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U2 — Love Comes Tumbling
Album: Wide Awake in America
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Released: 1985
Length: 4:33
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Love don't need to find a way
You find your own way
I forget that I can't stay
And so I say that

All roads lead to where you are
All roads lead to where you are
The seed is spilled, the bed defiled
For you, a virgin bride
Hide yourself in someone else
Don't find yourself in me

I can't lift you up again
Love comes tumbling down again

Love don't need to find a way
You find your own way
I forget that you can stay
And so I say that

All roads lead to where you are
All roads lead to where you are
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The only truly great U2 song.Even better than the good but overrated "One."

 cementfloor wrote:
The B-sides on this release have long been my favorites.  These tunes connect really well to the atmospheric feeling of The Unforgettable Fire IMHO.

 
Same here, brilliant.
{#Good-vibes}
Great song by (for all you youngins out theree) one of only two mainstream rock and roll bands to emerge in and and matter throughout the 80s in the US market. The other being REM.

Any other 80s band of quality of consequence in this country were confined to "college or indie radio"

 
The B-sides on this release have long been my favorites.  These tunes connect really well to the atmospheric feeling of The Unforgettable Fire IMHO.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

You must be referring to a little known study published in the obscure scientific journal - 'Aural Investigations' This study, called "Paradise for the Ears?", purports to show, among a group of test subjects, that long time listening to Radio Paradise, at moderate volumes, increases hearing acuity by up to 12%. I believe this study was funded by a Mr Bill G., whoever that is. {#Wink}
 
I think you're onto something...  

I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma...  this song is still good for the ears...

hope life is grand for you these days, peter_james_bond...  may you have a marvelous nude year in 2014...
 sbegf wrote:

Funny, not at all obscure to me, played this album to death, along with most of their other stuff.  Obscure and good U2 to me would be something like Stories for boys... 

 
Nice "Obscure" live cut....


 gatorade wrote:
Geeze. Who knew? There'd be 2 songs by U2 that I like.

 
You too?
My favorite U2 B-side.
Geeze. Who knew? There'd be 2 songs by U2 that I like.
{#Guitarist}
In that sweet spot of 84-87 where these guys did some great lyrics as well as music
 Mita wrote:
The ending of this song is brilliant - it tumbles and tumbles...

 

Oh, man...gotta close my eyes and get lost in this one...{#Music}

Wooow - so erly and sooo good!

NEARLY PERFECT!


 dwlangham wrote:
Soooooo goood.
 
One of the best B-sides they ever had.
Soooooo goood.
I am bit of a u2 fan... But this song is a favourite...lovely guitar and soft intimate vocals...
 Bosami wrote:
Obscure U2 - love it!
 
Funny, not at all obscure to me, played this album to death, along with most of their other stuff.  Obscure and good U2 to me would be something like Stories for boys... 
Quite simply my favorite U2 song. I don't have many...so this is a good thing.
 johnjconn wrote:


All this talk of U2 vs Beatles is fine.   But to say Bon Jovi was bigger in the 80's than U2,,,  huh???
I can easily see the Springsteen argument, both were huge in the 80's.

But Bon Jovi,,,,not sure where you were living in the 80's ( maybe bong land) but Bon Jovi couldn't carry the Edge's guitar pick.
 
Livin' on a prayer, DUHHH.
 johnjconn wrote:


All this talk of U2 vs Beatles is fine.   But to say Bon Jovi was bigger in the 80's than U2,,,  huh???
I can easily see the Springsteen argument, both were huge in the 80's.

But Bon Jovi,,,,not sure where you were living in the 80's ( maybe bong land) but Bon Jovi couldn't carry the Edge's guitar pick.

 

Please never-never-never-never mention U2 and Bon Jovi in one sentence!

NEVER!!!


one of my favs from the day - never heard it before outside of my own CD/cassette tape/turntable ...

trissi wrote:

     ^^^^^^^^^^ uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, da, da, da . . .

 


 johnjconn wrote:


All this talk of U2 vs Beatles is fine.   But to say Bon Jovi was bigger in the 80's than U2,,,  huh???
I can easily see the Springsteen argument, both were huge in the 80's.

But Bon Jovi,,,,not sure where you were living in the 80's ( maybe bong land) but Bon Jovi couldn't carry the Edge's guitar pick.
 
It's not a matter of who you (or I) prefer, or who's carrying someone's guitar picks, Bon Jovi sold more records during the 1980s than U2 did; they had four number-one hits during that decade.  Since then, of course, U2 has sold many more records and (in 2011) averaged over $6.5 million per live performance, while Bon Jovi only averaged a paltry $2.8 million per show.
Love this period but then.......
 shakitten wrote:
When U2 was good...
 
