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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

from How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb



From the first listen through this album, I had already picked this song to be my absolute favorite. I'll admit it took me a while to recognize the "you're the reason why the opera is in me" line cause Bono belts it without any discretion. It's such a deep and moving song for him, how could he not cry when he's singing something so close to his heart?
I'll probably cry when he sings this in November. Even though it was "so last winter!"
falsetto!Edge is at his best here with the chorus. It's paired so well with the song, I'm really glad they added it in after the "alternate version" was recorded.
I can't even pick out a particular part that I enjoy because every lyric is so wonderful. Even though it was written for Bono's dad, it applies to everything.
There is one lyric that really bothers me though:
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

I hate that it doesn't rhyme with anything in that verse. But I'll get over it.

// Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own

Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough

You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I... that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need... I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

(Just say his name)
I know that we don't talk
I'm sick of it all
Can, you, hear, me, when, I, sing
You're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera is in me

Well hey now, still gotta let ya know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Sometimes you can't make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can't make it on your own


Fun Fact: At a Denny's once, I was listening to the background music and heard only the bass. I immediately recognized it as this song. I didn't hear drums, vocals or even a guitar. Just plain bass.
Thanks again, Adam. :)
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