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New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« on: September 14, 2010, 08:20:13 PM »
Has anyone ever been able to figure out the new lyrics at the end of Your Blue Room live? Is it a snippet of something? An entirely new part a la The Fly's intro in Elevation Tour or Shine Like Stars?



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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 05:17:52 PM »
I'm bumping this up because I want to know too.  I didn't recognize the lyrics he used in the live version, but they weren't from the CD.  Do any of you guys know?

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 10:37:04 AM »
You've got me wondering about this too.  Whatever it is, it sounds beautiful.

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 12:49:35 AM »
FWIW, here's what I hear in Edge's Picks:

"Soldier, soldier/Light in the sky below/You are below/You don't belong/You don't belong/You really want a silent song/Soldier boy/Won't you fall in line/[can't decipher]/America"

The "song" metaphor is one Bono would scatter throughout 360 songs (e.g., "Stay in the search for love/Stay in the song" from TUF on the Rose Bowl DVD), and I think Sinead's lines may have been changed as well to incorporate this imagery. I doubtfully hear (I'm less confident of this than what I typed for Bono's lines):

"Song to carry me/Way outside/Song to carry me/Somewhere I can hide."

If I'm right there, that provides some context for the later "song" imagery in Bono's lines.

It's also interesting that Bono changed his lines even in the few performances of the song. DC 360 sounds like this:

"Soldier, soldier/[can't decipher]/The song is in your [sounds like "side" or "sign"]/The song is in your soul/America/Soldier's sign/Won't be lifted up/ [can't decipher] your [can't decipher]"
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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 03:54:12 AM »
Sounds like a reference to God to me...

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 03:59:39 PM »
The FTGU version is different than the version I specifically had in mind when I posted this.

I'm speaking of the Toronto version, which is different from the FTGU version too.: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 01:35:57 AM »
This is what I heard on Edge's Picks:

You saw me coming, love
Head outside
You saw me coming
Somewhere I hide

You saw me coming, love
Whisper the new
You saw me coming

Soldier, soldier
Light inside the love
You're hard in love
You don't belong
You don't belong
You really want inside a song
Soldier boy
Won't you fall in line
I ride a car
America

And for someone who loves to badmouth U2 and Bono, Sinead O'Connor completely electrifies the song. Her first chorus and then the background vocals during the third and fourth verses are superb.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 01:38:10 AM by ian ryan »

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 02:16:13 AM »
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This is what I heard on Edge's Picks:

You saw me coming, love
Head outside
You saw me coming
Somewhere I hide

You saw me coming, love
Whisper the new
You saw me coming

Soldier, soldier
Light inside the love
You're hard in love
You don't belong
You don't belong
You really want inside a song
Soldier boy
Won't you fall in line
I ride a car
America

And for someone who loves to badmouth U2 and Bono, Sinead O'Connor completely electrifies the song. Her first chorus and then the background vocals during the third and fourth verses are superb.

Ian - I have to totally agree with this - a stunning track all round and I love the Soldier insert

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 11:15:22 AM »
Hmm, now I'm wondering if it's "despoiled and new" rather than "whisper the new".

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 11:46:25 AM »
If Sinead dislikes U2, as rumoured, one wonders why she agreed to record vocals for YBR.

The fact that they ditched her song 7 performances in probably didn't go over too well with her though.

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 10:49:49 AM »
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If Sinead dislikes U2, as rumoured, one wonders why she agreed to record vocals for YBR.

The fact that they ditched her song 7 performances in probably didn't go over too well with her though.

I don't think she really dislikes U2. I think she's just a slightly loopy, priest-cum-lesbian-cum-oddball who likes to shoot her mouth off and shoots from the hip. She's worked with them in one way or another on Heroine, I'm Not Your Baby, The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew, and Your Blue Room. There are probably just other examples I'm forgetting as well. I think she's like a cactus. Prickly and hard to be around, but in her natural environment (Ireland) she's completely at home and it wouldn't be the same without her.

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 05:22:42 PM »
Sinead is Ireland's greatest female singer.

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Re: New Lyrics In "Your Blue Room"
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 09:58:32 AM »
I like Delores O'Riordan better.