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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1050 on: December 28, 2011, 09:07:38 PM »
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some of the best lyrics i've ever heard from any artist:


I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword
I threw the dice when they pierced his side
But I've seen love conquer the great divide

Unbelievable lyrics there. So good.

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1051 on: December 31, 2011, 10:12:56 PM »
So many great lyrics, but this always stands out: Moment Of Surrender

I’ve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My body’s now a begging bowl
That’s begging to get back, begging to get back
To my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1052 on: December 31, 2011, 10:16:22 PM »
Watching Bono sing SYCMIOYO is gripping:

I know that we don't talk
I'm sick of it all
Can, you, hear, me, when, I, sing
You're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera is in me
Well hey now, still gotta let ya know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone


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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1053 on: February 23, 2012, 01:57:04 PM »
"In my dreams I was drowning my sorrows, but my sorrows they learned to swim"

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1054 on: February 24, 2012, 06:26:49 PM »
"What are we going to do now it's all been said
No new ideas in the house and every book has been read"




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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1055 on: February 25, 2012, 12:32:13 PM »
^my fave part of Acrobat! It was like one of the earliest Bono-raps :D

"And the day packs it in
And you watch as the sun goes down
Pray that the night will come quickly"

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1056 on: February 25, 2012, 09:20:35 PM »
I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1057 on: February 25, 2012, 09:23:56 PM »
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I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....
I didn't know the alternate meanings of tattoo until a couple of years ago, and since then almost all of the tattoos I've encountered in reading/listening have been of the drum-y variety.  I buy it as old tattoos. 

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1058 on: February 25, 2012, 09:25:25 PM »
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I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....
I didn't know the alternate meanings of tattoo until a couple of years ago, and since then almost all of the tattoos I've encountered in reading/listening have been of the drum-y variety.  I buy it as old tattoos.

Of course you do, Bruised Silken Sky.

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1059 on: February 25, 2012, 09:27:23 PM »
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I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....
I didn't know the alternate meanings of tattoo until a couple of years ago, and since then almost all of the tattoos I've encountered in reading/listening have been of the drum-y variety.  I buy it as old tattoos.

Of course you do, Bruised Silken Sky.
::) I'm insolent like that, hence the bruising.

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1060 on: February 26, 2012, 12:31:08 PM »
Like a Song has some of my favourite lines from any U2 song...

"But I won't
Let others live in hell
As we divide against each other
And we fight amongst ourselves"

"A generation without name, ripped and torn
Nothing to lose, nothing to gain
Nothing at all"

"Angry words won't stop the fight
Two wrongs won't make it right
A new heart is what I need
Oh God, make it bleed
Is there nothing left?"

Bono's voice just sounds so passionate. He really believed in what he was singing and you could hear it in his voice.

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1061 on: February 26, 2012, 04:56:23 PM »
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I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....
I didn't know the alternate meanings of tattoo until a couple of years ago, and since then almost all of the tattoos I've encountered in reading/listening have been of the drum-y variety.  I buy it as old tattoos.

Of course you do, Bruised Silken Sky.
::) I'm insolent like that, hence the bruising.

When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard, really.

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1062 on: February 26, 2012, 05:11:36 PM »
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I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....
I didn't know the alternate meanings of tattoo until a couple of years ago, and since then almost all of the tattoos I've encountered in reading/listening have been of the drum-y variety.  I buy it as old tattoos.

Of course you do, Bruised Silken Sky.
::) I'm insolent like that, hence the bruising.

When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard, really.
I guess no meat helmets for you.

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1063 on: February 28, 2012, 05:10:15 PM »
"It was warm in the night..
I was cold as a stone.."

Those words always give me the goosebumps, and I just love 'Where the Streets Have No Name'!  :)

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Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
« Reply #1064 on: April 18, 2012, 04:11:24 PM »
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I am most intrigued by the line from North and South of the River (as transcribed on the @U2 homepage):

"Can we stop playing these old tattoos?"

An odd turn of phrase, to be sure. It's almost like the song would be better if Bono had sung:

"Can we stop playing these altar tunes?"

But then, I am clearly bad at hearing U2 lyrics correctly, so....

I always sing that line as "Can we stop playing this ode to two?"...........Over to the Mysterious Whale thread now  ;)