Stefanie (sirensong984) wrote in u2,
Stefanie
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Today's Song of the Day is

Some Days Are Better Than Others from Zooropa

First off, I think Zooropa is a masterpiece.  Considering the time they took to record it (a FRACTION of time compared to Achtung Baby, Pop, ATYCLB, HTDAAB etc), one might expect mediocre lyrics or at least hurried lyrics and simple songs.  You absolutely will not find either on this album, if you ask me.  Every song of Zooropa is perfection, especially lyrically.  I think Zooropa's lyrics could trample "The Bomb" on any day.  That's part of the reason I sometimes have trouble getting into the newest releases, except for a couple of songs, I find the lyrics weaker than Zooropa or Pop. 

Anyway, enough of that.  This song is just so cleverly written.  The word play is excellent.  For me, the best part comes when Bono goes from the almost chanting lyrics of some days are blahblah... right into the soaring "SOME DAYS...." chorus parts.  Absolute perfection.  I chose this because I think it's a good example of a non-single that was still WAY on target.  My favorite line is "Some days you feel ahead; you're making sense of what she said."  Today I totally didn't feel ahead, but this song will always cure anything. 

 

Some days are dry, some days are leaky
Some days come clean, other days are sneaky
Some days take less, but most days take more
Some slip through your fingers and onto the floor

Some days you're quick, but most days you're speedy
Some days you use more force than is necessary
Some days just drop in on us
Some days are better than others

Some days it all adds up
And what you got isn't enough
Some days are better than others

Some days are slippy, other days sloppy
Some days you can't stand the sight of a puppy
Your skin is white but you think you're a brother
Some days are better than others

Some days you wake up with her complaining
Some sunny days you wish it was raining
Some days are sulky, some days have a grin
And some days have bouncers and won't let you in

Some days you hear a voice
Taking you to another place
Some days are better than others

Some days are honest, some days are not
Some days you're thankful for what you've got
Some days you wake up in the army
And some days it's the enemy

Some days are work, most days you're lazy
Some days you feel like a bit of a baby
Lookin' for Jesus and His mother
Some days are better than others

Some days you feel ahead
You're making sense of what she said
Some days are better than others

Some days you hear a voice
Taking you to another place
Some days are better than others

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