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August 29th, 2005

Song of the Day @ 11:01 am

onebadkite:
I'm currently feelin: accomplished
I'm currently hearin: Tomorrow

I'm gonna be an absolute meanie and play your surrogate SotD mommy for the day.  I hope everyone sent claudiathefish  any pool floatie devices they have, and to any other of our Creole friends, they're going to need it.  Best of luck, guys!
Now, why a meanie?  I know zoostation  is sitting at work about now, though she should be showering somewhere, I'm sure.  She could get to this post later in the day of course, but I have to join the slavedrive myself at 2 PM EST.  So I'm gonna scurry in and do this. *angelic grin*

Besides, my choice is related to their absences:

"Tomorrow" from October

I will admit October isn't my favorite album, mostly because I think Bono lost his lyrics notebook.  He left it at home, the dog ate it, something, he just lost it, okay? (And thus begins a trend!)  "Tomorrow" fits in to the pattern, as I find it awful redundant.  But sometimes redundancy can be okay.
The song is somewhat of a slight adventure into 'folk rock,' at least the intro is.  The U2 Bible (Into The Heart) explains the opening is Vinnie Kilduff's uileann pipes.  I'm not entirely sure what those are, or who he is, but it does give the song an Irish feel to it.  You can hear the band really start come in around 2:42, and fully on at 2:58 with steady drumming.  I suppose the last 2 minutes are my favorite part.

The lyrics are about Bono's mother, which could be obvious to us, but took him several years to admit.  "Won't you come back tomorrow?" is his call to her, as all of us who have lost a loved one might hope that they didn't actually disappear.  You can also draw the allusions to the civil war of Ireland, and the terrorist tactics from lines like "Outside/somebody's outside/somebody's knocking at the door.  There's a black car parked at the side of the road/don't go to the door."  A knock at the door is an open invitation to a bullet in the head, during those times.  It's odd how this correlates to a movie I just saw, with a line such as "In a democracy, even a midnight knock at the door can be friendly..."  Bonus gold stars to anyone who can tell me what movie.

So anyway, we all away the safe returns of Claudia and Pla, and hope all is well with them and their families, and the others in the wake of the storm.


Won't you come back tomorrow?
Won't you come back tomorrow?
Won't you come back tomorrow?
Can I sleep tonight?

Outside
Somebody's outside
Somebody's knocking at the door
There's a black car parked
At the side of the road
Don't go to the door
Don't go to the door

I'm going out
I'm going outside mother
I'm going out there

Won't you be back tomorrow?
Won't you be back tomorrow?
Will you be back tomorrow?

Who broke the window?
Who broke down the door?
Who tore the curtain?
And who was it for?
Who healed the wounds?
Who heals the scars?
Open the door
Open the door

Won't you come back tomorrow?
Won't you be back tomorrow?
Will you be back tomorrow?
Can I sleep tonight?

Cause I want you
I, I want... you
I really want you
I, I want
I, I

I want you to be back tomorrow
I want you to be back tomorrow
Will you be back tomorrow?
Won't you be back tomorrow?
Won't you be back tomorrow?
Will you be back tomorrow?
Open up
Open up

To the love of god
To the love of he who made
The light to see you
It's coming back
It's coming back
I believe it

Jesus coming

I'm gonna be there
I'm gonna be there, mother
I'm gonna be there, mother
I'm going out there
I'm going...

We're gonna be there




Fave Lyrics:
Who broke the window?
Who broke down the door?
Who tore the curtain?
And who was it for?

Extra links.
Apparently people are still in to those pipes.
This is the movie, but don't cheat and click my link and then try to earn your stars!

 
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From:egalite
Date:August 29th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
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I saw the previews for that movie and remember that line, but gah! Can't remember the title. Clues?
From:onebadkite
Date:August 29th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
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It stars an Alien-hunter and Gandhi.

Eee, my first comment! .... and it isn't even about U2. :-X
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From:kohls_samurai
Date:August 29th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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*karaokes*

Wooooooooooon'tcha be back tomorrooooooow?
Won'tcha be back tooomorrooooooow?
Will you be back tomoooooorrooooooow?
From:onebadkite
Date:August 29th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Wow. That was.... important. :-P
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From:volare
Date:August 29th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
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hm.. "And she's not coming" is the line I always heard.

