plawesome (zoostation) wrote in u2,
plawesome
zoostation
u2

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

from the Batman Forever soundtrack.




This, being my last week, is going to just be songs I really happen to enjoy, so they are all repeats. Sorry?
Anyways, I've loved this song from the moment I really heard it. I saw really because I'm sure than when I saw Batman Forever in the theater, I really didn't care about it. Or the 100 times I've watched it at home either. But the moment I popped in The Best of U2: 1990 - 2000 and heard it, it was love at first sight. Sound? Note?
Even when all their other songs were skippable to me at the time, this song wasn't. I'd hit repeat and fall in love all over again with that voice I now know as MacPhisto's.
The music is just amazing. The overdrive of the guitar, the backing strings, Larry's drumming, the clapping. I'm such a sucker for rhythmic clapping. I'm Cuban, sue me.
Aside from the music, I love the lyrics when taken out of the whole song. I don't see how they really fit altogether as a piece, but with Bono!gems like:
They don't know what you're doing
Babe, it must be art

and
Believing in yourself
Almost as much as you doubt

How can you go wrong?

// Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

You don't know how you took it
You just know what you got
Oh lordy you've been stealing
From the thieves and you got caught
In the headlights
Of a stretch car
You're a star

Dressing like your sister
Living like a tart
They don't know what you're doing
Babe, it must be art
You're a headache
In a suitcase
You're a star

Oh no, don't be shy
You don't have to go blind
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me

You don't know how you got here
You just know you want out
Believing in yourself
Almost as much as you doubt
You're a big smash
You wear it like a rash
Star
(I wanna take it)

Oh no, don't be shy
It takes a crowd to cry
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me
Yeah...
Hey!

They want you to be Jesus
They'll go down on one knee
But they'll want their money back
If you're alive at thirty-three
And you're turning tricks
With your crucifix
You're a star

(Oh child)

Of course you're not shy
You don't have to deny it love
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me


Amusing anecdote: Browsing through my dad's cd collection, I found this. Oh Bono, you crafty little Irishman.

Ehh...sadly, I'm under a hurricane warning right now, but I'll make sure that my last week goes by unhindered. I'll get onebadkite to post my thoughts for me if necessary. That makes sense. Sure it does.
Wish me luck. I love my air conditioning and don't want it to stop! :/
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 11 comments