claudiathefish (claudiathefish) wrote in u2,

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Song Of The Day

Today's Selection is...

“Zoo Station” from Achtung Baby.

Wow, what a way to start an album, and also, a new U2 era. Despite its brilliance, I often think that this song gets overlooked in favour of some of the other, more familiar amazing songs on Achtung Baby. One of my closest friends hates this song, and I’ve never been able to understand why.

The music for this song is just so… different, so original. I love how, at the beginning of the song, quietly in the background, the sound of an underground train can be heard. I don’t normally like distorted vocals, but they really work in this song. Also, I love the high pitched, very distorted vocals, or whatever they are, in the middle of the song, behind the “alrights”. And of course the lines “Time is a train/ Makes the future the past/ And leaves you standing in the station/ Your face pressed up against the glass…” with The Edge’s vocals. So cool.

I'm ready
I'm ready for the laughing gas
I'm ready
I'm ready for what's next
I'm ready to duck
I'm ready to dive
I'm ready to say
I'm glad to be alive
I'm ready
I'm ready for the push, uh huh

In the cool of the night
In the warmth of the breeze
I'll be crawling around
On my hands and knees, yeah

(Just down the line) Zoo Station
(Make a little life) Oh, Zoo Station

I'm ready
I'm ready for the gridlock
I'm ready... to take it to the street
I'm ready for the shuffle
Ready for the deal
Ready to let go of the steering wheel
I'm ready
Ready for the crush

(Just down the line) Zoo Station
(Work all the time, overtime) Zoo Station

Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Hey baby, hey baby, hey baby, hey baby
It's alright, it's alright

Uh huh, you can turn it up

Time is a train
Makes the future the past
Leaves you standing in the station

Your face pressed up against the glass

I'm just down the line from your love / Zoo Station
You know I'm under the sign... (of your love) / Zoo Station
I've gotta make it on time, make it on time / Zoo Station
Please go with me, let's make it on time
Gonna be there... (my love) / Zoo Station
That's alright, we made it / Zoo Station
I'll board for your love, just two stops down the line from your love / Zoo Station
Just a stop down the line...

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