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Offline shineinthesummernight

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #180 on: September 21, 2017, 04:59:23 PM »
It's referring to the Upper Room where Christ had the Last Supper with his disciples, often depicted as a sort of wedding-like head table.

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #181 on: September 21, 2017, 10:38:44 PM »
Thanks! I was aware of the theme of the song but that line has always seemed so out of place to me...well, I guess I have to change my mind now.

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #182 on: September 29, 2017, 10:16:39 PM »
Wow

It's crazy how different people feel about some of the lyrics.

Grace is one of the best songs lyrically I think Ive ever heard.

'Like the top of a new born babys head' is so beautifully put, maybe only mothers and fathers will really get that one.


Offline robgalloway

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #183 on: September 30, 2017, 01:13:55 AM »
'Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born babies head' isn't meant to be taken literally... I think the scent he is referring to is 'hope'.


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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #184 on: September 30, 2017, 11:55:26 AM »
Loving that line about the top of a newborn baby's head....hope but also a literal and tangible scent of newness & possibility.

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #185 on: September 30, 2017, 05:05:33 PM »
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'Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born babies head' isn't meant to be taken literally... I think the scent he is referring to is 'hope'.


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Its both literal and metaphorical

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Re: Lines that "ruin" a song for you
« Reply #186 on: October 12, 2017, 06:38:14 PM »
Yes, I personally love the lyrics to Miracle Drug.  In fact, I don't think I've come across any U2 lyric I dislike.... well....

"Your eyes make a circle."

Can someone elucidate this theme for me?  Please?!  It just seems so out of place.

However, with the Boots lyrics and Elevation lyrics, even though I agree they're rather nonsensical and odd, I don't mind, because those two songs, for me, don't need to be deep.  I appreciate the rocky sentiment to both songs, and the fact that I can just jam along without stopping halfway through like "whoa... that's deep."  Especially in Elevation, the lyrics are just fun to sing:  "A MOLE!  Diggin' in a HOLE!  Diggin' in my SOUL now goin' down ex-ca-va-tion!"