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November 2nd, 2005

Song of the Day @ 11:56 am

I'm currently hearin: Are You Gonna Wait Forever?

Song of today...

"Are You Gonna Wait Forever?" from the Vertigo single

The opening lyric immediately reminds me of another song, and I'm not sure how it couldn't for most people. "All the obstacles in my way, now..."  Hey, uh, Bono... you skipped "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone."  It even sounds the same, just modernized with that funky guitar noise Edge is putting out.

It took a while for me to like this song.  But now I really like it for it's optimism.  It's one of those songs you can use to feel better, or at least feel hopeful.  The lyrics are a bit uncreative, with the one-line chorus.  Plus, lines like "furniture you can rearrange" are about the same notch as "always wear a safety belt."  I prefer this song as a whole, though, than the sum of it's parts.  It's a nice little track to put on and feel good too.  Even if it will be a while till summer comes again (except for our Down Under friends in here), you can just pretend it's right around the corner, with all sorts of other happiness. :)

Are You Gonna Wait Forever?

All the obstacles in my way, now
Are disappearing every day, now
I'm getting closer
We're getting closer to home
It won't be long until the summer comes

Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?

Getting out from under my bed, now
I'm going to say the things I should have said, now
Getting closer
Getting closer to what's true
Gonna find myself in you

Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?

There's no one there behind their eyes
They're in the business, beautiful lies
We'll keep the promise
'Cause we don't know how to break it
The furniture you can rearrange
Don't trade your dreams for some small change
Guard the flame, or better leave it naked

Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
How, how long, how long?
Or is it now, now, now?
Or is it now?

Fave Lyric:
Getting closer, closer to what's true.
Gonna find myself in you.

Here's where I get fickle.  I am NOT putting this song on Gmail, I draw my line of file-sharing between what's readily available and what isn't.  The Vertigo single is still in stores. 

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Date:November 2nd, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
I like those lines! You nerd!
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Date:November 2nd, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
I adore the "we're getting closer to home...." line.
Love love love.

In total agreement re Gmail.. if you can go get it easily for a few bucks.. no. Weird obscure nowhere-to-be-found tracks you'd have to pay a mint for off ebay or something? groovy. But not this.
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Date:November 2nd, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
i agree with you on what's readily available being uploaded to gmail :)

good choice

go you!
Date:November 2nd, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
I totally expceted to have heavy objects hurled in my direction for that call. Thanks fo the support. :-)
Date:November 2nd, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
I agree on Gmail. This one's still out in stores so everyone can buy it. And the boys are working hard for our pleasure, so there :-)
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Date:November 2nd, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
I have not-so-fond memories of listening to this song in the bath in the adolescent ward of the London Psychiatric Hospital.
So I don't like it much.

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Date:November 3rd, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
I was hugely disappointed with this song when I bought the single. I was looking forward to a rare Proper B-Side in the vein of Summer Rain, Always etc, and this... wasn't... anything, really. It's just a bit crap all-in-all (by U2 standards, of course). :/  The lyrics are for the most part unimaginative and clichéd. Musically it's a bit of a tuneless racket in places. What bothers me most is Bono's vocals are *horribly* strained - a dead giveaway that it's a leftover from the ATYCLB era, because his voice has improved amazingly since then. And this limp effort seems even worse when it's paired up with Vertigo, which made such a powerful and exciting single - the contrast is embarrassing, frankly.

I suppose I should be grateful that we got an original song at all, and not just another batch of dodgy remixes. Unfortunately it's so unmemorable that I'd pretty much forgotten it existed until now!

It's alright to sing along with though. Just thought I should try and say something positive about it. :p

(It probably doesn't help that I find the idea "It won't be long till the summer comes" totally depressing - I hate summer!)

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