Originally posted by EyesWithPrideB3:Can't get into this one as much. Sounds too much like an ATYCLB throwaway
Originally posted by blink:I dont really like the pre-chours verse/part:
Hold me close, hold me close and don't let me go
Hold me close like I'm someone that you might know....
Sounds like a bad eurovision song
However, the chorus and verses are really good. And the rest of the song after this part is just amazing:
The stars are bright but do they know
The universe is beautiful but cold
Especially the last two lines of the track
Also, im not sure what to think of this line:
Iris says that I will be the death of her
It was not me
Its a beautiful lyric, but isn't it somewhat blunt?
Originally posted by wheelie99:Best song on the album for me.....
This new U2 album could be read as Bono’s All About My Mother. The song Iris (Hold Me Close) – Iris is his mother’s name – finds him singing about her untimely death. “The ache in my heart is so much a part of who I am . . . Hold me close and don’t let me go . . . I’ve got your life inside of me . . . We’re meeting up again.”
Standing up and walking around the room, he highlights a lyric in the song. “I sing this verse which has ‘Iris standing in the hall, she tells me I can do it all,’ and then there’s a typical mother’s line when she says to me, ‘You’ll be the death of me.’ But it wasn’t me. I wasn’t the death of her. I was not the death of her.”
“The mother is so, so important in rock music. Show me a great singer and I’ll show you someone who lost their mother early on. There’s Paul McCartney, there’s John Lennon. Look at Bob Geldof and what happened to his mother.
“In hip hop, by contrast, it’s all about the father – being abandoned by the father and being brought up by a single mother. But for me it’s all about the mother. I had rage and grief for my mother. I still have rage and grief for my mother. I channelled those emotions in music, and I still do. I have very few memories of my mother, but all of them are in the song Iris.”