the broken radio was playing suicide (volare) wrote in u2,
the broken radio was playing suicide

Song Of The Day - Flashback Friday

Ooof. This is a hard one to take seriously for even the most diehard of fans.

Inside Out

is a mercifully short track (1:26), disjointed and desperately off-time. Larry sounds like he's about to break an arm trying to keep everyone in line and Edge is quite clearly on another planet or enjoying some other reality, one where he's fronting the Beatles covering The Byrds. I'm not even sure why they'd included this on the '78 demo tape; it's kind of frightening in just how bad the infant u2 could be.

Astonishingly, interpretations of the lyrics can be found all over the net. I don't know how much I agree with some of them -- anyone else wanna take a crack?

Late at night
When the motion beats down
I feel so low, oh no

I lived a lie
For a thousand years
We start to cower, oh no

I said oh no, baby don’t
What you got to do it for
Can’t go on

She says oh no, baby don’t
Let me take me out here
Thank you man

You can think you're so high
When the moon is way down low
Take your time, feel fine
Those ladies are so darn high
Oh no no no

You gamble inside out
Forever inside out

Discuss, lemme know what you think... we now return you to 2006, when u2 lets us know when they're going to destroy something on stage beforehand!
[Boston, 12/04. Bono: "This may be crap..." :D]
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