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joegtheog

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #165 on: May 15, 2009, 11:31:27 AM »
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'from the womb/my first cry/it was a joyful noise.' - what?

'my father is a rich man/he wears a rich mans cloak/gave me the keys to his kingdom/gave me a cup of gold - OK, i understand he's speaking metaphorically, but his dad worked in a post office...

I think Bono's problem is he's not articulate enough for his intelligence. He has an incredible mind, and is really deep, even philosophical, but generally he just can't communicate it. I'll be fair though, SOMETIMES, he does get it spot on.

I still love the music though, and Bono too  ;D

I believe both lines have reference points in the Bible, rather than purely personal. I think.

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #166 on: May 15, 2009, 06:11:42 PM »
In the The First Time, I think the lyrics are a biblical mix, they are about the gifts god gives you and how you throw away those gifts ala The Prodigal Son

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #167 on: May 16, 2009, 09:54:48 AM »
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In the The First Time, I think the lyrics are a biblical mix, they are about the gifts god gives you and how you throw away those gifts ala The Prodigal Son

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a
loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise."

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #168 on: August 05, 2017, 01:07:45 PM »
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And on The Playboy Mansion (which I like otherwise), does he scat-sing, "The Play Dough Mansion"? That would also qualify.

that.
Hmm.  I'll have to relisten.  I Googled and see there were zero posts online suggesting  that.

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #169 on: August 06, 2017, 12:20:06 AM »
Oh there are so many but none more so than "freedom has a scent like the top of a newborn baby's head"

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #170 on: August 06, 2017, 02:57:03 PM »
I love that line about the scent of the baby's head.  I've had three babies and they definitely have a certain scent.  Lovely image.