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October 23rd, 2005

(no subject) @ 01:52 pm

sirensong984:
(I apologize for deleting the previous entry, I felt lazy this morning, made the entry in "richtext", then found I needed to edit a tag, and it messed everything up. I ran off to the cafeteria and didn't notice it was wacked out..sorry. That's what I get for being slacking today..)

Today's selection is

Don't Come Knocking from the "Don't Come Knocking Original Soundtrack"

Written by Bono and The Edge,
performed by Andrea Corr, Bono, and The Edge

This song was available for streaming play/download from U2.com for the first time about a month ago, perhaps longer.

I was pretty excited about it, as I loved Bono and The Corrs voice combination on "When the Stars Go Blue", the Ryan Adams song. Bono + a female voice always pleases me, I think. His voice seems
a little shakey at first here, but that could perhaps be intentional...The lyrics here are, in my opinion, more well written than some of Bono's recent works..

The music and lyrics of this song remind me a lot of "North and South of the River", but I'm not sure if that's a result of the solely Bono/Edge combination or what... at any rate it's a good little tune that is staying stuck in my head lately.

Best lyric:
"I won't bring you roses, I'll bring myself instead" To which I say, any time, Bono, any time..




You’re everything I could want
There’s no house you couldn’t haunt
You’re the key that could keep me in
You’re the sense, under the skin


I won’t bring you roses
I’ll bring myself instead
Time only is time
For what is meant
Not what was said


Don’t come knocking don’t come knocking
Don’t come knocking at my door
Don’t come knocking, knock, knock, knocking
Don’t come knocking no more


You’re a dream I could wake up in
You’re a fight I shouldn’t try to win
You’re the door, I’ll always leave open
You’re the heart that’s always hopin’


Off a tree-lined avenue, in a college made of stone
I’ll sit there not dreaming, I would rather live alone


Don’t come knocking don’t come knocking
Don’t come knocking at my door
Don’t come knocking, knock, knock, knocking
Don’t come knocking no more


All the stars in the sky
They can’t light our way, oh no
All the maps, and all the charts
All the dreams…
Dreams …won’t… leave… you…
Home…
Home…


Don’t come knocking don’t come knocking
Don’t come knocking at my door
Don’t come knocking don’t come knocking
Don’t come knocking at my door
Don’t come knocking, knock, knock, knocking
Don’t come knocking no more
 
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From:canadanne
Date:October 29th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
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I don't like it. For starters I can't stand Andrea Corr, she's *so* irritating and I wish Bono would stop collaborating with her. IMHO their voices don't go together at all, anyway. And Bono's vocals are painfully flat on this track for some reason. All in all, it's not an enjoyable listen.

I also find the chorus a bit lame. And rhyming "open" with "hopin'"... urgh!

I wish I could think of something positive to say, but I'm struggling to find anything to really praise about it. It's not the worst song in the history of the world, I guess.

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