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U2 — In A Little While
Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In a little while
Surely you'll be mine
In a little while... I'll be there
In a little while
This hurt will hurt no more
I'll be home, love

When the night takes a deep breath
And the daylight has no air
If I crawl, if I come crawling home
WiIl you be there?

In a little while
I won't be blown by every breeze
Friday night running to Sunday on my knees
That girl, that girl she's mine
Well I've know her since,
Since she was

A little girl with Spanish eyes
When I saw her first in a pram they pushed her by
Oh my, my how you've grown
Well it's been, it's been...a little while

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Slow down my beating heart
A man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocket ship into the skies
He lives on a star that's dying in the night
And follows in the trail, the scatter of light
Turn it on, turn it on, you turn me on

Slow down my beating heart
Slowly, slowly love
Slow down my beating heart
Slowly, slowly love
Slow down my beating heart
Slowly, slowly love
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too much of this band on this radio
Loved it back then, can't stand these SJW suckers today...
   Not a HUGE U2 fan but this is pretty good.
 casablues wrote:
It's amazing how many people who say they like U2 don't like this song. I say it's an excellent effort, very soulful and melodic. BTW - this is something Cheap Trick can only dream about.
 
Was going to upvote...  and then you slagged on Cheap Trick.  No need to bump up one band at the expense of another.
Bono sounds awful and ruins an otherwise nice song.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This song, and all the heart-felt songs from this landmark album, reminds how I was at the time back in the USA, back in Boulder, after an 8-year odyssey in the wilds of Noto Hanto, in Ishikawa, Japan, trying to hold onto the trappings of a broken marriage, and, after seeing this amazing band perform on this tour, right after 9-11, I gave up and found a way to launch myself back to Japan, where I would stay, in Tokyo, for the next ten years, teaching and writing, until I didn't want to be part of the whole radiation experiment, and now, here I am, back in Boulder, still trying hard to fit back in in the radically changed USA that is now seemingly in the grips of a real Roman-style decline, with a bona-fide Nero on the loose who is actively tearing it down, and I'm still trying to make sense of All That I Can't Leave Behind...and I find this song, this record is a bittersweet source of comfort and still-raw nostalgia for the softer kind of misery the world knew at the time... I wonder when the next U2 record will come along and give me an emotional life-line, something to recall with a kaleidoscope of emotion if we somehow make it through these most difficult times... Thanks, RP, for being a true constant!
 
Bona-fide Nero... nice.
I believe this was the last song Joey Ramone listened to before he died. I think Bill is aware of this because he played Joey Ramone's "Wonderful World" right before this. Nice!

I know a lot of people can't separate the artist from the art, but U2 is a great band and has put out a lot of quality music.... and Bono (bono vox) is a great singer! Deal with it....
Nice. Gotta turn this one up and enjoy the groove.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This song, and all the heart-felt songs from this landmark album, reminds how I was at the time back in the USA, back in Boulder, after an 8-year odyssey in the wilds of Noto Hanto, in Ishikawa, Japan, trying to hold onto the trappings of a broken marriage, and, after seeing this amazing band perform on this tour, right after 9-11, I gave up and found a way to launch myself back to Japan, where I would stay, in Tokyo, for the next ten years, teaching and writing, until I didn't want to be part of the whole radiation experiment, and now, here I am, back in Boulder, still trying hard to fit back in in the radically changed USA that is now seemingly in the grips of a real Roman-style decline, with a bona-fide Nero on the loose who is actively tearing it down, and I'm still trying to make sense of All That I Can't Leave Behind...and I find this song, this record is a bittersweet source of comfort and still-raw nostalgia for the softer kind of misery the world knew at the time... I wonder when the next U2 record will come along and give me an emotional life-line, something to recall with a kaleidoscope of emotion if we somehow make it through these most difficult times... Thanks, RP, for being a true constant!
 

