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U2 — Wild Honey
Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind
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Total ratings: 369









Released: 2000
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 0
In the days
When we were swinging from the trees
I was a monkey
Stealing honey from a swarm of bees
I could taste
I could taste you even then
And I would chase you down the wind

You can go there if you please
Wild honey
And if you go there, go with me
Wild honey

Did I know you?
Did I know you even then?
Before the clocks kept time
Before the world was made

From the cruel sun
You were shelter
You were my shelter and my shade

If you go there with me
Wild honey
You can do just what you please
Wild honey
Yeah, just blowing in the breeze
Wild honey
Wild, wild, wild

I'm still standing, I'm still standing
Where you left me
Are you still growing wild
With everything tame around you?

I send you flowers
Cut flowers for your hall
I know your garden's full
But is there sweetness at all?

Oh oh oh

If you go there with me
Wild honey
Won't you take me, take me please
Wild honey
Yeah, swinging through the trees
Wild honey
Wild, wild, wild
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Stefen wrote:
U2 and Bono are great, but he can't sing.
You are insane. Bono has one of the most expressive, emotionally controlled and passionate voices in all of rock and roll. Plus, he's a pretty damn fine songwriter, too.
kaosmonkey wrote:
had to share
WOW!!!
had to share
LOVE U2 but cannot stand this song. I always skip it.
U2 and Bono are great, but he can't sing.
honeygirl wrote:
Wouldn't be talkin' 'bout me, now would, ya? :eh: {couldn't resist}
:lol:
Wouldn't be talkin' 'bout me, now would, ya? :eh: {couldn't resist}
bokey wrote:
Why is lesser?Because it doesn't sound exactly the same as their repetitously braindead "hits" with the same overwrought vocals and the exact same"it was OK the first 10 times" guitar effects?
It wasn't an insult. It's simply not as grand or deep or far-reaching as some other U2 songs. Like, say, Vertigo it's not designed to be much more than a "fun" song. Not every song has to be One or Love is Blindness or Kite or whatever. Since there is a large contingent of people on RP who insult any U2 song I was trying to say that this is a lovely pop tune that shouldn't be worthy of anyone's hate... If your point is that it's good because it's different than "typical" U2, I'm cool with that. If you're saying most U2 sucks, you've lost me.
One of the most over-valued band in the history :ass:
TJOpootertoot wrote:
This is lesser U2 - it's just a fun, light ditty and quite a wonderful one at that. Really, what's there to get all riled up about? TJ
Why is lesser?Because it doesn't sound exactly the same as their braindead "hits"?
starfishNcoffee wrote:
I like U2, but this song ... :puke:
I can't share your point. I like this song which sounds like Country.
I like U2, but this song ... :puke:
AMH wrote:
If you don't like this song then you've never danced drunk with your future spouse. Some songs are just great because they're fun to sing along with.
Er.. glad I missed that.
If you don't like this song then you've never danced drunk with your future spouse. Some songs are just great because they're fun to sing along with.
Based on all the comments I have read today on a cold Sunday in Syracuse NY, all alone in my office suffering from stupid engineering calculations, three total assholes have repeatedly made their negativity paramount. They are physicsgenius (who is the most comical), tony620, and closemindedmoron. Thanks losers! Keep up the bad work. :ass:
DrLex wrote:
So, bad U2 songs do exist...
Just for that I've bumped from a 7 to an 8. They may "exist" but this harmless ditty ain't one TJ
So, bad U2 songs do exist...
Nice to hear them do another sound
akaike wrote:
Wow...how did such an indifferent song elicit such ridiculously angry comments? Now everyone say "AHHHHHHHHH":
Funnily, before I started listening to RP, I was neutral on U2. Now--I believe in reaction to the mysterious hatred they seem to inspire in listeners-- I've been forced to take a stand. And I conclude, without qualification: U2 rocks.
akaike wrote:
Wow...how did such an indifferent song elicit such ridiculously angry comments? Now everyone say "AHHHHHHHHH": :chillpill:
Yeah...It could be my imagination but I've noticed more HATE on the boards lately. This is lesser U2 - it's just a fun, light ditty and quite a wonderful one at that. Really, what's there to get all riled up about? TJ
Not being a huge U2 fan I never heard this before. When it started up I thought it was Wilco. Maybe it was the uncharacteristic lack of affectation in Bono's vocal. ;)
one of their best songs. what memories.
Inspired by early Van Morrison?
They've passed their point of relevance long ago. Too bad, since the Edge is one of the few extraordinary musicians around.
sucks - would rate it a 1, but I have too much respect for the band to do that..
Wow...how did such an indifferent song elicit such ridiculously angry comments? Now everyone say "AHHHHHHHHH": :chillpill:
not the best of U2 for sure....and I'm a U2 fan since I was 15 y.o. this song is quite likeable but nothing special...to me "All that...." is probably the worst U2's record!
aekl wrote:
