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July 17th, 2005

Song Of The Day @ 02:20 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: amused amused
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Hawkmoon 269

Moving on…

Today's Selection is...

“Hawkmoon 269” from Rattle And Hum.

I love this song. It has such an almost-humorous cowboy feel to it. And I love Edge’s background vocals.

My favourite bit of the song is when Bono begins yelling the lyrics, at “Like thunder needs rain!”. And of course the “And the heat of love in the heart,” at the end of the song.

Possibly the best non-musical part about this song is that no one has, to my knowledge, ever figured out what “Hawkmoon 269” actually means.

Like a desert needs rain
Like a town needs a name
I need your love

Like a drifter needs a room
Hawkmoon
I need your love

I need your love

Like a rhythm unbroken
Like drums in the night
Like sweet soul music
Like sunlight
I need your love

Like coming home
And you don't know where you've been
Like black coffee
Like nicotine
I need your love, I need your love
I need your love, I need your love
Oo-hoo, I need your love, I need your love

When the night has no end
And the day yet to begin
As the room spins around
I need your love

I need your love

Like a Phoenix rising needs a holy tree
Like the sweet revenge of a bitter enemy
I need your love, I need your love

Like heat needs the sun
Like honey on her tongue
Like the muzzle of a gun
Like oxygen
I need your love, I need your love
Need your love, I need your love

I need your love, oh yes / I need your love

When the night has no end
And the day yet to begin
As the room spins around
I need your love

I need your love
(Whoa)

I need your love, I need your love
Need your love, I need your love
I need your love, I need your love
I need your love
I need your love

Like thunder needs rain
Like a preacher needs pain
Like tongues of flame
Like a sweet stain
I need your love
I need your love

Like a needle needs a vein
Like someone to blame
Like a thought unchained
Like a runaway train
I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
Ow

I need your love, I need your love
I need your love, I need your love
Ow

Like faith needs a doubt
Like a freeway out
I need your love

Like powder needs a spark
Like lies need the dark
I need your love

And the heat of love in the heart
And the heat of love in the heart

[Repeat until end]

 
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From:offside
Date:July 17th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
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It's one of my favorites off of Rattle and Hum. I just love everything about this song, I can't quite explain why.

When the night has no end
And the day yet to begin
As the room spins around
I need your love


Definitely my favorite part of the song :D
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From:boriel
Date:July 18th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
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exactly what you said :)
From:amerrydeath
Date:July 17th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Wasn't it a signpost on the road for a town called Hawkmoon?
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From:claudiathefish
Date:July 17th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
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There is no town named Hawkmoon... go to Mapquest, you'll see. :)
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From:julylorelei
Date:July 17th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
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I love love LOVE this song... especially how it keeps building stronger all the way to the end. I love screaming at the top of my lungs singing this in the summertime, driving around witht he windows down. One of my favorites. :)
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From:corianderstem
Date:July 17th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I HATED this song for years, but I'm now finally coming around to how awesome it is.
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From:bonoffee
Date:July 17th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Love it, it's very evocative, I feel. And it's the title to one of my fave fics as well ;)
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From:claudiathefish
Date:July 18th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
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I was waiting for someone to mention that. :D
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From:bonoffee
Date:July 19th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Mwahaha. ;)
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From:flashfire
Date:July 17th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
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There's a FAQ entry on this title.
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From:u2bpbear24
Date:July 17th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
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oooooohhhhh

cool.

...i really love the emotion in this song. its so powerful
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From:volare
Date:July 18th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
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one of the best ones ever. pure screaming passion. oh hell yes.
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From:canadanne
Date:July 18th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)

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Yet another awesome track from Rattle & Hum. Someone explain to me why that album gets such a slagging at times?!

The thundering drums really make this song, along with Bono's passionate performance. I could elaborate, but I think I'd only be repeating myself. *g*  I like all the different ways he sings/whispers/screams "I need your love" throughout the song.

Lyrically, I like the first few verses best, and I must agree that my favourite part is probably:
"When the night has no end
And the day yet to begin
As the room spins around
I need your love
".
It feels dark and dizzying and altogether thrilling.

Random fact: I've tried countless times to learn this song off by heart, but for some reason I always seem to forget a bunch of the lyrics, and it's really bothering me. *g*  You'd think this would be a piece of cake considering I memorised Numb years ago.
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From:tinamachina
Date:July 18th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
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Absolutely my favorite off "Rattle and Hum."

One word: PASSION!
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:July 18th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Didn't Bono say 269 was a motel room in his head or something crazy like that?
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:July 18th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
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that sounds somewhat familiar, but in "Into the Heart" it suggests that the song took 269 takes to get it right. I dunno.

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