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Title: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on November 19, 2008, 10:44:47 AM
What are your favorite lines from U2 song?  Each of us must have favorites that stay with us because of their imagery or beauty or metaphor.  (And no silly Boom-chas or woo-hoos either!)  I've always loved "You've got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice."  Also, "life should be fragrant, rooftop to the basement".  I know there are others, and I'll add them as I think of them.  What are the phrases that live in your head? 
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Starfish on November 19, 2008, 11:11:15 AM
"life should be fragrant..." is one of your favorite lines  :o I wouldn't have guessed  ;)

I'm sure you'll never guess mine:
I can lose myself, you I can't live without  ;)
If I could through myself set your spirit free
Time is a string of pearls
The heart that hurts is a heart that beats
The only pain is to feel nothing at all
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Dream Out Loud on November 19, 2008, 12:11:31 PM
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
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: alliep76 on November 19, 2008, 12:30:27 PM
I have many favorites, but this one always speaks to me.

You let me in your heart
And out of my head
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Post by: B-Wood on November 19, 2008, 12:33:47 PM
My favorite lyrics have actually been used more than once:

She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud
Dream out loud
Dream out loud

And I must be an acrobat
To talk like this
And act like that
And you can dream
So dream out loud
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: InThisHeartland on November 19, 2008, 04:37:00 PM
My all-time favorites:

Always wear a safety belt

Ohhh oh ohhhhhh Angelstootiedtotheground

check mated, CHESSBOARD! Jor mait-ed ed ed
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: spanner on November 20, 2008, 02:01:12 AM
this is kinda of a quirky one but i always loved it

Life through a window
Discoloured pain
Mrs Brown's washing is always the same
I walk the street rain tragicomedy
I'll walk home again to the street melody

Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on November 20, 2008, 06:57:23 AM
OK - my few favorites have to be:

I want to run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside

I went out there in search of experience, to taste and to touch, and to feel as much as a man can before he repents

In a little while this hurt will hurt no more, I'll be home          [for both meanings]

Look I gotta go, yeah I'm running out of change, there's a lot of things if I could I'd rearrange

Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on November 20, 2008, 07:03:39 AM
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My all-time favorites:

Always wear a safety belt

Ohhh oh ohhhhhh Angelstootiedtotheground

check mated, CHESSBOARD! Jor mait-ed ed ed

I'm giving you a virtual slap on the wrist, Heartland.  Didn't I distinctly request no woo-hoo-type lyrics?  That includes, but is not limited to ooohhhhs, screams, boom-chas and unintelligible Bongolese.   ;D
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Bads316 on November 20, 2008, 07:16:25 AM
Taking steps, that make you feel dizzy
Then you learn to like, the way it feels

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Post by: Edges Les Paul on November 20, 2008, 02:57:03 PM
If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel (this was my senior quote  :))

You can dream, so dream out loud

Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief

the orbit of your hips and
strung out like a guitar

I will sing, sing a new song (okay, not originally Bono's, but still)

And, though not strictly lyrics, this always makes me smile: "Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya...Okay, Edge, play the blues!"
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Post by: InThisHeartland on November 20, 2008, 03:20:26 PM
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My all-time favorites:

Always wear a safety belt

Ohhh oh ohhhhhh Angelstootiedtotheground

check mated, CHESSBOARD! Jor mait-ed ed ed

I'm giving you a virtual slap on the wrist, Heartland.  Didn't I distinctly request no woo-hoo-type lyrics?  That includes, but is not limited to ooohhhhs, screams, boom-chas and unintelligible Bongolese.   ;D

I'm sorry. I just couldn't help myself, because those are so bad! So bad they're good! Right?
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Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on November 20, 2008, 08:40:26 PM
I've got a soft spot for "Vertigo": ...Boys play rock 'n' roll/They know that they can't dance/At least they know!

And the simplicity of "Ultraviolet": Baby, baby, baby, light my way.

Actually, all of Achtung Baby and most of Zooropa are my favorite lyrics.  :)


Uncertainty could be your guiding light!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on November 20, 2008, 10:28:15 PM
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief


For the first line it sounds more like "Every liar is a cowboy" sometimes.  ;D

In the cool of the night
In the warmth of the breeze
I'll be crawling around
On my hands and knees


Green light, Seven Eleven,
You stop in for a pack of cigarettes.
You don't smoke, don't even want to.


Red lights, grey morning
You stumble out of a hole in the ground.
A vampire or a victim
It depends on who's around.
You used to stay in to watch the adverts
You could lip synch. to the talk shows.
And if you look, you look through me
And when you talk, you talk at me
And when I touch you, you don't feel a thing.


I love the lyrics to Stay.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: whitewave on November 21, 2008, 06:21:34 AM
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And, though not strictly lyrics, this always makes me smile: "Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya...Okay, Edge, play the blues!"

And the riff that comes after that!!!  Ya gotta turn it up Captain!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on November 21, 2008, 07:35:40 AM
Just one of my favorites:

You wanted to get somewhere so badly
You had to lose youself along the way
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheFly on November 21, 2008, 07:37:52 AM
Your a headache in a suitcase

Oh, love, like a screaming flower
Love, dying every hour

I wanna feel sunlight on my face

Birdland on 53
Street sounds like a symphony

Uncertainty ... will be our guiding light

And so many more ...
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Edges Les Paul on November 21, 2008, 12:50:20 PM
And if the night runs over,
And if the day won't last
And if your way should falter
Along this stony path,
It's just a moment, this time will pass
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: streetmission on November 21, 2008, 01:35:35 PM
Yahweh, Yahweh (tell me now)
Why the dark before the dawn?

See the sun rise over her skin
Don't change it
See the sun rise over her skin
Dawn changes everything

Be uncool, yes be awkward

Coffee's cold, but it'll get you through
Compromise, that's nothing new to you
Let's see colours that have never been seen
Let's go to places no one else has been

You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

There are so many more!  That's just a taste of some of my favorite lines! :)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on November 21, 2008, 06:07:49 PM
A mole! Diggin' in a hole!

Just kidding.  ;D

I truly love the "see the" parts in Beautiful Day, though. They're so vivid : "See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out..."
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: StrongGirl on November 21, 2008, 06:35:22 PM
Every line in Stay is so beautiful to me.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on November 23, 2008, 11:00:54 AM
I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Van the Man Fan on November 23, 2008, 06:21:07 PM
For some reason the "spiral staircase to a higher ground" part in promenade always struck me.  I think that is some great imagery.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: MirrorballMoon on November 23, 2008, 08:47:40 PM
"Midnight is where the day begins." 

"No new ideas in the house and every book has been read."

"In dreams begin responsibilities."

"Carnival - the wheels fly and colors spin through alcohol - red wine that punctures the skin"

"In the wind we hear their laughter; in the rain we see their tears . . . . see their tears in the rainfall"

Oh and I almost forgot: "You hurt yourself you hurt your lover, then you discover what you thought was freedom is just greed" -- pretty much sums up my ex . . .
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on November 23, 2008, 10:07:03 PM
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A mole! Diggin' in a hole!

Just kidding.  ;D

That is TOO funny.

That song has enough odd lyrics, but for some reason I can look way past that because it absolutely ROCKS, especially live.

Back on thread topic, what about of "Sleep - sleep tonight, and may your dreams be realized".
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on November 24, 2008, 07:16:43 AM
Lots of good lines in 'So Cruel'-  'I'm only hanging on to watch you go down'
                                            'love like a screaming flower, love dying every hour'

Also- 'love is clockworks and cold steel, fingers too numb to feel.  Squeeze the handle, blow out the candle.  Love is blindness.'  Chilling.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: hurricane hugo on November 25, 2008, 01:23:00 AM
my fave line that isn't in "Stay" would have to be, "Oh-you-look-so-beautiful-tonight"

...more to come.

#@!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on November 25, 2008, 02:52:17 AM
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Every line in Stay is so beautiful to me.

Seconded.  8)

Classic.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Ro~Jo on November 26, 2008, 06:17:45 PM
Yes, "Stay" is amazing.  But my favourite U2 line would have to be "Midnight is where the day begins."  It's such a great line on its own, and in the context of "Lemon" it's that much more powerful. Most of the lyrics on Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, and Pop are excellent as well.
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Post by: Joe90usa on November 26, 2008, 06:40:09 PM
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Yes, "Stay" is amazing.  But my favourite U2 line would have to be "Midnight is where the day begins."  It's such a great line on its own, and in the context of "Lemon" it's that much more powerful. Most of the lyrics on Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, and Pop are excellent as well.

It's up there with the Talking Heads line "There is water at the bottom of the ocean" for stating the obvious but still being clever.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: StrongGirl on November 26, 2008, 11:05:38 PM
Reading these posts have reminded me of so many favorite lyrics U2 has done over the years. You see, I have been a fan soooo long (that comes with old age!), that I can't even think of them all. It would just take too long so it is nice to read all of these.  Besides Stay which I have mentioned, Running to Stand Still is another gem from start to finish. Unfortunately, I did know someone with a heroin addiction (no, not me) and from the way it was described to me, the whole feel of that song from the lyrics to pace of the music sounds just like being in sort of a heroin haze.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on November 27, 2008, 06:55:04 PM
"In a locust wind, comes a rattle and hum"  Sounds very omninous.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: P-FLO on November 28, 2008, 10:08:17 AM
"The last of the rock stars when hip-hop drove the big cars."

That line could easily be Bono's epitaph.
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Post by: JohnnyVOXX on November 28, 2008, 10:31:40 AM
one of my favs!!!
from Dirty Day:

If you need someone to blame
Throw a rock in the air
You'll hit someone guilty


 8) 8)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on November 28, 2008, 10:41:36 AM
"You take what you can get, cuz it's all that you can find, but you know there's something more." - Discotheque

"What you don't have you don't need it now." - Beautiful Day

"Mother, am I still your son? Now I'm still a child. No one tells me no." - Mofo

...ummmm.....that's all can think of off the top of my head....
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on November 28, 2008, 06:09:23 PM
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one of my favs!!!
from Dirty Day:

If you need someone to blame
Throw a rock in the air
You'll hit someone guilty


 8) 8)

Awesome lyrics they are.

Dirty Day is  8)
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Post by: singnomore on November 29, 2008, 12:22:32 AM
'Wont you come back tomorrow....' hauntingly spine chillingly oh too personal!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: theocean on December 04, 2008, 06:20:06 AM
One that sticks out threw my hard times:

i know it aches and your heart it breaks you can only take so much,
Walk On....leave it behind....
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Post by: DGordon1 on December 04, 2008, 09:37:11 AM
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"The last of the rock stars when hip-hop drove the big cars."

That line could easily be Bono's epitaph.

Exactly, that's a great line. It bugs me how many people hate the ending of Kite, but I think it's great.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Starfish on December 04, 2008, 11:11:41 AM
Doesn't bother me either, actually I've always liked it.

I realized how many lines never bothered me, until someone mentioned they're bad. I guess it goes both ways. Sometimes I don't realize the beauty until someone else says "This song rocks!"
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on December 05, 2008, 06:08:58 PM
Jesus- Jesus help me.  I'm alone in this world and a f***ed up world it is, too.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 05, 2008, 06:10:29 PM
Stay...


I'm guessing I don't need to include which song this was?  ;)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: StrongGirl on December 05, 2008, 06:44:21 PM
You're a piece of glass left there on the beach & who's gonna taste your saltwater kisses are both great from Wild Horses.
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Post by: onetreehill on December 06, 2008, 11:15:28 AM
One of my favorite lines is suprise from One Tree Hill

"I'll see you again when the starts fall from the sky and the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill"

When ever I hear this line it makes me visulize a sunrise, I think it is poetry!

One of my other favorite lines is "Please stay a child somewhere in your heart"  I think this is great advice for everyone to remember when the stresses of adulthood kick in.

and I agree with "am I bugging you, I don't mean to bug you"
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 06, 2008, 09:37:51 PM
Everything from Gone.

Last Night On Earth lyrics are pretty awesome too. Heck everything from Pop is awesome, even Miami, yes, I like Miami.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Evil Bono on December 08, 2008, 04:30:05 PM
Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt
For they shall inherit what's left of the earth
Blessed are the kings who have left their thrones
They are blessed in this valley of dry bones
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 08, 2008, 09:00:49 PM
Just looking over these posts makes me want to add an entire page of lyrics, but I'm going to resist and just do the ones that stand out in my head at this very moment.  (try to, anyway)

Beneath the noise, below the din,
I hear your voice, it's whispering
In science and in medicine
I was a stranger, you took me in
--and from there on it just takes you away to the end of the song--*Miracle Drug*

 also like-

like a firework-, explooooud-----
roman candles, lights, they glooowww---from *promenade* (if those really are the lyrics)

and, of course,

It's desperation,
Dislocation,
Separation,
Condemnation,
Revelation,
In-Temptation,
Isolation-!-!-
Desolation-!-!-!-
(yaha, yada, yada, love the whole song)- *bad*

Plus a thousand other U2 lyrics that have already been mentioned or that I can't think of.

P.S. (love the "running to stand still" line said at the beginning)

P.S.S (and to embarrass myself even more, here are some lyrics I wrote,)

"And what for all of this time,-----how can you still be stranded here without--a--friend,
and Oh you look so divine,-----though your heart just won't seem--to--mend."
-----------------
"You look up to the sky,
see the mid-morning rose,
through the crimson twilight,
and the afternoon glow."

okay, embarrassment over-
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 08, 2008, 09:05:11 PM
U2's lyrics = *drool*

Those few lines you wrote were pretty good in my honest opinion.  :)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 08, 2008, 09:51:26 PM
Wow! I really like that first set of lyrics you wrote, ProofThatThisIsReal.  :) Certainly not an embarrassment!

Vlad! Where'd the Trabant picture go?  ;)
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 08, 2008, 10:04:48 PM
Someone actually liked my Trabant?  ???
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Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 09, 2008, 01:47:13 PM
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Someone actually liked my Trabant?  ???

Who doesn't like Trabants?
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Post by: singnomore on December 09, 2008, 03:07:13 PM
Sounds like a question for a new thread lol!!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 09, 2008, 04:11:26 PM
Trabant...  8)

Might as well put it back on due to popular demand.  :D
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 09, 2008, 05:07:58 PM
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U2's lyrics = *drool*

Those few lines you wrote were pretty good in my honest opinion.  :)
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Wow! I really like that first set of lyrics you wrote, ProofThatThisIsReal.  :) Certainly not an embarrassment!

Vlad! Where'd the Trabant picture go?  ;)

Thanks for the compliment; I kind of improvised with the last line of the first one-  javascript:void(0);
Also, those lines would sound better if you knew the rhythm to how they would be sung--which is kind of hard to explain without writing down the music.  Hmm, I tried playing the rhythm on my guitar and it sounded all-rightttt, I guess...maybe I'll devise a counter-melody on my guitar, record them together, add vocals, piano, etc, form a band, and make awesome music until 2095; or maybe I'll just eat dinner.  Hmm, too many decisions.  Anyway, thanks again.

*Be for-warned: spasmodic randomness may occur at any time*
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 09, 2008, 05:12:48 PM
Thanks for the heads up.  :D
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Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 09, 2008, 05:55:44 PM
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*Be for-warned: spasmodic randomness may occur at any time*


I'll be looking forward to that...  ;)


Excellent!  :D The Return of the Trabants!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 09, 2008, 06:15:29 PM
This time there are four instead of one plus two of them are inverted in colours made by using MS Paint.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 26, 2008, 10:02:25 PM
decided to revive this thread

Discotheque

You get confused, but you know it
Yeah, you hurt for it, work for it, love
You don't always show it - love.