tony, for the love of god! will you stop cluttering up the place with the damn obscenities!?!? shit, we can read what the fuck you're saying, and anyway we don't need you being anymore of an asshole to someone trying to do something nice for everyone! And 'cluttering up'... are you running out of space here? grow up.
thanks for coming up to my level. ;) now go shit in your hat, ankel.
yup, whaddya know, i still hate u2.
aekl wrote:
tony, for the love of god! will you stop cluttering up the place with the damn obscenities!?!? shit, we can read what the fuck you're saying, and anyway we don't need you being anymore of an asshole to someone trying to do something nice for everyone! And 'cluttering up'... are you running out of space here? grow up.
Damn, that was funny & appropriate...thank you! :yes:
Insert random tux/physics genius negative quote here... not my favourite U2, but just to keep the lads happy... an 8 from me. :roflol:
tony620d wrote:
mari, for the love of god! will you stop cluttering up the place with posting the damn lyrics!?!? shit, we can hear what the fuck he's saying we dont need you going around posting them too!
tony, for the love of god! will you stop cluttering up the place with the damn obscenities!?!? shit, we can read what the fuck you're saying, and anyway we don't need you being anymore of an asshole to someone trying to do something nice for everyone! And 'cluttering up'... are you running out of space here? grow up.
jah_blessed wrote:
Decent, but nothing special. I haven't listened to this album in years. For me, they maxed out with Achtung Baby. Zooropa and Pop were really bad jokes and the last two discs were just OK.
You forgot the Passengers project - which most people dismiss out of hand - even die hard U2 fans. The funny thing about that album is that it wasn't actually as bad as people make it out to be. I think the fact that it was so not U2, that people didn't give it a chance. Even listening to it today, I don't feel it's dated at all, in fact if anything, I'd say it was a little bit ahead of it's time. The one thing about U2 that you can't fail them for is the fact that they don't stay the same - whilst still holding onto their own sound / style. Which I feel should be the goal of any artist - musical or otherwise. I mean, what's the point in staying the same for a lifetime? As for Zooropa and Pop being really bad jokes... have you actually listend to these albums? Have you listend to songs like "The First Time" or "Please"? Ah sure... each to their own. Ach, ceapim go ní fhíos agat a cad faoin tú ag caint.
tony620d wrote:
mari, for the love of god! will you stop cluttering up the place with posting the damn lyrics!?!? shit, we can hear what the fuck he's saying we dont need you going around posting them too!
sing it brotha.
Decent, but nothing special. I haven't listened to this album in years. For me, they maxed out with Achtung Baby. Zooropa and Pop were really bad jokes and the last two discs were just OK.
CBJr wrote:
Better than anything I've heard from 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb', but that's not saying much.
Indeed. I found the drop in quality from All That You Can't Leave Behind to Atomic Bomb to be quite stunning. Very disappointing.
mari, for the love of god! will you stop cluttering up the place with posting the damn lyrics!?!? shit, we can hear what the fuck he's saying we dont need you going around posting them too!
I find this a lot less pretentious (& annoying) than most other recent U2.
hmm...interesting. a u-2 song i really don't like, that's kinda rare. also interesting - i just read where they made over $250 million last year alone.
Better than anything I've heard from 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb', but that's not saying much.
horrible. F
nielsen wrote:
In my book, all that you can't... is their finest album since achtung baby. No doubt.
I completely agree. It's the Daniel Lanois influence, I'm sure.
Tux wrote:
I think the world would be better off if Bono's vocal cords would be removed.
:lol: I can feel some people itching to demand your typing fingers being chopped off now!! (grin) No offence man. I love Bono's voice, but admit it's a love or hate thing. Incidentally, this song is neither their best, nor features Bono at his singing best IMO. A 6 from Ireland from a U2 fan! :D
Too simple, boring balade (sounds like Paul McCartney). U2 has a lot more to give.
Sonus wrote:
With over 20 years of material, it's amazing that you can't be honest enough with yourself to admit that they have "a few" good songs. But, we're all different. I'm glad I'm one of those who get it.
Then please enjoy it. I don't. And I am very honest with myself (and with you for the matter). And I never claimed that the music is bad. It might be. I don't like it, but it's Bono's voice that makes U2 songs crappy shit. Some people think that child abusers should be castrated. I think the world would be better off if Bono's vocal cords would be removed.
madtowner11 wrote:
This is such a good album. So much better than How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
couldn't disagree more.
In my book, all that you can't... is their finest album since achtung baby. No doubt. flandersdog wrote:
OK, I take back what I said about U2 having done nothing worth listening to since 1993's (?) Zooropa album. there is this one song.
