At a U2 Show

Larry Lootsteen, Conestogo, Ontario, Canada

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In line at the show

Wondering what they'll play

Will it be my all-time favourite?

Or my favourite of the day?

Will they reach out a hand

To me way in the back?

Will he look right at me

On a laser-like track?

I know we'll dance

Like there's no tomorrow

And we'll sing out out hearts

With joy and sorrow

And Bono will know

That I'm there I'm sure

He'll have read my letter

Every single word

And Edge will play

A solo just for me

Jarring, jangling chords

Like I'm the only one he can see

Adam and Larry

Will exchange that look

A smile and a wink

Up to my little nook

We all feel that way

At a U2 show

A community of thousands

With a personal glow

And we know how we feel

Is something we share

And that personal touch

So lovely and rare

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Challenge: Favourite Line Ever

Larry Lootsteen - Conestogo, Ontario, Canada

I am going to challenge you today.  And it will be difficult at best.  I found it borderline impossible but took a stab at it and picked.  Could change with my mood.  But you can do this.  May make your head explode.  Give it a shot!!  i know you can!

Today's challenge:

Name your favourite single line of lyrics in a U2 song

Yeah, you heard me.  I'll be nice and allow up to two based on stanza structure but no more!!  Lots of people love this one, as an example: "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle'.

Give me your all-time favourite.  Challenge each other and see who can top each other.  And I am participating so here's mine:

"I'm hanging on, you're all that's left to hold on to" - Red Hill Mining Town

You may say that is a fairly simple lyric, why that?  As one of my favourite songs of all time, that is something that rips my heart open every single time.  Simple but also heaty-wrenching in meaning.  Beautiful and breath-taking.

So what's yours?  If you are up to sharing, feel free to explain why!


A U2 Spring

So here we are again.  Spring is springing in the Northern hemisphere.  Buds budding, flowers flowering.  And a U2 album ready to break.  As rumblings of listening sessions in camp filter out, I am left wondering when they will let us in the sound...

As perturbed as I've been over the possibility of a 'dance' album, I'm starting to come around about it.  I'm at that point where that fear is turning to intrigue.  This is U2 after all.  And they may change things up but that won't change who they are.

As U2 heads into Season 5, album-wise, a fresh start and a new twist are required.  I still wonder what that may sound like.  But as spring breaks with a new season of possibilities, I am hopeful that they will bring it and bring it hard.

The gears of the machine that is U2 is slowly starting to grind.  The build is done and now comes the execution of the plan.  The work on the song order, the first single, plans for a video starting to come.  The staging and the logistics of tour 2014 coming into focus.  And the anticipation on our end is starting to froth.

This U2 spring is going to give way to the fire of summer and the explosion of fall colours of a glorious new album.  Godspeed boys.  We await, breath bated, as always.