The line I put in bold, I always sing it as.

You don't want a shower.  :D

some of my fave lines are some I mishear  :)

Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Nielsen on December 29, 2008, 01:10:18 PM
"I'm ready to shuffle, ready for the deal, ready to let go of the steering wheel"

Just a nice loose lyric  :)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 29, 2008, 05:49:51 PM
Likewise with...

"I'm ready to duck, ready to dive, ready to say i'm glad to be alive"

Really gets you going.
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Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 29, 2008, 05:55:00 PM
So does the "oooooooowaaaaaooooooooooooo, hoooooooowooooooooooaaah..." in the beginning.  ;D
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Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 30, 2008, 08:49:29 PM
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decided to revive this thread

Discotheque

You get confused, but you know it
Yeah, you hurt for it, work for it, love
You don't always show it - love.

The line I put in bold, I always sing it as.

You don't want a shower.  :D

some of my fave lines are some I mishear  :)



Awesome, I was waiting for someone to maybe do that.
How about this from "If God Will Send His Angels"-

Its the blind leading the blonde,
its the cops directing for the cons,
and where is the hope,
and where is the faith,
and the love---, whats that you say to me-
does love----, light up your chirtsmas tree,
the next moment, your blowing a fuse
and the cartoon network - turns into the news

Later: "Where do we go!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!---(where do we go----)
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Post by: Ro~Jo on December 31, 2008, 09:41:41 AM
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decided to revive this thread

Discotheque

You get confused, but you know it
Yeah, you hurt for it, work for it, love
You don't always show it - love.

The line I put in bold, I always sing it as.

You don't want a shower.  :D

some of my fave lines are some I mishear  :)



Awesome, I was waiting for someone to maybe do that.
How about this from "If God Will Send His Angels"-

Its the blind leading the blonde,
its the cops directing for the cons,
and where is the hope,
and where is the faith,
and the love---, whats that you say to me-
does love----, light up your chirtsmas tree,
the next moment, your blowing a fuse
and the cartoon network - turns into the news

Later: "Where do we go!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!---(where do we go----)
Love that part of the song!  "Does love light up your Christmas tree?" has to be one of U2's best one-liners.  I like how in the single version they move this section to after the third verse.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on December 31, 2008, 05:39:06 PM
"Can you remember me," -duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh
"Oh, for eternity," -duh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh
"Oh, It's the only thing,
that I can sing,
just you and me,
together and free,
like king and queen,
together -      ---,
for eterrrnityyy"


Okay, well that was a completely random and obscure reference- not related to U2 at all so here's another-


"Everywhere you go, you shout it,
you don't have to be shy about it,"

"And you feel - like no one before,
you steal - right under my door,
and I kneel - because I want you some more, I want you some more, I want you some more,"

'Oh no, -    Oh no, -   Oh no, -  Oh noo-0OOoo-ooooo....." - Original of the Species
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 31, 2008, 09:19:39 PM
Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold, just passing time
Last time we met it was a low lit room
We were as close together as bride and groom


Until The End Of The World,  :).
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: achtungchild on January 01, 2009, 04:41:01 PM
My name is what?
my name is what?
my name is, chicka chicka, slim Bono!
  8)

I wish, but naw I'd have to go with:

You get to feel so guilty
Got so much for so little
Then you find that feeling just won't go away.
You're holding on to every little thing so tightly
Till there's nothing left for you anyway.


This lyric is so true, especially today when bands like Coldplay get famous by just copying U2, how easy is that!?
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: InThisHeartland on January 01, 2009, 07:52:27 PM
I like the line "I'm too lazy to lie" from Rejoice. It makes you stop and think "What?"
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 02, 2009, 09:49:43 PM
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I like the line "I'm too lazy to lie" from Rejoice. It makes you stop and think "What?"

He can't be bothered to think about what he should say as a lie.  :P
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on January 04, 2009, 07:36:34 PM
"You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
Well she don't care what it's worth,
She's living like it's the last night on Earth." -Last Night On Earth, ironically enough.
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 04, 2009, 08:26:47 PM
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"You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
You've got to give it away,
Well she don't care what it's worth,
She's living like it's the last night on Earth." -Last Night On Earth, ironically enough.

Those lyrics are so kickass, in Popmart Mexico.  8)
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Post by: Sydney_Mike on January 09, 2009, 07:11:18 PM
So Cruel has two that resonate:
We crossed the line
Who pushed who over
It doesn't matter to you
It matters to me


You put your lips to her lips, to stop the lie

From Lumious Times
I love you 'cause I need to, not because I need you
I love you 'cause I understand, God has given me your hand


I know this sounds morbid, but I've asked that if should ever die suddenly, Kite is to be played at my funeral because of these lines:
Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to say what it is will break you
I don't know which way the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
Don't wanna see you cry
I know that this is not goodbye




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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 10, 2009, 01:30:52 PM
'And in the daylight
A blackbird makes a violent sight'

From An Cat Dubh

As a whole - I think the Pop album has the best collection of lyrics.
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Post by: vickidvm on January 10, 2009, 05:02:33 PM
I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky and the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill.
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Post by: evel12314 on January 10, 2009, 10:04:25 PM
"Don't look before you laugh - look ugly in a photograph. Flashbulbs, purple irises the camera can't see."

"Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief,
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief."

"You glorify the past
When the future dries up
I heard a singer on the radio
Late last night
Says he's gonna kick the darkness
Till it bleeds daylight"

Pretty much all the lyrics of God Part II

"We're flowers in the mud, baby."

And all of Zooropa
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 13, 2009, 10:31:30 PM
I have to many, as we all do. But Im goin with 2 from one song that hit me pretty good when HTDAAB came out.                "Can you see the beauty  inside of me. What happen to the beauty I had inside of me."              "Time wont leave me as Iam, but Time wont take the boy out of this man." -COBL
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Post by: luieu2 on January 13, 2009, 11:02:30 PM
and may your dreams be realised....let it go and so to fade away.....at night sons and daughters cut down taken from us we hear there heart beat......peace on earth......where one but where not the same.....and sometimes you cant make it on your own ,your the reason why the opera is in me . sorry couldnt just pick one song :'( 
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Post by: Matty_Mullens on January 13, 2009, 11:44:05 PM
In my dreams I was drowning in my sorrows...but my sorrows...they learned to swim

And basically all of "So Cruel" & "Ultaviolet"
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Post by: spanner on January 14, 2009, 02:21:33 AM
Uncertainty can be a guiding light  - zooroopa
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on January 14, 2009, 02:08:55 PM
"You're in my mind all of the time
I know that's not enough
If the sky can crack there must be someway back
For love and only love"


"I believe in the Third World War
I believe in the atomic bomb.
I believe in the powers-that-be
But they won't overpower me"


"Watching your bright blue eyes
In the freeze frame
I've seen them so many times
I feel like I must be your best friend
You're looking fine, so fine, oh my
Dressed up like a lovely day, oh"


"Of science and the human heart
There is no limit...
The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile"



"All is quiet on New Year's Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year's Day"

"It's not trick
'Cause you can't learn it
You want to be the song
Be the song that you hear in your head"

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Post by: Boom Cha! on January 14, 2009, 08:42:51 PM
"Too much is not enough." - Numb

"I know your garden is full, but is there sweetness at all?" - Wild Honey

"And I know it aches, how your heart it breaks, walk on." - Walk On

"So, love is big, bigger than us. But, love is not what you're thinking of." - Please

"I can't wait any longer, I can't wait 'til I'm stronger." - When I Look At The World


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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 14, 2009, 09:58:33 PM
"Head full of traffic/You're a silent song/You cry for mama/But daddy's right along"  ;D
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Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on January 14, 2009, 10:18:58 PM
A-ha! Sha-la!
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Post by: Boom Cha! on January 14, 2009, 10:25:24 PM
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A-ha! Sha-la!

 :D :D :D ;D
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 14, 2009, 10:39:37 PM
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A-ha! Sha-la!

Damn straight!
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Post by: ChoriU2 on January 15, 2009, 01:03:41 AM
TIME IS A TRAIN, MAKES THE FUTURE THE PAST!!! ZOO STATION!!!
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Post by: toolz2112 on January 19, 2009, 03:14:30 PM
i think quite simply 'mlk'......that song has always made me choke up, great little song

simple yet brilliant
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Post by: luieu2 on January 19, 2009, 08:16:43 PM
hello hello Hola ,my 15mnth old daughter fave line. :P
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Post by: luieu2 on January 19, 2009, 08:18:18 PM
and no one gets hurt my 6 year old boy . :-[
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Post by: Starfish on January 20, 2009, 04:03:43 PM
Do you feel in me anything redeeming
Any worthwhile feeling
Is life like a tightrope hanging on my ceiling
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Post by: luieu2 on January 20, 2009, 04:05:20 PM
whats the point of religion . and im a christian
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: U2Pride on January 20, 2009, 06:33:12 PM
You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach.
Well you tell me things
I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach.
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on January 20, 2009, 07:07:41 PM
One of my favourite lines:

"They want you to be Jesus
They'll go down on one knee
But they'll want their money back
If you're alive at thirty three
And you're turning tricks
With your crucifix
You're a star"
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Post by: evel12314 on January 20, 2009, 08:01:09 PM
And I have no compass, and I have no map.
And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back.
And I have no religion, and I don't know what's what.
And I don't know the limit, the limit of what we got.

Don't worry baby, it'll be alright,
You've got the right shoes to get you through the night.
It's cold outside, but brightly lit.
Skip the subway, let's go to the overground.
Get your head out of the mud, baby.
Put flowers in the mud, baby, overground.

No particular place names, no particular song,
I've been hiding, what am I hiding from?

Don't worry baby, it's gonna be alright.
Uncertainty can be a guiding light.
I hear voices, ridiculous voices.
I'm in the slipstream,
Let's go, let's go overground,
Take your head out of the mud, baby.

She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in,
She's gonna dream out loud.
Dream out loud.
Dream out loud.
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Post by: luieu2 on January 20, 2009, 08:11:19 PM
blessings are not just for the ones who kneel ,luckily  :o
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Post by: RedRocks83 on January 20, 2009, 11:56:41 PM
"You gotta cry without weeping...Talk without speaking...Scream without raising your voice" - Running To Stand Still.
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Post by: StrongGirl on January 21, 2009, 09:49:06 PM
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You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach.
Well you tell me things
I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach.


That has always been one of my favorites!!!!!
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 22, 2009, 02:28:16 AM
"I remember when we could sleep on stones..... Now we lie together, in whispers and moans.... When I was all messed up, and I heard opera in my head.... Your love was a lightbulb, hanging over my bed.........Baby,Baby,Baby, Light My Way."
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 22, 2009, 02:47:06 PM
I'd like to be around
In a spiral staircase to the higher ground
And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightening lights up the sky
In cracked streets trampled underfoot
Side step, sidewalk
I see you stare into the space
Have I got closer now behind the face
Oh, tell me, cherry you dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up through the spiral staircase
To the higher ground -  Promenade
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 22, 2009, 02:47:59 PM
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blessings are not just for the ones who kneel ,luckily  :o



Thats a short, but good one luieu2
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Post by: luieu2 on January 22, 2009, 04:17:38 PM
you gotta cry with out weeping ,talk without speaking and scream with out raising you voice .i love this line awsome  :)
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on January 22, 2009, 04:21:09 PM
"You had to win
You couldn't just pass
The smartest act
At the top of your class"

"Your holy war
Your northern star
Your sermon on the mount
From the boot of your car"

-Please
I love those.
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 22, 2009, 04:29:18 PM
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"You had to win
You couldn't just pass
The smartest act
At the top of your class"

"Your holy war
Your northern star
Your sermon on the mount
From the boot of your car"

-Please
I love those.





So love is hard and love is tough
But love is not what you're thinking of
September, streets capsizing
Spilling over, down the drain
Shards of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain
October, talk getting nowhere
November, December
Remember, are we just starting again-Please



Gotta love the song, Mysterious ways.





Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: clusgluk on January 22, 2009, 05:32:54 PM
There are many to list and some have been written, but I haven't see this one from "When I Look at the World"


When the night is someone elses
And you're trying to get some sleep
When your thoughts are too expensive
To ever want to keep

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Post by: luieu2 on January 22, 2009, 07:45:08 PM
la la la la la lady with a spinning head
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Post by: RedRocks83 on January 23, 2009, 05:54:34 PM
"Love is drowning in a deep well...all the secrets, and know one to tell...
 Take the money, honey...it's  blindness.
 Love is blindness, I don't wanna see, won't you wrap the night around me...
 Take my heart its blindness...."
 *Then Edge goes-off on a really cool solo...I Love It.
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Post by: luieu2 on January 26, 2009, 08:31:19 PM
one step closer to knowing awsome line
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Post by: luieu2 on January 26, 2009, 08:32:16 PM
in love there are no rules
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Post by: SheEdge on January 27, 2009, 01:40:53 PM
Wow- you all already named A LOT of my favorites.  I like the end of New York: "In the stillness of the evening, when the sun has had its day, I hear your voice, whispering, come away now..."  I don't know what Bono intended those lines to mean, but to me those words are very spiritual. 
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Post by: tam83 on January 28, 2009, 03:37:36 PM
(A Sort of Homecoming)

And you know it's time to go
Through the sleet and driving snow
Across the fields of mourning
Light in the distance

And you hunger for the time
Time to heal, desire, time
And your earth moves beneath
Your own dream landscape

The city walls are all pulled down
The dust, a smoke screen all around
See faces ploughed like fields that once
Gave no resistance

And we live by the side of the road
On the side of a hill
As the valley explode
Dislocated, suffocated
The land grows weary of it's own

And your heart beats so slow
Through the rain and fallen snow
Across the fields of mourning
Light's in the distance

Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep
For tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home

Love the lyrics to A Sort of Homecoming

(Bad)

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

(Bullet the Blue Sky)

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below
Title: Hey
Post by: Anthony02 on January 29, 2009, 12:40:05 AM
Sometimes I feel like I dont know. Sometimes I feel like checkin out....I wanna get it wrong. Cant always be strong. And love, it wont be long..........(larry, drums please!)
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 29, 2009, 11:51:59 AM
Cant wait for the reaction on this one -  :D

Miami, my Mammy!
Ba Ba Baa Baba Ba Ba Baa

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 29, 2009, 02:41:52 PM
Into the heart
Of a child
I stay awhile
I cant go there


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Post by: u2yooper on January 29, 2009, 07:13:27 PM
Love the new avi, anthony.  You are so money, baby!
Title: Reconnecting with PRIDE! (or maybe u have another)
Post by: Anthony02 on January 29, 2009, 10:55:31 PM
U like? Gotta love the beautiful babies. Maybe we need a Swingers thread. Off topic, sorry.
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Post by: RedRocks83 on January 30, 2009, 01:23:56 AM
"We thought we have the answers...it was the questions we had wrong"
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Post by: B-Wood on January 30, 2009, 09:43:18 AM
Zooropa:
And I have no compass and I have no map
And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back
And I have no religion, and I don't know what's what
And I don't know the limit, the limit of what we got

Electrical Storm:
You're in my mind all of the time
I know that's not enough
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Post by: Sydney_Mike on January 30, 2009, 08:33:54 PM
After listening to Rattle & Hum yesterday, I was reminded again of the brilliant opening lines to God Part II
I don't believe the devil,
I don't believe his book,
But the truth is not the same
Without the lies he made up.