Exactly
Great tune from a period in-between the experimentel phase of Unforgettable Fire to the more anthem-like songs of The Joshia Tree. Adams straight bass makes the foundation on which the layers of Edge's guitar can modulate. Bonos voice tumbles on top.
The Three Sunrises from Wide Awake is also great!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Here it is, the very first time I totally enjoy a U2 song. Never thought it was going to happened 
 Bosami wrote:
Obscure U2 - love it!
 
     ^^^^^^^^^^ uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, da, da, da . . .

This is simply AWFUL!
The ending of this song is brilliant - it tumbles and tumbles...
this song has everything i hate about most U2-songs. a perfect "1 point" - no, it´s not even ho-hum, it´s 100% crap. 
the only Greatest Band In The World ever to IMPROVE over time...{#Notworthy}
 robbeek wrote:

They still are...deal with it.
 

OMG—-THANK you!   They started out as teenagers for cripe's sake—-they are bound to want to try new things, musically, as time goes on. Only hardcore fans can appreciate the evolution. Their spirit/passion for music is still the same. People need only see them live to understand that. I know...I'm preaching to the choir with you....

 shakitten wrote:
When U2 was good...
 
They still are...deal with it.
When U2 was good...
simple minds
 sarahbean26 wrote:
{#Good-vibes} love this song!!! Very different from what they do now............{#Tongue} which is not so great {#Grumpy}
 
Have you listened to No Line On the Horizons - other than the "Get Off Your Boots" single.

Much of the new record has a similar tone to songs like  Love Comes Tumbling.

I agree completely with AMG, when they say:

No Line on the Horizon
is all austere grey tones and midtempo meditation. It's a record that yearns to be intimate but U2 don't do intimate, they only do majestic, or as Bono sings on one of the albums best tracks, they do "Magnificent." Here, as on "No Line on the Horizon" and "Breathe," U2 strike that unmistakable blend of soaring, widescreen sonics and unflinching openhearted emotion that's been their trademark, turning the intimate into something hauntingly universal. These songs resonate deeper and longer than anything on Atomic Bomb, their grandeur almost seeming effortless. It's the rest of the record that illustrates how difficult it is to sound so magnificent. With the exception of that strained middle triptych, the rest of the album is in the vein of "No Line on the Horizon", "Magnificent" and "Breathe," only quieter and unfocused, with its ideas drifting instead of gelling. Too often, the album whispers in a murmur so quiet it's quite easy to ignore - "White as Snow," an adaptation of a traditional folk tune, and "Cedars of Lebanon," its verses not much more than a recitation, simmer so slowly they seem to evaporate - but at least these poorly defined subtleties sustain the hazily melancholy mood of No Line on the Horizon.

 Sasha2001 wrote:

Yes, that comment deserves an apology. The Beatles comparison is a real stretch.  U2 has a large following and is selling out small arenas by the time Unforgettable Fire comes out - they're definitely a big act. But they don't become the mega band we think of them as until after Joshua Tree comes out in 87 - and its still only the 13th best selling album of the decade. Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band are a bigger act in the 80s - so's Bon Jovi.
 

All this talk of U2 vs Beatles is fine.   But to say Bon Jovi was bigger in the 80's than U2,,,  huh???
I can easily see the Springsteen argument, both were huge in the 80's.

But Bon Jovi,,,,not sure where you were living in the 80's ( maybe bong land) but Bon Jovi couldn't carry the Edge's guitar pick.


Wonderful song from a great EP.
Sasha2001 wrote:

Yes, that comment deserves an apology. The Beatles comparison is a real stretch.  U2 has a large following and is selling out small arenas by the time Unforgettable Fire comes out - they're definitely a big act. But they don't become the mega band we think of them as until after Joshua Tree comes out in 87 - and its still only the 13th best selling album of the decade. Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band are a bigger act in the 80s - so's Bon Jovi.
  
Droidac wrote:

If you're talking only about album sales, you might have a point. I think the original comment was referring to the influence of U2 in the 80's, in which case the comparison to the Beatles would be accurate, IMHO.
  Yes, actually, I was talking about album sales and and also U2's influence, not only in the 80's but in the decades following as well.

And the apology was not for the comparison to the Beatles, but to any repetition of comment I made on other postings. I never implied that they were as good as the Beatles (very few bands were) but I don't think it's too far of a stretch to say that U2 were excellent in their heyday.


Surprised at all the Bono-hating below. The guy has kept a band together for decades; remained with his one high-school sweetheart (now wife) for yers and raised a large family; he's deeply religious and spends hi free time doing more for the planet than most of us will ever do in our entire lifetime. All while being a rockstar. Is that so bad? U2 has created a tremendous number of anthems that have been the soundtrack to most of our lives. You don't have to love them or him. But he's not worthy of the bashing—if only out of general respect and decency.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Yes, that comment deserves an apology. The Beatles comparison is a real stretch.  U2 has a large following and is selling out small arenas by the time Unforgettable Fire comes out - they're definitely a big act. But they don't become the mega band we think of them as until after Joshua Tree comes out in 87 - and its still only the 13th best selling album of the decade. Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band are a bigger act in the 80s - so's Bon Jovi.
 
