Stefanie (sirensong984) wrote in u2,

Song of the Day

Song of the Day

Today's song I picked is Desire (Studio version) from Rattle and Hum. 

It's a weird song for me, because it's one of the songs that I generally never pick to listen to, but if it comes on the radio of they play it live, I'm never disappointed and can always get into it a lot.  In other words, it's overplayed in my opinion, yet it's a decent song and I can still appreciate it when the occasion arises.  I sort of feel this way about Pride too, in a way.  The best part of the studio version, for me, is the "Yeah" at the beginning that is half whispered in such a great way.  Gotta love Bono's harmonica playing here too, that's classic.  This song is realtively easy to play on the guitar and was, if I'm not mistaking, the first song I learned to play on the guitar.  Must be why they let Bono join in sometimes ;) 
The lyrics aren't as amazing as some songs, but they're rather clever at moments and certainly aren't Bono's worst work. Sometimes it creeps me out when Bono says "and the fever when I'm inside her", I'm not sure why..
Overall I'd say desire is a 3/5 and one of those songs that I like but forget about a lot. Poor Desire...


Lover, I'm off the street
Gonna go where the bright lights
And the big city meet
With a red guitar...on fire

She's a candle burning in my room
Yeah I'm like the needle, needle and spoon
Over the counter with a shotgun
Pretty soon everybody got one
And the fever when I'm beside her
Desire, desire

And the fever... getting higher
Desire, desire... burning, I'm burning

She's the dollars
She's my protection
Yeah she's a promise
In the year of election
Oh sister
I can't let you go
Like a preacher stealing hearts
At a traveling show

For love or money money money
Money money money
Money money money, money money
And the fever, getting higher
Desire, desire
Desire, desire

Desire, desire
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