I am a sucker for themes, even if I broke off the one I was doing last week. And thus, I declare....
No, I'm not being a total weirdo and forcing it upon my loverly SotD partners. But my tracks this week will all be from Zooropa. So today, I was late for work, I couldn't keep my lunch in my stomach, and was generally a craptastic person. So la seleccion de hoy...
Some Days Are Better Than Others
I'm very pragmatic and post-modern if I do say so myself, and it comes off as uncaring at times. This song fits my life philosophy, in a way. It generally plays as background music, and I don't give it a second thought. It doesn't make me feel better, or more depressed... it's just the way things are. Today was crap, tomorrow my be better. Today was stupendous, well, tomorrow could be crap. Who knows?
Bono describes SDABTO as a throw-away, summery fun kinda song. But you have lines like "some days you wake up the army/some days it's the enemy." To me, sounds oddly like "vampire or a victim, it depends on who's around..." So, from throw-away groove, to desperate plea, we have the same themes. As Zooropa is one very unemotional album, with "Stay" being the pinnacle of emotion, it's funny to find such a link in lyrics.
I'm a pretty lyrics-focused Edger of a U2 fan, and Larry's easy to talk about back there all by himself. Poooor Adam has been neglected in my entries. This one is all him, though, as is most of Zooropa (and Pop). The bassline is almost melodious, and during the verses do we even have an Edge? I dunno, someone with a better trained ear back me up on this. Edge is heard during the chorus, with a shiny-glimmery guitar part. Too twangy for my tastes. Later there's a distorted guitar solo that I don't much care for either. It's all lyrics and bass here, for me.
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Some days are sulky, some days have a grin.
Some days have a bouncer that won't let you in.
Ain't that the truth?
What's the best track #10 on a U2 album?