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Offline robert

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Song for Someone
« on: July 10, 2017, 05:46:02 PM »
I have a question about 'song for someone'
The lyric that I'm confused by is
"You were slow to heal..
but this could be the night"

Or am I mis hearing this and is it "slow to hear" ?

If it's "heal" then what does Bono mean by that?




Offline WookieeWarrior10

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Re: Song for Someone
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 06:05:33 PM »
The lyric is definitely "hear".

As for what it means, I've always interpreted the second line as Bono trying to getting lucky one night... meaning that the one prior could be referencing the girl having a bad sexual experience in the past, so she is unwilling.

Or, it's about God. Probably just God.

Offline robert

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Re: Song for Someone
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 04:55:08 AM »
ok lol

We'll go for God but good insight.

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Offline riffraff

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Re: Song for Someone
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 05:36:20 AM »
I'm pretty sure the lyric is actually "heal"...
I think Wookiee's idea about the meaning is spot on, though.

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Re: Song for Someone
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 01:12:57 PM »
There's been a lot of questions over lyrics lately.  Off the b-sides/rare tracks i understand- but isn't there lyrics included with this album?  Should be an easy answer out there.

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Re: Song for Someone
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 01:59:42 PM »
Why don't you look it up at u2.com?
There are all lyrics.
Certainly he sings heal, I can hear it without reading the
lyrics, and I'm not a native speaker.

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Re: Song for Someone
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 08:38:59 PM »
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Why don't you look it up at u2.com?

Because the lyrics here on atu2 are much more accurate..

By the way:
1)atu2 says  it's "heal"
2)There is not a single Google return for it being "slow to hear" anywhere on the internet:
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(of course, there will be in a few days, when they catch up with this thread)

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