Uillean means elbow. hence, "elbow pipes"...
From:onebadkite
Date:August 30th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
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I listened to that line a few times over, and I don't hear it, but your interpretation makes sense.

Does that mean I eat uillean noodles? ;-) Thanks for the translation.
From:proops
Date:August 29th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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i really really like this song. i love the music and the lyrics. its an awesome song.
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From:zoostation
Date:August 29th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
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SUPER STOLEN!!!

I, in fact, have power at home now. You bumped me! But that's okay, cause Thursday's song was already covered last week and now I can just...whatever. It works out.
I knew you wanted to be a SotD poster. Muahahaha! Too tempting to pass up!

Emm...the song? Haven't heard it. Haven't heard most of "October" actually. Sadly. But a nice reference to "will you be back tomorrow?" Yes! Yes I will!

*wishes and prayers to claudiathefish* I stayed glued to the TV this morning watching the hurricane roll in. :/
From:onebadkite
Date:August 30th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
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You heart me anyway!

I think I would like to be an SotD poster, but not regularly. That took me waaaay to long. Plus I have a certain lack of html skills and technical music knowledge. But I think I did alright, eh? Plus, the song fit! I mean, c'mon!

Yes, I was watching the news, and even though the eye had been over land for 6+ hours, it was still a cat3! I had never heard of such a thing. I'm sure she's sitting there watching caskets float by her house. :-X There were reportings of sail boats on major highways in MS!
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From:zoostation
Date:August 30th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
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It gets easier to do it when you stop second guessing yourself.
:)
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From:chelsea_doll
Date:August 30th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
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This song holds a lot of meaning for me. I lost my mom a few years ago suddenly and for months, I couldn't listen to this song. But when I finally could, it made much more sense to me about how he was probably feeling when h wrote it. There is a sense of desperation in his voice, especially towards the end of the song.

I love the remake they did...it's beautiful.
From:onebadkite
Date:August 30th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
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I read and saw on U2wandered that there had been a remake around 1996ish. And apparently they changed the last verse or so, because it was controversial. Though I don't see what....
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From:canadanne
Date:September 3rd, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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I have a copy of Tomorrow '96 on my computer, if you haven't heard it and would like to.
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From:canadanne
Date:September 3rd, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I find this song really chilling and hard to listen to. Even the intro sends shivers down my spine, with the Uilleann pipes and the fact someone's talking in the background as the track begins... it's weird and disorientating. And then the lyrics are really sinister and depressing - poor Bono. :(

Musically it's a decent song, though, the melody is very catchy and I like the part where it suddenly picks up a load of energy halfway through. And it's sung with such passion.

You know... I'm playing the song at the moment and I don't think I've ever *properly* listened to the last minute and a half before. I've never entirely connected with the October album so I don't play it very often, and it tends to be background music when I do - I guess I always mentally tune out before it gets to the end of Tomorrow. That whole "love of god" verse and the guitar at the end, I've actually never noticed any of that before!!

In fact - I think I've just had one of those moments where a song suddenly clicks with you. I reckon if I actually bothered learning the entire song off by heart and singing along with it like I do with most U2 songs, I could grow to love it, and maybe even the whole album. I've had this album for like six years and always felt awkward about it, and all of a sudden I feel inspired to put in the full effort. (This happened with Zooropa a few years ago, which I now adore. I wonder if I'm finally having an October breakthrough as well!)

Woohoo, thanks for giving me a reason to listen to this track more closely!
From:onebadkite
Date:September 4th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
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Woo hoo! I am whole and complete as a SotD poster. canadanne has commented! *does a victory dance*

*whispers, as my lacking html skills do not permit me to type in a smaller font* You get my vote for Pla's replacement, if you want it. Doot de doot... *pretends like no one else is going to read this*
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From:canadanne
Date:September 4th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)

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LOL! :p

Why, thank you... I wouldn't really want to be in charge of SOTD though, I think I prefer being a commenter. And in any case, I've just started a full-time job that's leaving me with virtually no spare time in the evenings (which is why I'm so behind on my comments), so I couldn't possibly commit to posting a song every day even if I wanted to. :/

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