Amen to those words.
Title: Reconnecting with PRIDE! (or maybe u have another)wh
Post by: Anthony02 on January 31, 2009, 03:10:01 AM
Amen brother!
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 31, 2009, 03:54:00 AM
You're gravity searching for the ground
You're silence searching for the sound

-Mercy
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Post by: Anthony02 on January 31, 2009, 04:10:37 AM
Vlad, where u been my brother?
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 31, 2009, 04:15:06 AM
I've always been here.  :D
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Post by: singnomore on January 31, 2009, 02:37:32 PM
'Theres a black car parked at the side of the road...'
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Post by: eurydice on January 31, 2009, 03:24:53 PM
Up through the spiral staircase to the higher ground
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Post by: scandalcrow on January 31, 2009, 10:59:45 PM
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH...... :-\
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Post by: luieu2 on February 01, 2009, 07:48:42 AM
let me in the sound
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Post by: Boy,stupid_boy on February 01, 2009, 08:41:54 AM
Mississippi and the cotton wool heat
Sixty-six a highway speaks
Of deserts dry
Of cool green valleys....
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Post by: streetmission on February 03, 2009, 04:25:26 PM
She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour love

Also I really like

See the sun rise over her skin
Don't change it
See the sun rise over her skin
Dawn changes everything

I think "Heartland" is one of the most overlooked U2 songs.  It's fantastic!
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Post by: eurydice on February 03, 2009, 04:26:33 PM
Strung out like a guitar (Elevation)
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on February 04, 2009, 12:32:10 AM
Love the movies
Love to walk those movie sets
Get to shoot someone in the foot
Get to smoke some cigarettes
No big deal we know the score
Just back from the video store
Got the car and the car chase
What`s he got inside the case
I want a close up of that face
Here comes the car chase


-Miami
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 09, 2009, 06:09:13 PM
Oh! You! Look! So! Beautiful! Tonight!
Oh! You! Look! So! Beautiful! Tonight!
Oh! You! Look! So! Beautiful! Tonight!
In the City of Blinding Lights!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
With or Without You
With or Without You ohhhhoooo
I cant liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive
With or Without You
With or Without You

Beautiful Day (the entire song)
City of Blinding Lights (the entire song)

Desert sky
Dreamed beneath a desert sky
The rivers run but soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight
Desert rose
Dreamed I saw a desert rose

(Sorry just too many to choose from)
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Post by: MirrorballMoon on February 09, 2009, 09:37:39 PM
Current favorite:

"You don't know, and you don't get it, do you?  You don't know how beautiful you are!"

It's a great way to start the day, gets me out of bed feeling good about myself . . .
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Post by: shockdocta22 on February 10, 2009, 05:01:53 PM
you didnt no what was on the ground, till they made u crawl-please
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Post by: ElJayVee on February 10, 2009, 06:53:11 PM
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Lots of good lines in 'So Cruel'-  'I'm only hanging on to watch you go down'
                                            'love like a screaming flower, love dying every hour'

Also- 'love is clockworks and cold steel, fingers too numb to feel.  Squeeze the handle, blow out the candle.  Love is blindness.'  Chilling.

Yup, gotta agree with you, Yooper!  (< see left!)

Also, all of "Stay" and "Please" and "Some days have bouncers who won't let you in" - I listen to that song whenever I need a lift!
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Post by: luieu2 on February 12, 2009, 02:36:26 AM
one step closer to knowing :'(
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Post by: achtungchild on February 19, 2009, 05:34:16 PM
It's not if I believe in love it's if love believes in me...
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Post by: VoxBF on February 19, 2009, 05:47:02 PM
No new ideas in the house and every book has been read
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Post by: ITM on February 19, 2009, 09:57:43 PM
Three that stand out for me:

" I'll see you again
When the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red
Over One Tree Hill"

 -One Tree Hill

" Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You...you said you'd wait
'til the end of the world "

 - Until The End Of The World.

"And if the mountain should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I "

 -The Unforgettable Fire.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 20, 2009, 05:48:40 AM
"It's just a moment,this time will pass"

"I'm not broke,but you cam see the cracks"

"Been around back,been around front"

"I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don’t want to talk about wars between nations
You don’t know how beautiful
You don’t know how beautiful you are
You don’t know, and you don’t get it, do you?
Let me in the sound"


"Of course youre not shy
You dont have to deny love
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me"


"Nobody else here baby no one else here to blame
No one to point the finger...
It's just you and me and the rain
Nobody made you do it, no one put words in your mouth"


"Like a song I hope to sing
I sing it for you
Like the words I have to bring
I bring it for you"


"You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice
She runs through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging
She is raging
And the storm blows up in her eyes
She will...
Suffer the needle chill
She's running to stand...
Still.


"You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on the beach
Well you tell me things I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach"

"I love to stare
I love to watch
myself grow"


"They beat on black, beat on white
Beat on everything don't get it right
Beat on you, beat on me, beat on love"

"From digging in our pockets, for a reason not to say goodbye
I last saw your face in a watercolour sky
Of all of the promises
Is this one we can keep?
Of all of the dreams
Is this one still out of reach?"

"Look ugly in a photographe"

"Hold me now,oh hold me now
'Till this hour has gone around"

"But you could only feel your own pain...
october... talking getting nowhere...
November... December... remember...
are we just starting again...?

So love is big bigger than us
But love is not what you're thinking of
It's what lovers deal it's what lovers steal
You know i've found it hard to recieve
Cause you my love I could never believe"

Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: SexyBoots on February 20, 2009, 06:23:10 AM
But Iím running down the road like loose electricity

Creates such a great picture.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: shockdocta22 on February 20, 2009, 05:49:21 PM
almost every line in MOS , i didnt notice the passers by, and they did not notice me.  I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine.  I tied myself with wire, to let the horses run free. I played with fire till the fire played with me.  Theres so much more
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on February 21, 2009, 03:29:52 AM
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I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine.

Really? Every time I hear that I line it bugs me.
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Post by: emalvick on March 05, 2009, 02:13:39 PM
Many great lyrics have been posted... Some of my favorites have already been said others haven't. I'll go ahead and post them all:

"The sun so bright it leaves no shadows
Only scars"


"You gotta cry without weeping, talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice."


"Who broke the window?
Who broke down the door?
Who tore the gutter?
And who was he for?
Who healed the wounds?
Who heals the scars?"


"A man makes a picture
A moving picture
Through the light projected
He can see himself up close
A man captures colour
A man likes to stare
He turns his money into light to look for her"

"A man melts the sand so he can
See the world outside"


"And a woman needs a man
Like a fish needs a bicycle"

--- not an original lyric but fantastic in this context


"Every artist is a cannibal
Every Poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief"

Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: DrDoom171 on March 05, 2009, 02:30:04 PM
I've conquered my past.
The future is here at last.
I stand at the entrance to a new world I can see
The ruins to the right of me
Will soon have lost sight of me.
Love, rescue me.
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Post by: Achtung_Habs on March 05, 2009, 07:47:05 PM
Were still building then burning down love.
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Post by: shockdocta22 on March 05, 2009, 07:47:50 PM
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I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine.

Really? Every time I hear that I line it bugs me.


i dont know why, for some reason i just like it
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 05, 2009, 08:20:19 PM
OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

With or Without You
With or Without You oh oh
I cant liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive
With or Without You
With or Without You
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Post by: luieu2 on March 05, 2009, 09:11:12 PM
i wanna reach out and touch the flame ;)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: HUNGRYTICKETS on March 10, 2009, 04:34:34 PM
"you ask me to enter
then you made me crawl
and I can't keep holding on
to what you got
when all you got is hurt"

"Every beauty must go out with an idiot,
How can you stand so close to the truth
and not see it?"
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Post by: Nielsen on March 10, 2009, 04:43:57 PM
Sexy boots, yeah!

Ahem.

"I tied myself with wiiiirree! To let the horses run free."
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Post by: luieu2 on March 10, 2009, 06:25:59 PM
i ll see you again ,where the stars fall from the sky ,
and the moon has turned red,
over one tree hill,......................
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Post by: suitoflights on March 10, 2009, 09:55:03 PM
Oh great ocean, oh great sea.

Run to the ocean, run to the sea.

Simple, but beatiful.
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Post by: eddyjedi on March 10, 2009, 10:23:33 PM
'The worst of us are a long drawn-out confession
The best of us are geniuses of compression'

'We are people borne of sound, the songs are in our eyes, gonna wear them like a crown'

'we run like a river to the sea'

'midnight is where the day begins'
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Post by: One Tree Hill on March 11, 2009, 07:59:42 AM
Miracle Drugs..'freedom has a scent,like the top of a newborn babies head..'
Man and a woman..'what the soul wants the soul waits..'
The whole of 'Running to a stanstill'
The imagery on 'Cedars of Lebanon'..everyday things like 'picture on the fridge'..merged with comaprisons of friends and enemies.

Mind you there has to be lots of great lyrics to make up for the lyrics from Elevation..'a mole living in a hole ..'
Mind you ,live Elevation works just fine.

People need to realise that lyrics are sung..that when they are just said then lets face you could pull any song/lyric writer apart..and thats all of them..

KIAORA TO U ALL( thats a greeting Maori by the way)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: sceptic prophet on March 11, 2009, 09:04:05 AM
There are so many... And this new album adds a whole lot of new ones to an already full book. I've been thinking whether "White as Snow" might be overall the best thing Bono has ever written... Too many great lines in this song, but the following:

As boys we would go hunting in the woods
To sleep the night shooting out the stars
Now the wolves are every passing stranger
Every face we cannot know
If only a heart could be as white as snow


This is just too much. "The wolves are every passing stranger" might be the most tremendous thing he has ever written. I wonder, though, if someone really feels that way, how can any hope remain?
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Post by: larrys pants on March 11, 2009, 09:06:33 AM
the piece from 'White as snow' also has the singular most haunting and powerful use of Bono's voice when he opens it up to sing 'sleep the night shooting out the stars '
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Post by: sceptic prophet on March 13, 2009, 04:17:26 AM
Just remembered this one from "Tick Tock":

"We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong."


Right from the beginning, Bono surely had a way with words...
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: arturnini on March 13, 2009, 06:09:54 AM
See the sunrise over her skin
Don't change it.
See the sunrise over her skin
Dawn changes everything, everything.
And the delta sun
Burns bright and violent.

Mississippi and the cotton wool heat
Sixty-six - a highway speaks
Of deserts dry
Of cool green valleys
Gold and silver veins
All the shining cities
In this heartland
In this heartland
In this heartland.
Heaven knows
This is a heartland.
Heartland, our heartland.

See the sunrise over her skin
She feels like water in my hand
Freeway, like a river
Cuts through this land
Into the side of love
Like a burning spear
And the poison rain
Like dirty tears
Through the ghostranch hills
Death Valley waters
In the towers of steel
Belief goes on and on
In this heartland
In this heartland
In this heartland
Heaven knows
This is a heartland
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Post by: newyearsdaygirl on March 13, 2009, 12:22:21 PM
its said that a river
Finds the way to the sea
And like the river
You shall come to me
Beyond the borders
And the thirsty lands
You say that as a river
Like a river...
Love shall come
Love...
And Im not able to pray anymore
And I cannot hope in love anymore
And I cannot wait for love anymore
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Post by: joegtheog on March 13, 2009, 12:27:26 PM
"I believe in the powers that be, but they won't overpower me."

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Post by: dentalboy on March 13, 2009, 01:52:50 PM
He said he was an artist
but he really painted Billboards
In large capital letters


Always reminds me of the silly things we say we do when we first meet someone. Trying to be more than we are but essentially not far from the truth. In '87 seemed natural but I think if he wrote it now it would seem trite and it wouldn't hit the same chord with me now
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Post by: Norm on March 16, 2009, 07:06:57 PM
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I cant be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt"

Sweet the sin
But the bitter taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out


You say you;ll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest


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Post by: dangerous and honest on March 17, 2009, 01:27:50 PM
Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled...underfoot - the delivery is superb too.


We wait all day for night to come
And its comes like a hunter, child

In my dreams I was drowning my sorrows
By my sorrows they learned to swim
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Post by: efdeat on March 17, 2009, 03:48:01 PM
"One day you'll look back, and you'll see where you were held" -

I like to think that this means that some day I will understand why things in my life occurred the way they did!
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Post by: NOLA Fly on March 17, 2009, 11:29:43 PM
I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down ítil the pain will stop

Thought this was beautiful.
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Post by: sceptic prophet on March 18, 2009, 04:17:12 AM
To lose along the way the spark that set the flame
To flicker and to fade on this, the longest day


It was written in 1984 but it could be read as a premonition and a perfect summation of the 2000-2007 period...
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on March 21, 2009, 04:04:46 PM
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this is kinda of a quirky one but i always loved it

Life through a window
Discoloured pain
Mrs Brown's washing is always the same
I walk the street rain tragicomedy
I'll walk home again to the street melody


One of my all time U2 favorites as well.    Good to see it get mentioned.
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on March 21, 2009, 04:21:53 PM
Kingdoms rise and Kingdoms fall but you go on and on.

Roman candle lightening lights up the sky.   (classic 4th of July music).

Bullet the blue sky.  (enough said)

66, the highway speaks, of deserts dry, of cool green valleys, gold and silver mines, bright shining cities. 

Johnny take a walk with your sister the moon, let her pale light in, to fill up your room.

It looks like the sun, but if feels like the rain.

Get your head out of the mud baby.

Im a traffic cop, Rue du Marais, the sirens wailing but its me that wants to get away.

I was punching in the numbers, at the ATM machine.

I was speeding on the subway, through the stations of the cross.   

From the womb, my first cry, it was a joyful noise. 





Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Roscoe on March 31, 2009, 11:59:22 PM
You can swallow
Or you can spit
You can throw it up
Or choke on it !
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Post by: Starfish on April 01, 2009, 07:14:37 PM
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You can swallow
Or you can spit
You can throw it up
Or choke on it !

Oh, beeehave!  :o
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 01, 2009, 08:12:47 PM
"... and the trees are stripped bare from all that they wear."

"... into the half light, and through the flame."

"Dream out loud"

"Her skin is pale like God's only dove, Screams like an angel for your love"

" The sun so bright it leaves no shadows, Only scars"

Just a few of my favs  :)
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Post by: Acrobat19 on April 06, 2009, 12:57:38 PM
"If we weren't so alike, you'd like me a whole lot more"

"Dressed up like a car crash, your wheels are turning but you're upside down"

"A dangerous idea that almost makes sense"

"Throw a rock in the air, you're bound to hit someone guilty"
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: greenscar on April 06, 2009, 02:23:26 PM
I love all of "Pride (In The Name of Love)."

From "Yahweh":
Quote
Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

From "Running to Standstill":
Quote
You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

And from "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight":
Quote
Every generation gets a chance to change the world
Pity the nation that wonít listen to your boys and girls
ĎCos the sweetest melody is the one we havenít heard
Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear
The right to appear ridiculous is something I hold dear
Oh, but a change of heart comes slow
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Post by: RedRocks83 on April 21, 2009, 01:31:50 PM
"You plant a Demon seed...You raise a Flower of Fire" - Bullet
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Post by: RedRocks83 on April 21, 2009, 01:37:55 PM
"We thought that we had the answers...It was the questions we had wrong" - 11 o'clock tick tock.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 21, 2009, 02:43:20 PM
"You gotta cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice,"

For my money the best line in any song. And the way it's delivered... phenomenal.
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Post by: u2bonoman on April 21, 2009, 05:55:09 PM
Oh, the deeper I spin
Oh, the hunter will sin for your ivory skin
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Under the trees the river laughing at you and me
Hallelujah, heavens white rose
The doors you open
I just can't close


...From "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"


Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness


... From "Love is Blindness"


Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy


... From "Until the End of the World"


Oh love...like a screaming flower
Love...dying every hour...love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire


... From "So Cruel"


The next minute you're blowing a fuse
And the cartoon network turns into the news


... From "If God Will Send His Angels"


Your catholic blues
Your convent shoes
Your stick on tattoos
Now they're making the news
Your holy war
Your northern star
Your sermon on the mount
From the boot of your car


... From "Please"


I went drifting
Through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in
I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don't want God in it


... From "The Wanderer"


See the sun rise over her skin
She feels like water in my hand
Freeway like a river cuts through this land
Into the side of love
Like a burning spear
And the poison rain
Brings a flood of fear
Through the ghost-ranch hills
Death valley waters
In the towers of steel
Belief goes on and on


... From "Heartland"


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


... From "When Love Comes to Town"


Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: sceptic prophet on April 22, 2009, 04:33:00 AM
This last page on the thread is particularly impressive. Bono really is one of the greatest rock lyricists ever, and the few times when he has messed up cannot take that away.

