Been really racking my brain for a tune that puts a smile on my face. I know there are a few dozens of them over the years but, alas, when it is time to summon the memories + come up with just one, single title, my mind went blank + came up with nothing. Darn anesthesia! So I put this post on hold unnecessarily, until earlier today, when, suddenly, my mind conjured this lovely music video all those many years ago of beautiful + interesting Bono + street parades + all those “I’m sorry” notes that peppered the video. The Sweetest Thing come into full focus in my mind’s eye, + as realization dawned, yeah, this one does made me smile whenever I hear it! Here’s the original one I got from Youtube:

An interesting trivia about this song:

It was written by Bono for his wife, Ali Hewson, as an apology for having to work in the studios for the Joshua Tree session on her birthday!+ is originally released as a b-side to the 1987 release Where the Streets Have No Name.

The equally interesting lyrics:

My love she throws me like a rubber ball
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
She won’t catch me or break my fall
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Baby’s got blue skies up ahead
But in this I’m a rain cloud
You know she wants a dry kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing

I’m losing you
I’m losing you
Ain’t love the sweetest thing

I wanted to run but she made me crawl
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Eternal fire, she turned me to straw
Oh oh, the sweetest thing
I know I got black eyes
But they burn so brightly for her
This is a blind kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing

I’m losing you
Whoa haaa, I’m losing you
Ain’t love the sweetest thing

Blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
You can sew it up but you still see the tear
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Baby’s got blue skies up ahead
But in this I’m a rain cloud
Ours is a stormy kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing

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