Love, religion, sex, drug use, betrayal, church, politics….name me a theme that U2 fans haven’t discussed at length….I’ll give you one….Trash! That’s right, Trash. Now, I know most of you think that most of my blog posts are trash and usually you’re not too far off, but today I want to discuss the theme of trash, intelligently. I’m not talking about how the “Haters” like to trash U2, either. Have you even noticed how many times the word trash is sung or implied in U2 songs….me neither, until now. Here are the references that I came up with so far:
“Polyester white trash made in nowhere”- Yahweh
“A boy called Trash, Trash Can”- Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl
“Force quit and move to trash”- Unknown Caller
“Feel like trash, you make me feel clean”- Ultraviolet
“Elvis, white trash”- Elvis Ate America
“Lookin’ for baby Jesus under the trash”- Mofo
Most of NLOTH is trash, but that’s for another blog.
With so much garbage in the world, it truly is a wonder that we just don’t all give in to the down and dirty and join the rest of the trash, but we don’t. Somehow, someway as a society, we always find our way to clean up the mess that a few leave behind.
U2 uses trash mainly figuratively, but I’m starting a new campaign to get rid of the trash in my own life and I’m talking literally. Let’s get rid of all the trash and garbage in our lives and clean up our own acts. I’m talking about a clean break and throwing out the trashy people, trashy food and trashy thoughts from our lives. I know that not only would we all feel better about ourselves, but as a society we’d feel better too and what better way to start off the new clean you, than to listen to Homer and U2 sing, The Garbage Man Can song. Let’s wipe the slate clean and start a new…..AND BRING OUT THE TRASH!