Stefanie (sirensong984) wrote in u2,
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Today's Song of the Day is: Fire from October
I had trouble picking a song for today's entry, so I put iTunes on shuffle and picked the first U2 song that came up (which didn't take long..my collection is about 99% U2 ha). Interesting, because I just noticed that we are jumping into the month of October. Perhaps iTunes and U2 were trying to remind me. :)
Generally, I find October a little boring. It's very scattered to me, and sometimes lacks in lyrics. I know that there is a good reason for the lack in lyrics, but it still bothers me a little. The beginning of this song is pretty interesting, actually. The light "ahhhh" sounds and then bam! the "AH!" of Bono. For me, that's the only highlight of the song. I just don't get a good vibe from this song. I find the lyrics typical of other songs on the album, the music is good enough, but I think the repetition of words and generally boring lyrics take away from a lot of the song. The guitar solo from about 2:02-2:18 brings it back for me for about 16 seconds. The Edge should get props for this song, just because of that little break. Is this the worst song on October? No. Is it the best? In my opinion, no. Do I like the album in general? No. Would I vote the album off the island first? Oddly enough, no. I have some sort of love/hate relationship with October. I generally don't listen to it that often, but, there are times when it comes up on shuffle and I'm generally pleased to hear something. Sophomore albums are difficult anyway, and recently I saw the lead singer of The Killers in an interview, saying that Bono told him to "spare everyone an "exploratory" second album", or something to the same affect, which made me smile.
I'm glad Bono got his lyrics back in the briefcase earlier this year, and I'd be interested to see the original version of a lot of these songs. I wouldn't want a re-record of October (or any album, for that matter!!), but some just being able to SEE what the original was intended to be would satisfy me.


Falling falling
The sun is burning black
Falling falling
It's beating on my back
With a fire, fire / (With a fire)
With a fire, fire / (With a fire)

Falling falling
The moon is running red
Falling falling
It's pulling me instead
With a fire / (With a fire)
Fire / (With a fire)

But there's a fire inside
When I'm falling over
There's a fire in me
When I call out
I built a fire / Fire, fire
I'm going home

Falling falling
The stars are falling down
Falling falling
They knock me to the ground
With a fire / (With a fire)
Fire / (With a fire)

But there's a fire inside
When I'm falling over
There's a fire in me
When I call out
There's a fire inside
When I'm falling over
I feel the fire / Fire
I'm going home

Falling falling
Falling falling
Falling falling
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