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Old 07-26-2006, 03:15 AM   #1
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You need to listen to this song.

So I was listening to a band called The Tossers today (they're a traditional Irish/punk band ala the Pogues) and one song really stuck out to me for being completely beautiful, uplifting and catchy. It's called Drinking in the Day. So I went to look up the lyrics and to my amazement it was co-written by Bono! Holy crap! I never would have even thought these two bands would collaborate. Anyways, here are the lyrics, which are great. You should listen to this song. I kinda wish Bono would write lyrics like this for his own band. They seem better than his lyrics from the 80s.


I met her up on Leeson Street of a Tuesday afternoon
In Summer's fallen colours, sulking back to school
I asked her would she linger, I asked her would she stay
Would she keep a man in company, drinking in the day?

Drinking, Drinking
Drinking... not thinking
Drinking, Drinking
We'll go drinking in the day

She was almost a woman, she was going on sixteen
She asked me to go walking, In Saint Stephen's Green
She said I love the sunshine, and to hear the children play.
But I won't be distracted when I'm drinking in the day.

With her flashing eyes and milk white lies she looked like a song
Like the ghost of a woman that first made me go wrong
She said I'll have a drink with you I said you'll have to pay
For a comprehensive education
Drinking in the day

Drinking, Drinking
Drinking and not thinking
Drinking, Drinking
We'll go drinking in the day

If her mother could have seen us on that bright September day
Botticelli and his angel perambulating Ormand Quay
A drunken blessed virgin, me rhetorious and gay
Bestowing ancient wisdom as to what made me this way

Deny your friends and family
To serve you must betray
Break and enter heaven
Steal but never save
Squander every penny
Empty every heart
Travel every darkened road
Never finish what you start
Always talk to strangers
Make love with whom you may
For God will find good company
for your drinking in the day

Drinking, drinking
Drinking and not thinking
Drinking, drinking
We'll go drinking in the day

So spend your youth on poetry, and spend your cash at play
Each line upon my face is for a girl who went away
A kiss, a song, are fleeting things and fame will always stray
So I'll tell the truth, the best spent youth, is the one you give away

Drinking, drinking
Drinking... not thinking
Drinking, drinking
We'll go drinking in the day
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Cool.
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Old 07-26-2006, 06:51 PM   #3
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I'd say this isn't "U2-related," but then again, most of what you post isn't either.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:16 PM   #4
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Just downloaded it...beautiful lyric//
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downloaded it where?
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:32 PM   #7
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http://www.you send it.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=C129DAC801086512

There is a link for anyone interested//
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:14 PM   #8
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Bono wrote it, that's U2 related sorta.

I love this song
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Old 07-27-2006, 04:51 AM   #9
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there are some good parts in the lyrics

but you can't tell that if U2 released a song with the chorus being "Drinking, Drinking Drinking... not thinking Drinking, Drinking We'll go drinking in the day" that we wouldn't think he finally went off the deep end
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:26 AM   #10
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If Bono went off the deep end with his lyrics I'd be very happy.
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Those lyrics are great...but not as good as Bono's in my opnion.
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Haven't heard the song but the lyrics are after my own heart.
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You know you're a hardcore U2 fan when you can read those lyrics and tell which lines Bono wrote

Bono has often said "if you want to serve the age, betray it" -- so that "to serve you must betray" line is definitely his handiwork.

Thanks for posting this, shart1780. Very cool.
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Re: You need to listen to this song.

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Originally posted by shart1780
With her flashing eyes and milk white lies she looked like a song

Deny your friends and family
To serve you must betray
Break and enter heaven
Steal but never save
Squander every penny
Empty every heart
Travel every darkened road
Never finish what you start
Always talk to strangers
Make love with whom you may
For God will find good company
for your drinking in the day

Each line upon my face is for a girl who went away
A kiss, a song, are fleeting things and fame will always stray
So I'll tell the truth, the best spent youth, is the one you give away
These lines are so Bono. Wonderful lyrics.
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Ohhh good song
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