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Today's Selection is...

"Levitate" from the All That You Can't Leave Behind Sessions


Image hosted by Photobucket.comIf you only listen to the first minute of this song, you can understand why it was left out of the album. It's oddly sung by Bono, and I think he is the weakest point of the song. The beat however, is fantastic. The base of a trance beat is there. Properly remixed, it would be a true trance song. Instead we have this rock-trance hybrid that really begins to kick in at 1:50. The lyrics become much better ("Who can stop us now" has such an anthemic feel to it. I love it!), the bass kicks in shortly after as well as SUPER ACE drumming by Larry (pay attention to the cymbals. awesome work). As you can see by a certain line, this song didn't die down completely, traces of it can be found on HTDAAB. Which, I still don't get. But I trust Bono, I mean he's had four of them. He should know. The outro on this song is fantastic. Play this song with the bass turned up and the volume at at least 80%. It's really easy to rock out to.


// Levitate

It's in your voice, I can feel it, I can tell (it)
It's in your voice, has me ringing me like a bell
Peace of mind, peace comes dropping slow
I'm in the mind, to let go of control
Spirit come on down, no I'm not coming down

In the backstreets, in the backstreets of our love
Through the locked doors, deep down, deep down is not enough
Spirit come on down, no I'm not coming down
(And guitar)

Who can stop us now
It's much too late
Can't slow us down
We can't hesitate
I want a love that's hard
As hard as hate
Levitate

To be the bee, to be the bee and the flower
Before the sweetness, before the sweetness turns to sour
When freedom comes, freedom has a scent
It's like the top of a newborn baby's head
Baby we can taste it, you and I

Spirit come on down, no I'm not coming down

Who can stop us now
Who could make us wait
Who could slow us down
Make us hesitate
I want a love that's hard
As hard as hate
Levitate

Oh, lift me up

Spirit come, come on down, no I'm not coming down
Spirit come on down, no I'm not coming down
Spirit come, come on down, no I'm not coming down

[Repeats until end]
(Coming down)
[Then]
(Stop)


Favorite lyrics:
I want a love that's hard
As hard as hate

Thank you for that one, B-man.

u2wanderer.org says this song is a Pop Outtake. iTunes says it's from the ATYCLB sessions. The truth?
Aaaaand: It's still not too late to join the jousting match!
This song is available to download at the gmail account.
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