Stefanie (sirensong984) wrote in u2,
Stefanie
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Today's Song of the Day is

Walk to the Water

Originally released on the With or Without You single, it reappeared on November 3, 1998 on the Best Of 1980-1990 B Side disc.  Pretty moody, unique, but nice. Reminds me of the album October, though I can't say why. Typical of b-sides (for me anyway) it's one of my favorites that will never be performed or thought of much...the lyrics are my favorite part.  It reminds me of snow, not because of the lyrics, but because I bought The Best Of on a snow day from school and the b-sides disc lived in my stereo for a loooong time.  I was willing to pay for the Best Of cd just for the b-sides.  I rarely set out with intentions to listen to this song, but when it comes up on the iTunes shuffle, I am always utterly pleased. 

 

She said it wasn't cold
She left her coat at home that day
She wore canvas shoes
White canvas shoes
Around her neck
She wore a silver necklace
'It was given to me by my father' she said
'It was given to me'

She took the back way home
Past the lights at Summerhill
Turn left on to the north strand
And on, on towards the sea

He said he was an artist
But he really painted billboards
In large capital letters
In large capital letters
He was telling jokes
But nobody else would listen to him

I saw you that day
Your lips were cherry red
Your legs were crossed, your arms wide open

Your hair was coloured gold
And like a field of corn
You were blown by the wind
You were blown by the wind

Walk, walk, walk to the water
Walk with me awhile
Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
Walk me in a light

A room in the Royal hotel
With sea facing views
A man with a suitcase
Full of things he doesn't need
I'm looking through your window
I'm walking through your doorway
I'm on the outside
Let me in

Let me love you
Let me love you
Let me

Walk, walk, walk to the water
Walk with me
Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
Walk with me a while

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