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Offline 64ac30

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13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« on: May 29, 2018, 12:44:27 AM »
Question: why is Bono saying hes 11 now 13, was 11 now 13, etc. something like this when he introduces the song. I understand the song is called 13, but hes skipping 12. Why start at 11?
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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 01:21:22 AM »
I need more background probably

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 03:20:47 AM »
I'd say it's just a random pick of an age younger than 13. No specific meaning.

.... well maybe with 11 you are still a child whereas with 12 / 13 adolescence is already beginning....just a thought.

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 06:43:08 AM »
It's Bono, why does he do anything?  ;D ;D

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 07:36:50 AM »
Hes making a joke thats hes not yet grown up or that he never will.

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 09:58:10 AM »
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He’s making a joke that’s hes not yet grown up or that he never will.

This.  It actually only dawned on me later that "13" is the name of the song--I just took it as a joke.

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 10:29:56 AM »
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Hes making a joke thats hes not yet grown up or that he never will.

This.  It actually only dawned on me later that "13" is the name of the song--I just took it as a joke.
He said in Nashville the song is a sort of lullaby for their kids so Im guessing he then connects the song title 13 with the age 13 and makes a joke hes never grown up

Offline 64ac30

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 02:19:13 PM »
But why skip 12? Why not say I was 12, now 13, instead of a random 11

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 02:34:37 PM »
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But why skip 12? Why not say I was 12, now 13, instead of a random 11
because hes just trying to paint the picture of hes not grown up yet and it the number around 13 that came to his mind.  Its not deep symbolism

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 06:10:29 PM »
Bono has no respect for facts, which all great story tellers have in common. Don't take what he says literally.

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 06:55:51 PM »
I'm seeing a pattern in personalities here.

laoghaire: "But what does it MEAAAAAAN? IT MEANS SOMETHING!!!"
JTNash: "Eh, it doesn't mean anything."
miryclay: "Eff off."

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 10:14:18 AM »
He also wrote the lyric 1, 2 ,3, 14...

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 10:40:19 AM »
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He also wrote the lyric 1, 2 ,3, 14...

I've seen people try to dive deeper into the meaning of that lyric.  Nope, no deeper meaning. Bono is just bad at counting in Spanish.

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 11:04:22 AM »
Ha! Finally, a lyric I don't think means anything!

I don't think he made any mistake though, I think it's just a funny line.

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Re: 13 Live Introduction skipping 12
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 10:39:41 PM »
It's because midnight, or 12, is where the day begins.  :P