Sunday, July 31, 2005

please and thank you

[Click the link to play the video - you can also have the video box actually on your blog if you want]

Please [Words by Bono, Music by U2]

So you never knew love
Until you crossed the line of grace.
And you never felt wanted
Till you'd someone slap your face.
So you never felt alive
Until you'd almost wasted away.

You had to win, you couldn't just pass
The smartest ass at the top of the class
Your flying colours, your family tree
And all your lessons in history.

Please, please, please
Get up off your knees.
Please, please, please, please, oh yeah.

And you never knew how low you'd stoop
To make that call
And you never knew what was on the ground
Till they made you crawl.
So you never knew that the heaven
You keep you stole.

Your Catholic blues, your convent shoes,
Your stick-on tattoos now they're making the news
Your holy war, your northern star
Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car.

Please, please, please
Get up off your knees.
Please, please, please
Leave me out of this, please.

So love is hard
And love is tough
But love is not
What you're thinking of.

September, streets capsizing
Spilling over down the drains
Shard of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain.

October, talk getting nowhere.
November, December; remember
We just started again.

Please, please, please
Get up off your knees, yeah.
Please, please, please, please, ah.

So love is big
Is bigger than us.
But love is not
What you're thinking of.
It's what lovers deal
It's what lovers steal
You know I've found it
Hard to receive
'Cause you, my love
I could never believe.




Sometimes I look at other people’s blogs and I see all the add-ons and attachments and virtual pets and endless links and weather reports and clocks and yaddya yaddya yaddya and only one word springs to mind :

*coughs as he says* “OVERKILL!”

Having said that, I have to thank Gaye over at “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” for introducing me to the Video Code Zone.

Basically it allows you to show music videos on your website. How freakin cool is that. You gotta check it out, it’s totally free.

I know I’ve done my own musical overkill on the subject of U2 in recent weeks, but I’m choosing a not-so-well-known song of theirs to show off my new toy.

As many of you will know the IRA, Ireland’s answer to Al Qaeda, did the Peaceful Majority a remarkable service by pledging a few days ago to stop their campaign of violence. How nice of them, eh?

Sarcasm aside, it is of course good news. The song I have chosen is called “Please” and is from U2’s Pop album from 1997 and is all about the conflict that has plagued this island for too long.

Here’s hoping Bono’s wishes have been truly met.

5 comments:

Gaye said...

Thanks for the plug Jeff. Love the song--love U2. Really enjoying your blog!!

Michèle said...

I thought everybody loved my clock . . . sigh . . .

Thanks for the video link. I enjoyed the music!

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