"Throw a rock in the air / You're bound to hit someone guilty". This was mentioned here and I think it's one of the most powerful (well, most of "Dirty Day" is full of specially meaningful lines). 16 years further down the road and we're able to find the company for these verses on lines like "Now the wolves are every passing stranger" and "Where might we find the lamb as white as snow". Innocence is the rarest of things.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: dougie on April 22, 2009, 08:45:49 AM
The lyrics on the new album totally blow me away.  I do not like stadium tours, but I have decided to go and see them for the 3 in Dublin because of my love of the album and songs.  The lyrics are so deep.  But, one that keeps on sticking in my head are



I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe
Where I wanted to be
I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me


Plus, the line that says, 'God is love.. and evolution is love's best day' (something like that). moving.

Can't wait to see them again and hear Bono sing the amazing lyrics from this album.
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Post by: liam02 on April 22, 2009, 09:53:02 PM
all
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: MissRose on September 05, 2009, 11:43:22 AM
I wanna run, I want to hide I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside I want to reach out and touch the flame

Through the storm, we reach the shore You give it all but I want more And I'm waiting for you

You broke the bonds And you loosened the chains Carried the cross of all my shame All my shame, you know I believe it.

You say you want your love to work out right To last with me through the night.

Six o'clock in the morning You're the last to hear the warning You been tryin' to throw your arms around the world

One love, one blood One life, you got to do what you should One life with each other: sisters, brothers One life, but we're not the same We get to carry each other

Sometimes I feel like I don't know Sometimes I feel like checking out I wanna get it wrong Can't always be strong
And love it won't be long ...

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Post by: iluEdge on November 02, 2009, 11:19:51 AM
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blessings are not just for the ones who kneel ,luckily  :o



Thats a short, but good one luieu2

loved it in Pasadena when he added to the end of that line..."Luckily we don't believe in luck ~ GRACE ABOUNDS!"
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Post by: iluEdge on November 02, 2009, 12:24:00 PM
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"You gotta cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice,"

For my money the best line in any song. And the way it's delivered... phenomenal.

100% agreed
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: iluEdge on November 02, 2009, 12:39:23 PM
Yeah we'll shine like stars in the summer night, we'll shine like stars in the winter night, one heart, one hope, one love!!!  Rattle & Hum version of WOWY...okay, not an official lyric, but I cannot listen to it with out adding that at the end

set me alight
we'll punch a hole right through the night


when you stop seeing beauty
you start growing old


I've found grace inside a sound
I found grace it's all that I found


I want to see your thoughts take shape and walk right out
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 02, 2009, 02:02:28 PM
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Yeah we'll shine like stars in the summer night, we'll shine like stars in the winter, one heart, one hope, one love!!!  Rattle & Hum version of WOWY...okay, not an official lyric, but I cannot listen to it with out adding that at the end

set me alight
we'll punch a hole right through the night


when you stop seeing beauty
you start growing old


I've found grace inside a sound
I found grace it's all that I found


I want to see your thoughts take shape and walk right out
All are PURE AMAZING
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on November 02, 2009, 02:09:12 PM
"Turning tricks with your crucifix"
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 02, 2009, 02:14:40 PM
The heart is a bloom
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on November 02, 2009, 05:48:33 PM
Jeeeez there's so MANY!!

heres a short list i guess...


"she runs through the streets
with her eyes painted red
under black belly of cloud in the rain
in through a doorway she brings me
white gold and pearls
stolen from the sea
she is raging
she is raging
and a storm blows up in her eyes
she will suffer the needle chill
she's running to standstill."


"blessings not just for the ones who kneel...luckily"

"i can't live with or without you"

"oh you look so beautiful tonight"

"we're not the same...we get to carry each other"

"i was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine
a face in the reflection was staring back at me
at the moment of surrender i had folded to my knees
i did not notice the passers by
and they did not notice me."

and of course the entirety of Bad.

but thats just favorites.  pretty much every lyric ever written is an exquisite piece of poetic beauty that shines with Bono's exquisite ability to elicit raw emotion from the depths of art.
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 02, 2009, 08:22:15 PM
"When I was all messed up with opera in my head / Your love was a light bulb swinging over my bed."

"And what am I to do / Just tell me what am I supposed to say / I can't change the world / But I can change the world in me / If I rejoice"

"Set me alight / We'll punch a hole right through the night / Everyday the dreamers die / To see what's on the other side"

"Shows me colours when there's none to see / Gives me hope when I can't believe / But for the first time I feel love"

"You're on the road / But you've got no destination / You're in the mud / In the maze of her imagination / You love this town / Even if that doesn't ring true / You've been all over / And it's been all over you"

"Get down off your holy cloud, always / God will not deal with the proud, always / Well if you dream then dream out loud, always / Eternally yours, always"
"I see an expression / So clear and so true / That changes the atmosphere / When you walk into the room"

"A man dreams one day to fly / A man takes a rocketship into the skies / He lives on a star that's dying in the night / And follows in the trail, the scatter of light"

"I've seen you walk unafraid / I've seen you in the clothes you made / Can you see the beauty inside of me / What happened to the beauty I had inside of me"

"Beneath the noise / Below the din / I hear a voice / It's whispering / In science and in medicine / I was a stranger / You took me in"

"Sugar come on, show your soul / You've been keeping your love under control"

"Every generation gets a chance to change the world / Pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls / 'Cause the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard"

I'm going to stop there because I could go on ... and on ... and on.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Alana on November 02, 2009, 08:37:54 PM
"Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

With or without you
with or without you
I can't live
With or without you".
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 02, 2009, 11:51:15 PM
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"Set me alight / We'll punch a hole right through the night / Everyday the dreamers die / To see what's on the other side"

"You're on the road / But you've got no destination / You're in the mud / In the maze of her imagination / You love this town / Even if that doesn't ring true / You've been all over / And it's been all over you"

"Get down off your holy cloud, always / God will not deal with the proud, always / Well if you dream then dream out loud, always / Eternally yours, always"
"I see an expression / So clear and so true / That changes the atmosphere / When you walk into the room"

"I've seen you walk unafraid / I've seen you in the clothes you made / Can you see the beauty inside of me / What happened to the beauty I had inside of me"

"Beneath the noise / Below the din / I hear a voice / It's whispering / In science and in medicine / I was a stranger / You took me in"

"Every generation gets a chance to change the world / Pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls / 'Cause the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard"

I love you
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Post by: imedi on November 03, 2009, 04:47:16 AM
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"You gotta cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice,"

For my money the best line in any song. And the way it's delivered... phenomenal.

100% agreed
200% agreed
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: imedi on November 03, 2009, 04:51:29 AM
i also like the line( the shadow behind your eyes)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 03, 2009, 05:57:39 AM
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"Set me alight / We'll punch a hole right through the night / Everyday the dreamers die / To see what's on the other side"

"You're on the road / But you've got no destination / You're in the mud / In the maze of her imagination / You love this town / Even if that doesn't ring true / You've been all over / And it's been all over you"

"Get down off your holy cloud, always / God will not deal with the proud, always / Well if you dream then dream out loud, always / Eternally yours, always"
"I see an expression / So clear and so true / That changes the atmosphere / When you walk into the room"

"I've seen you walk unafraid / I've seen you in the clothes you made / Can you see the beauty inside of me / What happened to the beauty I had inside of me"

"Beneath the noise / Below the din / I hear a voice / It's whispering / In science and in medicine / I was a stranger / You took me in"

"Every generation gets a chance to change the world / Pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls / 'Cause the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard"

I love you

The feeling is mutual.  :)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: anakin1814 on November 03, 2009, 02:26:39 PM
I'd say mine are:

"Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief, all kill their inspiration, and sing about the grief."

A close runner-up is:

"After the rain all the colors came out."

And lately it's been:

"Lose yourself, and gravity."

:)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: OneStepCloser on November 04, 2009, 11:32:50 AM
Pretty much all of the aforementioned lyrics are favorites lol

Lately, whenever I hear "In a little while, surely you'll be mine. In a little while I'll be there. In a little while, this hurt will hurt no more. I'll be home, love" I just stop and listen. It's not the deepest lyric out there, but it appeals to me. Brings up a lot of emotions for some reason ???
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: noelle510 on November 04, 2009, 06:59:36 PM
In the ocean cuts ring deep, the sky
Like there, I don't know why
In the forest there's a clearing
i run there toward the light...
to lose along the way the spark that set the flame
(Indian Summer Sky)

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay, see you walk, walk away
Into the night, and through the rain
Into the half light and through the flame
(Bad)

Take my hand
I know I'll be there if I can
I'll cross the sky for your love
(Drowning Man)

Nothing Changes on New Year's Day

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy
Your sun so bright it leaves no shadows,only scars
(One Tree Hill)

I have spoke with the tongues of angels
I have held the hand of the devil
(ISHFWILF)

WHat you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
(Beautiful Day)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 04, 2009, 07:07:02 PM
[quote author=noelle510 link=topic=356.msg456154#msg456154 date=1257386376
If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay, see you walk, walk away
Into the night, and through the rain
Into the half light and through the flame
(Bad)

Take my hand
I know I'll be there if I can
I'll cross the sky for your love
(Drowning Man)

I have spoke with the tongues of angels
I have held the hand of the devil
(ISHFWILF)

WHat you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
(Beautiful Day)
[/quote]

Yes.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: bloom on November 10, 2009, 02:36:56 PM
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This last page on the thread is particularly impressive. Bono really is one of the greatest rock lyricists ever, and the few times when he has messed up cannot take that away.



I agree...just looking over this thread, I'm struck by how many amazing lyrics Bono has come out with. Every post makes me think, "oh yeah, that's a great one too!" I think one of the things that makes Bono so great as a lyricist is that he's willing to create lyrics from a deep place in himself, but at the same time, he doesn't take himself too seriously. I know a lot of people might beg to differ, but what I mean is, he does come out with some clunker lyrics at times, and he knows it, and he just lets it happen because it's not such a big deal, and it's worth it - because the good stuff comes from the same place.

Or, to put that sentiment another way...

"If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel. (On your knees, boy!)"

Another fave:

"It's not why you're running,
it's where you're going
it's not what you're dreaming
but what you're going to do
It's not where you're born,
it's where you belong
It's not how weak, but what will make you strong"
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on November 10, 2009, 02:55:19 PM
Miami, my mammy!
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Post by: InThisHeartland on November 10, 2009, 03:21:53 PM
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WHat you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
(Beautiful Day)

Can someone explain this one to me? I saw it as a girl's senior quote a year ago, and I dont really get whats good about it.  :-\
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Post by: bloom on November 10, 2009, 03:42:26 PM
Oh and while we're at it:

"You are my air, but I need the ground to kneel upon."

Sorry if any of these have been posted already - haven't read the whole thread! I suppose they're all worth posting again, though!
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WHat you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
(Beautiful Day)

Can someone explain this one to me? I saw it as a girl's senior quote a year ago, and I dont really get whats good about it.  :-\

I've always just taken that to be about appreciating what you have in the moment, instead of wasting your time worrying about what you don't have, or wishing for things you don't really need, because it's time you can never get back. Or maybe it's just about loving yourself as you are...
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 10, 2009, 03:46:32 PM
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Oh and while we're at it:

"You are my air, but I need the ground to kneel upon."

Sorry if any of these have been posted already - haven't read the whole thread! I suppose they're all worth posting again, though!
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WHat you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
(Beautiful Day)

Can someone explain this one to me? I saw it as a girl's senior quote a year ago, and I dont really get whats good about it.  :-\

I've always just taken that to be about appreciating what you have in the moment, instead of wasting your time worrying about what you don't have, or wishing for things you don't really need, because it's time you can never get back. Or maybe it's just about loving yourself as you are...



Yeah, I've generally taken it as that as well.
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Post by: Dream Out Loud on November 12, 2009, 11:41:39 AM
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Oh and while we're at it:

"You are my air, but I need the ground to kneel upon."

Sorry if any of these have been posted already - haven't read the whole thread! I suppose they're all worth posting again, though!
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WHat you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
(Beautiful Day)

Can someone explain this one to me? I saw it as a girl's senior quote a year ago, and I dont really get whats good about it.  :-\

I've always just taken that to be about appreciating what you have in the moment, instead of wasting your time worrying about what you don't have, or wishing for things you don't really need, because it's time you can never get back. Or maybe it's just about loving yourself as you are...


Yeah, I've generally taken it as that as well.



and it's on an album titled ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND.  it's the purest essence of the album.  U2 were stripping the electronica from their music and the irony from their stage show and were producing bare bones U2 music.  They were moving forward with the basics, the essential U2.  The message is to appreciate what you have, stop worrying about all the things you don't have, and feel comfortable in your own skin.

as good as these lyrics are, they wouldn't make sense on Pop or Zooropa.



Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 18, 2009, 09:32:13 PM
ALL OF BEAUTIFUL DAY AND CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS
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Post by: Bad on November 21, 2009, 01:36:37 AM
"This desparation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Let it go" -Bad

"I'm a man, I'm not a child
A man who sees
The shadow behind your eyes" -Kite

"October
And the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear
What do I care" -October
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Post by: iluEdge on November 22, 2009, 08:14:50 AM
don't know if anyone's mentioned this one but it gets me hot and bothered (a little ;D)

We're wounded by fear
Injured in doubt
I can lose myself
You I can't live without
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on November 22, 2009, 08:29:20 AM
"The city walls are all come down
The dust a smoke screen all around
See faces ploughed like fields that once
Gave no resistance.

And we live by the side of the road
On the side of a hill as the valleys explode
Dislocated, suffocated
The land grows weary of it's own."
-A Sort of Homecoming

"You're taking steps that make you feel dizzy
Then you learn to like the way it feels.
You hurt yourself, you hurt your lover
Then you discover
What you thought was freedom is just greed."
-Gone

"And if you look, you look through me
And when you talk, you talk at me
And when I touch you, you don't feel a thing."
-Stay

"We fight all the time
You and I, that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need, I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more"
-Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

"Sunrise like a nosebleed, your head hurts and you can't breathe,
You been trying to throw your arms around the world."
-Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World

"You've got to cry without weeping,
Talk without speaking,
Scream without raising your voice"
-Running to Stand Still

"We thought that we had the answers,
It was the questions we had wrong."
-11 O'clock Tick Tock

Just a few of mine... I'm sure there are others floating around my cranium haha
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 22, 2009, 08:52:22 AM
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"The city walls are all come down
The dust a smoke screen all around
See faces ploughed like fields that once
Gave no resistance.

