Caitlin (stay_please) wrote in u2,

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Song of the Day

"Like A Song" from War

Somone around here has this for an LJ-name, don't they?  This one's for you.... yah, that's it.

*ahem* Now that I feel like your DJ.  I was obsessed with War when I first got my hands on it.  I count it as my second favorite album.  This song, in particular, I think is my favorite.... was my favorite.  I'm not so fond of it having it on repeat now, not sure why.  Maybe it's something to be revelled in just once.

It probably has the shortest blurb in ITH.  It talks about the rebel cliche, and all that.  It also mentions my favorite lines "When others need your time / you say it's time to go / it's your time."  This was an indictment of other musicians, who I'm supposing were selfish.  The lyrics are the usual, clever Bono.

Again with the drumming.  The 60-second coda at the end of the song is all Larry.  Edge kinda jumps in, and it almost seems improvised. "Sure, I'll jam with ya buddy."  And then it fades away.  It also starts with a pounding beat, purely Larry.  War was definitely a Larry album... even if he says no one focused on him much until TUF. 

Like A Song

Like a song I have to sing
I sing it for you
Like the words I have to bring
I bring it for you

And in leather, lace, and chains
We stake our claim
Revolution once again
No I won't...
I won't wear it on my sleeve
I can see through this expression
And you know I don't believe
Too wrong to be told
Exactly who are you
Tomorrow's too late

And we love to wear a badge, a uniform
And we love to fly a flag
But I won't... let others live in hell
As we divide against each other
And we fight amongst ourselves
Too set in our ways to try to rearrange
Too right to be wrong, in this rebel song
Let the bells ring out
Let the bells ring out

Is there nothing left
Is there, is there nothing
Is there nothing left
Is honesty what you want

A generation without name, ripped and torn
Nothing to lose, nothing to gain
Nothing at all
And if you can't help yourself
Well take a look around you
When others need your time
You say it's time to go... it's your time
Angry words won't stop the fight
Two wrongs won't make it right
A new heart is what I need
Oh God, make it bleed
Is there nothing left...

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