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Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« on: October 03, 2014, 05:01:11 PM »
What's your favourite line from SOI ?

Mine is from Iris:

"But it was you made me your man
Machine" 

A reference to The Man-Machine album by Kraftwerk. The first present Bono gave Ali.




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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 05:44:22 PM »
Actually it was Ali who gave the album to Bono.

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 08:17:09 PM »
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Actually it was Ali who gave the album to Bono.

Not according to Bono. Listen from 14:30 on ...

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 09:08:36 PM »
Oh. I had it wrong then. Thanks!

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 02:57:17 AM »
This part always gets to me:

"Iris says that I will be the death of her
It was not me"


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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 03:46:24 AM »
  There are plenty. Here is a couple that stand out for me.

  And I'm a long way from where I was and where I need to be - Song For Someone

  The worst things in the world are justified by belief - Raised by Wolves

 

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2014, 07:31:52 AM »
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  There are plenty. Here is a couple that stand out for me.

  And I'm a long way from where I was and where I need to be - Song For Someone

The worst things in the world are justified by belief - Raised by Wolves

This is a sadly true and very powerful one!

There are SO MANY on this album!! I will TRY and list just one from each song.

The Miracle -
We got language so we canít communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain, and give it a name

Every Breaking Wave-
I thought I heard the captainís voice
Itís hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach


California -
The weight that drags your heart down
Well thatís what took me where I need to be


Song for Someone-
You let me in to a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whateverís in there itís yours to take

Iris -
Once we are born, we begin to forget
The very reason we came
But you Iím sure Iíve met
Long before the night the stars went out
Weíre meeting up again

Volcano -
Your eyes were like landing lights
They used to be the clearest blue
Now you donít see so well
The futureís gonna land on you


Raised by Wolves -
Boy sees his father crushed under the weight
Of a cross in a passion where the passion is hate.

Cedarwood Road -
Blossoms falling from a tree they cover you and cover me
Symbols clashing, bibles smashing
Paint the world you need to see


Sleep Like A Baby Tonight -
Where there is silence and not screaming
Where thereís no daylight, thereís no healing


This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now -
We come from an ancient place
Beyond what we can see
Weíve come to colonise your n
ight
And steal your poetry

The Troubles -
You think itís easier
To put your finger on the trouble
When the trouble is you
And you think itís easier
To know your own tricks
Well itís the hardest thing youíll ever do


This was an exercise in frustration. I really just needed to quote the entire lyric of each song in most cases. Stupefying!

I am going to refer to this album from here on out as The Psalms by U2.

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2014, 08:50:20 AM »
If the door is open it isn't theft...

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2014, 09:00:38 AM »
"Somebody stepped inside your soul."

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2014, 09:30:42 AM »
Reading these posts makes me realise what an amazing album this is lyrically - some read like poetry.

I think this is why you need to listen to this album more than once to really grasp the meaning of the lyrics.

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 09:32:04 AM »
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  There are plenty. Here is a couple that stand out for me.

  And I'm a long way from where I was and where I need to be - Song For Someone

The worst things in the world are justified by belief - Raised by Wolves

This is a sadly true and very powerful one!

There are SO MANY on this album!! I will TRY and list just one from each song.

The Miracle -
We got language so we canít communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain, and give it a name

Every Breaking Wave-
I thought I heard the captainís voice
Itís hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach


California -
The weight that drags your heart down
Well thatís what took me where I need to be


Song for Someone-
You let me in to a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whateverís in there itís yours to take

Iris -
Once we are born, we begin to forget
The very reason we came
But you Iím sure Iíve met
Long before the night the stars went out
Weíre meeting up again

Volcano -
Your eyes were like landing lights
They used to be the clearest blue
Now you donít see so well
The futureís gonna land on you


Raised by Wolves -
Boy sees his father crushed under the weight
Of a cross in a passion where the passion is hate.

Cedarwood Road -
Blossoms falling from a tree they cover you and cover me
Symbols clashing, bibles smashing
Paint the world you need to see


Sleep Like A Baby Tonight -
Where there is silence and not screaming
Where thereís no daylight, thereís no healing


This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now -
We come from an ancient place
Beyond what we can see
Weíve come to colonise your n
ight
And steal your poetry

The Troubles -
You think itís easier
To put your finger on the trouble
When the trouble is you
And you think itís easier
To know your own tricks
Well itís the hardest thing youíll ever do


This was an exercise in frustration. I really just needed to quote the entire lyric of each song in most cases. Stupefying!

I am going to refer to this album from here on out as The Psalms by U2.


Yes or the gospel according to Bono !

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2014, 10:12:16 AM »
"The worst things in the world are justified by belief" has been stuck with me a lot lately.
When I write my review of this album, one of the big bullet points for me will be that Bono has written a lot of great lyrics top to bottom, with almost no clunkers.

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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2014, 10:29:30 AM »
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"The worst things in the world are justified by belief" has been stuck with me a lot lately.
When I write my review of this album, one of the big bullet points for me will be that Bono has written a lot of great lyrics top to bottom, with almost no clunkers.

The release of the album has alerted me to all the annoymous hatred on the internet.

Most groups now have meaningless one hit singles and then tour .... this is the first album in years for me that means something ...

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2014, 01:47:01 PM »
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  There are plenty. Here is a couple that stand out for me.

 The worst things in the world are justified by belief - Raised by Wolves

This is a sadly true and very powerful one!

There are SO MANY on this album!! I will TRY and list just one from each song.

This was an exercise in frustration. I really just needed to quote the entire lyric of each song in most cases. Stupefying!

I am going to refer to this album from here on out as The Psalms by U2.

Yes or the gospel according to Bono !

Funny you say that. I originally did have it as The Psalms by Bono. However, Edge was a collaborating credited lyricist on this, and EACH and EVERY one of them is tip top. Thus, U2.   8)

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Re: Favourite SOI Lyric ?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 10:47:02 AM »
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The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
We got language so we canít communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain
And give it a name

Song For Someone
You let me in to a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whateverís in there itís yours to take

This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
We come from an ancient place
Beyond what we can see
Weíve come to colonise your night
And steal your poetry

The Troubles
I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me and hurt me some more
I can live with denial
But youíre not my troubles anymore

I agree with these wholeheartedly. I'd also add these to my list to though...

California (There Is No End To Love)
All I need to know is there is no
Yeah there is no end to love

Iris (Hold Me Close)
Free yourself to be yourself
If only you could see yourself

Cedarwood Road
And a heart that is broken
Is a heart that is open

Raised By Wolves
Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
If I open my eyes
You disappear