catsoup wrote:
Yeah. "Wild Honey". We get it Bono. Now shut up and go away.
LOL well said. but they WONT go away.
OK, I take back what I said about U2 having done nothing worth listening to since 1993's (?) Zooropa album. there is this one song.
Tux wrote:
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:lol: You make me laugh...... also, just found out that Tears For Fears is possibly playing Coachella sinec the Cocteau Twins backed out. Life is GOOD!!!!
Tux wrote:
Please try anyway. The fact that I post so many disapprovals of U2 does not give a single reason for me to have to seek help. I don't need help in displaying my taste, likes, and dislikes. If I would get help in these postings, it would only annoy you more :)
Please address further correspondence regarding this alarming display of denial to this gentleman. Thanks!
This is such a good album. So much better than How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
Tux wrote:
Please try anyway. The fact that I post so many disapprovals of U2 does not give a single reason for me to have to seek help. I don't need help in displaying my taste, likes, and dislikes. If I would get help in these postings, it would only annoy you more :)
With over 20 years of material, it's amazing that you can't be honest enough with yourself to admit that they have "a few" good songs. But, we're all different. I'm glad I'm one of those who get it.
This song's fuckin sweet.
redeyespy wrote:
There isn't enough space here to adaquately answer that question, so I should refer you to the postings you have provided for EVERY U2 song in the library. Remember, Steve Jobs is your bud.
Please try anyway. The fact that I post so many disapprovals of U2 does not give a single reason for me to have to seek help. I don't need help in displaying my taste, likes, and dislikes. If I would get help in these postings, it would only annoy you more :)
Tux wrote:
WHY?
There isn't enough space here to adaquately answer that question, so I should refer you to the postings you have provided for EVERY U2 song in the library. Remember, Steve Jobs is your bud.
redeyespy wrote:
SEEK HELP
WHY?
Tux wrote:
I think (and hope) that Bill reads all these comments too, and might be influenced by the opin ions the listeners give. My opinion is as valid and useful as yours. A positive opinion is as valuable as a negative. Having an opinion doen't make someone better or worse, nor makes it someone `suck' as I've seen more than once. I feel pitty for people that write such comments. They do not respect other people's tatstes. They should hold their voice, or comment on the music, not on the listener. I was shopping last night in the Makro, and they fucking played two U2 tunes while I was in. You don't want to know how pissed I was. No fun to shop with. I might switch to another Makro shop hoping they do have taste.
SEEK HELP
Mark1970 wrote:
I think they feel like someone really cares? But the truth is..... we don't.
Neither do I (care about if you care) Mark1970 wrote:
I'd much rather talk to someone about the positive side of music and the good that comes from such things.
For me U2 has neither positive sides nor any good coming from it. (except maybe that I enjoy these discussions more and more) Mark1970 wrote:
It can be fun to read the bitching and moaning. Plus sometimes knowing that some people get so upset when a song comes on makes me smile more than you all know. :D
Please keep smiling. Today was a bad day for RP, but my switch happily switched to my alternate station time after time. I think (and hope) that Bill reads all these comments too, and might be influenced by the opinions the listeners give. My opinion is as valid and useful as yours. A positive opinion is as valuable as a negative. Having an opinion doen't make someone better or worse, nor makes it someone `suck' as I've seen more than once. I feel pitty for people that write such comments. They do not respect other people's tatstes. They should hold their voice, or comment on the music, not on the listener. I was shopping last night in the Makro, and they fucking played two U2 tunes while I was in. You don't want to know how pissed I was. No fun to shop with. I might switch to another Makro shop hoping they do have more of my taste.
fitz368 wrote:
I wonder why people go to the U2 songs and flame? I hadn't thought about going to other artists I don't like on RP and flaming their forums. It is fun to read though ;)
I think they feel like someone really cares? But the truth is..... we don't. I'd much rather talk to someone about the positive side of music and the good that comes from such things. It can be fun to read the bitching and moaning. Plus sometimes knowing that some people get so upset when a song comes on makes me smile more than you all know. :D
SwampYankee wrote:
Again, this is what keeps me tuned to RP: A good tune that got zero airplay. It doesn't fit their sound in an obvious way, thus it was discarded by most. That's THEIR loss. :bounce:
I completely agree. This was one of the songs I discovered (I love that feeling of discovering a track mainstream ignores) when I sat down with the album and went through it. I'm so glad RP is playing this. I wonder why people go to the U2 songs and flame? I hadn't thought about going to other artists I don't like on RP and flaming their forums. It is fun to read though ;)
