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January 23rd, 2006

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sirensong984:

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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From:claudiathefish
Date:January 24th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
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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


There are just so many good lines in this song that I can't pick a favourite. I like "Your skin is white, but you think you're a brother..." and "Some days are bouncers and won't let you in."

I totally love this song. Zooropa as an album used to scare hell out of me, but it's grown on me and now I love it.

I like the ringing guitar noises during the chorus, the too-loud bass, and the "hoo-hooo!"s after the chorus.
From:vintagefuck
Date:January 24th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
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I absolutely love this song. I find myself loving zooropa more and more everytime I listen to it.
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From:tinamachina
Date:January 24th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
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I love this song, too. The lyrics are so playful and fantastic, and it's got a great, catchy melody to it.
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From:arlengirl
Date:January 24th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
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I love this song to pieces. The bass at the beginning is so great, and the lyrics are brilliant. I LOVE Zooropa, too. It's just an incredible album all around. This song is a gem.

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From:trinimacphisto
Date:January 24th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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This song just rocks! I think sometimes it's kind of overlooked by ppl...
But I love it! The lyrics rocks, I remember when I was in school I thought the line "Some sunny days you wish it was raining" described perfectly how I felt in P.E. class days lol
My favorite bit is the bass, it's just groovy! lol
And the guitar sounds like waves... it's a weird description, but it does! YAY for Some days!!!!
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From:inklingfair
Date:January 24th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Some days you're thankful for what you've got.

This is definitely the song of my day. Thank you :)
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From:stateless
Date:January 24th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
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this post is so refreshing - i'm tired of hearing how much people don't like this song. it's almost uncool to like it, i think? my favourite bit is the guitar solo. mm, distortion!
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From:hachiemachie
Date:January 25th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
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I love this song and this is my favorite verse.

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


I'd also like to note though, that when Zooropa first came out, I liked it because I had just become newly obsessed with U2 (being the Achtung Baby that I was and all). Then I went through a phase where I sort of shunned it, but then I popped it into the stereo one night after a few years of silence and rediscovered how great it is.

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From:wydok
Date:January 26th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
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It's my themesong! especially: Some days it all adds up And what you got isn't enough Some days are better than others

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