Caitlin (onebadkite) wrote in u2,
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Song of the Day

I am a sucker for themes, even if I broke off the one I was doing last week.  And thus, I declare....

Zooropa Week

No, I'm not being a total weirdo and forcing it upon my loverly SotD partners.  But my tracks this week will all be from Zooropa.   So today, I was late for work, I couldn't keep my lunch in my stomach, and was generally a craptastic person.  So la seleccion de hoy...

Some Days Are Better Than Others

I'm very pragmatic and post-modern if I do say so myself, and it comes off as uncaring at times.  This song fits my life philosophy, in a way.  It generally plays as background music, and I don't give it a second thought.  It doesn't make me feel better, or more depressed... it's just the way things are.  Today was crap, tomorrow my be better.  Today was stupendous, well, tomorrow could be crap.  Who knows? 

Bono describes SDABTO as a throw-away, summery fun kinda song.  But you have lines like  "some days you wake up the army/some days it's the enemy."  To me, sounds oddly like "vampire or a victim, it depends on who's around..."  So, from throw-away groove, to desperate plea, we have the same themes.  As Zooropa is one very unemotional album, with "Stay" being the pinnacle of emotion, it's funny to find such a link in lyrics. 

I'm  a pretty lyrics-focused Edger of a U2 fan, and Larry's easy to talk about back there all by himself.  Poooor Adam has been neglected in my entries.  This one is all him, though, as is most of Zooropa (and Pop).  The bassline is almost melodious, and during the verses do we even have an Edge?  I dunno, someone with a better trained ear back me up on this.  Edge is heard during the chorus, with a shiny-glimmery guitar part.  Too twangy for my tastes.  Later there's a distorted guitar solo that I don't much care for either.  It's all lyrics and bass here, for me.

Some Days Are Better Than Others
Some days are dry, some days are leaky
Some days come clean, other days are sneaky.
Some days take less, but most days take more
Some slip through your fingers and on to the floor.
Some days you're quick, but most days you're speedy
Some days you use more force than is necessary.
Some days just drop in on us.
Some days are better than others.
Some days it all adds up
And what you've got is enough.
Some days are better than others.

Some days are slippy, other days are sloppy;
Some days you can't stand the sight of a puppy.
Your skin is white, but you think you're a brother.
Some days are better than others.
Some days you wake up with her complaining.
Some sunny days you wish it was raining.
Some days are sulky, some days have a grin;
And some days have bouncers and won't let you in.
Some days you hear a voice
Taking you to another place.
Some days are better than others.

Some days are honest, some days are not;
Some days you're thankful for what you've got.
Some days you wake up in the army
And some days it's the enemy.
Some days are work, most days you're lazy;
Some days you feel like a bit of a baby
Lookin' for Jesus and his mother.
Some days are better than others.
Some days you feel ahead;
You're making sense of what she said.
Some days are better than others.

Some days I hear a voice taking me to another place.
Some days are better then others.

Fave Lyrics:
Some days are sulky, some days have a grin.
Some days have a bouncer that won't let you in.

Ain't that the truth?

 

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