You all got no idea how big a smile comes on my face reading all these negative comments :)
sucko barfo cover of a Van Morrison song. Not all Irishmen are musically inclined.
SwampYankee wrote:
Again, this is what keeps me tuned to RP: A good tune that got zero airplay. It doesn't fit their sound in an obvious way, thus it was discarded by most. That's THEIR loss. :bounce:
I agree. Most people commenting on this song must be drunk or something.
Filler...
ugh, :frustrated: boo
TALENTLESSS!!!!!Okay, like em or hate em, sure, but, the band has talent up the yin yang.
Then they should stick to yin yang.
Originally Posted by Jimmy86: I can't believe I am commenting on this song 3x now! Still love it, still never heard it on the (broadcast) radio, and still dig Beautiful Day (which IS played on broadcast radio a lot, but it is worth it, and it's not THAT much). Since then, I have become converted to most of the rest of the CD. I heard "Kite" a few times on KLOS, and decided I would get the CD, next time I see it in the used bins. Now, about that comment "The old stuff was good, the new stuff is better"? Sorry, I like 90's U2, but I noticed, I have had to "make" myself like later U2, whereas, classic stuff like "Unforgettable Fire" & "War" & even "Joshua Tree", those classics I fell in LOVE with! I can't call any of the U2 albums of the past 10 years, "Classics" (albums on the whole, I mean)
as a fellow fan, i heartily agree :cool:
Originally Posted by shel-nyc: your loss
TALENTLESSS!!!!!Okay, like em or hate em, sure, but, the band has talent up the yin yang.
Originally Posted by stalfnzo@charter: What an incredibly boring song. What an incredibly talentless band. i just don't understand what people see in U2!
your loss
Yeah. \"Wild Honey\". We get it Bono. Now shut up and go away.
Yeah, U2 makes it different! :notworthy:
Love it, heard it for the first time here a while ago, had to get it right away...first U2 song i really liked without having it played a million times a day
This song is just easy to listen to. Its up and uplifting. Although it of course conjures the reference to Wild Honey by The Steve Miller Band.
We played better stuff that than this when we were 13. If this wasn\'t by U2, it would be rated four points lower. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Again, this is what keeps me tuned to RP: A good tune that got zero airplay. It doesn\'t fit their sound in an obvious way, thus it was discarded by most. That\'s THEIR loss. :bounce:
Another band used to put songs like this in the middle of their albums - The Beatles. It\'s a sweet, playful song that\'s fun to listen to. Of course, if you\'re not a U2 fan you probably won\'t like it.
Pretty weak song, not one of their best by any means.
Yes it is sad but amazing :clap: :clap:
it is unfortunate that my comment from almost a year and a half ago still holds true.
From: red Date: Jun 6,2001 hate this...way overplayed
boring song from a great band.
Originally Posted by stalfnzo@charter: What an incredibly boring song. What an incredibly talentless band. i just don't understand what people see in U2!
Talentless band? Are you trying to spur countless numbers of comments directed to your dumb ass? :evil:
What an incredibly boring song. What an incredibly talentless band. i just don\'t understand what people see in U2!
Originally Posted by zaakster: I love this song and I love this album -- but I liked Pop too. It sounds bright and boppy, but if you listen to the lyric it's actually quite deep. Don't let the superficiality fool you. I've never heard this on radio in Canada. Also this debate about old vs. new is a moot point. These guys aren't a greatest hits band, which I think sometimes people want them to be just a little too much. :??: The old stuff is good, but the new stuff is better. ;) I think the way thy've managed to redefine their sound with each successive album speaks volumes about the artistry of the band.
I can't believe I am commenting on this song 3x now! Still love it, still never heard it on the (broadcast) radio, and still dig Beautiful Day (which IS played on broadcast radio a lot, but it is worth it, and it's not THAT much). Since then, I have become converted to most of the rest of the CD. I heard "Kite" a few times on KLOS, and decided I would get the CD, next time I see it in the used bins. Now, about that comment "The old stuff was good, the new stuff is better"? Sorry, I like 90's U2, but I noticed, I have had to "make" myself like later U2, whereas, classic stuff like "Unforgettable Fire" & "War" & even "Joshua Tree", those classics I fell in LOVE with! I can't call any of the U2 albums of the past 10 years, "Classics" (albums on the whole, I mean)
I love this song and I love this album -- but I liked Pop too. It sounds bright and boppy, but if you listen to the lyric it's actually quite deep. Don't let the superficiality fool you. I've never heard this on radio in Canada. Also this debate about old vs. new is a moot point. These guys aren't a greatest hits band, which I think sometimes people want them to be just a little too much. :??: The old stuff is good, but the new stuff is better. ;) I think the way thy've managed to redefine their sound with each successive album speaks volumes about the artistry of the band.