Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

Radio XII, side B, track 6: “Desire” by U2

Oh, U2, I wouldn’t say you’re pretentious, but yeah, you’re pretty pretentious.  Oh, I get it, U2.  You have a reason to be pretentious.  You make crazy awesome music and you’ve done a helluva lot in addressing the world poverty situation.  But you’ve got two of your members that go by made-up names.  Well, I don’t know if Bono is made up, but referring to yourself by one name is about as pretentious as you can get.  Until I realize that you have another band member who calls himself The Edge.  Yowtch.  That’s a radio station.  Or a professional wrestler’s name.  Also a pretty decent flick with Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins.  I know you guys take yourselves pretty seriously, and I would take you more seriously, too, but one of you named yourself the same type of name as one would give a pet monkey and the other sounds like he should be a brand of shaving equipment.  Just sayin’.

“Desire”

Yeah

Lover
I’m on the street

Gonna go where the bright lights
And the big city meet
With a red guitar
On fire

Desiiiiiiire

She’s a candle
Burnin’ in my room
Yeah, I’m like the needle
Needle and spoon
Over the counter
With a shotgun
Pretty soon
Everybody got one
And the fever
When I’m beside her

Desiiiiiiire

Desiiiiiiire

Ready

And the fever

Gettin’ higher

Desiiiiiiire

Desiiiiiiire

Buuuuuurnin’

Buuuuuurniiiin’

She’s the dollars

She’s my protection

Yeah, she’s a promise

In the year of election

Oh, sister
I can’t let you go
Like a preacher stealin’ hearts at a travelin’ show
For love or money money money money money money
Money money money money money
And the fever
Gettin’ higher

Desiiiiiiire

Desiiiiiiire

Desiiiiiiire

Desiiiiiiire

All right

<awesome harmonica solo>

Desiiiiiiire

Desiiiiiiire

All right

<awesome harmonica solo>

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