And we live by the side of the road
On the side of a hill as the valleys explode
Dislocated, suffocated
The land grows weary of it's own."
-A Sort of Homecoming

"You're taking steps that make you feel dizzy
Then you learn to like the way it feels.
You hurt yourself, you hurt your lover
Then you discover
What you thought was freedom is just greed."
-Gone

"And if you look, you look through me
And when you talk, you talk at me
And when I touch you, you don't feel a thing."
-Stay

"Sunrise like a nosebleed, your head hurts and you can't breathe,
You been trying to throw your arms around the world."
-Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World

"You've got to cry without weeping,
Talk without speaking,
Scream without raising your voice"
-Running to Stand Still

"We thought that we had the answers,
It was the questions we had wrong."
-11 O'clock Tick Tock

Just a few of mine... I'm sure there are others floating around my cranium haha

YES!!!!!!
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Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on November 22, 2009, 08:55:10 AM
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YES!!!!!!
You make me feel so good about myself  :D
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 22, 2009, 09:14:23 AM
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YES!!!!!!
You make me feel so good about myself  :D

Hahah, I'm glad E! 
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 22, 2009, 04:06:04 PM
"Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born baby's head"

"I feel like trash you make me feel clean"

"There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep"

"The rich stay healthy the sick stay poor"

"In waves of regret, waves of joy I reached out for the one I tried to destroy"

"All the promises we make from the cradle to the grave when all I want is you"
 
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Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on November 22, 2009, 04:21:59 PM
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"Freedom smells like the top of a new born baby's head"

"I feel like trash you make me feel clean"

"There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep"

"The rich stay healthy the sick stay poor"

"In waves of regret, waves of joy I reached out for the one I tried to destroy"

"All the promises we make from the cradle to the grave when all I want is you"
 

I love it! I thought I was the only one who loved that first one, I forgot all about it when posting earlier. :)
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 22, 2009, 04:24:16 PM
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"Freedom smells like the top of a new born baby's head"

"I feel like trash you make me feel clean"

"There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep"

"The rich stay healthy the sick stay poor"

"In waves of regret, waves of joy I reached out for the one I tried to destroy"

"All the promises we make from the cradle to the grave when all I want is you"
 

I love it! I thought I was the only one who loved that first one, I forgot all about it when posting earlier. :)

E, if you love that song, check out "Dam Burst of Dreams" a book written by Christopher Nolan, who went to Mt. Temple with the boys and who Bono wrote about in this song.  But beware ... you will need a dictionary.  I did.  :)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on November 22, 2009, 09:21:39 PM
I've always adored "she's a promise in the year of election"
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 22, 2009, 09:49:12 PM
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I've always adored "she's a promise in the year of election"

I always thought he said "promise in your recollection."  Learned something new!  :D
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Post by: OneStepCloser on November 23, 2009, 06:42:27 PM
"Everyday the dreamers die, to see whats on the other side"

I just recently noticed this line. Don't know why it took so long. But I like it.
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 23, 2009, 06:50:18 PM
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"Everyday the dreamers die, to see whats on the other side"

I just recently noticed this line. Don't know why it took so long. But I like it.

That line is SO rich.
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Post by: OneStepCloser on November 23, 2009, 06:54:47 PM
Yes it is! I was listening to the Joshua Tree album recently, and I had the lyric booklet open in front of me, and when it got to that line, I literally stopped and stared at it, paused the music, and rewound the part so I could hear it again. All these years of singing the song, and I never stopped to think about what it meant :)
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on November 23, 2009, 06:56:54 PM
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Yes it is! I was listening to the Joshua Tree album recently, and I had the lyric booklet open in front of me, and when it got to that line, I literally stopped and stared at it, paused the music, and rewound the part so I could hear it again. All these years of singing the song, and I never stopped to think about what it meant :)

This is why I would much rather major in U2.  Because I could talk about that line for 27 pages.
Title: Re: Is NLOTH simply too downbeat to enjoy? Discuss
Post by: eddyjedi on December 01, 2009, 03:20:06 AM
' you're like a river flowing underground, can feel you when your not around' all because of you demo                                                            a man builds a city, banks and cathedrals, turns his money into light to look for her' lemon   
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 05, 2009, 12:28:27 AM
She draws water from a stone - Lemon

Just the way he poetically puts it, is what makes it so damn great.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Spaceman on December 05, 2009, 08:23:34 AM
They want you to be Jesus
They'll go down on one knee
But they'll want their money back
If you're alive at thirty-three
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on December 05, 2009, 02:39:06 PM
^ Love that one, and most of HMTMKMKM. Brilliant lyrics in that song!
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Post by: Boom Cha! on December 05, 2009, 07:47:43 PM
Mother, am I still your son?
You know I'm waiting for so long to hear you say so
Mother, you left and made me someone
Now I'm still a child
No one tells me no
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Post by: tsakhuja [Desert Sky] on December 05, 2009, 09:57:59 PM
This isn't my favorite line - but it's one of the funniest in my opinion: "And a woman needs a man like the Edge needs a handicam" from Trying to Throw your Arms live from the Sydney ZooTv recording. When I first heard the lyric, I thought Bono said "like the Edge needs a handicap"!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blVGCNxDTH4#t=3m41s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blVGCNxDTH4#t=3m41s)
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Post by: hj on December 05, 2009, 11:41:04 PM
RTST: "You Gotta Cry without weeping, Talk without speaking, Scream without raising your voice"

Bad: "If I could, through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day"

Hawkmoon 269:
"Like a rhythm unbroken
Like drums in the night
Like sweet soul music
Like sunlight
I need your love"


AIWIY I particularly like the first line and the way Bono sings it:
"All the riches in the night ....
You say you'll give me eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you"


I tend to love the lyrics that come right at the climax of the song, the parts with the most emotion in them.

One:
"And I can't be holding on to what you got
When all you got is hurt"

So Cruel:

"And you need her like a drug"

Mercy: One of the best!

"If you hunger, baby let me feed it
If your heart is full, baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for those who don't really need it
You love me too much
You always love me too much"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZSchL39m3A


MOS:
"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"

I could go on and on. The infinity line from NLOTH....
yup...on and on.

Love this thread by the way I have enjoyed it very much!
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Post by: Spaceman on December 06, 2009, 09:13:56 AM
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^ Love that one, and most of HMTMKMKM. Brilliant lyrics in that song!

I agree. It's one of my favourites.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on December 06, 2009, 11:00:54 AM
"We set ourselves on fire / Oh God, do not deny her / It's not if I believe in love / But if love believes in me"
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Post by: rattleandhum24 on December 06, 2009, 11:02:59 AM
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"We set ourselves on fire / Oh God, do not deny her / It's not if I believe in love / But if love believes in me"

TUC ... I was just singing Acrobat in my head.  Except I had this line in my head:

"And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in"
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Post by: hj on December 07, 2009, 02:18:49 PM
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"We set ourselves on fire / Oh God, do not deny her / It's not if I believe in love / But if love believes in me"

Those are wicked, good call.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 07, 2009, 03:38:50 PM
Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see
If you just close your eyes
You can feel the enemy
When I first met you girl
You had fire in your soul
What happened your face
Of melting in snow
Now it looks like this

And you can swallow
Or you can spit
You can throw it up
Or choke on it
And you can dream
So dream out loud
You know that your time is coming 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down

No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd hit out
If you only knew who to hit
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in
'cause I need it now

To take a cup
To fill it up
To drink it slow
I can't let you go
I must be an acrobat
To talk like this
And act like that
And you can dream
So dream out loud
And don't let the bastards grind you down

Oh, it hurts baby
(What are we going to do now it's all been said)
(No new ideas in the house and every book has been read)

And I must be an acrobat
To talk like this
And act like that
And you can dream
So dream out loud
And you can find
Your own way out
You can build
And I can will
And you can call
I can't wait until
You can stash
And you can seize
In dreams begin
Responsibilities
And I can love
And I can love
And I know that the tide is turning 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down

Could not pick a single line that stands out - too many of them. Every lyric in this song is memorable to me.

Best song ever recorded! (IMHO)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on December 07, 2009, 08:23:34 PM
It is such a perfect song... Good choice.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Boom Cha! on December 07, 2009, 09:30:50 PM
I love the lyrics in Slug. They're simple, but very effective.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on December 08, 2009, 07:35:18 PM
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I love the lyrics in Slug. They're simple, but very effective.

Zoost and Boom, agree totally.

Here's some more

Go lightly down your darkened way
Go lightly underground
I'll be down there in another day
I won't rest until you're found
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 08, 2009, 10:19:17 PM
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I love the lyrics in Slug. They're simple, but very effective.

Zoost and Boom, agree totally.

Here's some more

Go lightly down your darkened way
Go lightly underground
I'll be down there in another day
I won't rest until you're found

The Ground Beneath Her Feet=<3 <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 08, 2009, 10:21:21 PM
WINTER
The yellow sun
Well, it took the hand
Of a country boy
To a city in a far-off land

We made no mark
No shadow at all
On the ancient, holy streets
Where I learned to crawl

The broken and the bruised
The young and the used
The sure and confused
All here

Words will then land on me
Then abandon me
Mangle, untangle me
Leave me on the floor
Rhymes, they sprang in me
Summer sang in me
But summer sings in me no more

Now I'm twenty-five
And trying to stay alive
In a corner of the world
With no clear enemies to fight

It's hot as hell
We're like butter on toast
But there's no army in this world
That can fight a ghost

The broken and the bruised
The young and the used
The sure and confused
All here

Words will then land on me
Then abandon me
Leave me stranded
In guard of the door
Rhymes began in me
Summer sang in me
But summer sings in me no more

Listening to the cries
The strangers
The silence of the foreign grave
Listening to the thunder
The sky is strange
Stretched over everyone
Listening to the tales
The child sings
That goes for days and days
Listening to the calls
Shouts, frustration

At twenty-one
I was born a son
And on that day I knew
I could kill

To protect the ones
We put bullets in guns
Or anything it takes
To take a life until it's still
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on December 09, 2009, 01:24:23 PM
You've got a head full of traffic, you're a siren's song.
You cry for Mama, and Daddy's right along.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Inishfree on December 21, 2009, 08:47:12 AM
"I'll see you again, when the stars fall from the sky."  I love this line.  It reminds me of a love that would continue after death.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Bads316 on December 21, 2009, 10:00:37 AM
your taking steps that make you feel dizzy, then you learn to like the way it feels - always loved that line
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: eddyjedi on December 21, 2009, 10:15:25 AM
(what do you want?)
(what do you want?)
Zooropa...vorsprung durch technik (a step ahead through technology)
Zooropa...be all that you can be
Be a winner
Eat to get slimmer

Zooropa...a bluer kind of white
Zooropa...it could be yours tonight
We're mild and green
And squeaky clean

Zooropa...better by design
Zooropa...fly the friendly skies
Through appliance of science
We've got that ring of confidence

And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons
No reasons to get back

And I have no religion
And I don't know what's what
And I don't know the limit
The limit of what we've got

Don't worry baby, it'll be alright
You got the right shoes
To get you through the night
It's cold outside, but brightly lit
Skip the subway
Let's go to the overground
Get your head out of the mud baby
Put flowers in the mud baby
Overground

No particular place names
No particular song
I've been hiding
What am I hiding from

Don't worry baby, it's gonna be alright
Uncertainty can be a guiding light
I hear voices, ridiculous voices
Out in the slipstream
Let's go, let's go overground
Take your head out of the mud baby
She's gonna dream up
The world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud

The most soaring, mesmerising joyful tune ever made. Brilliantly written.
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Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on December 21, 2009, 05:45:02 PM
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your taking steps that make you feel dizzy, then you learn to like the way it feels - always loved that line

One of my favorites.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 21, 2009, 10:28:11 PM
The hands that build can also pull down the hands of love.

And I'd join the movement if there was one I could believe in; yeah, I'd break bread and wine if there was a church I could receive in.

My hands are tied, my body bruised, she got me with nothing to win and nothing left to loooose...

The "nothing to win and nothing left to lose" are some of my particular favorites - they're very poignant when you stop and say them to yourself.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: jenbU2 on December 21, 2009, 11:47:10 PM
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" - this line always comes to mind when dealing with men gets just a little too aggravating.

"A mole, living in a hole" - I just like screaming it out my window when I'm driving. I find it quite amusing!  :D
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Miami66 on December 23, 2009, 08:20:47 AM
I love the Shine Like Stars and Here Us Coming lyrics in WOWY and One, respectively, and the Wembley II lyrics to Bad= :o
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on December 23, 2009, 06:18:57 PM
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I love the Shine Like Stars and Here Us Coming lyrics in WOWY and One, respectively, and the Wembley II lyrics to Bad= :o

Yeah, they add a certain ooomphh to the songs when they're played live.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on December 23, 2009, 06:26:31 PM
Slide show, seaside town
Coca-cola, football radio, radio, radio, radio, radio, radio
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on December 24, 2009, 03:51:21 AM
"My love, she throws me like a rubber ball."

"She tried to be a good girl and a good wife, raise a good family, lead a good life- it's not good enough."
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: shockdocta22 on December 25, 2009, 09:32:47 PM
So glad you made it home, home in time
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Discotheque Girl on December 26, 2009, 01:45:44 AM
No one,no one is blinder than me

Here we are again,now raise your bets

Love is blindness
I don't wanna see
Won't you rap the night
Around me?
Take my heart it's blindness

Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 26, 2009, 03:16:09 PM
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No one,no one is blinder than me

Here we are again,now raise your bets

Love is blindness
I don't wanna see
Won't you rap the night
Around me?
Take my heart it's blindness

Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel


One of the most poetic things they're ever written. Beautiful.
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Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on December 26, 2009, 03:26:05 PM
God is love
And love is evolutions' very best day
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Post by: Miami66 on December 26, 2009, 05:41:19 PM
instant karma's gonna get him if I don't get him first,
I, I, I believe in Love
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Post by: Miami66 on December 26, 2009, 05:43:11 PM
another one

24, not making sense
I kept a diary,
of my experience,
the Brooooken and the bruised,
the young and the used,
sure and confused,
all here


who says bono's lost his lyrical touch?
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Post by: shockdocta22 on December 26, 2009, 06:50:54 PM
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God is love
And love is evolutions' very best day

where is that from?
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on December 26, 2009, 07:41:56 PM
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God is love
And love is evolutions' very best day

where is that from?

Stand up comedy, I believe
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 27, 2009, 12:08:35 AM
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another one

24, not making sense
I kept a diary,
of my experience,
the Brooooken and the bruised,
the young and the used,
sure and confused,
all here


who says bono's lost his lyrical touch?
Where is this from?
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 27, 2009, 12:10:41 AM
its from the Brothers version of Winter
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 27, 2009, 12:11:35 AM
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its from the Brothers version of Winter

Ah. Thanks. :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 27, 2009, 01:10:18 AM
No prob :)

The first 3 lines of that are from the Brothers version while the last of it are in both the Brothers and original version
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 27, 2009, 01:12:40 AM
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No prob :)

The first 3 lines of that are from the Brothers version while the last of it are in both the Brothers and original version

I need to go listen to that song all the way through.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 27, 2009, 01:16:42 AM
OH MY GOD YES YOU DO.

I prefer the original version by a long shot, but my favorite verse ("24, not making sense") is from the Brothers one, go figure :)
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on December 27, 2009, 03:15:26 AM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel[/i]

One of the most poetic things they're ever written. Beautiful.
[/quote]

It is.I love it so much!
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 27, 2009, 02:08:53 PM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel[/i]

One of the most poetic things they're ever written. Beautiful.

It is.I love it so much!
[/quote]

Me too! Can you believe I used to not like LIB so much? :o I thought it was boring and weird. What the HECK was I thinking.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on December 27, 2009, 02:28:08 PM
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Me too! Can you believe I used to not like LIB so much? :o I thought it was boring and weird. What the HECK was I thinking.

