever you are
Daddy's a comfort
Daddy's your best friend
Daddy'll hold your hand right up to the end

A-ha sha-la, a-ha sha-la
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday alright...
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday alright...
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday alright...
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday alright...
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday alright...
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday alright...
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:July 15th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm crazy for this song!! I love watching the Live in Sydney video, and when Macphisto comes out singing this song, I just go crazy.

I love the A-ha, sha-la's!

God, Zooropa was such a brilliant album. Excellent selection!

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From:hard2explain8
Date:July 15th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
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the a-ha sha-la's are totally hot.
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From:canadanne
Date:July 15th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)

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MacPhisto singing this song on the Sydney video is one of the best things ever. I bought Zooropa after that video, and for a while I wasn't hugely impressed by the album version of the song, it sounded flat and passionless compared to the live performance. Eventually the album version grew on me as well, though, it's groovy in its own way. I adore the lyrics to this song, it's brilliantly twisted. :D

But yeah... you definitely have to watch the video to fully appreciate this one. It always makes me smile when "A-HA, SHA-LA" comes up on the big screens. *g*  And MacPhisto absolutely brings the song to life, he performs it in such a sexy way... I can't hear DGPFYCC without picturing him in front of that mirror, flirting with his gorgeous reflection. ;o)  I also love his crazy dancing when he bursts onto the stage ("Daddy's gonna payyyyyyy-yagh!"), and I just melt at the way he sings the final "Daddy's gonna payyyy... for your... craaashed... caaaarrrr". Mmmmmm yeah....
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From:canadanne
Date:July 15th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)

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The Perfecto Mix is awesome too. :)
From:hot_coffee
Date:July 15th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
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There's a Perfecto Mix? Awesome!

I adore Live from Sydney. I want it on DVD. I hope it comes out soon. That's also my favourite part.
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From:canadanne
Date:July 15th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Yes... there is indeed a Perfecto Mix. ;p
From:hot_coffee
Date:July 15th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Ooh! Thank you! :D
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From:canadanne
Date:July 15th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Enjoy! :)
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From:claudiathefish
Date:July 16th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
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Did they really flash the "AHA, SHA-LA"s on the screen?
I really need to see the Sydney video one of these days. I'd actually never heard Bono in Macphisto-mode until I downloaded a live version of this song yesterday. I was shocked at how... sad, depressed, he sounded! I didn't expect it.
Man, I wish I had been able to see the ZooTV tours. One of my favourite versions of Mysterious Ways (Boston on St. Patrick's Day), this song, all of the greatness of ZooTV. Amazing.
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From:canadanne
Date:July 16th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)

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I can't *believe* you've never seen the ZooTV video, it's probably the best thing you'll ever see, every U2 fan needs to own a copy!  I used to watch the MacPhisto bit every single night during the summer of 1999 when I first became a fan. Maybe I wouldn't have *become* such a huge fan without it. When I watch it now, six years later, I still can't get over how amazing it is. (Sydney has a fantastic version of Mysterious Ways too, and you get to see Morleigh in action!)

I wish I could have seen ZooTV too, but I was only 9 or 10 and barely knew of U2's existence back then. However, I did get to see two outdoor Vertigo shows recently, and they very nearly made up for it - Zoo Station and The Fly were *unbelievably* ZooTV-like, I never ever thought I'd be lucky enough to experience that kind of U2 sensory overload in the current era. I can't describe how happy it made me. 8)  The only thing missing was my dearest beloved MacPhisto, who is simply the best thing ever. You need to see and hear a lot more of him!

And yeah, all the screens come up with A-HA ... SHA-LA in huge letters during Daddy's Gonna Pay. Too cool! :D  (I could only find one relevant screencap on my computer.)
From:leelee_cakes
Date:July 17th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
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You can try asking over at u2usendit. I've uploaded it for a lot of people over there, so there are copies out online.
From:proops
Date:July 15th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
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ahhh what a great song!! probably my favorite off of zooropa
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From:tinamachina
Date:July 15th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
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Definately a favorite off "Zooropa." Why do I think of Paris Hilton when I hear this song?

The 'a-ha, sha-la's', that's hot.
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From:corianderstem
Date:July 15th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
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This song is teh sex. If I were a stripper, I'd dance to this song. And "Mofo." *g*
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From:sapphires13
Date:July 16th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)
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This comment makes me happy =D

..and not because I'm picturing you stripping XD

It's because that's just the kind of thing I would say =D
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From:u2bpbear24
Date:July 15th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
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the live version from the Sydney DVD is by far the best, mr. macphisto toying with himself in the mirror... and the whole thing is just awesome!

*cant wait to get off work to go watch it* lol :)



...off with the horns, on with the show!!

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