If you are going to find contentment, looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado is as good a place to start looking as anywhere. Slangevar!


 coloradojohn wrote:
This song, and all the heart-felt songs from this landmark album, reminds how I was at the time back in the USA, back in Boulder, after an 8-year odyssey in the wilds of Noto Hanto, in Ishikawa, Japan, trying to hold onto the trappings of a broken marriage, and, after seeing this amazing band perform on this tour, right after 9-11, I gave up and found a way to launch myself back to Japan, where I would stay, in Tokyo, for the next ten years, teaching and writing, until I didn't want to be part of the whole radiation experiment, and now, here I am, back in Boulder, still trying hard to fit back in in the radically changed USA that is now seemingly in the grips of a real Roman-style decline, with a bona-fide Nero on the loose who is actively tearing it down, and I'm still trying to make sense of All That I Can't Leave Behind...and I find this song, this record is a bittersweet source of comfort and still-raw nostalgia for the softer kind of misery the world knew at the time... I wonder when the next U2 record will come along and give me an emotional life-line, something to recall with a kaleidoscope of emotion if we somehow make it through these most difficult times... Thanks, RP, for being a true constant!

 
I feel you, brother.  Your comment brings me a new appreciation for the song. Thanks for the heartfelt message. 
This song, and all the heart-felt songs from this landmark album, reminds how I was at the time back in the USA, back in Boulder, after an 8-year odyssey in the wilds of Noto Hanto, in Ishikawa, Japan, trying to hold onto the trappings of a broken marriage, and, after seeing this amazing band perform on this tour, right after 9-11, I gave up and found a way to launch myself back to Japan, where I would stay, in Tokyo, for the next ten years, teaching and writing, until I didn't want to be part of the whole radiation experiment, and now, here I am, back in Boulder, still trying hard to fit back in in the radically changed USA that is now seemingly in the grips of a real Roman-style decline, with a bona-fide Nero on the loose who is actively tearing it down, and I'm still trying to make sense of All That I Can't Leave Behind...and I find this song, this record is a bittersweet source of comfort and still-raw nostalgia for the softer kind of misery the world knew at the time... I wonder when the next U2 record will come along and give me an emotional life-line, something to recall with a kaleidoscope of emotion if we somehow make it through these most difficult times... Thanks, RP, for being a true constant!
This was a very underrated album for me, but upon revisiting it there are a few very strong songs that I really like now...this tune is borderline among the best on the album.  Can do without it...
Not the best but it's not awful.
The h8 is swelling in you now.  Good! Use your aggressive feelings. Let the h8 flow through you!


 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Wow. He used to have such a beautiful voice.

 
Yes, this is my first listen and it's kind of sad. Not a great song or performance from a band I used to be quite fond of. No need to hear this again.
Not their best song, true, but still looking forward to seeing them in California this summer.
 maboleth wrote:
Trash. Broken voice, stretched thin. Uninspired, by numbers tune.

 
Yep. I know they think they're the new Beatles, but there's nothing inspiring or groundbreaking here.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Wow. He used to have such a beautiful voice.

 
maybe, but then puberty kicked in.
Wow. He used to have such a beautiful voice.
Trash. Broken voice, stretched thin. Uninspired, by numbers tune.
Sucko Barfo
OK so lets be fair here.  Bono is a total freaky self deluded over hyped wierdo but once again i don't see what that has to do with the fact this is quite a cool song.
 orpheus wrote:


Double DITTO!!!{#Yell}
 
tripple

...a little whine.
 Jelani wrote:
So, what are you trying to say here?
That EVERYONE has decided that Bono really does suck, and is an egotistical a-hole who's head is too big for his hat, and has a voice that can strip paint?
I'd go along with that.
 
I didn't know stupid people could still get on the Internet, oh well!
 Jelani wrote:
Hey, Bono. Shut up!!!
 

Double DITTO!!!{#Yell}
 AlienRelic wrote:
Lame music, pointless, meaningless lyrics.
In my opinion, of course.
 

