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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"Lemon" from Zooropa


Lemon is Love.
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// Lemon

Lemon
See-through in the sunlight
She wore lemon
But never in the daylight
She's gonna make you cry
She's gonna make you whisper and moan
And when you're dry
She draws her water from the stone

And I feel
Like I'm slowly, slowly, slowly slipping under
And I feel
Like I'm holding onto nothing

She wore lemon
To colour in the cold grey night
She had heaven
And she held on so tight

A man makes a picture
A moving picture
Through the light projected
He can see himself up close
A man captures colour
A man likes to stare
He turns his money into light
To look for her

And I feel
Like I'm drifting, drifting, drifting from the shore
And I feel
Like I'm swimming out to her

Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins

Lemon
See through in the sunlight
A man builds a city
With banks and cathedrals
A man melts the sand so he can
See the world outside, you're gonna meet her there
A man makes a car, she's your destination
And builds a road to run them on, you gotta get to her
A man dreams of leaving / She's imagination
But he always stays behind

And these are the days
When our work has come asunder
And these are the days
When we look for something other

Midnight is where the day begins / (Mmm-hi... oh)
Midnight is where the day begins / (Mmm-hi... hey)
Midnight is where the day begins / (Hey, won't you come in?)
Midnight is where the day begins / (Hey, won't you come in?)

Midnight is where the day begins / Midnight... hey there summer love
Midnight is where the day begins / Midnight... sound your pipe there pete
Midnight is where the day begins / Midnight... the day begins in love
Midnight is where the day begins / Midnight... is where the day begins

A man makes a picture
A moving picture
Through the light projected
He can see himself up close
A man captures colour / You're gonna meet her there
A man likes to stare / She's your destination
He turns his money into light / There's no sleeping there
To look for her / She's imagination

She is the dreamer / Lemon
She's imagination / She had heaven
Through the light projected
He can see himself up close / Heaven is tilting
She wore lemon

Are you sure you want to subject yourself to this?

I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG. So much so I dedicated half an hour to making this very icon for it. I can't say what's so grabbing. If it's falsetto!Bono or Edge's backing vocals, or the piano bits in the middle, or the strings, or the brilliant lyrics, or the beauty in the video, or the fact that its OMG 7 minutes long. Seven minutes in heaven indeed.
So after contemplating it thoroughly, this song is in my top 3 songs for U2 ever. It is the album itself.
This song puts me in such a great mood. I sing it to myself when I'm feeling down, I sneak it into my biking playlist and sing it at the top of my lungs, strange looks included. I play it for people and see if even for a smidget of a second they'll concur that the song is godly. My dad agrees (THIS IS U2?!?!?!?). But he refuses to listen to it after 2 minutes. I don't get. I seriously don't get. How can you not wait until at least the first chorus? The piano bit at least! (And yes, I play it for myself on the piano over and over and over again).
I first heard this song through the video and liked it, but didn't love it. Quite possibly cause it's so short. Most of the edits and remixes I've heard don't really do this song justice (I haven't heard them all though...). The video itself is amazing. It's two horns short of a Macphisto. It's also something I'd expect to find in an art museum. The video is inspired by Eadweard Muybridge's early photography. He basically created the first moving image. Interesting read. And yes, there are pictures to look at, lazy people.
There's something so hopeful about it's lyrical and musical value. It's a brief snapshot of mankind. That's really all we are. One second in an eternity of seconds.
A man makes a picture
A moving picture
Through the light projected
He can see himself up close

God! I can't even fathom this thought for too long before it can bring me to tears, I kid you not.
Lemon to me is the future. We are running so fast to get it that sometimes we forget to look at all we've accomplished. And most of the time, we forget to realize that this is only the beginning of our potential. There's so much more that we can do about everything, even if we do need to be in the dark to see it.
"Midnight is where the day begins"


Anyways, I could probably go on and on, but I don't think anyone would continue reading. ;) And I don't even care that this song has been done before.

Happy weekend!
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