June 14th, 2005

[conan] - HP

Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

The Hands That Built America from the "Gangs of New York" soundtrack.

I picked October and THTBA back to back because the piano chords in October are strangely similar to THTBA. Everytime I hear it, I try to sing along to THTBA.
Anyways, I love the imagery in this song. I love it to death. I wish it would have been around when I had to do a song project back in 11th grade. This one would have been a winner.
Who could honestly think of an urban city like New York in the terms of a "steel and glass canyon"?

If I had been more into u2 when I heard this song played at the Oscars, I probably would have enjoyed it more considering that Bono's voice howls "America" at the end. Right after 9/11.
It didn't win the Oscar, losing to Eminem's theme from 8 Mile "Lose Yourself." But it's still an amazing song and I can't help but love the xylophone in the background.
Award: I should be giving it to the guy on the xylophone, but Bono gets it for the lyrics. The mind-blowing lyrics.
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This song makes me want to watch Gangs of New York. Mission accomplished...again.
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