OMG!ME TOO! :o

It's my fav now!! :o
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Post by: dudette on December 27, 2009, 05:38:41 PM
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Me too! Can you believe I used to not like LIB so much? :o I thought it was boring and weird. What the HECK was I thinking.

OMG!ME TOO! :o

It's my fav now!! :o

Now I'm starting to like it too... is there some sort of incredibly contagious LIB-love disease going around?
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 27, 2009, 08:05:55 PM
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Me too! Can you believe I used to not like LIB so much? :o I thought it was boring and weird. What the HECK was I thinking.

OMG!ME TOO! :o

It's my fav now!! :o

Now I'm starting to like it too... is there some sort of incredibly contagious LIB-love disease going around?

It's one of my second favs, after Acrobat - which is actually just like LIB, but louder. :D

Could be dudette. :D
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Post by: julesport on December 29, 2009, 01:47:47 PM
Take my hand,You know I'll be there,If you can,I'll cross the sky for your love... Drowning Man

You got to cry without weeping,Talk without speaking,Scream without raising your voice.. Running to Stand Still

Who healed the wounds,Who heals the scars ......Tommorrow

Who's to say where the wind will take you,Who's to say what it is will break you,I don't know, which way the wind will blow,Who's to know when the time has come around,Don't want to see you cry,I know that this is not goodbye....Kite

And what am I to do,Just tell me what am I supposed to say,I'll can't change the world
But I can change the world in me,If I rejoice,Rejoice...

Those are just some of the lyrics that move me......there are many more.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 29, 2009, 08:19:49 PM
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You got to cry without weeping,Talk without speaking,Scream without raising your voice.. Running to Stand Still



I love all the "impossibles" listed here - it gives the song a feeling of hopelessness, but it somehow keeps it from being totally sad and depressing.
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Post by: shockdocta22 on December 29, 2009, 08:24:55 PM
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You got to cry without weeping,Talk without speaking,Scream without raising your voice.. Running to Stand Still



I love all the "impossibles" listed here - it gives the song a feeling of hopelessness, but it somehow keeps it from being totally sad and depressing.

Before i knew what the song was about, i decided this was something i would say at a funeral...

cry without weeping-dont shed a tear, just remember
Talk without speaking-actions speak louder than words
Scream without raising your voice-the MLK way
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on December 29, 2009, 08:28:17 PM
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You got to cry without weeping,Talk without speaking,Scream without raising your voice.. Running to Stand Still



I love all the "impossibles" listed here - it gives the song a feeling of hopelessness, but it somehow keeps it from being totally sad and depressing.

Before i knew what the song was about, i decided this was something i would say at a funeral...

cry without weeping-dont shed a tear, just remember
Talk without speaking-actions speak louder than words
Scream without raising your voice-the MLK way

That's beautiful, Shock.
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on December 29, 2009, 09:25:50 PM
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You got to cry without weeping,Talk without speaking,Scream without raising your voice.. Running to Stand Still



I love all the "impossibles" listed here - it gives the song a feeling of hopelessness, but it somehow keeps it from being totally sad and depressing.

Before i knew what the song was about, i decided this was something i would say at a funeral...

cry without weeping-dont shed a tear, just remember
Talk without speaking-actions speak louder than words
Scream without raising your voice-the MLK way

That's beautiful, Shock.


x2. Very insightful.
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Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on December 30, 2009, 10:43:04 AM
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God is love
And love is evolutions' very best day

where is that from?

Stand up comedy, I believe

Yep yep
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Post by: EdgeFest [Zenmaster360] on December 30, 2009, 09:39:05 PM
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Before i knew what the song was about, i decided this was something i would say at a funeral...

cry without weeping-dont shed a tear, just remember
Talk without speaking-actions speak louder than words
Scream without raising your voice-the MLK way

 :)

Wonderful, Shock :)
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Post by: julesport on January 02, 2010, 03:18:40 PM
The storms will pass
It won't be long now.
The storms will pass
But my love last forever.    Drowning Man

If I could, through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day ............Bad

Julie say something
Julie say you're sorry
You're gonna get better
You better not leave me here anyway
I want to get up when you wake up
But when I get up I fall down.......... I Fall Down
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Post by: Juraj on January 03, 2010, 03:53:16 AM
Sometimes I feel like I don't know
Sometimes I feel like checking out
I wanna get it wrong
Can't always be strong
And love it won't be long

Oh sugar, don't you cry
Oh child, wipe the tears from your eyes
You know I need you to be strong
And the day is as dark as the night is long
Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
I'm in the black, can't see or be seen

Baby baby baby light my way
All right now
Baby baby baby light my way

You bury your treasure where it can't be found
But your love is like a secret that's been passed around
There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep
I guess it's the price of love
I know it's not cheap

Oh come on
Baby baby baby light my way
Oh come on
Baby baby baby light my way

Ultraviolet love
Ultraviolet love
Ultraviolet love
Ultraviolet love

Baby baby baby light my way

I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans
When I was all messed up and I heard opera in my head
Your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed

Baby baby baby light my way
Oh come on
Baby baby baby light my way

Ultraviolet love
Ultraviolet love
Ultraviolet love
Ultraviolet love

Baby baby baby
Baby baby baby
Baby baby baby light my way, yeah
Baby baby baby
Baby baby baby
Baby baby baby light my way
Baby baby baby
Baby baby baby light my way
Baby baby bab

This. So much.
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Post by: dudette on January 03, 2010, 11:01:48 AM
Lol. I wonder what song you like...  :D
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Post by: iluEdge on January 03, 2010, 12:03:38 PM
I rediscovered this line the other day:  "If I want to live, I've gotta die to myself someday" ~ from Surrender
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Post by: Juraj on January 04, 2010, 03:59:08 AM
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Lol. I wonder what song you like...  :D
Haha...Ultra Violet carries some of Bono's best lines of all time. I consider it to be his songwriting peak.
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Post by: Miami66 on January 08, 2010, 10:34:10 AM
I don't know if its been mentioned but

Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born baby's head---Miracle Drug
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Post by: OneStepCloser on January 08, 2010, 10:36:15 AM
^ That's also one of my favorites. When I held my baby sister for the first time, that line came to mind, and I couldn't help but get teary eyed (for reasons I can't really explain ???).
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Post by: DGordon1 on January 10, 2010, 04:07:20 PM
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^ That's also one of my favorites. When I held my baby sister for the first time, that line came to mind, and I couldn't help but get teary eyed (for reasons I can't really explain ???).

I think it's an incredibly moving line too, and I've never held a newborn baby. I'll love it even more then!
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on January 23, 2010, 03:49:44 PM
Walk on, walk on
What you've got they can't deny it
Can't sell it, can't buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 23, 2010, 07:48:27 PM
Not gonna leeeeeave you stranded
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 23, 2010, 07:58:02 PM
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Not gonna leeeeeave you stranded

^ This now.  :)
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Post by: ayajedi on January 23, 2010, 08:03:19 PM
Don't let the bastards grind you down
from Acrobat
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 23, 2010, 08:25:37 PM
"And I wish I'd been out in California
 When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
 But I've been burning my bell, book and candle
 And the restoration plays have all gone 'round"




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Post by: Discotheque Girl on January 24, 2010, 05:36:02 AM
It's a private show,no one else is gonna know
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Post by: hj on January 25, 2010, 02:04:16 PM
"Well if you dream then dream out loud, always...."


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Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on January 25, 2010, 02:28:41 PM
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It's a private show,no one else is gonna know

"Tonight the moon is a mirroball
Light flickers from across the hall
who'll catch this star when it falls?"
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 04, 2010, 03:13:19 PM
"Oh can't you see what love has done
 To every broken heart
 Oh can't you see what love has done
 For every heart that cries
 Love left a window in the skies
 And to love I rhapsodize"




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Post by: pilgrimtogo on February 04, 2010, 04:58:34 PM
"You're the reason why the opera's in  me"
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 05, 2010, 02:36:15 PM
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It's a private show,no one else is gonna know

"Tonight the moon is a mirroball
Light flickers from across the hall
who'll catch this star when it falls?"

And...

Tonight
The moon is playing tricks again
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Post by: hj on February 05, 2010, 04:15:16 PM
"And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own..."
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on February 05, 2010, 11:45:37 PM
"Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist, no
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss..."
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 05, 2010, 11:48:26 PM
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"Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist, no
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss..."


YES. WIN.  Yahweh is extremely underrated
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on February 05, 2010, 11:53:51 PM
^ It certainly is.

"Why the dark before the dawn?"
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 06, 2010, 12:25:56 AM
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 06, 2010, 01:27:30 PM
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you built
All that you break
All that you mesure
All that you feel
All this you can't leave behind
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on February 06, 2010, 03:51:03 PM
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All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you built
All that you break
All that you mesure
All that you feel
All this you can't leave behind


this part has always reminded me of that Pink Floyd song that says kind of the same thing at the end. I can't remember the name of it, though.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 06, 2010, 03:57:58 PM
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All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you built
All that you break
All that you mesure
All that you feel
All this you can't leave behind


this part has always reminded me of that Pink Floyd song that says kind of the same thing at the end. I can't remember the name of it, though.

Eclipse ;) That's where U2 probably go the idea from, at least subconsciously.
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Post by: theocean on February 06, 2010, 06:31:38 PM
Monday morning
Eighteen years of dawning . . . .  8)
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on February 06, 2010, 07:18:53 PM
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All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you built
All that you break
All that you mesure
All that you feel
All this you can't leave behind


TD- I knew you would know  8)

this part has always reminded me of that Pink Floyd song that says kind of the same thing at the end. I can't remember the name of it, though.

Eclipse ;) That's where U2 probably go the idea from, at least subconsciously.
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on February 06, 2010, 07:20:13 PM
Oops my last post got screwed up ... It was supposed to say:

TD- I knew you would know 8)
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Post by: mtl_11 on February 06, 2010, 08:30:27 PM
naked flame, she stands with a naked flame i stand with the sons of cain. Burned by the fire of love.

what a huge song.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 07, 2010, 07:35:02 AM
Tongiht...moon is a mirrorball...

I know I posetd like 50 lines from If you wear that velvet dress,but it's so seducting,sexy and beautiful song!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 07, 2010, 09:58:08 AM
I feel like trash, you make me feel clean.  Im in the black, cant see or be seen.   Baby baby baby light my way
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 07, 2010, 10:43:19 PM
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I feel like trash, you make me feel clean.  Im in the black, cant see or be seen.   Baby baby baby light my way

Prosaic but so very true, which is why it's one of my favourite lines.


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Post by: lsigrandson on February 08, 2010, 07:09:07 AM
You're in my mind all of the time, I know that's not enough.
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Post by: dudette on February 08, 2010, 09:36:39 AM
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You're in my mind all of the time, I know that's not enough.

Love that one too!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 08, 2010, 12:37:00 PM
"Oh can't you see what love has done / for every broken heart
"Oh can't you see what love has done / for every heart that cries
Love left a Window in the Skies
And to love I rhapsodize"
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 08, 2010, 01:01:37 PM
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You're in my mind all of the time, I know that's not enough.

Love that one too!

My fav line of all times!
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Post by: dudette on February 08, 2010, 01:54:53 PM
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You're in my mind all of the time, I know that's not enough.

Love that one too!

My fav line of all times!

*high five* there then!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 08, 2010, 02:04:09 PM
WOOT!! *high five*
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 08, 2010, 08:36:55 PM
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You're in my mind all of the time, I know that's not enough.

<3

Get down off your holy cloud
Always
God will not deal with the proud
Always
Well if you dream, then dream out loud
Always
Eternally yours
Always
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 09, 2010, 12:14:21 PM
There's nothing you have
That I need


 ;)
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Post by: hj on February 09, 2010, 04:09:54 PM
The water is warm till you discover how deep...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 09, 2010, 06:21:37 PM
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There's nothing you have
That I need


 ;)

I love you
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 10, 2010, 03:42:46 AM
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The water is warm till you discover how deep...


I always hear:

The water was warm 'till you discovered I peed

 :P :-[

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There's nothing you have
That I need


 ;)

I love you

Love you also. :D :D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 10, 2010, 03:47:30 AM
...and of course:

It's just a moment this time shall pass

Don't let the bastards drag you down

When I first met you girl
You had fire in your soul
What happened to your face
Of melting snow?


Mixing the bitter with the sweet
Don't try to figure out what we might have

I'm just a singer
Some say a sinner
Rolling the dice
Not always a winner

I'm not complaining
Baby,I'm glad
You couldn't compromise
Well what's that?
Two shots of happy,one shot of sad
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 10, 2010, 04:04:04 AM
You kept awake
Dreaming someone else's dream
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 10, 2010, 04:41:29 AM
You got my head
Filled with songs
...

It looks like the sun
But it feels like the rain
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Post by: theocean on February 10, 2010, 07:20:35 AM
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You kept awake
Dreaming someone else's dream


I was going to say this too Disco.

Coffee is cold but it'll keep us threw...........hmmm really nice video really nice lines.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 10, 2010, 10:14:24 AM
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You kept awake
Dreaming someone else's dream


I was going to say this too Disco.

Coffee is cold but it'll keep us threw...........hmmm really nice video really nice lines.

I love the video!! <3 <3
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Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on February 10, 2010, 06:26:57 PM
Probably already been said, but

Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief.


Who's to say where the wind will take you,
Who's to say what it is will break you,
I don't know which way the wind will blow...


And I know it aches,
And your heart it breaks,
You can only take so much...
Walk on.


Love.  ;D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 10, 2010, 08:24:38 PM
All that you fashion, all that you make, all that you build, all that you break
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Post by: eddyjedi on February 13, 2010, 08:43:36 PM
love is big, its bigger than us but love is not what you're thinking of

beneath the noise below the tick i hear your voice its whispering, in science and medicine i was a stranger you took me in

we crossed the line, who pushed who over, it doesnt matter to you it matters to me

dont turn around, dont turn around again, don't turn around and don't look back, come on now love, don't you look back

the worst of us are a long drawn out confession, the best of us are geniuses of compression

walk out into the street, with arms out the people we meet will not be drowned out (with accompanying chant)


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Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 14, 2010, 09:09:43 AM
The line that I've had inscribed into the back of my iPod-

"I found grace inside of sound / I found grace, that's all I found"

I also love "We are people born of sound / The songs are in our eyes / Gonna wear them like a crown"!  :D
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on February 14, 2010, 08:32:15 PM
I was just listening to Like A Song today, and I realized that this line is one of my favorites:

"A new heart is what I need, go on, make it bleed."

(A great line from a very underrated, great song)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 14, 2010, 08:33:18 PM
^ kinda similar but

If your heart is full, baby let me bleed it
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 15, 2010, 05:11:16 AM
Lik a song is awesome:

Like a song
I had to sing
I sing it for you
Like the words
I had to bring
Bring it for you

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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on February 15, 2010, 12:34:01 PM
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love is big, its bigger than us but love is not what you're thinking of

beneath the noise below the tick i hear your voice its whispering, in science and medicine i was a stranger you took me in

we crossed the line, who pushed who over, it doesnt matter to you it matters to me

dont turn around, dont turn around again, don't turn around and don't look back, come on now love, don't you look back

the worst of us are a long drawn out confession, the best of us are geniuses of compression

walk out into the street, with arms out the people we meet will not be drowned out (with accompanying chant)




I have always loved this line. It is so true. Some singers I just think "gosh, shut up already. I know you had problems growing up- we all did. Get over it" But then other singers just have a way of perfectly compressing it into something that we can all relate to without being trite.
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Post by: ciaz on February 15, 2010, 11:40:37 PM
In a parked car... in a crowded street
You see your love.. made complete
Thread is ripping... the knot is splitting

Love is blindness

Love is clockworks... and cold steel
Fingers... too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle... blow out the candle

Love is blindness


What a song.

