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Offline Miami66

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2009, 04:32:50 PM »
sorry to hear that zoost  :(

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2009, 06:01:30 PM »
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I will defend Grace until the day I die!!!   :P :D   NOT the worst.

It wasn't on my worst list, but I am intrigued by your strong support of Grace.  Unfortunately the line from that song that always sticks in my head is one that I find very annoying - "Grace it's a name for girl" - and I know nothing is perfect but that drags the whole song down for me.  If you can defend that line I would be interested to read it.  Maybe you could talk me into liking the song.  :)


My wife and I just recently lost a baby, she was only 3 months pregnant so we did not know the sex. It was to be our first.  If we were to have had a girl, she would have been named Grace, after one of my favorite U2 songs. I guess Ill defend this song and it's lyrics. Different songs mean different things to different people!

Sorry for your loss Zoost.

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2009, 06:24:27 PM »
Sorry for your loss, Zoost.

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2009, 10:18:56 PM »
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I will defend Grace until the day I die!!!   :P :D   NOT the worst.

It wasn't on my worst list, but I am intrigued by your strong support of Grace.  Unfortunately the line from that song that always sticks in my head is one that I find very annoying - "Grace it's a name for girl" - and I know nothing is perfect but that drags the whole song down for me.  If you can defend that line I would be interested to read it.  Maybe you could talk me into liking the song.  :)

Hey Lauren! As I have stated, I think Grace is a beautiful song with such a lovely thought. I just don't understand why it is hated as much as it is. As far as that line goes-Grace can come in different ways. It could be a girl who changes the world or it could just be a way of thinking. Grace can come in different forms  but the result is the same-it washes away ugly things and brings beauty back into the world. It is hard to put into words but I tried. That is my own personal take on the lyrics.  ;)
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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2009, 10:33:09 PM »
I like Grace too. i thought this unofficial video for it was really cool: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2009, 03:26:02 AM »
#1 the fly...bono on guitar here? cause its awful
#2 with or without you...boooooooooooooring
#3 where the streets have no name...i want to run (far away whenever i hear this song)
#4 one...more like zero as in stars i give this song
#5 beautiful day...its a horrible day whenever i hear this song

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #51 on: August 06, 2009, 04:11:41 AM »
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#1 the fly...bono on guitar here? cause its awful
#2 with or without you...boooooooooooooring
#3 where the streets have no name...i want to run (far away whenever i hear this song)
#4 one...more like zero as in stars i give this song
#5 beautiful day...its a horrible day whenever i hear this song


Thats like a Rolling Stones fan hating Jumpin Jack Flash, Sympathy for the Devil, and Street Fighting Man.

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #52 on: August 06, 2009, 05:30:34 AM »
 1  boots hate it heard it live in dublin..............still hate it  2   all because of you never liked it just puts me to sleep  3  miami never liked it  4  elevation i know alot of people like this song cant see why.......................surprised to see people add hawkmoon 269 and so cruel i think they are great songs . each one to there own i guess

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #53 on: August 06, 2009, 08:08:37 AM »
1. Numb
2. Stranger in a Strange Land
3. Party Girl
4. A Man and a Woman
5. Stand Up Comedy
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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2009, 03:49:03 PM »
Shadows and Tall Trees
Elvis Presley and America
Peace on Earth
Grace
One Step Closer

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2009, 08:31:47 AM »
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For all those Love Rescue Me haters out there........ I have a suggestion.

Listen to (any) bootleg from the 1989 Dublin Point Depot shows. Then come back and give me an example of a song where Bono sings with more passion.

I said any for the Dublin shows, but the one from the 26th December is my favorite version - simply brilliant, just listen to vocals at the end of the song! The definitive version of a song that I love.

You are right, that is a great version of LRM!  Thanks for the suggestion.  I hadn't heard the Point Depot shows in years so I just I went to dig December 26.  I had liked the song before (and felt a special connection because it has the same initials as me!) but that is one where the live version takes it to a whole new level.

Also, when I listened to Breathe the other day I thought of this thread.  I love the end of that song - We are people borne of sound... Sing your heart out... I've found grace inside a sound... And I can breathe - and the grace lines jumped out at me again.  A few months ago when those became some of my favorite lyrics it made me go back and listen to Grace and kind develop a new appreciation for it, and what some of you wrote about the song did too.

- LRM

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2010, 12:42:04 AM »
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#1 the fly...bono on guitar here? cause its awful
#2 with or without you...boooooooooooooring
#3 where the streets have no name...i want to run (far away whenever i hear this song)
#4 one...more like zero as in stars i give this song
#5 beautiful day...its a horrible day whenever i hear this song

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2010, 12:59:31 AM »
1. Miami (this is the one U2 song that makes me I cringe when I hear it)
2. A Man and a Woman
3. The Playboy Mansion
4. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
5. Tie between "Grace" and "Cedars of Lebanon"

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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #58 on: December 06, 2010, 01:24:39 AM »
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#1 the fly...bono on guitar here? cause its awful
#2 with or without you...boooooooooooooring
#3 where the streets have no name...i want to run (far away whenever i hear this song)
#4 one...more like zero as in stars i give this song
#5 beautiful day...its a horrible day whenever i hear this song

Haha, I can't believe I missed this post.

If I were an admin/mod then I would ban this guy and his IP address and alert other U2 forums to prevent him from joining. No joke.

Now my turn in no order:

Vertigo
Grace
In A Little While
Wild Honey
Yahweh (however it does not annoy/bore me as much the other 4)

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1. Miami (this is the one U2 song that makes me I cringe when I hear it)
2. A Man and a Woman
3. The Playboy Mansion
4. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
5. Tie between "Grace" and "Cedars of Lebanon"

Interesting that you consider Velvet Dress and Cedars among them, I think they're both spectacular songs, especially Cedars.


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Re: What are the five worst U2 songs?
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2010, 03:38:03 AM »
Get on your boots
One step closer
Crumbs from your table
Grace
Stand up comedy