Wednesday, May 07, 2008

U2 - stuck in a moment

i think you know how
sometimes
a certain song from a certain time
inadvertently comes back and speaks to you
overwhelms you with emotions so strong
you can't help but fall in love with it
and then it just doesn't go away
for quite a while



"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" is a single release from U2's 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind. It has gospel-tinged melodies and saccharine guitar leads. It won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2002.
U2's lead singer Bono wrote the song about the suicide of his close friend Michael Hutchence, the late lead singer of the band INXS. The song is written in the form of an argument about suicide in which Bono tries to convince Hutchence of the act's foolishness.
Bono characterized the song as a fight between friends, which he felt guilty for never having with Hutchence. "It's a row between mates. You're kinda trying to wake them up out of an idea. In my case it's a row I didn't have while he was alive. I feel the biggest respect I could pay to him was not to write some stupid soppy f**king song, so I wrote a really tough, nasty little number, slapping him around the head. And I'm sorry, but that's how it came out of me." --Bono, in Rolling Stone (November 3, 2005 issue).



I'm not afraid
Of anything in this world
There's nothing you can throw at me
That I haven't already heard
I'm just trying to find
A decent melody
A song that I can sing
In my own company

I never thought you were a fool
But darling, look at you. Ooh.
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
'Cause tears are going nowhere baby

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And now you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it


I will not forsake
The colors that you bring
The nights you filled with fireworks
They left you with nothing
I am still enchanted
By the light you brought to me
I listen through your ears
Through your eyes I can see

You are such a fool
To worry like you do.. Oh
I know it's tough
And you can never get enough
Of what you don't really need now
My, oh my

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it
Oh love, look at you now
You've got yourself stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it
Oh lord look at you now
You've got yourself stuck in a moment
And you cant gt out of it

I was unconscious, half asleep
The water is warm 'til you discover how deep
I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
It's a long way down to nothing at all

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

And if the night runs over
And if the day won't last
And if your way should falter
Along this stony pass

It's just a moment
This time will pass

5 comments:

Norman said...

hmmmm you feeling down lately ma? i'm also feeling down and lost lately due to my job...can't really see much advancement in my current job...lost/grey zone...have u met with such situation?maybe u can share how u went thru it with me =)(will appreciate it) haix sometimes life very unpredictable...like for my band we went thru the first round of superband and with lots of great compliments but yet never get to go for the mediacorp round =( but lucky thing is we got to get lots of eyes on us from organiser to even invite us for performance =) it was a great experience duh~!~ most important i saw u in real person haha and u look great =P haix too bad ... anyway how is the talk in NTU?

me said...

i liked this song during my sec school days!

outsiderz said...

oh!! i almost 4gt this song! thankz 4 posting tis song n remind mi of my good tim3 in yr 2000..

卫斯理 said...

Hi peifen, this blog sounds really depressing...is this song related to what happened around you? Back in my sec sch days, i had a classmate who committed suicide. dun really know him well but it still had an impact on me. Kept thinking if i could hv done anything...guess lots of people may hv such regrets in life...wishing we could hv done something but didn't do...anyway hope that this blog is just a moment of sentiments and not something related to your life. U sound really cheerful and happy on air and all your supporters will hope that you are as happy in your life as well. Cheers and take care :D

Ching said...

Can so relate to the song right now and it seems so grey with little hopes ahd..
when will the grey skies turn for the better?