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August 27th, 2005

Song Of The Day @ 12:29 pm

claudiathefish:
I'm currently feelin: cheerful cheerful
I'm currently hearin: U2 - All Because Of You (Alternate Version)

Today's Selection is...

“All Because Of You (Alternate Version)” from Unreleased and Rare.

When I first purchased HTDAAB, I was strangely unimpressed by “All Because Of You”. Perhaps it was the nature of Bono’s voice on the “Alllllll because of you.” Whatever it was, I didn’t like it.

I fell in love with this version of the song when I first heard it, mostly because I absolutely LOVE the “My oh my!” And although the lyrics in the original version, “intellectual tortoise” specifically, are… endearing, I like the lyrics to this version more.

It's uploaded at Gmail: U2usendit, password vertigou2.

Next to it
I was so close to it
I had the universe decoded
Then the atom split

I hear you say "My oh my!
You know I got no tears to cry
And I got no love left in me now
Just salt in my eye"

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I'm down, I'm down

Thunder's loud
But the sun is shining up above the cloud
It's not the noise, it's the deafening silence
Drowns God out

You say I should go for help
But I can't go, go to nobody else
You're like the river flowing underground
I can feel you when you're not around

All because of you
It's all because of you
All because of you
I'm down, we're down

(You sadden me, too mortal)
(Slow your tinman heart, tomorrow now)
(Know, I know yeah)

I'm alive, I'm being born
I just arrived, I'm at the door
Of the place I started out from
I want back inside

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you

 
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From:sirensong984
Date:August 27th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
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the alternate version is MUCH better, especially lyrics wise. I hate that they changed it
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From:echoboom
Date:August 27th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
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i like it!
thanks for sharing the song.
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From:arashi_soul
Date:August 27th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I love the "intellectual tortoise" part. XD
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From:beuchi
Date:August 27th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
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I like it so much! And yes, I think these lyrics are better
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From:reecord2
Date:August 27th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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(You sadden me, too mortal)
(Slow your tinman heart, tomorrow now)
(Know, I know yeah)


How on EARTH did you decipher this Bonospeak??? This is my favorite part of the whole song.
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 27th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
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Lmao, I got the lyrics from u2wanderer.org, so I can't take credit for that. I did decipher the second part of the second verse, though! :)

It's an awesome part of the song, indeed.
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From:sirensong984
Date:August 27th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
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carl from u2wanderer.org spends endless hours working on it. he's pretty good, actually. sometimes i talk to him and i'm just like " you're crazy" but then i listen one more time, and...he's right.
From:walrusoct9
Date:August 27th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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So much better than the released version...the chorus just rocks.

The 2nd verse of the "real" version = worst Bono lyrics EVER. The lyrics to this alternate version aren't mind-blowing brilliance either, but at least they don't mention a tortoise.
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 27th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
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And at least they don't try to rhyme "choice" and "tortoise".
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From:canadanne
Date:August 27th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
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I don't particularly like any of the alternate versions, though I guess this one isn't the worst. How anyone could consider this to be better than the album version is beyond me... for starters the chorus sounds awful in the alternate version, it's so flat!  It's also completely missing the excellent bridge ("Oh oh ohhh / Heyyy yeah...") so it doesn't have the same rockin' energy of the final version. There's nowhere near as much passion on the final verse, either... and then it just *ends*. It's all a bit cringeworthy at times, thank christ they didn't stick with this version.

The lyrics aren't as good... I adore the lyrics of the album version (especially the intellectual tortoise line, and "I'm not broke but you can see the cracks", not to mention the cleverness of the "I Am" bit - what's the point of the chorus without that line??). The lyrics in the alternate version are OK I guess, but nothing really stands out or means anything to me.

I quite like the way they sing the "My oh my" bit, and the indecipherable section has a pleasant echo on it, but I can't think of much else to praise about this version. All the other good bits survived to the album version, so I've already talked about them.
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From:zoostation
Date:August 28th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
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I definitely agree with you on the flat chorus bit. The song otherwise is alright by my standards. It's not an earsore to listen to.
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From:thegoal_issoul
Date:August 27th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
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This version is pretty cool, but i dont really like the lyrics... im not sure why, but to me the album version has more power and meaning behind it.

just my own 2 cents :)
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From:typewriterking
Date:August 28th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
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This one doesn’t have the dynamism of the album version. The guitar isn’t as aggressive, the falsetto just doesn’t carry the urgency needed, and Larry’s just beating his sticks together at the start. I’m so happy they opted to go with “I am” in the album version, rather than “I’m down.” C’mon, “I’m down” just doesn’t rock! I want creatures getting squashed crossing the tracks, high-rises on Bono’s back, intellectual tortoises, and the closing “I am” rather than one more repetition of the title to finish it.

But hey, don’t listen to me, I prefer Vertigo to Native Son! Still, I love hearing alternatives, it reassures me that they worked long and hard on this stuff, and the U2sendit Gmail account was a rocking idea. Thanks for sharing your ingenuity!

Got a confession to make about the Gmail, I took my sweet time in there before reading the rules. Sorry!
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From:alternatending
Date:November 23rd, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
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um, does anyone have the alternate version for me to listen to? I seem to have lost it.
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From:claudiathefish
Date:November 23rd, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
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From:alternatending
Date:December 8th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
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mmkay so apparently, LJ has been sending my emails late.
Could you e-mail it to me please? :(


blujack_16@hotmail.com.


sorry.

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