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"Every sailor knows..."

Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one there'll be one more.
And every gambler knows that to lose
Is what you're really there for.
Summer I was fearless,
Now I speak into an answer phone.
Like every falling leaf on the breeze,
Winter wouldn't leave it alone.
Alone.

If you go?
If you go your way and I go mine,
Are we so,
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat.
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing
Every breaking wave?

Every sailor knows
That the sea is a friend made enemy.
And every shipwrecked soul knows what it is
To live without intimacy.
I thought I heard the captain's voice.
It's hard to listen while you preach.
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach.

If you go?
If you go your way and I go mine,
Are we so,
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat.
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing
Every breaking wave?

The sea knows where are the rocks,
And drowning is no sin.
You know where my heart is;
The same place that your's has been.
We know that we fear to win,
And so we end before we begin.
Before we begin.

If you go?
If you go your way and I go mine,
Are we so,
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat.
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing
Every breaking wave?
~ U2, from Songs of Innocence

To my surprise, I'm really liking the new U2 album, Songs of Innocence, produced by Danger Mouse. This is certainly the best thing they've done since Achtung Baby and harks back to their earlier sound. The whole album may be downloaded for FREE from the iTunes store until October 13th.

So,
Aunt Beast

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sovay
Sep. 11th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
The whole album may be downloaded for FREE from the iTunes store until October 13th.

Thank you. I think I need this song.
greygirlbeast
Sep. 11th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)

Yes. You do especially.
sovay
Sep. 12th, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Yes. You do especially.

It's as good as its lyrics. I've been listening since last night.
everville340
Sep. 12th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
To my surprise, I'm really liking the new U2 album, Songs of Innocence, produced by Danger Mouse. This is certainly the best thing they've done since Achtung Baby and harks back to their earlier sound.

Thanks for the tip about the album, and iTunes.
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