Today's Selection is...
“Tryin‘ To Throw Your Arms Around The World” from Achtung Baby
This is one of the songs that actually made me a huge U2 fan, listening to a 30-second clip of it about a year ago. It’s still one of my favorites.
I love Edge’s background vocals in this song.
Yeah, I had a dream that I saw Dali
With a supermarket trolley
He was trying to throw his arms around a girl
And took an open-top beetle
Through the eye of a needle
He was tryin' to throw his arms around the world… (whooo!)
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I've been a fan ever since "All That You can't Leave behind" and since then I have discovered that a few more of the songs I liked but could never put a finger on who wrote them, belonged to them too. Ever since "Stuck in a moment you can't get out of" was broadcast I've loved them and I'm hoping to get the chance to explore some of their older stuff too. I just fell in love with the emotion in their music and the sheer power they hold as a band who have been around for a very long time. Their music is pure genius. :)
My favourite U2 songs? Definitely "The ground beneath her feet", "City of blinding lights", "Stuck in a moment you can't get out of", "Walk on", "Sometimes you can't make it on your own" and "Miracle drug". Beautiful beautiful songs. :)
To those people out there who actually got to see them at Live 8, lucky bastards! :(