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August 1st, 2007

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sapphires13:
I'm currently feelin: accomplished

Hey? How about a Song of the Day? How about something from Passengers? How about something that hasn't even been covered yet!

"Theme From Let's Go Native" from Passengers Original Soundtracks No. 1

I didn't even realize this hadn't been SOTD'd yet. I listened to it the other night, and then it was stuck in my head, and I was like "I should SOTD this" and then I forgot, and then I remembered, and I checked and it hadn't been covered yet, so here I am =D

So, I'm one of those people that really like the Passengers album. If it were labelled under the U2 name, I'd probably be like "Huh? What is this?!" But it never pretends to be a U2 album, and thus it's weirdness is acceptable.
I have a thing for movie sountracks and scores, you see. Especially scores. I like to write, and I find that movie scores make good background music while writing, as they're typically atmospheric, and just interesting enough to entertain the right side of my brain, while not distracting me from what I'm doing. I've also found them to be calming music to listen to while falling asleep (where regular music would be too distracting.)
Of course, Passengers comes and goes when it comes to bed-listening. There are a few songs on there that I find too distracting to listen to in bed (Your Blue Room is too sexy and A Different Shade of Blue is too frightening and Elvis Ate America is too hilarious), but I almost always listen to the last three instrumental tracks.

Except Theme From Let's Go Native is not instrumental, even if no website lists lyrics for it. @U2 says it's instrumental, U2Wanderer just doesn't have lyrics for it, and Interference admits that there's chanting, but doesn't have it transcribed. Luckily, I do! But we'll get to that in a minute.
Before moving farther, let's remind ourselves what the Passengers project is: Original Soundtracks No. 1. They're soundtrack songs =) Even if most of the movies they're for are completely imaginary. Let's Go Native is one of those imaginary movies, although it does come with a plot description:

"Vuijker's playful jaunt in the Kalahari Desert "Let's Go Native" became one of the last films to fall foul of the Apartheid laws in South Africa. It centres round a group of white holidaymakers whose jeep breaks down in the desert and who, with the amused help of some Bushmen nomads, gradually find themselves 'going native'. Innovative camerawork by Chris Maconoll reveals the stark beauty of the Kalahari, but the touching romantic scene between the teenage boy (Barry Boedders) and the Bushmen girl (Clicky!Kang) - from which this music is taken - proved too close to the bone for the censor's office."

Now see, the first time I heard the song, I hadn't read the description, but my immediate thought was "This sounds like sex music!" It seems I was right.

After the somberness of Theme From The Swan (which I once described as containing the saddest cello EVER), Theme From Let's Go Native kicks in pretty strongly. This is a very rhythm heavy song (which is essentially what makes it a sex song.) Larry's finally getting to play the drums =P And Adam is playing a very sexy bassline. First time I heard this song I was like "Hell yes, Adam!"
There's a sort of danger in the music isn't there? It's a bit frantic. Sexy, but frantic and dangerous. Maybe I'm just picking that up from the movie description, I dunno. Either way, it's not long before the Bono chanting comes in. And what is he saying? Well, it's Bono chanting so no one can be too sure, but to me it sounds like a lot of "heart, in your heart, in your heart" and then "bring love... bring love..." which I think is a very cool and Bonoish sentiment. I love the random tambourine and cymbal crash that follows every "bring love" <3
The song's a bit repetitive, but it works. With a bassline like that, it could go on about three times as long with the same ol' same ol', and I wouldn't get bored. As it is the song fades out after three minutes, quite contrarily to its abrupt start.

All in all though, it's a great ending to what is actually a very cool album.


Lyrics (as far as I can tell!):

Heart
In your heart
In your heart
In your heart

Bring love
Bring love
Bring love
Bring love

Heart
In your heart
In your heart
In your heart

Bring love
Bring love
Bring love
Bring love

Bring love
Bring love
Bring love


And if you're missing out on this killer track, fear not, you can download it here.
 
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From:canadanne
Date:August 1st, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah!  I was hoping this would come up, it's a great track but I've no idea what I would have written about it. (Funnily enough I was thinking about doing a different Passengers track this weekend, but I'd changed my mind.)

This always scares the shit out of me when I'm playing the album, it gets so quiet during Theme From The Swan and then I jump about six feet in the air when this suddenly crashes in really loudly. *g*

You must be more perverted than me, I'd never thought of it as sex music, although I can see what you mean now that you've pointed it out!  I just love the heavy rhythm, there isn't much on the Passengers album that you can dance to, but with this you kind of can. And I love Bono's chanting even though I've never had a clue what he's actually singing (your guess is as good as any!). You're so right about the tambourine bits being a highlight, too - there's a really similar tambourine rhythm in some other U2 song which I cannot place at the moment ...oh, the chorus of Ultra Violet!
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From:sapphires13
Date:August 1st, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I am extremely perverted. I thought you'd figured that out by now ;P But yes. It's the heavy rhythm (taking over, to stick together, a man and a woman ;P)
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From:canadanne
Date:August 1st, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
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I knew there was a reason we got on so well. :p

The part you transcribed as "Heart... in your heart" also sounds a bit like "Hot... real hot", which lends itself rather nicely to your theory. ;p
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From:mymusicgems
Date:August 1st, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
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hehe, this was real fun to read, great job on it :)
I also listened to the album the other day and also found it to be a cool album. i adore elvis ate america hehe.
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From:stateless
Date:August 1st, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
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i always heard it as 'real love'..

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