Erin (xxpoptart) wrote in u2,

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Song of the Day

Hey everyone, this my first SOTD :D Hope I do an okay job, please tell me if it sucks lol

The song I chose was....

Do You Feel Loved?

Some time ago, I realized that one of the U2 albums I was missing was POP. I had most of the songs off of it already, mostly from the “Best of...” albums I had, but it still felt wrong not to have it, especially since it seems the popularity of the album is kind of torn between fans, and I really wanted to know what the big deal was. It actually took me a month to find a copy, but three days ago I finally got it.

Personally, I love it, I think the 90's was U2's greatest decade musically (even if they don’t think so) Some of the songs I had never heard before, like Miami, The Playboy Mansion, and Wake Up Dead Man. But I have to say my favorite song off the album, counting the songs I already had, has to be “Do You Feel Loved?”

It was actually the first song I listened to when I got the album, and after about three days, the count of it being played on iTunes is up to 20.

The beginning really hits you, and I thought it definately reflected what the whole album was about through it's sound, very high energy, and best to listen to when not sitting down lol And it never loses it's energy either. The drums and bass really carry the song, especially towards the end.

Lyrically, I think it’s amazing, I’m actually considering using it for an art project for interpreting lyrics. My favorite lyrics in the song are probably in the first verse.


Take these hands, they're good for nothing
You know these hands never worked a day
Take these boots they're going nowhere
You know these boots don't want to stray.

You got my head filled with songs
You got my shoelaces undone.
Take my shirt, go on, take it off me
You can tear it up if you can tie me down.

Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?

Take the colours of my imagination
Take the scent hanging in the air
Take this tangle of a conversation
Turn it into your own prayer.
With my fingers as you want them
With my nails under your hide
With my teeth at your backAnd my tongue to tell you the sweetest lies.

Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?
And it looks like the sun
But it feels like the rain, oh.

Love's a bully, pushing and shoving
In the belly of a woman.
Heavy rhythm taking over
To stick together a man and a woman
Stick together man and a woman
Stick together.

Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?

And it looks like the sun
But it feels like rain
And there's heat in the sun
To see us through the rain.

Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?
Do you feel loved?

The first time I listened to the song, I thought of it as a kind of hopeful, very upbeat, but still with a kind of sad undertone. It seemed like one of those reflective types of songs where you have to try to answer those questions for yourself.

It wasn’t until I really started to listen to the lyrics completely that I thought of the song as a lot darker and maybe more selfish. After awhile, I kind of interpreted it to be the sort of voice a person would have if they knew they were the one doing things wrong, that knew they were hurting someone else, but instead of changing there actions, drove people away instead. Maybe even rubbing in the fact that someone trusted them in the first place? (Ex. With my fingers as you want them/ With my nails under your hide/With my teeth at your back/And my tongue to tell you the sweetest lies/ Do you feel loved?)

This is just my opinion, I might be way off lol I’m still trying to understand it, but maybe it’s one of those songs thats not supposed to have a definite meaning? Whats your interpretation?

Heres the song for anyone who doesn’t have it on YSI: Do You Feel Loved?

Hope to hear what everyone else thinks :)

P.S.- Also, does anyone know if there were any remixes of this song?

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