1. Topic for this song, all reviews, thoughts, discussions etc.


    Barbara, Santa Barbara (x10)

    California, then we fell into the shining sea
    The weight that drags your heart down
    Well that's what took me where I need to be
    Which is here
    Out on Zuma
    Watching you cry like a baby
    California, at the dawn you thought would never come
    But it did
    Like it always does

    All I know
    And all I need to know is there is no end to love

    I didn't call you
    Words can scare a thought away
    Everyone's a star in our town
    It's just your light gets dimmer if you have to stay
    In your bedroom
    In a mirror
    Watching yourself cry like a baby
    California, blood orange sunset brings you to your knees
    I've seen for myself
    There's no end to grief
    That's how I know

    That's how I know
    And why I need to know that there is no end to love
    All I know and all I need to know is there is no end to love

    (Guitar solo)

    All I know
    I know and all I need to know is there is no end to love
    We come and go
    Stolen days you don't give back
    Stolen days are just enough

  2. I don't like the 'Santa Barbara' intro at first listen but the song apart from that sounds nice.
  3. Too much synths in the chorus, but sounds nice anyway
  4. Intro is very Beach Boys-esque....still listening to the rest.
  5. filler
  6. I love the intro -- Beach Boy-esque harmonies aren't something the band hasn't tried before but IMO they work and bring this song to a whole 'nother level. The chorus I feel could've used more Edge power but the harmonies sound so good and soaring to make up for the lack of guitar. Plus Bono's singing is awesome in the chorus.
  7. I dislike the 'santa barbara' intro but I love the synthesizers, very disco-like and could work great live if done right.

  8. This really reminds me of Mylo Xyloto: lots of synths and a little overblown.
  9. Listening to it again right now. I love it, I like the Santa Barbara intro. Not what you'd expect from U2, I think it's great. This is one of my top picks from the album, I think. Very synthy, cool
  10. At second full listen: worst on the album probably. The song is not terrible by itself, but I just totally despise the production. Same lyrics and chords but with a totally different approach would have made a(nother) brilliant song. But not the way it is.
  11. best song on the album! love it!!!