Song of the Day #2,991: ‘Promenade’ – U2

u2_unforgettable_fireWell, here’s a somber opportunity for the old “Is today’s Random iTunes selection appropriate for the occasion?” game. Today is the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

So let’s spin the wheel and see what the Random iTunes Fairy comes up with to acknowledge the milestone.

OK. A deep cut on U2’s fourth studio album, The Unforgettable Fire. Could be better, could be worse.

I will say that Bono’s yearning vocals and Edge’s ethereal guitar are appropriately reverent, even if the lyrics make this more of a love song.

Earth, sky, sea and rain
Is she coming back again?
Men of straw, snooker hall
Words that build or destroy
Dirt dry, bone, sand and stone
Barbed wire fence cut me down
I’d like to be around in a spiral staircase
To the higher ground

And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle, lightning, lights up the sky
In cracked streets, trample underfoot
Side-step, sidewalk
I see you stare into space
Have I got closer now, behind the face?

Oh, tell me, Cherry you dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up through the spiral staircase to the higher ground
Slide show, seaside town
Coca-cola, football radio, radio, radio, radio, radio, radio

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,991: ‘Promenade’ – U2

  1. Dana says:

    I think the second verse could be applied to 9/11:

    And I, like a firework, explode
    Roman candle, lightning, lights up the sky
    In cracked streets, trample underfoot
    Side-step, sidewalk
    I see you stare into space
    Have I got closer now, behind the face?

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