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October - U2


Oct 09 2007
02:58 pm

Great comments! I encourage you to listen to the song as well. The music says as much, maybe more, than the lyrics.

Yeah, the one part that throws me off is when he says, "what do I care?" The music seems to suggest that he cares very much. The song is a lament about the way things are. Fall is a seasonal reminder of death in the world. There’s sadness and a yearning for the end, and the only hope, the only lasting thing is the Lord. Leaves fall, kingdoms come and go, but the Lord goes on. Death affects all, but the Lord is life. He is stronger than death.

But why does he say he doesn’t care?