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Today's Selection is...

"Numb" [Mike Hedges Mix] from The Best of U2: 1990-2000


Image hosted by Photobucket.comI love love love love love this song. This song solidified my love for U2. And it's not even regular U2. Edge is nothing shorter than godly in this song. While the original is great, it's got all that industrial sound to it. It fits, but it's lacking. This is where the "New Mix" comes in and saves the day. Bono sings a bit more in this one, and Larry's upped up his vocals too. (My favorite part! I blast it to hear him irregularly say "I feel numb").

Backstory: Edge wrote this song during his divorce from his first wife. The song really fits in with the whole Zoo TV era. Especially if you watch the "Emergency Broadcast System" music video. (Sub-par to the real music video)


// Numb
[Edge = Normal, Bono = Italics, Larry = Bold]

[Indecipherable female whispering]
[Edge:] (... you could say that exactly in fact it's quite a hard thing to ...)
[More indecipherable female whispering]

Don't move
Don't talk out of time
Don't think
Don't worry
Everything's just fine
Just fine

Don't grab
Don't clutch
Don't hope for too much
Don't breathe
Don't achieve
Or grieve without leave

Don't check
Just balance on the fence
Don't answer
Don't ask
Don't try and make sense

Don't whisper
Don't talk
Don't run if you can walk
Don't cheat, compete
Don't miss the one beat

Don't travel by train
Don't eat
Don't spill
Don't piss in the drain
Don't make a will

Don't fill out any forms
Don't compensate
Don't cower
Don't crawl
Don't come around late
Don't hover at the gate

Don't take it on board / (What are you doing in there?)
Don't fall on your sword
Just play another chord
If you feel you're getting bored
It's like
I feel numb

Don't be heavy / Gimme some more
Don't be kind
It's not that bad / Gimme some more of that stuff love
Just try and unwind / I feel numb
Gimme some more
Too much is not enough yeah

I feel numb

Don't change your brand / Gimme that feeling
Don't listen to the band
Don't gape / Gimme what I don't get yeah
Don't ape / I feel numb
Don't change your shape / Gimme some more
Have another grape / Too much is not enough
I feel numb

Gimme some more
A piece of me, baby
Gimme some more
Gimme some more of that stuff love
Piece of me
Yeah, yeah yeah


I feel numb
Don't plead
Don't bridle
Don't shackle / Feel numb
Don't grind
Don't curve
Don't swerve / I feel numb
Lie, die, serve

I feel numb
Don't theorize, realise, polarise
Chance, dance,dismiss, apologise / I feel numb

I feel numb
Don't spy
Don't lie
Don't try / Feel numb
Imply
Detain
Explain
Start again / I feel numb
I feel numb

I feel numb
Don't triumph
Don't coax
Don't cling / Feel numb
Don't hoax
Don't freak
Peak
Don't leak
Don't speak / I feel numb
I feel numb

I feel numb
Don't project
Don't connect
Protect
Don't expect
Suggest

I feel numb
Don't project
Don't connect
Protect
Don't expect
Suggest

I feel numb
Don't struggle / Gimme some more
Don't jerk
Don't collar
Don't work / Gimme some more of that stuff love
Don't wish
Don't fish
Don't teach / Gimme some more
Don't reach
Too much is not enough
I feel numb

I feel numb
Don't borrow / Gimme some more of that
Don't break
Don't fence / Gimme some of what I don't got
Don't steal
Don't pass
Don't press
Don't try / I feel numb
Don't feel
Gimme some more

I feel numb
Don't touch
Don't dive
Don't suffer
Don't rhyme
Don't fantasize
Don't rise / I feel numb
Don't lie

Don't project
Don't connect
Protect / I feel numb
Don't expect
Suggest
Feel numb

Don't project
Don't connect
Protect / I feel numb
Don't expect
Suggest
Feel numb

I feel numb...


--The ending to me always sounds like "I feel good" which I personally think fits in better with the song as a whole.--

Icon is snaggable. So are these two. So I've spoiled my debut, sue me.
1//Image hosted by Photobucket.com 2//Edge is being loved. WITH BONDAGE! Such slash! I really don't even care for slash, but the way this icon came out (and I certainly didn't mean for it to happen) was too funny to pass up!
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