June 24th, 2005


Bono on Tivo

For anybody with a Tivo, there's a little thing about One on there. It's the commercial and then a little bit more with Bono and some other people, short but any Bono is good Bono I say, and of course it's good to see the One thing getting a lot of attention.

Heh and also I'm watching Conan from last night and David Alan Grier is talking about working with the Muppets and he said Kermit was "like Bono" (with all the attention people would give him).
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Song of the Day

Today's Selection is...

“Surrender” from War.

I feel that this is one of the most underrated U2 songs of all time.

Bono’s voice is just… so powerful in this song.

I think the lyrics are amazing, Larry’s drumming, as it is on all of “War” is amazing, Adam’s bassline sounds especially groovy, and I love Edge’s guitar just going off in the background.

For some reason, I never associated this song with a city at night; but instead, I associate it with walking down the streets of New Orleans during a summer day.

Favorite lyrics “Oh, the city’s alight,/ with lovers and lies, and bright blue eyes./ Oh, the city is bright,/ brighter than day tonight.”

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I Am?

I wonder if anyone else has ever noticed this or thought about it.

A few weeks ago I was listening to my iPod in bed (as I usually do), and All Because Of You was playing. Suddenly something in the song made me have to get up in the night and find my bible. I was quite curious about a certain lyric.

The chorus is basically "All because of you, I am" which makes perfect sense taken at face value. However, I started wondering if there was a bit of hidden meaning there.

So I got the bible, and flipped to Exodus 3:14. But it wasn't particularly the verse that interested me, it was the footnote for it.

Exodus 3:14 - God said to Moses "I AM that I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

The footnote stated: The Hebrew word for Lord sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for I AM.

Now, I sort of already knew that, which is why the lyric interested me so much. If you think about the words "I AM" meaning "Lord", then the chorus of the song could be taken as "All because of you, Lord" which also makes sense, especially in the context of the song.

It just really interests me that it can be taken both ways, and make perfect sense both ways. I'd like to assume that Bono did that on purpose, he's a clever man.
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