Ultra Violet (hawkmoon268) wrote in u2,
Ultra Violet

One Tree Hill and other stuff

Hi everyone,
I have a question to ponder and a favor to ask.
First the question to ponder (and this could've been
posed way back before I was reading this journal):

I was thinking we could have a little "Best of" of our
own, see what people's favorite U2 songs are in
various categories. To start, I'd be interested in
hearing what song people would say is their best song
lyrically and why. Personally, I'd have to go with
"One Tree Hill". It just conjures up vivid imagery in
my head, I think it really tells a story, in a more
Simon and Garfunkel way than U2 songs typically do.

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy love
The sun so bright it leaves no shadows
Only scars carved into stone
On the face of earth
The moon is up and over One Tree Hill
We see the sun go down in your eyes

You run like river, on like a sea
You run like a river runs to the sea

And in the world a heart of darkness
A fire zone
Where poets speak their heart
Then bleed for it
Jara sang, his song a weapon
In the hands of love
You know his blood still cries
From the ground

It runs like a river runs to the sea
It runs like a river to the sea

I don't believe in painted roses
Or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful
I'll see you again
When the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red
Over One Tree Hill

We run like a river
Run to the sea
We run like a river to the sea
And when it's raining
Raining hard
That's when the rain will
Break my heart

Raining...raining in the heart
Raining in your heart
Raining...raining to your heart
Raining, raining...raining
Raining to your heart
Raining...raining in your heart
Raining in your heart..
To the sea

Oh great ocean
Oh great sea
Run to the ocean
Run to the sea

"The Fly" is a close second, then maybe UTEOTW, after that it's all a

My favor request is partially related. I don't have
the original of One Tree Hill in mp3 format with the "great
ocean" bit at the end. If anyone were to be so kind as
to upload this, I would be forever in your debt. I am
also *dying* for a live mp3 of Tryin' To Throw Your Arms
Around the World from ZooTV (the DVD, or some other
show, esp. if you have a version without a TV
announcer talking at the end). Someone posted recently
how great the guitar is in the live version of that
(can't find the post), I completely agree and it
drives me crazy that I have to sit down and watch the
DVD in order to hear it.

Lastly, I was listening to the U2 marathon the other day,
and if anyone has "Are You Gonna Wait Forever" (B-side
to Vertigo) or "Don't Come Knockin'" (duet with Andrea
Corr for Wim Wenders flick) and wants to share, that would rock. :)
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