Do You Feel Loved

  1. Here's the story of the guy the girl from Discotheque has found. He claims not to be much and in effect, not what she's really after which is true love rather than lust, but he goes along if she's willing to (you can tear me up/ if you can tie me down). The chorus is him asking her if this is what she was looking for, if its enough for her. It isnt however. Although she willingly fools herself into believing its real love (it looks like the sun) she knows from the resulting feeling inside her that it isn't (but it feels like the rain). This lustful relationship results in her becoming pregnant (love's a bully pushing and shoving/ in the belly of a woman). The coming child, and the rhythm of the heartbeat, is what keeps the couple together and forces them to love each other (heavy rhythm taking over/ to stick together/ a man and a woman). This is sometimes the strategy of a young couple or a young girl (usually in their teens) who don't really have much of a future to look forward to. They hope that having a child will fill that gap and possibly force the father (if he doesn't just run out on her) to stay with her. So, as opposed to having nothing but a poor education, poor family background and poor financial resources going for her, she now has a new family, an new life (there's heat in the sun to see us through the rain). The question is if the heat will be enough to see her through the rain. The answer is in IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS.

    Frank Barbeite fbarbeite01@dominic.barry.edu (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  2. It's a song about sex without love (it's a little bit obvious in the words). The song is well, how can I say, hot, sexy. Adam's bass is like the movements of somebody trying to seduce someone. The words are erotic. You got my shoelaces undone/Take my shirt go, take it off me/You can tear it up if you can tie me down/With my fingers as you want them/With my nails under your hide/With my teeth at your back/And my tongue to tell you the sweetests lies The song is about instinct and sexual desire in first place and love in second.

    Daniel bcc04@ufu.br (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  3. From U2News on the 8th of Mars 2000:

    Thanks to Joerg Althaus for the following information:

    "Alien Groove Sensation" was released as a Naked Funk single on Pussyfoot a long time ago.

    U2 heard this track when Howie B was working with them on the Pop album. Bono loved the track so much, he started singing his own lyrics on top of it, and this is how "Do You Feel Loved?" was created. If you look at the credits of this song on the sleeve notes of Pop, it says "inspired by Naked Funk".

    Jonas Steverud (Maintainer of U2MoL) ( 9:th of March 2000)