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"One" by U2

 

Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame


You say... One love, One life
When it's one need in the night
One love, We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth

You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without


Well it's... Too late, tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other, One...

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much

More than a lot
You gave me nothing

Now it's all I got
We're one, but we're not the same
Well we hurt each other
Then we do it again


You say... Love is a temple
Love a higher law, Love is a temple

Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love, One blood, One life
You got to do what you should
One life, with each other
Sisters, Brothers
One life, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other
One... One

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There's a lot of great music out there...

...and I have made a big effort to listen to all of it. Music is a piece of art and I believe art should stir the senses. I cataloged all of my recorded music a few years back and included it on this site as a database. I built my music room as a place dedicated to appreciating recorded music. All of this site's music, many hours worth, is also captured in a "virtual music room".

Let's begin with some of my taste (or lack of same) in music. This may tell you whether to delve in further.

Most of the music-only tracks below are at near CD quality, and will be choppy on a connection slower than 48800. You will need Windows Media Player (free from Microsoft) to play them. The two videos are less than ideal, as I am just learning Adobe Premiere, but they should work with any connection speed over 100K.

Best song ever: "1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Press play below for the song)

The music video for "1979" did a great job of capturing the abandon and fun of being a teenager. (Press play below for the video)

Best album ever: Nevermind by Nirvana - completely blew me away from the very first time I played it (Press play below for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Lithium")

Best lyrics ever: U2's "One" (Press play below for the song. Lyrics are in the left column)

Best new music: Paramore, Amy Winehouse, The Subways, Arcade Fire, Shiny Toy Guns (Press play below for "CrushCrushCrush" and "Misery Business" from Paramore's 2007 Riot, "Rehab" from Amy Winehouse's 2006 Back to Black, "Rock and Roll Queen" from The Subways' 2005 Young for Eternity, "No Cars Go" from Arcade Fire's 2007 Neon Bible, "You are the One" from Shiny Toy Guns' 2006 We are Pilots)

Best live concert: Bruce Springsteen - 1975's Born to Run tour - back when he was an unknown and about to become famous. (Press play below for live versions of "Thunder Road" and "Born to Run")

Best unknowns: Brownie Mary was a Pittsburgh-based group led by Kelsey Friday writing distinctive lyrics and delivering them with power. Ellen Woloshin has a voice from heaven and is still playing live for free at Starbucks on Long Island. Note: to buy good music from relatively unknown artists where they get a fair cut of the price, try CD Baby. (Press play below for Brownie Mary's "Wonderful Enough" from 1998's Naked and "Plastic Girl" and "Collide" from 2002's Collide followed by Ellen Woloshin's "Whatever Happens" from 2000's Tried and True)

Albums that most influenced me: Aqualung by Jethro Tull, The Wall by Pink Floyd and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins (Press play below for Aqualung's "Wind-up", The Wall's "Comfortably Numb" and Mellon Collie's "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness", "Tonight Tonight" & "Bullet with Butterfly Wings")

Most groundbreaking album ever: White Album by The Beatles (Press play below for "Glass Onion")

Best musical: Wicked or A Chorus Line - a toss-up (Press play below for "Defying Gravity" and "What I Did For Love")

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