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U2’s “Your Song Saved My Life” is Possibly the Worst Song of the Year

This treacly mess is destined for the Sing 2 soundtrack

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Bono, photo by Kevin Rudd/Getty
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    U2 have dropped “Your Song Saved My Life,” in the same sense that one might drop a fart. Stream it below.

    The treacly mess is destined for the soundtrack to Sing 2, where it will be ham-fisted even by the standards of a franchise where pigs cover Taylor Swift. Bono’s lyrics imagine a deeply-moved fan gushing to a songwriter about the immense power of Bono’s that artist’s work. Aren’t they heroes, these noble songwriters?

    You know a raspberry, when you stick out your tongue and blow? Bono’s lyrics deliver more raspberries than a British bake-off. “Yes your song saved my life,” he warbles, with a melody that makes AM adult contemporary sound like a nonstop thrill ride. “It’s what got me to the other side/  I was broken now I’m open,  your love keeps me alive.”

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    Ah, but think of the poor, sad songwriter, adored yet misunderstood! Bono’s fan tells this tortured artist, “The man you carry in your heart/ Is only comfortable when he’s in pain.” Where others might resort to similes or metaphors, Bono is more direct: Your feelings are like a man who feels in pain. It just breaks your heart, in the process breaking the home of this pain-filled man.

    U2’s “Your Song Saved My Life” is one of the worst high-profile releases of the year, and it’s waiting for you after the jump. Sing 2 is set for release on December 22nd.

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