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August 14th, 2005

Song Of The Day @ 01:19 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: busy
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Twilight

Today's Selection is...

“Twilight” from Boy.

So I really like this song, but I have no time right now to say why. The album version is amazing, though the alternate version from the Another Day single is, in my opinion horrible.

I look into his eyes
They're closed but I see something
A teacher told me why
I laugh when old men cry

My body grows and grows
It frightens me you know
Old man tried to walk me home
I thought he should have known

Twilight...
Twilight, lost my way
Twilight, can't find my way

In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow
In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow
In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow
In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow, boy meets man

I'm running in the rain
Caught up in a late night play
It's all, it's everything
I'm soaking through the skin

Twilight... darkened day
Twilight... lost my way
Twilight... night and day
Twilight... can't find my way

Can't find your way
Can't find my way
Can't find your way

Twilight... darkened day
Twilight... lost my way
Twilight... night and day
Twilight... can't find my way


(Oh yeah)

In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow
In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow
In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow
In the shadow boy meets man / Shadow, boy meets man

 
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From:arcmorality
Date:August 14th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)

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Probably my least favourite track on Boy. Bit it sounds really good live.
From:nonsvch
Date:August 14th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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i adore Boy, and i think this is probably my favorite track from it. (along with "Out of Control" and "Stories for Boys", anyway.)
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From:canadanne
Date:August 14th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)

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I *adore* the album version of Twilight. The single version is easily the most horrendous thing they've ever recorded, it makes me want to stab myself through the eyes!

This is one of my favourite tracks on Boy... I would go nuts if they did it live now, I'd much rather hear Twilight than some of the other Boy tracks they've been performing. I absolutely love singing along with this song!  It's amazingly underrated, actually.

Right from the intro it's excellent. The guitar riff makes me drool, the bass is used perfectly and the bit where the drums finally come in is very effective. Then I love the way Bono sings on it, it's a great example of his best early vocals. :)  It's quite passionately sung, and there are also great backing vocals - I love the kind of weird harmony they get on "Boyyy meeeets mannnn".

So many favourite bits I could mention. I love the first "Twiiiliiiiight!" with that lengthy echo. My absolute favourite line is probably the way Bono drags out "I'm soaking through the skiiiiin!". Equally enjoyable is the "Can't find my way / Can't find your way / Can't find my way / Can't find youuuurrr wayyyyy..." part... and then that MENTAL guitar solo!  I cannot hear that without headbanging like crazy, it's absolutely brilliant! :D  The other bit I have to mention is the big sigh Bono does before the final "In the shadow..." verse - I love that too. :)

*Damn* this is a good song. There's nothing about it that isn't fantastic... I can't believe how much talent they had for such young guys!
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From:kjackson
Date:August 15th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
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Quite simply: you said it.

I've been having a bit of a Boy renaissance this past week or so -- there are other cds I've been listening to, but this is the one I keep coming back to. "Twilight" is surprisingly dark, m'thinks, for the second track on a debut album, especially after "I Will Follow," but daring to give it that position makes it a lot more appealing (at least to me): it seems the band was interesting in showing depth and significance.

My thoughts are a bit scattered -- just home from work, down to dinner in a moment -- but, pretty much, you said it all. Great, great song.
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:August 15th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
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I like this song a lot, but everytime Bono sings "shadow" it reminds me of the way Gollum in The Lord of the Rings says the same word. Also, I think it's funny that this song in particular garnered U2 a pretty big gay following in the early days; talk about misinterpretation! :)
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From:aloneinthelight
Date:August 15th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
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i think the single version is goddamn hilarious. especially when Bono is repeating "twilight, twilight, twilight...." etc etc. His voice is so not there that i cant help but burst out laughing.

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