Also the whole of Running to Stand Still & Bad.

Dressed up, like a car crash
The wheels are turning, but you're upside down


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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 16, 2010, 04:54:36 AM
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In a parked car... in a crowded street
You see your love.. made complete
Thread is ripping... the knot is splitting

Love is blindness

Love is clockworks... and cold steel
Fingers... too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle... blow out the candle

Love is blindness


What a song.

My fav song and lyrics!! <3 <3
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 16, 2010, 04:49:58 PM
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I love the entire thing
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Post by: ciaz on February 18, 2010, 05:35:27 AM
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In a parked car... in a crowded street
You see your love.. made complete
Thread is ripping... the knot is splitting

Love is blindness

Love is clockworks... and cold steel
Fingers... too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle... blow out the candle

Love is blindness


What a song.

My fav song and lyrics!! <3 <3

It's great isn't it!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 18, 2010, 05:44:02 AM
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It's great isn't it!

It's the best!!

Esspecially Zoo TV version.Solo gives me chills every time!
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Post by: MistyLeigh32 on February 22, 2010, 09:46:04 AM
I don't need to hear you say
that if we weren't so alike
you'd like me a whole lot more..
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Post by: LoveSupreme on February 22, 2010, 09:49:48 AM
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I don't need to hear you say
that if we weren't so alike
you'd like me a whole lot more..

What song is that?
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Post by: MistyLeigh32 on February 22, 2010, 09:58:47 AM
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I don't need to hear you say
that if we weren't so alike
you'd like me a whole lot more..

What song is that?

Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own
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Post by: jujumyth on February 22, 2010, 10:44:31 AM
I have a lot of favourite lines but let's try :

Where the streets have no name
I want to run
Ö
I want to feel, sunlight on my face
Ö
And when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do
Very beautiful, message of hope and love

Magnificent
I was born
I was born to be with you
In this space and time
it's simply beautiful

Wake up Dead man
Jesus, Jesus help me
I'm alone in this world
And a f*****-up world it is too
When I doubt and ask so much questions


One
Love is a temple, love the higher law

Yahweh
Take this mouth
So quick to criticize
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss
no comment !



I love the beginning of Spanish eyes "Wey hey hey, baby hang on " very harmonious with the music


Sometimes You can make it on your own , all the song but especially
I know that we donít talk
Iím sick of it all
Can - you - hear - me Ė when Ė I -
Sing, youíre the reason I sing
Youíre the reason why the opera is in meÖ

Where are we now?
Iíve got to let you know
A house still doesnít make a home
Donít leave me here aloneÖ
Very personal, lot of emotion

Original of the species (may be because my daughter is 15 years old ...)
Baby slow down
The end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart
...
especially the end  (from 3mn27) , don't know why...
Come on now show your soul
Youíve been keeping your love under control

Everywhere you go you shout it
You donít have to be shy about it
Everywhere you go you shout it
Oh my my


all Party girl but special mention for the beginning
I know a girl, a girl called Party
Party girl
I know she wants more than a party
Party girl
And she won't tell me her name

Vertigo when Bono takes Honeyed, deceitful, almost devilish voice
All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want and no-one gets hurtÖ.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 22, 2010, 11:01:07 AM
Oh you look so beautiful tonight.

so simple yet so amazing
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Post by: U2 Fanatic on February 22, 2010, 05:07:03 PM
The chorus to "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight".

 ;D ;D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on February 23, 2010, 11:30:58 AM
No one is blinder than me
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Post by: LoveSupreme on February 23, 2010, 12:56:25 PM
Opening verse of Streets

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light, and
See the bird with the leaf in her mouth
After the flood, all the colors came out

I TOOK A PICTURE OF YOU... miami
getting hot in a photo booth... miami
I said you looked like a madonna
you said... maybe... said I want to have your baby... BABY
WE COULD MAKE something beautiful
something that wouldn't be a problem

Every day I die again, and again I'm reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you can't defeat
Neither down or out
There's nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
But I'm running down the road like loose electricity
While the band in my head plays a striptease
The roar that lies on the other side of silence
The forest fire that is fear so deny it
Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
Walk out, into the sunburst street
(I guess pretty much all of Breathe lol)

I was born to be with you
In this space and time
After that and ever after I haven't had a clue
I was born to sing for you

It's not if I believe in love
But if love believes in me

AIWIY (whole song)

When love comes to town, I'm gonna jump that train
When love comes to town, I'm gonna catch that flame

and the whole world could just dissolve... into a glass of water
it's okay... the struggle for things not to say
I never listened to you anyway

C'mon ye people
Stand up for your love

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Post by: ayajedi on March 02, 2010, 07:53:59 AM
'Don't let the bastards grind you down'

'See the world in green abd blue. See China right in front of you'

'You ate the bread, drank the winde. Everybody having a good time. Except you, you were acting like it's the end of the world'
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Post by: Georgia on March 02, 2010, 06:08:16 PM
My favorite U2 lyrics change with the day.   ;D

Right now I'm really liking:

"Soul rockin' people moving on, Come on ye people we're made of Stars"

"We are people borne of sound, the songs are in our eyes, gonna wear them like a crown"

"She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in, She's gonna dream out loud"
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Post by: singnomore on March 07, 2010, 02:50:36 AM
Tomorrow....

Wont you come back Tomorrow...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 07, 2010, 11:23:43 AM
You do your Disappearing Act
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on March 07, 2010, 11:51:08 AM
I know a girl with a hole in her heart
She said infinity is a great place to start
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 07, 2010, 12:02:07 PM
You say you'll give me eyes in the moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest.
All the promises we make, from the cradle to the grave
When all I need is you.
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on March 07, 2010, 12:05:15 PM
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You say you'll give me eyes in the moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest.
All the promises we make, from the cradle to the grave
When all I need is you.

I absolutely LOVE the lyrics of All I want is You...
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 07, 2010, 12:16:14 PM
its such a pretty song
and the lyrics are beautiful
i always think of bono and ali :)
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 07, 2010, 05:09:27 PM
^^
^Same here. :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 07, 2010, 07:57:34 PM
Thats who Bono dedicates the song too anyway :D

BLUE EYED BOY MEETS A BROWN EYED GIRL-amazing
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 07, 2010, 07:59:17 PM
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Thats who Bono dedicates the song too anyway :D

BLUE EYED BOY MEETS A BROWN EYED GIRL-amazing

Are you suggesting he wrote it for someone else? :-x :D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 07, 2010, 08:08:12 PM
No, why? :D
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 07, 2010, 08:11:34 PM
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No, why? :D

You just made it sound like he only dedicates it to her. ;) :D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 09, 2010, 02:23:32 AM
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Thats who Bono dedicates the song too anyway :D

BLUE EYED BOY MEETS A BROWN EYED GIRL-amazing

For me it's backwards. :P ;D
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 09, 2010, 05:36:35 AM
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Thats who Bono dedicates the song too anyway :D

BLUE EYED BOY MEETS A BROWN EYED GIRL-amazing

I always thought it was 'Blue eyed boy needs a brown eyed girl'.
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on March 09, 2010, 10:09:32 AM
never realised so many people lykd acrobat   8)

" dont let the bastards grind u down"  classic



"dont worry, its just a moment, this time will pass"

love that line..so simple but true.  ;D

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Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on March 09, 2010, 01:19:30 PM
"Carnival, the wheels fly and colors spin through alcohol,
Red wine that punctures the skin,
Face to face in a dry waterless place."
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on March 09, 2010, 03:25:54 PM
"Julie says, "John I'm getting nowhere"".

"...and the delta sun, burns bright and violent".

"I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
It's a long way down until you're nothing at all"

"He lives on a star that's dying in the night
And follows in the trail, the scatter of light"

..and my most recent favorite is:

"I'm a traffic cop, Rue du marais, the sirens wailing but it's me that wants to get away"


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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on March 09, 2010, 03:34:15 PM
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the worst of us are a long drawn out confession, the best of us are geniuses of compression



Interesting.   I didnt grasp what these lyrics meant until I read this post.   
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 10, 2010, 07:40:16 AM
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"Carnival, the wheels fly and colors spin through alcohol,
Red wine that punctures the skin,
Face to face in a dry waterless place."

Pure poetry.
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Post by: theocean on March 19, 2010, 05:57:05 PM
Every Day I

Every Day I

Find the Courage to Walk Out into the Street,
With arms out

Down or out, theres nothing you have that I need.........I can breathe.....breathe, now....
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Post by: DGordon1 on March 20, 2010, 02:51:57 PM
The road refuses strangers,
the land, the seeds we sow.
Where might we find a lamb
as white as snow.

It only occurred to me recently that the first line is a reference to IED's, it's really been resonating since.
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 20, 2010, 02:54:31 PM
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The road refuses strangers,
the land, the seeds we sow.
Where might we find a lamb
as white as snow.

It only occurred to me recently that the first line is a reference to IED's, it's really been resonating since.

I think this song could stand alone as a poem, without the music. But maybe that's because I love the lyrics, but think the music is a little drab.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on March 20, 2010, 08:05:46 PM
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The road refuses strangers,
the land, the seeds we sow.
Where might we find a lamb
as white as snow.

It only occurred to me recently that the first line is a reference to IED's, it's really been resonating since.

I feel like I should know this, but what's IED?
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 20, 2010, 08:06:58 PM
Improvised explosive device
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 20, 2010, 08:25:22 PM
all of Walk On
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 20, 2010, 08:26:09 PM
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all of Walk On
YES ;D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 20, 2010, 08:26:27 PM
Just all of ATYCLB :D
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 20, 2010, 08:26:56 PM
YES! :D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 20, 2010, 08:35:42 PM
You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 21, 2010, 03:48:33 AM
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You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help

<3 <3
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on March 21, 2010, 01:05:43 PM
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You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help
YES ;D
I've always loved that line :)
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Post by: Gravy11 on March 21, 2010, 04:01:13 PM
"I'll see you again, when the stars fall from the sky, and the moon has turned red over ONE TREE HILL!"

If this song hits me in the right mood and I think of the meaning, I get choked up...

Above and.....

"Time is a train, makes the future the past" - Love ZOO STATION!
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 21, 2010, 05:22:45 PM
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You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help

Wow, I like this but what song is it from?  :-[
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Post by: Gravy11 on March 21, 2010, 05:28:15 PM
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You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help

Wow, I like this but what song is it from?  :-[

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad I believe?
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 22, 2010, 04:41:07 AM
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You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help

Wow, I like this but what song is it from?  :-[

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad I believe?

Yes.
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 22, 2010, 11:47:27 PM
Thanks! I don't think I've heard that one yet, will have to check it out.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 23, 2010, 04:44:53 AM
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Thanks! I don't think I've heard that one yet, will have to check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzgCPimHu7w
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 04:49:05 AM
Awesome song.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 23, 2010, 04:50:07 AM
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Awesome song.

So beautiful.
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 04:56:46 AM
I love that they wrote it for Sinatra.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 23, 2010, 04:59:14 AM
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I love that they wrote it for Sinatra.

I can't believe that he didn't wanted it!
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Post by: Belisama on March 23, 2010, 06:08:41 AM
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I love that they wrote it for Sinatra.

I can't believe that he didn't wanted it!

I think the timeing issue was more or less that Sinatra was so ill at the time. He loved U2.
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Post by: lorijane on March 23, 2010, 07:23:13 PM
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"I'll see you again, when the stars fall from the sky, and the moon has turned red over ONE TREE HILL!"

If this song hits me in the right mood and I think of the meaning, I get choked up...

Above and.....

"Time is a train, makes the future the past" - Love ZOO STATION!

I love those lines from One Tree Hill and Zoo Station, too.  I've been thinking of Zoo Station a lot lately, since my oldest is graduation from high school in a few months, and it ssems like just yesterday he was a baby.  So the train seems to be going faster and faster, and I am left standing in the station, my face pressed up against the glass.
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 23, 2010, 10:53:02 PM
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Thanks! I don't think I've heard that one yet, will have to check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzgCPimHu7w

Thank you Disco!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on March 24, 2010, 04:25:09 AM
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Thank you Disco!

Do you like it?

I personally LOVE IT. :D
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on March 24, 2010, 11:07:09 PM
Yes, I like it a lot!  :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 24, 2010, 11:30:00 PM
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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Post by: Inishfree on March 25, 2010, 08:48:07 AM
"I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky."  I love that!
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Post by: teresa_88 on March 25, 2010, 02:27:54 PM
so many actually: but I'll see what are the first ones that come into my head :)

"She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud
Dream out loud
Dream out loud"

"Zooming in
Zooming out
Nothing I can do without
a lens to see it all up close
magnifying what no one knows"

"It's not why you're running
it's where you're going
it's not what you're dreaming
but what you're gonna do
it's not where you're born
it's where you belong
not how weak
but what will make you strong"

"She's running to stand still"

"This desparation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Isolation

Let it go
And so fade away
To let it go, oh yeah
And so fade away
To let it go, oh No
And so fade away
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping oh no no"


....guess we could all go on forever: I LOVE THE BONGOLESE  ;D
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Post by: Lemon-Twist on March 26, 2010, 03:06:32 PM
"Lay your your love on the track, we're gonna break the monsters back"
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Post by: dman360 on March 26, 2010, 09:03:49 PM
I'm not sure why, but Bono's backing vocals in Numb are pretty cool ta me.

"Gimme some more, too much is not enough."

from Do You Feel Loved

"Love's a bully, pushing and shoving, in the belly of a woman."

and from the single version of If God Will Send His Angels

"And I don't have to know how, and I don't need to know why, and I don't wanna promise cause I don't wanna lie. I just know that I need you tonight."
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Post by: LMbVOXedgeAC [aka LMB] on March 26, 2010, 09:26:25 PM
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"Lay your your love on the track, we're gonna break the monsters back"

This.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 26, 2010, 11:07:17 PM
Baby baby baby, light my way
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on March 27, 2010, 12:51:59 PM
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I'm not sure why, but Bono's backing vocals in Numb are pretty cool ta me.

"Gimme some more, too much is not enough."

from Do You Feel Loved

"Love's a bully, pushing and shoving, in the belly of a woman."

and from the single version of If God Will Send His Angels

"And I don't have to know how, and I don't need to know why, and I don't wanna promise cause I don't wanna lie. I just know that I need you tonight."

the whole reason I listen to that song!
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Post by: StrongGirl on March 27, 2010, 04:18:07 PM
It is not from a song but  I love when Bono says..."Croke Park, sing for your sanity" on Crazy remix on the Artificial Horizon CD.
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Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on March 28, 2010, 05:52:41 AM
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Oh great ocean, oh great sea.

Run to the ocean, run to the sea.

Simple, but beatiful.

One Tree Hill is amazing from start to finish.  It reads like a poem.

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy...
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Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on April 07, 2010, 02:34:26 PM
"What you don't have, you don't need it now. What you don't know, you can feel it somehow" from Beautiful Day... absolute wisdom lol... but I live by this, and it's such a powerful moment in the song.

