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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2016, 02:24:35 PM »
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of Elevation the groove and the energy, not the lyrics?  The first time I heard it I loved the energy of it, I didn't give a f*ck about the lyrics then and still don't. To focus on the lyrics on a song so obviously about the groove I would need to be a lot more of a music snob than I am.  Every time it's played live, the great unwashed masses at the shows have a great time!
Just because Elevation is meant to be about the groove should not exclude it from criticism.

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2016, 02:42:49 PM »
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of Elevation the groove and the energy, not the lyrics?  The first time I heard it I loved the energy of it, I didn't give a f*ck about the lyrics then and still don't. To focus on the lyrics on a song so obviously about the groove I would need to be a lot more of a music snob than I am.  Every time it's played live, the great unwashed masses at the shows have a great time!
Just because Elevation is meant to be about the groove should not exclude it from criticism.
I agree, it's definitely far from being above criticism.  It's just that you can tell that the lyrics really were not U2's focus on that song.  You can also tell that they were just looking for rhymes that fit into the song's groove.  As pure lyrics they are definitely silly, but I don't think that was the point.

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2016, 02:49:33 PM »
My favorite lyrics other than WOWOY...

You're dangerous, 'cos you're honest.
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want.
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt.

You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach.
Well you tell me things
I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Well you stole it 'cos I needed the cash
And you killed it 'cos I needed revenge.
Well you lied to me 'cos I asked you to.
Baby, can we still be friends?

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Ah, the deeper I spin
Ah, the hunter will sin for your ivory skin.
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Under the trees, the river laughing at you and me.
Hallelujah! Heaven's white rose
The doors you open I just can't close.

Don't turn around, don't turn around again.
Don't turn around your gypsy heart.
Don't turn around, don't turn around again.
Don't turn around, and don't look back.
Come on now love, don't you look back.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna taste your saltwater kisses?
Who's gonna take the place of me?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna tame the heart of thee?

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2016, 03:01:09 PM »
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of Elevation the groove and the energy, not the lyrics?  The first time I heard it I loved the energy of it, I didn't give a f*ck about the lyrics then and still don't. To focus on the lyrics on a song so obviously about the groove I would need to be a lot more of a music snob than I am.  Every time it's played live, the great unwashed masses at the shows have a great time!
There you go. I can just imagine how great it must have been to hear it live on the Elevation Tour.
Well, it sure looks like the guys have fun with it...and if they are having fun, so am I. SO THERE, An Tha !

Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala  can't hear you....lalalalalalalalalalalalala

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2016, 04:19:15 PM »
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of Elevation the groove and the energy, not the lyrics?  The first time I heard it I loved the energy of it, I didn't give a f*ck about the lyrics then and still don't. To focus on the lyrics on a song so obviously about the groove I would need to be a lot more of a music snob than I am.  Every time it's played live, the great unwashed masses at the shows have a great time!
There you go. I can just imagine how great it must have been to hear it live on the Elevation Tour.
Well, it sure looks like the guys have fun with it...and if they are having fun, so am I. SO THERE, An Tha !

Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala  can't hear you....lalalalalalalalalalalalala
You are a ROYAL pain in the butt, An Tha...but I guess that's why we all love ya!

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2016, 04:45:50 PM »
You can Reach...

But You just can't Grab IT!

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2016, 01:20:31 AM »
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You can Reach...

But You just can't Grab IT!

Ha !

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2016, 05:08:03 PM »
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My favorite lyrics other than WOWOY...

You're dangerous, 'cos you're honest.
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want.
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt.

You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach.
Well you tell me things
I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Well you stole it 'cos I needed the cash
And you killed it 'cos I needed revenge.
Well you lied to me 'cos I asked you to.
Baby, can we still be friends?

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Ah, the deeper I spin
Ah, the hunter will sin for your ivory skin.
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Under the trees, the river laughing at you and me.
Hallelujah! Heaven's white rose
The doors you open I just can't close.

Don't turn around, don't turn around again.
Don't turn around your gypsy heart.
Don't turn around, don't turn around again.
Don't turn around, and don't look back.
Come on now love, don't you look back.

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna taste your saltwater kisses?
Who's gonna take the place of me?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna tame the heart of thee?

phenomenal song, it needs to be played more.  and properly, not the half-assed versions they have done before...

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #68 on: September 06, 2016, 08:16:59 PM »
Stuck in a Moment

I know it's tough,
and you can never get enough,
 of what you don't really need now,
my oh my

Bad

If you should ask,
Then maybe they'd
Tell you what I would say
True colors fly
In blue and black
Blue silken sky
And burning flag

With or Without

My hands are tied
My body bruised, she's got me with
Nothing to win, and
Nothing left to lose
(IMO this is the greatest lyric Bono has ever written)

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2016, 01:33:15 PM »
"two hearts beat as one"

an incredible statement during a very hard time in Ireland's history.

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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2016, 01:35:37 PM »
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Re: Your favorite U2 Lyrics?
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2016, 08:28:35 PM »
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