plawesome (zoostation) wrote in u2,
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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"40" from "War"


I really couldn't understand the mass appeal of this song before I heard it. I read the lyrics, and really didn't get it. But the song itself is so magnanimous in everything about it. The harmonies, the drumming, the irregular finger snaps, everything.
Image hosted by Photobucket.comIt's evident that Larry owns this song. But you can't deny Edge's background vocals. They make the song. It sounds like you are at church. A U2 church. His harmony with Bono is beyond perfect. Perhaps another award should go to the fans for this one. Every live performance I've heard of it moves me so much. "How long to sing this song?" in unison is such an uplifting sound. Almost like hearing "One" sung by many voices as one huge voice.
I can't wait to hear it in November.

Great song, great band. \m/


// 40

I waited patiently for the Lord.
He inclined and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit
Out of the miry clay.

I will sing, sing a new song.
I will sing, sing a new song.
How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long, how long, how long
How long to sing this song?

You set my feet upon a rock
And made my footsteps firm.
Many will see, many will see and hear.

I will sing, sing a new song.
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song.
I will sing, sing a new song
How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?

The drumming has a "Bullet the Blue Sky" kind of sound to it, right?
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