Lyrics and Ecstatic Reverberations, January 13, 2005
Rarely has one album made me a fan, but honestly I am addicted
to this CD. I think this album has
lyrics every woman wants to hear. It is a complete lyric
fantasy. Not only will the romance appeal to your inner goddess,
the intimacy is intertwined with musical ecstasy.
The entire album seems to be about unconditional love, peace,
humor, romance, insight, care for the world, unveiling of the
heart, positive soul experience, rebirth and honest expression.
How could you not fall madly in love with a man who wants to
hear what you think or who allows you to stay a child in your
heart? The concept of giving your heart to the world and asking
the world to "make it break." That is beauty. Bono's
lyrics present a stunning side of his heart and soul.
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" was
especially meaningful to me this last year and especially:
"Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone"
This was the first U2 album I ever purchased and it made me an
instant fan. Bono's voice seems to at times be swirling in an
eternal ethereal ecstasy of notes and then he can focus your
attention so precisely on the words, it is as if nothing else
exists but his voice and the pictures he paints with poetic
lyrics. I feel a little high when he starts singing "And I
miss you when you're not around..."
If you are thinking about a new stereo, this CD should convince
you it is time. This CD sounds amazing on the Sharp CD -ES600
which has a remote control so you can sit at your desk and play
this CD endlessly day and night. Thank you to the amazing friend
who told me about this album and who sent me a stereo for
Christmas so I could listen to music the way I've never heard it
If you are a true romantic, this album will make you breathless.
Honestly, this album has the best lyrics I've ever heard to
date! Impressed beyond 100 stars.
~The Rebecca Review