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1)Is the first question, "What are you thinking about?" Bono's voice?


2)Is the "What sort of democracy for what sort of world"  voiced by the philosopher Peter Rollins?  (I know, all Irish accents can sound alike to a  USAmerican, but I am intrigued by the possibility there is a Rollins-U2 connection.  Tell me it doesn't sound like him)

3)What's the male voice saying at 33-37 :
"What's going on? Is this all there is ? Next: _____________?


 4)What's the male voice saying at 45-47?


5)Into the song, second section: It is well known that Bono cut out the "I have no religion..." line for  most of the tour.  This makes sense for a couple of reasons, one being the Christian revisionism of their 90s material when played in the new millenium.  But I sure seem to remember that the early version on this tour that he kept the line in, but revised it somehow. But I don't remember what he said. Anyone?  Maybe only God and Beth Maynard know.
(Ok. later edit: found this answer. see comments)


6) I have always heard it  a  voice (early in song proper) of Jimmy Swaggart (or another televangelist: "Don't touch that dial!"  (interspersed with "What do you want?").   Google shows no evidence??

also posted on my blog, which has the audio posted:
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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 12:55:20 PM »
There are various questions captured in the lyrics section below - may be of help!?

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 01:09:35 PM »
I think "What are you thinking about?" is Edge and "Why do you put up with me?" is Bono.

"Helpful detergent" to me sounds more like "Ultra detergent."

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 03:42:49 PM »
I'm pretty sure "conflict is inevitable" is Willie Williams.

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 04:16:00 PM »
On the new U22 lyrics posted for The Fly, he wrote "St. Bellrock, Circa 1991". I thought it was "Some Krautrock, circa 1991".

Yeah, the original lyrics I got were wrong, but it was updated.
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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 01:19:57 AM »
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On the new U22 lyrics posted for The Fly, he wrote "St. Bellrock, Circa 1991". I thought it was "Some Krautrock, circa 1991".

Think that's been changed now  :)

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 10:15:23 PM »
Love this thread! I hear ultra detergent, Bono and Willie Williams in there too! Will anaylze it later :D

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 11:34:42 AM »
I always hear Ultra Detergent.

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 02:37:03 PM »
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I think "What are you thinking about?" is Edge and "Why do you put up with me?" is Bono.

"Helpful detergent" to me sounds more like "Ultra detergent."

I was sure that "Why do you put up with me?" is David Duchovny playing Fox W. Mulder form " The X-Files"

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 01:30:05 PM »
thanks all.. some good updates in the comments on my blog...waiting to hear from Peter Rollins:
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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2013, 02:03:42 AM »
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I always hear Ultra Detergent.

Me to! I think it is so cool and funny!

<Bono: What do you want?>
<ULTRA DETERGENT!>

Too awesome!

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 09:08:28 PM »
Is 4) the one with Bono that dates back to the Zoo TV opening? If so, it's always sounded like "Bunch of femmes" to me.

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 01:35:25 PM »
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Is 4) the one with Bono that dates back to the Zoo TV opening? If so, it's always sounded like "Bunch of femmes" to me.

 Belated thanks..but no,  45 second mark here:
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2) See my blog post for this lyrics answer.  Thanks to Anonymous:

And where is my religion
Cuz I don't know what's what
I just know the limit
The limit of what we've got
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3)Agree with all who hear "ultra detergent" 
54 second mark here.
But could it be something completely different?
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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 01:45:03 PM »
and at  2:23, where atu2 has:
Que veux-tu faire

I think that's where I have been (mis?)hearing
"Don't touch that dial"

Hmm

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Re: QUESTIONS about the QUESTIONS intro to Zooropa U22 /360 version
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 01:02:41 AM »
Thanks for all the comments in this thread. I've re-listened to the song and it definitely needed some cleaning up. I can't understand everything they crammed into the lyrics, but it's definitely more complete thanks to this heads up. As always, if you ever see any other issues with the lyrics section, don't hesitate to DM or email me. Thanks.