December 21st, 2005

Song of the Day

"The Refugee" from War

The only thing I took away in agreement from I.T.H (I'm abbreviating now, too lazy), is that this track tries to sound exciting, and isn't.  The chanting, the drums.  Eh... it's U2, but it isn't.  The guys had gotten together with producer Bill Whelan to try to put together the latest album, and not all quite worked out.  Lillywhite came back in, and put some finishing touches on this track, but it's still credited to Whelan.

The refugee of mention isn't of any specific origin, obviously.  At the time, Bono was trying to find unity of all American immigrants, whether they be from the north, south, east, or west of their country of goal.

The drums and the chanting are probably the only parts worth mentioning (the lyrics are kinda redundant and silly).  Larry comes to one of his closest points ever to a drum solo around the middle of the song (1:26).  The riffs and the bass aren't really a big part of the song, it's all drums.  The lyrics from (cut below) include the chanting as part of each line it precedes... makes it look kinda funny.  But oh well, I quote you the original source.

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Interesting lyric interpretation of the day:
"Oh help me,
How can you help me?"
I always heard
"Woah heartbeat,
I can hear your (a?) heartbeat."

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Hello...I had a question/request. Does anyone have "Ultraviolet" live from ZooTV??? I had that mp3 but since I'm at a different house, I don't have it with me and now it's bugging me to have it. Thanks sooo much in advance! :)

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I had a dream last night that i went to a U2 concert, there were only a few people there so it was kinda a private concert, and BONO WINKED AT ME! *dies*

hehe, yea i just thought u all would love to hear about it :p

there are two concerts here in nz in march but unfortunately my sister and i missed out on tickets, the radio station i listen to has a few tickets to give away so im taking the dream as a sign that im gonna win some of them .....heheheheheh!!!
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Did anyone manage to download the Audio or video (which would be even better) of the 10/28 Houston show and wouldn't mind uploading it to ysi? Torrents were never my thing...

I'd greatly appreciate it, since it was my first U2 concert!
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