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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2014, 03:48:48 AM »
I always heard the bit in the chorus of Gone as
Goodbye, you can keep this suit of lies
until I actually looked at POP's liner notes properly.

I still think it suits the mood of the song better than suit of lights.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2014, 10:14:56 AM »
^absolutely. just like "i gave you everything you ever wanted/it wasn't what you wanted" is more fitting imo then "was it what you wanted?"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2014, 03:13:37 AM »
For some reason at the end of One Tree Hill I hear "Rev into your heart"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #78 on: June 14, 2014, 02:28:54 PM »
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I remember when I was little, listening to One over and over again, and I asked "Mommy, why does Bono have leopard in his head?"  ;D

So what did she say?
Well, she was pregnant with my sister so she was really tired, so she made up something. "Because a trade agreement between Ireland and Leopardia states that all Irish rockstar men must have at least one leopard on their hair." Me: "Well alrighty then?"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2014, 06:47:44 PM »
Actually I was never sure if it was "once more" or "what more in the name of love"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2014, 09:46:21 PM »
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Actually I was never sure if it was "once more" or "what more in the name of love"
First few times I heard it I thought it was "one more in the name of love".

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2014, 07:30:56 AM »
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Actually I was never sure if it was "once more" or "what more in the name of love"
First few times I heard it I thought it was "one more in the name of love".
I thought that's what it was! What is it- "what more?"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2014, 08:39:14 AM »
There's the famous "Shemoo the Mysterious Whale!"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #83 on: June 19, 2014, 12:42:16 PM »
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Actually I was never sure if it was "once more" or "what more in the name of love"
First few times I heard it I thought it was "one more in the name of love".
I thought that's what it was! What is it- "what more?"

chilly - it's WHAT more. i looked it up Saturday actually. AZLyrics.com has it as what more anyways. i guess i could of checked U2.com but they're not really 100% accurate <they listed ATYCLB as being released in 01, it was released in Oct. 00>

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #84 on: June 19, 2014, 04:22:35 PM »
About the Cherry/Charity (Promenade) debate, I was listening to it, and to solve this mystery I got up close to the speakers. It's Cherry.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #85 on: July 18, 2014, 12:21:07 PM »
Cherry dance/Charity dance (Promenade) --- does it even matter, neither one make any sense??

Another misheard lyric - From 'I Fall Down'. As a fan not originally from that era, I had always come back and listened that one song casually & thought Bono was saying "Judas say something, Judas say you're sorry..." - Guess I was putting extra meaning into that song, based on 90's material.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #86 on: July 18, 2014, 05:24:16 PM »
It's "charity dance" with me. It's easy to blur into "cherry" as his voice drops after the start of the word, or if you aren't using good headphones, but you should be able to make out the "i" sound separate from the "ty." As for the sense, it's from the poem 'I am of Ireland' by Yeats, from his collection 'The Winding Stair and Other Poems' (not spiral ;) ) - one of the most plundered collections of poetry by the pirates of rock, as you'll find bits lifted by Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, and Van Morrison in there among others.

To quote a bit:

"'I am of Ireland
  And the Holy Land of Ireland
  And time runs on,' cried she.
  'Come out of charity,
  Come dance with me in Ireland.'" etc. - it's basically the chorus to the poem. And, of course, Yeats lifted it himself apparently from an Olde Englishe pome:

"Icham of Irlaunde            
 ant of the holy londe            
 of irlaunde,               
 gode sire pray ich thee         
 for of saynte charite            
 come ant daunce wyt me         
 in irlaunde."

Anyway, I'd say that's the easier line, and its sense turns on the themes that run through UF & JT. The more difficult line is "an eye like a firework, Erin, explode -- a Roman candle and lightning lights up the sky" -- a line with heaps of sense (provided it's correct ;) ), and perhaps the most important line on the album.


      

 
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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2014, 05:28:24 PM »
Aha! Not only do we get explanation of the line, but there's something to add to the list of literary references in U2 songs! Fascinating.

I just hear "Eye like a firework, explode" or "I'm like a firework, explode" for the next line mentioned. I just thought it was about literal fireworks.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #88 on: July 19, 2014, 11:49:33 AM »
Great explanation Kokedera! But now you introduced a new controversy. To me, it was always
and I, like a firework, explode

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Re: Misheard Lyrics
« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2014, 03:15:38 PM »
And you are free to hear it as you do, and on one level it does make use of the imagery of literal fireworks. Just saying, it's a line you might want to consider may differ from the common transcriptions.