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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

"Van Diemen's Land" from Rattle and Hum


Image hosted by Photobucket.comI didn't think I'd be needing this award that much, but Edge is a much better vocalist than I originally gave him credit for. It's not really a "whole U2" song cause it's just Edge, his guitar and the universe. For an explanation of song: Van Diemen's Land is now known as Tasmania, an island off Austrailia. Click the link for more details. Aww...U2 got a wikipedia mention. It's so greatly written, cause it really does have this "Amazing Grace" vibe to it. Like, if you could, you could picture people in a boat singing it while being carted off to Van Diemen's Land.
I kinda wish they would have done a full band thing. Nothing too big, but some background drums and a low bass could make the sound really...wow. Espcially if Bono does some background vocals.


// Van Diemen's Land

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land

It's a bitter pill I swallow here
To be rent from one so dear
We fought for justice and not for gain
But the magistrate sent me away

Now kings will rule and the poor will toil
And tear their hands as they tear the soil
But a day will come in this dawning age
When an honest man sees an honest wage

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land

Guys, seriously keep claudiathefish and all our other Alabama/Louisiana/Mississippi members in your prayers/thoughts. Katrina totally toppled Andrew in terms of devastation, and that's something awful.
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