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Offline TheOriginal

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Favourite One-Liners
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:10:45 PM »
What line in any u2 song has resonated with you?
Here are some of mine:
IGC: "Dream beneath a desert sky
The rivers run but soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight"
Zooropa: "Uncertainty is a guiding light."
40: "How long to sing this song?"
SFSC: "Stay and the night would be enough"
So Cruel: "Underneath the horses of love and lust, you're trampled underfoot"



Offline shineinthesummernight

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 05:44:40 PM »
"We'll shine like stars in the summer night; we'll shine like stars in the winter night.  One heart, one hope, one love...with or without you."

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 06:15:27 PM »
Plan a demon seed,raise a flower of fire

She is liberty she comes to rescue me, hope faith and her vanity and the greatest gift is gold

She's gonna dream of the world she wants to live in she's gonna dream out loud

Some days take less most days take more, some slip though your fingers on to the floor

If you need someone to blame throw a rock in the air you'll hit somone guilty

Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady

On rainy days we'd go swimming out, on rainy days swimming in the sound

I have a million favorite lines I'm sure I will think of more later




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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 06:40:19 PM »
like a fish needs a bicycle

Offline julez728

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 06:59:55 AM »
A few of my favorites:

It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.

I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside.

You got to cry with out weeping talk without speaking scream without raising your voice

If I could, you know I would if I could, I would let it go

And if you listen I can't call and if you jump, you just might fall and if you shout, I'll only hear you

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 06:48:22 PM »
It's not a hill it's a mountain as you start out the climb

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 12:25:36 PM »
Like oxygen, I need your love - Hawkmoon 269

I was speeding on the subway, through the Stations of the Cross - MOS

Dressed up like a car crash, you wheels are turnin' but you're upside down - Stay

Just a bang and a clatter as an angel hits the ground - Stay

I'm the kind of trouble that you enjoy - YTBTAM (yes, Bono...)



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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 08:11:31 AM »
Do you live here or is it just a vacation

Offline A Boy Called Trash

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 10:59:24 PM »
All of Slug, such a great song

Innocent and in a sense I am -Wire

So wind blow through to my heart, so wind blow through my soul -Indian Summer Sky

Take my hand, You know I'll be there, If you can, I'll cross the sky for your love. -Drowning Man

The storms will pass, it won't be long now, This love will last, this love will last forever -Also Drowning Man  ;D

Night hangs like a prisoner, stretched over black and blue  -Mothers of the Disappeared

Anything from UTEOTW, but especially the last verse




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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 05:42:57 AM »
Don't fear the world, it isn't there

And you can dream, so dream out loud

I have a will for survival

You can sew it up, but you still see the tear.

You're all that's left to hold on to

You say when he hits you, you don't mind

Who's to know what it is will break you

The storms will pass

A place that has to be believed to be seen

Like faith needs a doubt

The best things are easy to destroy

Ah, don't talk to me

And when I go there, I go there with you

BUT THE BEST EVER: Hold on to love, love won't let you go.

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 08:41:05 AM »
I think sometimes we can hear lyrics and it stops us dead on our feet, something we can connect to and relate to ourselves immediately. On the other hand, lyrics, or more word arrangements, can sound amazing while not having any deep meaning to us when combined with the instrumental behind it. There are so many examples of this in U2's work, one of which for me is in Zooropa. Not sure why, but I love this line and its place in an amazing track.

'I hear voices, ridiculous voices '

Out in the slipstream
Let's go, let's go overground
Take your head out of the mud baby

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 10:25:32 AM »
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Don't fear the world, it isn't there

And you can dream, so dream out loud

I have a will for survival

You can sew it up, but you still see the tear.

You're all that's left to hold on to

You say when he hits you, you don't mind

Who's to know what it is will break you

The storms will pass

A place that has to be believed to be seen

Like faith needs a doubt

The best things are easy to destroy

Ah, don't talk to me

And when I go there, I go there with you

BUT THE BEST EVER: Hold on to love, love won't let you go.

i really can't stand the phrase 'dream out loud'.  it's in every bad middle school poem.

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 05:07:43 PM »
My favorite:  I can't change the world but I can change the world in me.

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 04:38:13 PM »
Love is drowning in a deep well/all the secrets and no one to tell...

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Re: Favourite One-Liners
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 10:31:36 AM »
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My favorite:  I can't change the world but I can change the world in me.


I prefer the Lucifer's Hands reversal:

Yes, I can change the world . . .That’s easy. But I can’t change the world in me