U2 - Songs Of Innocence

U2 – The Troubles (feat. Lykke Li)

It’s a band that needs no introduction. U2 has written history. So instead of going with one of their classics, I’ve chosen to feature one of their newer songs. I have a soft spot for duets and this one is pretty damn sweet as far as duets go.

Accompanied by soft instrumentals, Lykke and Bono’s voices grow closer and closer together, developing into a intricate and passionate performance. They also have some witty lyrics to go through. All the while, the orchestra shines from under the percussion and sparse use of guitar. It’s what I’ll call “a beautiful moving-on song”.

“Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

You think it’s easier
To put your finger on the trouble
When the trouble is you
And you think it’s easier
To know your own tricks
Well, it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do

I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me
And then hurt me some more
I can live with denial
But you’re not my troubles anymore

[…]

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

God knows it’s not easy
Taking on the shape of someone else’s pain
God now you can see me
I’m naked and I’m not afraid
My body’s sacred and I’m not ashamed”

YouTube (decent quality):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDondcmvKE8^

For Spotify Users (high quality):

https://open.spotify.com/track/2djBFFaafredmGix2Z5TBY^

For Deezer Users (high quality):

http://www.deezer.com/track/86671177^

This Weekly Song entry has been brought from the FaceBook archive of Weekly Song^. This exploration was originally started through a FaceBook page, about 13 months prior to launching Mentatul. Slowly but surely, the entire FaceBook archive will be brought here.

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