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

"When Love Comes To Town" from Rattle & Hum

B.B. King and blues music is certainly never something I could really get into, not sure why.  This song took a loooooong time to grow on me.  Poor Edge, reduced to playing chords.  Damn Bono, for volunteering him.  *ahem* Anyway...

I suppose what I first liked about the song was the idea.  "Sorry baby, I love music and my guitar more than you.  Don't blame me, it's the music's fault..."  Achtung Baby still being my favorite era, I love the hoarsey vocals Bono pulls off on the entire R&H album.  But his are the only vocals I like.  As the song fades away, those background singers sound a little lost... "are we done yet?"  Thank gosh U2 rarely employs such singers, these came attached to B.B.

Other than that... there's really nothing musically that grabs me.  B.B. has his little guitar bits, and they're okay, but like I said before, I don't much care for blues guitar.


When Love Comes to Town

I was a sailor, I was lost at sea
I was under the waves before love rescued me.
I was a fighter, I could turn on a thread
Now I stand accused of the things I've said.

When love comes to town I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I'm gonna catch that flame.
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town.

Used to make love under a red sunset
I was making promises I was soon to forget.
She was pale as the lace of her wedding gown
But I left her standing before love came to town.

I ran into a juke-joint when I heard a guitar scream
The notes were turning blue, I was dazed and in a dream.
As the music played I saw my life turn around
That was the day before love came to town.

When love comes to town I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I'm gonna catch that flame.
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town.

When love comes to town I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I'm gonna catch that flame.
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town.

I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword.
I threw the dice when they pierced his side
But I've seen love conquer the great divide.

When love comes to town I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I'm gonna catch that flame.
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town.

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