Axver (axver) wrote,

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Today's entry, in video format. | Mirror.

Actually, I have a little bit more for today.

Firstly, I was writing a review of Achtung Baby and explaining why it is not the classic or masterpiece most people claim it to be when the strangest thing happened. I found myself enjoying Ultra Violet so much that I couldn't bring myself to tear it to shreds. Yes, you just read that correctly. I enjoyed Ultra Violet, a song I had previously stated to be the worst ever made by U2. So to repeat, for the record: I, André Axver, former Ultra Violet (Light My Way) hater, enjoy the aforementioned song.

Secondly, if you haven't read these lyrics, sit down, turn on your brain, and READ THEM. It's harsh, it's brutal, and it's thought-provoking.

In Cold Blood

I read a book once, called In Cold Blood
About a murder in the neighborhood
Pages of facts did me no good
I read it like a blind man, in cold blood
So the story of a three-year-old child
Raped by soldiers though she'd already died
Made the mother watch as they fucked her in the mud
I'm reading the story now in cold blood
More now coming off the wire
City surrounded, funeral pyre
Life is cheaper than talking about it
People choke on their politicians' vomit
On cable television I saw a woman weep
Live by satellite, from a flood-ridden street
Boy mistaken for a wastepaper bin
Body that a child used to live in
I saw plastic explosives and an alarm clock
And the wrong men sitting in the dock
Karma is a word I never understood
How God could take a four-year-old in cold blood
I live by a beach but it feels like New York
I hear about ten murders before I get to work
What's it going to be, Lord, fire or flood
An act of mercy or in cold blood?

That is one powerful commentary. I think we - being individuals and members of humanity in general - need to urgently reassess our priorities. Now this is why I love U2: they inspire change. I feel like I now need to do some serious contemplation.
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