A clearly uninformed opinion.
Wonderful Wonderful tune by the most consistenltly great band of the last 25 years.


 bbHappy wrote:
Only one thing wrong with this song, it isn't long enough.
 

Right on! {#Bananapiano}{#Guitarist}{#Notworthy}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}
brettsmomma wrote:
Love it. Bono's vocals on this song are the best.



Ditto.

Hodgie wrote:
I'm convinced many in the masses just reflexivey hate anything that is U2 and, especially, Bono..including many former huge U2 fans.
So, what are you trying to say here? That EVERYONE has decided that Bono really does suck, and is an egotistical a-hole who's head is too big for his hat, and has a voice that can strip paint? I'd go along with that.
Hey, Bono. Shut up!!!
U2 is another train I just never seemed to get on. I hope I'm not burned at the stake.
:cowboy: Love it. Bono's vocals on this song are the best.
I'm convinced many in the masses just reflexivey hate anything that is U2 and, especially, Bono..including many former huge U2 fans. I'm not one of those people. I think this song is freakin' great regardless of whether Bono's ego can or can not fit into a giant warehouse. Like the band, fine with Bono.
LowPhreak wrote:
Who isn't way sick of U2 already? :puke:
I know I am!
Who isn't way sick of U2 already? :puke:
Finn_Ninja wrote:
And Lemon isn't that bad.
Took some time, and today I still kinda like that one. Zooropa may have been a misfire, but still listenable. This album is just, there. Kinda like that remake of Psycho; I had a total non-reaction to that too.
No way.....nearly unbearable. :sick:
Always loved his voice in this, falsetto or not. And Lemon isn't that bad.
Drowning man :curtain:
No RP, not here!
dmax wrote:
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
I wish I had spanish eyes... sounds hot.
this just killed my set buzz (at least now I can get to work on time!)
Worst impersonation of Jeff I\'ve ever heard.
Lame music, pointless, meaningless lyrics. In my opinion, of course.
radioparadisehead wrote:
I think John Mayer wrote this.
sounds about right! :lol:
I think John Mayer wrote this.
orpheus wrote:
which Bono falsetto sucks more, this one or Lemon? let's hear it folks, cast your vote now! :nyah: :moon: :beat: :wall: :roflol:
Lemon. Oh god. Lemon. On the other hand, they got Johnny Cash for one song on that album so it can't be written off altogether.
orpheus wrote:
which Bono falsetto sucks more, this one or Lemon? let's hear it folks, cast your vote now!
Lemon.
which Bono falsetto sucks more, this one or Lemon? let's hear it folks, cast your vote now! :nyah: :moon: :beat: :wall: :roflol:
Only one thing wrong with this song, it isn't long enough. :meditate:
On_The_Beach wrote:
The nectar of the Gods! :hungry:
No, that's Mountain Dew. Guinness is great, though.
chfLarry wrote:
I just never got u2. I do love Guinness though
The nectar of the Gods! :hungry:
dmax wrote:
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
"When Spanish eyes are smiling..."
Great song...mainstream or not...good stuff.
dmax wrote:
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
F you and your political carrectness....unless your being fethesceesiois.....
:silenced:
dmax wrote:
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
:lol: The Irish seem to have a thing for the Spanish. :shrug:
One of better later u2 songs.
physicsgenius wrote:
What a sweet, sweet day. A U2 song I hadn't 1'd yet!
:lol:
TJOpootertoot wrote:
A wonderful raw voice on a wonderful non-epic U2 song. TJ
:cheers: Amen, brother. This is non-epic and very soulful. I've done it in karaoke and people didn't even know I was singing U2! :biggrin: EDIT: He has made reference to Allison's (his wife) eyes as being "Spanish" in other tunes, too. Like in the B-side song Spanish Eyes.
dmax wrote:
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
Yeah...he's singing about his wife. I think you missed something there (even if all you missed was an attempt at humour.) And it was recorded after a night of too much drinking and you can hear it in his voice. A wonderful raw voice on a wonderful non-epic U2 song. TJ
djeneba wrote:
