U2 – The Little Things That Give You Away

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U2 – The Little Things That Give You Away. the heart of the album and the biggest track here. It’s certainly the grandest, anyway. I hear so much in this song, from Phil Collins’ 80’s aesthetics to a vibe I can only describe as ‘John Hughes’. That said, it’s ultimately U2 through-and-through, from the sparkling guitar (with Eno’s trademark stereo mixing effects especially apparent on headphones) to Bono’s crooning over a building beat after the song’s been ‘unplugged’ before the climactic finish. However, when the song finally reaches it, the mix feels muddy and that climactic punch just doesn’t seem to deliver until about 20 seconds too late – it feels like a messy middle to a song that is otherwise crystal and clear. Nonetheless, a great vocal melody and the apotheosis of the album’s thematic journey – it pulls it off, if only just.

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U2 – The Little Things That Give You Away

U2 – The Little Things That Give You Away. the heart of the album and the biggest track here. It’s certainly the grandest, anyway. I hear so much in this song, from Phil Collins’ 80’s aesthetics to a vibe I can only describe as ‘John Hughes’.

That said, it’s ultimately U2 through-and-through, from the sparkling guitar (with Eno’s trademark stereo mixing effects especially apparent on headphones) to Bono’s crooning over a building beat after the song’s been ‘unplugged’ before the climactic finish. However, when the song finally reaches it, the mix feels muddy and that climactic punch just doesn’t seem to deliver until about 20 seconds too late – it feels like a messy middle to a song that is otherwise crystal and clear. Nonetheless, a great vocal melody and the apotheosis of the album’s thematic journey – it pulls it off, if only just.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

The night gave you a song
A light had been turned on
You walked out in the world
Like you belong there

As easy as a breeze
Each heart was yours to please
Is it only me who sees
There’s something wrong there

[Pre-Chorus]

Oh la la, I’m not a ghost now
I can see you
You need to see me

[Chorus]

It’s the little things that give you away
The words you cannot say
Your big mouth in the way

[Verse 2]

I saw you on the stairs
You didn’t notice I was there
That’s ‘cause you were talking at me
And not to me

A hurricane being born
This freedom it might cost you
Your liberty

[Chorus]

It’s the little things that give you away
The words you cannot say
Your big mouth in the way
It’s the little things that tease and betray
As the hunted I become the prey
It’s the little things
The little things that give you away

[Outro]

Sometimes
I can’t believe my existence
See myself from a distance
I can’t get back inside
(3x)

I’m full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear

Sometimes
The end is not coming
It’s not coming
The end is here
Sometimes
(5x)

When the painted glass shatters
And you’re the only thing matters
But I can’t see you through the tears

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