If you're talking only about album sales, you might have a point. I think the original comment was referring to the influence of U2 in the 80's, in which case the comparison to the Beatles would be accurate, IMHO.


Obscure U2 - love it!
 kaybee wrote:
Apologies if I've said this elsewhere on RP, but we can say all we want about Bono being a real boner, but U2 was to the 80's what the Beatles were to the 60's.
 
Yes, that comment deserves an apology. The Beatles comparison is a real stretch.  U2 has a large following and is selling out small arenas by the time Unforgettable Fire comes out - they're definitely a big act. But they don't become the mega band we think of them as until after Joshua Tree comes out in 87 - and its still only the 13th best selling album of the decade. Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band are a bigger act in the 80s - so's Bon Jovi.
 kaybee wrote:
 . . . U2 was to the 80's what the Beatles were to the 60's.
 
No doubt (of course there wasn't a lot of competion in the 80s).
"War" through "Achtung, Baby" were all classic.


Apologies if I've said this elsewhere on RP, but we can say all we want about Bono being a real boner, but U2 was to the 80's what the Beatles were to the 60's.

Outstanding!

Is it me or does their latest release miss the magic that they once had? {#Stupid}
Didn't hear this song for ....a very long time. Beautiful song, soft. Perfect for Monday afternoon at home when it's freezing outside.
Don't forget the Blue Moon ! Happy New Year to everybody :)
8 -> 9

There are some U2 songs I'm only beginning to fully appreciate now, even though I've known them forever. This is one of them.

Turning the volume WAY UP on this one helps, too...
 romeotuma wrote:
This song is good for the ears...
 
You must be referring to a little known study published in the obscure scientific journal - 'Aural Investigations' This study, called "Paradise for the Ears?", purports to show, among a group of test subjects, that long time listening to Radio Paradise, at moderate volumes, increases hearing acuity by up to 12%. I believe this study was funded by a Mr Bill G., whoever that is. {#Wink}
Wow, It took me back to seventh or eighth grade. It gave a weird sensation when we where all young and innocent. Love it.
{#Good-vibes} love this song!!! Very different from what they do now............{#Tongue} which is not so great {#Grumpy}


This song is good for the ears...


 1wolfy wrote:
My favorite U2 track...can't get enough
 
love all around

a 10 for me... transporting
My favorite U2 track...can't get enough
wonderful song
Not bad, but there are so many better little-known U2 songs...
This song is DELICIOUS {#Tongue}
a great EP...after the Unforgettable Fire but before Rattle and Hum...this is the U2 that stays with ya (like peanut butter!)
{#Hearteyes}
TheKing2 wrote:
Maybe U2 / Bono should stick to saving the planet or something and stop making music. 2/10
Well, he has succeeded in doing something positive. He has helped me turn off RP for the night and go to bed. I am not missing much with this trash on the RP....
Mediocre... so much less than mediocre. How do songs like this make it on to albums? Fast asleep in America.
Maybe U2 / Bono should stick to saving the planet or something and stop making music. 2/10
MsJudi wrote:
Guess I'll go against the grain here by saying that this song is one of the reasons I'm glad we're not living in the 80's anymore.
C'mon.... There are better reasons. The fashion i.e. :cheesygrin: This song is an alltime classic from a more than acceptable EP.
just got back in from a walk on the beach, opening the wine - the day keeps getting better :sunny:
ahh- an old favorite. Mucho thanks
I can't believe that this is from so long ago, where did the time go? Such a great track, Wide Awake is one of my favourite albums/EPs ..... and segue into Keep Talking from the Division Bell.... sublime, Bill, sublime. Better go, second half of life to attend to!
Guess I'll go against the grain here by saying that this song is one of the reasons I'm glad we're not living in the 80's anymore.
love the shimmering chords..
Ah....nice to see one of the better non-hit U2 songs appear on RP. :cheers: :bounce:
:cool: sublime and soothing
davin wrote:
10/10!
almost makes me forgive U2 for what schmaltzy jackasses they turned into. Great tune.
apparently it lost it before you could hit Submit ;-) griffysdad wrote:
Bill, thank you for playing this slightly obscure but excellent U2 song. I just gave it its second "10," I wonder how long it can keep its perfect rating?
:yes: One of the good, eclectic, early ones. :clap: 9.
Bill, thank you for playing this slightly obscure but excellent U2 song. I just gave it its second "10," I wonder how long it can keep its perfect rating?
Have not heard this song forever. It's amazing to me how many great songs U2 made that have somehow just gotten lost in the shuffle.
This was a great EP! Thanks for the memories!!!
10/10!