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Offline jw

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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2010, 10:44:36 AM »
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Any other forgotten influences on AB???

"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" from Trying to Throw Your Arms around the world is an existing quote from Irina Dunn.

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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 11:04:52 AM »
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I don't know if it's popular anywhere else, but in Argentina there is a joke,
a very old one (I've heard it since long before 1991), that goes:

"I try to drown my sorrows in alcohol, but the bastards they flote!"

Frida might have been offering the "polite" version, but I don't think the joke was hers.  :)



Thank you for posting this, DrummerBoy!  I'd never heard that saying, and it's cool to hear the probable origin of this song line, three layers deep.  Isn't it great how something like this develops as it passes through filters?

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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 03:48:04 PM »
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I don't know if it's popular anywhere else, but in Argentina there is a joke,
a very old one (I've heard it since long before 1991), that goes:

"I try to drown my sorrows in alcohol, but the bastards they float!"


That's not a joke, it's bloody true. ;D


 :D :D Good one!

@crossing_go: I'm glad you enjoyed that! Yes, it is great to see that development...  :)

 

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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2017, 08:09:46 PM »
Question regarding this song. I've tried digging but have had no luck. Maybe the forum can help.

Does anybody have any knowledge about the very start of UTEOTW literally the first 5 seconds where we hear that strange? Haunting distorted voice?

What's it's purpose? Is it a sentence. It's turned into such an iconic sound. UTEOTW wouldn't be the same without it!


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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2017, 02:21:23 PM »
I might be thinking of another AB song, but i thought TTTYAATW was about Judas' last kiss and Peter denying Jesus three times.

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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2017, 08:37:20 PM »
It's all about Jesus and Judas in the Garden of Gethsemene................................

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Re: Inspiration For Until The End Of The World Lyric
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2017, 11:44:42 PM »
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Question regarding this song. I've tried digging but have had no luck. Maybe the forum can help.

Does anybody have any knowledge about the very start of UTEOTW literally the first 5 seconds where we hear that strange? Haunting distorted voice?

What's it's purpose? Is it a sentence. It's turned into such an iconic sound. UTEOTW wouldn't be the same without it!


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I swear I saw somebody else write you an answer, or maybe I'm just losing my mind... but for anybody wondering, it's a mix of vocals and guitar effects. I believe it was mentioned in U2 by U2, but I've never actually read the book myself.