when i lived in Dublin, i couldn't believe how harsh the Dubs are to Bono . . but i feel like we've grown up together, and this song just takes me home . . . "slow down my beating heart," indeed and big gigantic kudos to Bono for launching all the fantastic ONE stuff - https://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200610/tows_past_20061013.jhtml - i'm not sure that shopping can really save the world, but we Americans do what they can, eh?
now if he would just give credit to pete gabriel for his song "don't give up" instead of pretending he and alicia keys wrote it :eh: :eek: :stupid: :stop: :rolleyes: :confused: :moon:
dmax wrote:
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
Huh?
when i lived in Dublin, i couldn't believe how harsh the Dubs are to Bono . . but i feel like we've grown up together, and this song just takes me home . . . "slow down my beating heart," indeed and big gigantic kudos to Bono for launching all the fantastic ONE stuff - https://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200610/tows_past_20061013.jhtml - i'm not sure that shopping can really save the world, but we Americans do what they can, eh?
I just never got u2. I do love Guinness though
the girl with "Spanish eyes"?? Racist!!
In a little while this song will be over. :yawn:
What a sweet, sweet day. A U2 song I hadn't 1'd yet!
pyxxel wrote:
To me, one of the weakest U2 songs. It gets a six, I usually rate them much higher.
Oh, but you have to rate it higher just because of the yearning in his voice. It makes you sing along with it (at least in the car where no one can hear your voice).
penguinja wrote:
I still don't approve of the face that the guitar has to sound so much like the Chili Peppers.
That's what I was thinking at the beginning.
I don't want to like this song, really I don't, but it demands that I like it. Although I still don't approve of the face that the guitar has to sound so much like the Chili Peppers. that's just deceptive and disappointing.
To me, one of the weakest U2 songs. It gets a six, I usually rate them much higher.
JohnErle wrote:
One of the few U2 songs that's both decent and recent.
Agree
Cliche; "Still my beating heart", he yelps like a little girl. Not the stuff really good music is made of. IMHO
Love the nod the Edge gives to Keef setting up his R&B riff thoughout....
nataliak wrote:
I know this isn't U2's best or worst, but this song makes me think of my first semester of college... and for that, it gets an 8. :hug:
Good lord, get me my walker.
JohnErle wrote:
One of the few U2 songs that's both decent and recent.
I concur. I bought this album, and this is about the only track I ever really enjoy listening to. Well, Beautiful Day once in a while, too. But I really like the way this one flows.
There's just something about this song that made me love it ever since the first time I heard it. Outstanding! :clap:
JohnErle wrote:
One of the few U2 songs that's both decent and recent.
:clap:
I know this isn't U2's best or worst, but this song makes me think of my first semester of college... and for that, it gets an 8. :hug:
:music:
indypaul wrote:
How long will the cover chain continue?
this is an original song.
One of the few U2 songs that's both decent and recent.
That was a clever segue. they should've played u2's version of All Along the Watchtower and then play Bob Dylan's - Like a rolling stone.
How long will the cover chain continue?
acolt wrote:
There can never be too much U2. Anywhere.
So you'd be okay with nothing but U2 all the time, everywhere you go? I find that hard to believe.
th3boon wrote:
i'm sorry. everytime i hear anything u2 after JT i want to through whatever device it's coming from out a window of a very high building. give it up bono, stick to politics
Heheheh....I'm sure you didnt mean this to be satirical..but it'd pretty darn funny with that twist
th3boon wrote:
give it up bono, stick to politics
are you kidding?! U2 has been around for over 25 years. and bono has been singing much longer than he has been in "politics." i think it's a little too late for him to "give it up."
again, song sequence is great... Social Distortion covering Johnny Cash, then Cash covering U2, then U2 themselves... love it :dance:
Okay, this is kind of a twisted set. I like it!
Oh HELL YES!! This is one of the best songs on that album! Very motown-ish....great groove.... Whoever's responsible for this upload... :clap: :high-five:
Bill, I enjoy your sequencing of songs. Social Distortion covering Johnny Cash, then Cash covering U2, then U2 themselves. Likewise, a song by the Rolling Stones, followed by Dylan singing 'Like A Rolling Stone.' Clever. :dance:
i find this song needs me to be in the right mood. if I'm not, I can't stand it. if I am, it definately warrants a rating of 11.
i'm sorry. everytime i hear anything u2 after JT i want to through whatever device it's coming from out a window of a very high building. give it up bono, stick to politics
I'm going to make 9 new accounts to rate this 10x10.
I always thought this sounded like Al Green channeled through Bono with Edge borrowing a Red Hot Chilli Peppers riff. But it works
Shimmer wrote:
What the heck is a "chart rebel"?
chart rebel - one who spews forth worthless dreck and yet is rewarded with success on the charts
The best song of this great album. Wonder what u2's new album is gonna be like..
zaakster wrote:
The girl in the song? It's his wife -- he married his highschool sweetie.
And he's probably kicking himself every time some chick in the audience pulls her top up while he's performing onstage...
So this is what you start singing like when everyone on Earth starts toadying to you as some sort of humanitarian. He must have written it in 5 minutes while waiting to receive an award or something. U2 used to be so good...
neuraljazz wrote:
bleh. bleh-bleh-bleh.
trillium69 wrote:
agreed!
agreed too trancefussion wrote:
I think all negative comments pertaining to this song should be removed from the board. ;)
May I vote for the opposite?
This album was a beautiful breath of fresh air for me when it first came out. I still haven't taken it out of the rotation in the CD's that live in my car. PERFECT 10... for this song and the whole album!
neuraljazz wrote:
bleh. bleh-bleh-bleh.
agreed!
bleh. bleh-bleh-bleh.
Wonderful song. Made me go out and buy the CD.
SuperWeh wrote:
a friend of mine described U2 as "chart rebels", which I tend to agree with sometimes
What the heck is a "chart rebel"?
Bono could sing me anything, anytime! You can feel the intensity through his ooohh ooohh oohhing. :hearteyes: Ohh Bono your my hero!!!!!
Simply wonderful :goodvibes.gif:
I hear this song as a retro-ish riff on early 60s crooning blues, and, in that light, find it maybe the second best song on the album.
I have a love/hate relationship with U2. I often find them (and especially Bono) overly pretentious. (a friend of mine described U2 as "chart rebels", which I tend to agree with sometimes). Also I'm not alwasy a fan of the 'celtic sound' (very little blues in U2). I do enjoy some of their work however, especially The Unforgettable Fire and the Joshua Tree. I don't care much (except for the ocassional song) for stuff they've done after that. The edge has nice tone and has a style that works well for what he does.
I like this tune, but I feel the need now to formally stamp it as Overplayed. Hey, I just thought of something... in addition to displaying the last date/time a tune was played, maybe a count of the # of times played in the last 3 months. :-D
Somehow I'm a bit worried about Bono's voice when I hear this. It's a cool song, but doesn't this sound a bit like he's losing his voice here? Take it easy, Bono.
It's amazing how many people who say they like U2 don't like this song. I say it's an excellent effort, very soulful and melodic. BTW - this is something Cheap Trick can only dream about.
Originally Posted by jpbergjr: And the same as Cheap Trick, U2 will be great forever but it is the first album that displayed the raw talent of these bands.
No, U2 will never be as great as Cheap Trick. :??:
Originally Posted by jsnell: I hesitate to call this the song that killed Joey Ramone, but... Yuck. Guaranteed to tune me away from RP every time I hear it.
buh-bye
What a segue from Wind Cries Mary to this - very cool!
Originally Posted by Frischtom: Once again...too much U2 on RP...
There can never be too much U2. Anywhere.
Good one!