"I am not afraid of anything in this world. There's nothing you can throw at me that I haven't already heard. I'm just trying to find a decent melody, a song that I can sing, in my own company." from Stuck in a Moment... seems to describe my life alll the time
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 08, 2010, 04:22:20 AM
You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 09:26:51 AM
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You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace


 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 08, 2010, 09:41:09 AM
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You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace


 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Aww :D :D :-* :-*
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 10:32:28 AM
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You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace


 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Aww :D :D :-* :-*

ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAYYYY, THE SKY FALLS AND YOU FEEL LIKE
ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAYYYY, DONT LET IT GET AWAY
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 08, 2010, 10:59:18 AM
The Goal is Soul
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Post by: AndyU2 on April 08, 2010, 01:04:11 PM
"She's gonna dream up
The world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud "

I don't know why but I love that part in Zooropa.
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Post by: teresa_88 on April 08, 2010, 01:13:43 PM
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"She's gonna dream up
The world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud "

I don't know why but I love that part in Zooropa.

love that too... and the tone of it. Just perfect
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Post by: efdeat on April 08, 2010, 02:04:13 PM
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"She's gonna dream up
The world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud "

I don't know why but I love that part in Zooropa.

love that too... and the tone of it. Just perfect

The back half of Zooropa's lyrics have an Everyman quality.  We can all relate to lacking a sense of direction while at the same time kind of enjoying the ride.  The notion that we're responsible for creating our destiny - dreaming up the world we want to live in - is appealing, too.  And the effects on Bono's voice are sweet in this section.  Bring on some Zooropa!  :)
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 09, 2010, 02:14:37 PM
We're the same soul
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 09, 2010, 03:31:50 PM
If you walk away walk away I walk away walk away, I will follow
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on April 09, 2010, 08:28:11 PM
The First Time = <3 (Me and OAP had a conversation on this, it was mostly :'()
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 10, 2010, 12:19:34 AM
^yes

Leave the graveyard 'fore you turn to bones
I'm tragic, you're comedy

Disappearing Act is simply stunning
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Post by: StrongGirl on April 10, 2010, 01:22:14 PM
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^yes

Leave the graveyard 'fore you turn to bones
I'm tragic, you're comedy

Disappearing Act is simply stunning

It really is , OAP!!
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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 11, 2010, 12:43:44 AM
One day I'll die
the choice will not be mine
                      (changed my world!)
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 13, 2010, 12:30:02 AM
The heart is a bloom
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 13, 2010, 09:59:21 AM
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The heart is a bloom

 :-* :-*
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 13, 2010, 02:06:05 PM
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The heart is a bloom

 :-* :-*

 :D :D
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on April 13, 2010, 03:37:44 PM
The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass through you like a ghost
They look for you but your spirit is in the air
Baby, you're nowhere 
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 13, 2010, 04:03:22 PM
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The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass through you like a ghost
They look for you but your spirit is in the air
Baby, you're nowhere 


YES.  So Cruel is amazing
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on April 13, 2010, 04:16:32 PM
sure is :D one of my top 5 u2 songs :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 13, 2010, 04:18:18 PM
An underrated gem.  Its a song I listen to a lot when I'm having girl problems :D
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on April 13, 2010, 04:27:52 PM
yeah, whenever i listen too it it reminds me of a bad patch that me and my mum went through some time ago :-[.
 love bonos voice in this song  ;D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 13, 2010, 04:52:39 PM
His voice is soooo seductive/sexy :D :D :D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 13, 2010, 05:54:04 PM
Don't believe in forced entry
I don't believe in rape
But every time she Bono passes by
Wild thoughts escape

I don't believe in deathrow
Skidrow or the gangs
Don't believe in the Uzi
It just went off in my hand
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on April 13, 2010, 07:54:14 PM
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Don't believe in forced entry
I don't believe in rape
But every time she Bono passes by
Wild thoughts escape

I don't believe in deathrow
Skidrow or the gangs
Don't believe in the Uzi
It just went off in my hand

God Pt. II is AMAZING ;D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 13, 2010, 09:33:59 PM
Yeah, I think it's highly underrated, I love it!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 13, 2010, 11:35:01 PM
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The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass through you like a ghost
They look for you but your spirit is in the air
Baby, you're nowhere 


Yes!
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on April 15, 2010, 12:37:42 PM
'Holy dunc spacejunk, comin' in for the splash'

Priceless.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 15, 2010, 02:29:11 PM
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Don't believe in forced entry
I don't believe in rape
But every time she passes by
Wild thoughts escape

Bono's a naughty boy.  Ali should give him a good spanking.

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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 15, 2010, 07:00:42 PM
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Don't believe in forced entry
I don't believe in rape
But every time she passes by
Wild thoughts escape
Bono's a naughty boy.  Ali should give him a good spanking.
I'd be up for that task!  Actually, he probably wrote it about her.
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Post by: GardenTart on April 15, 2010, 10:08:15 PM
Ok, I have a lot. But really, they have the best lyrics......

In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart

The men who love you
You hate the most

Your sermon on the mount
From the boot of your car

Sadie said she couldn't work out what it was all about
And so she let go

Every beauty needs to go out with an idiot

The seed is spilled, the bed defiled
For you, a virgin bride

I see the purple of her eyes
The scarlet of my lies

Lay down your guns
All you daughters of Zion
All you Abraham's sons


Cheers,
Tart
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on April 15, 2010, 10:16:43 PM
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Ok, I have a lot. But really, they have the best lyrics......

In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart

The men who love you
You hate the most

Your sermon on the mount
From the boot of your car

Sadie said she couldn't work out what it was all about
And so she let go

Every beauty needs to go out with an idiot

The seed is spilled, the bed defiled
For you, a virgin bride

I see the purple of her eyes
The scarlet of my lies
Lay down your guns
All you daughters of Zion
All you Abraham's sons


Cheers,
Tart

What song are these from? I'm not familiar with all the B Sides apparently!
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 15, 2010, 10:20:36 PM
The "seed is spilled, the bed defiled, for you a virgin bride" is from Love Comes Tumbling.

"I see the purple of her eyes, the scarlet of my lies" is from Love Rescue Me.
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on April 15, 2010, 10:55:05 PM
Thanks, U28! I'm  :-[ about Love Rescue Me, obviously I do not listen to that song enough. I shall have to fix that.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 15, 2010, 10:55:58 PM
Same here. I had to google the lyrics. :-[
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 15, 2010, 10:56:47 PM
Midniiiiiight, is where the dayyyy begins
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Post by: GardenTart on April 16, 2010, 10:06:36 AM
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Same here. I had to google the lyrics. :-[

Really? R&H is a staple of mine, always in the car (okay, so all of the albums are staples and they're all always in my car  ;).....). But you must get the Unforgettable Fire EP for Love Comes Tumbling, The Three Sunrises and Bass Trap. Three excellent B-side songs, and of course A Sort of Homecoming. It's one of my favorites when driving through the mountains.

Cheers,
Tart
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 16, 2010, 10:37:30 AM
Love rescue me

Raise me up
And don't let me fall


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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 16, 2010, 04:51:53 PM
I'm not used to talking to somebody in a body
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 16, 2010, 10:50:56 PM
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Same here. I had to google the lyrics. :-[

Really? R&H is a staple of mine, always in the car (okay, so all of the albums are staples and they're all always in my car  ;).....). But you must get the Unforgettable Fire EP for Love Comes Tumbling, The Three Sunrises and Bass Trap. Three excellent B-side songs, and of course A Sort of Homecoming. It's one of my favorites when driving through the mountains.

Cheers,
Tart

Love Rescue Me is a song I used to not care for (though after listening to a Point Depot boot I've come to appreciate it MUCH more), so I'm not very familiar with its lyrics.

I have the TUF deluxe remaster, and the bonus disc has WAIA in full. Disappearing Act, Love Comes Tumbling, the live ASOH, Yoshino Blossom... every song on it is great. :) I agree, TUF does "go" really well with mountains, as JT "goes" with the desert.
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Post by: edgetastic [Vote Zaphod] on April 17, 2010, 08:04:48 PM
What's WAIA? (Sorry I'm lazy and don't feel like figuring it out :P.)
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 17, 2010, 09:12:54 PM
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What's WAIA? (Sorry I'm lazy and don't feel like figuring it out :P.)

Wide Awake in America. :D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 18, 2010, 01:00:28 AM
I'm alive
I'm being born
I just arrived
I'm at the door
Of the place I started out from
And I want back inside
 ;D
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Post by: Starfish on April 18, 2010, 12:08:53 PM
^ LOL indeed  ;D
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Post by: Kenitai on April 19, 2010, 11:45:20 AM
"Angry words won't stop a fight, two wrongs won't make it right", from Like A Song(WAR)  :) Such a simple piece of lyric which simply makes darn good sense.
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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 19, 2010, 11:58:21 AM
I love this one, it was in my head all day (3 months ago) when my first grandbaby was being born.  From listening to her heartbeat on the monitor to the crazy pain my daughter was going through, and then finally Elliana's first cry.  All of our excitement couldn't match the unlimited potential this new little person brought with her in her heart that day!  :-*   :-*   :-*   :-*   :-*

speeding head, a speeding heart
I'm being born, a bleeding start
The engines roar, blood-curdling wail
Head first, then foot
Then heart sets sail
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Post by: GardenTart on April 19, 2010, 06:43:57 PM
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Midniiiiiight, is where the dayyyy begins

So simple, yet so deep. Your name isn't Aaron is it? (I used to hang out on a forum run by a Zooropa-obsessed guy named Aaron.....)
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Post by: Aqua on April 20, 2010, 05:17:09 AM
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Midniiiiiight, is where the dayyyy begins

So simple, yet so deep. Your name isn't Aaron is it? (I used to hang out on a forum run by a Zooropa-obsessed guy named Aaron.....)
it isn't aaron and soapy here doesn't like much of u2's 90's work at all, let alone being obsessed with Zooropa.
 :D
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on April 20, 2010, 05:30:13 AM
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Midniiiiiight, is where the dayyyy begins

So simple, yet so deep. Your name isn't Aaron is it? (I used to hang out on a forum run by a Zooropa-obsessed guy named Aaron.....)
it isn't aaron and soapy here doesn't like much of u2's 90's work at all, let alone being obsessed with Zooropa.
 :D

He doesn't? Talk about a man with no taste.  ;D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on April 20, 2010, 10:14:50 AM
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He doesn't? Talk about a man with no taste.  ;D
NO WAY - I don't know him well yet, but how can you say that about the President of the League of Extraordinary Bonomen?  All Bonomen have extraordinary taste!  ;)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 20, 2010, 11:42:05 AM
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He doesn't? Talk about a man with no taste.  ;D
NO WAY - I don't know him well yet, but how can you say that about the President of the League of Extraordinary Bonomen?  All Bonomen have extraordinary taste!  ;)

Hahaha thank you :) :)

My name is not Aaron
I love AB
I like a few songs on Zooropa, but by no means obsessed at all. 
I dont like Pop
I hate Popmart U2
2000's U2 is my cup of tea

sorry to disappoint you Vlad :D :D
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Post by: Aqua on April 21, 2010, 03:51:58 AM
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He doesn't? Talk about a man with no taste.  ;D
NO WAY - I don't know him well yet, but how can you say that about the President of the League of Extraordinary Bonomen?  All Bonomen have extraordinary taste!  ;)

Hahaha thank you :) :)

My name is not Aaron
I love AB
I like a few songs on Zooropa, but by no means obsessed at all. 
I dont like Pop
I hate Popmart U2
2000's U2 is my cup of tea

sorry to disappoint you Vlad :D :D
i recall you saying you heavily dislike Bono's Zoo Tv onstage personas too.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 21, 2010, 08:56:41 AM
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He doesn't? Talk about a man with no taste.  ;D
NO WAY - I don't know him well yet, but how can you say that about the President of the League of Extraordinary Bonomen?  All Bonomen have extraordinary taste!  ;)

Hahaha thank you :) :)

My name is not Aaron
I love AB
I like a few songs on Zooropa, but by no means obsessed at all. 
I dont like Pop
I hate Popmart U2
2000's U2 is my cup of tea

sorry to disappoint you Vlad :D :D
i recall you saying you heavily dislike Bono's Zoo Tv onstage personas too.

Exactly. I want Bono singing, not The Fly or Macphisto.  I wasn't a fan of the whole satirical, poking fun things act known as 90's U2 on tour.  I like straight music a lot more, hence my love for 2000's U2 on tour...and in general for that matter
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Post by: ARGHYA on April 25, 2010, 11:00:17 AM
But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you ...whenever I feel for my love D, i sing it...for our love...
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 25, 2010, 11:48:12 AM
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But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you ...whenever I feel for my love D, i sing it...for our love...

Yes!! :'( :'(
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on April 25, 2010, 11:48:42 AM
I was a stranger
You took me in

 :'( :'(
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Post by: hj on April 28, 2010, 04:52:33 PM
...who was it for
Who heals the wounds
Who heals the scars...

I was just listening to Tomorrow and love this lyric
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Post by: GardenTart on April 28, 2010, 05:11:22 PM
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...who was it for
Who heals the wounds
Who heals the scars...

I was just listening to Tomorrow and love this lyric

Good one Hj. And happy 1000th post!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 28, 2010, 09:05:55 PM
Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby
Light Myyyyyyyyyyyy Wayyyyyyyyyyy

Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby
Light Myyyyyyyyyy Wayyyyyyyy

Baby Baby Baby
Baby Baby Baby
Light Myyyy Wayyyyyyy

Baby Baby Baby
Light Myyyy Wayyyy
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on April 29, 2010, 05:05:09 PM
And I have no compass and I have no map
And I have no reasons, no resons to get back
And I have no religion and I don't know what's what
And I don't know the limit, the limit of what we got

Don't worry baby, it'll be alright
You've got the right shoes to get you through the night
It's cold outside but brightly lit
Skip the subway, let's go to the overground
Get your head out of the mud baby
Put flowers in the mud, baby, overground

No particular place names, no particular song
I've been hiding, what am I hiding from
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 29, 2010, 09:18:17 PM
Can you hear me when I
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING
YOU'RE THE REASON THAT I SING
YOU'RE THE REASON WHYYYYYY
THE OPERA IS IN ME
WELL HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY NOWWWWWW
STILL GOTTA LET YOU KNOWW
A HOUSE DOES NOT MAKE A HOME
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE
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Post by: StrongGirl on April 29, 2010, 09:55:21 PM
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Can you hear me when I
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING
YOU'RE THE REASON THAT I SING
YOU'RE THE REASON WHYYYYYY
THE OPERA IS IN ME
WELL HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY NOWWWWWW
STILL GOTTA LET YOU KNOWW
A HOUSE DOES NOT MAKE A HOME
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE


One of my all time favorites too OAP!!!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on April 29, 2010, 10:19:47 PM
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Can you hear me when I
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING
YOU'RE THE REASON THAT I SING
YOU'RE THE REASON WHYYYYYY
THE OPERA IS IN ME
WELL HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY NOWWWWWW
STILL GOTTA LET YOU KNOWW
A HOUSE DOES NOT MAKE A HOME
DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE


One of my all time favorites too OAP!!!

Same here!!
Their best song, lyrically in my mind
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Post by: AltRockAddict on May 03, 2010, 06:04:53 PM
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And I have no compass and I have no map
And I have no reasons, no resons to get back
And I have no religion and I don't know what's what
And I don't know the limit, the limit of what we got

Don't worry baby, it'll be alright
You've got the right shoes to get you through the night
It's cold outside but brightly lit
Skip the subway, let's go to the overground
Get your head out of the mud baby
Put flowers in the mud, baby, overground

No particular place names, no particular song
I've been hiding, what am I hiding from

YES!!  ALL OF ZOOROPA IS BRILLIANT  ;D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on May 04, 2010, 05:18:42 AM
Feel like trash
You make me feel clean




So true for me these days
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on May 04, 2010, 05:19:47 AM
Oh and not really U2 lyric but:


Wise man said:"Only fools rush in."
But I can't help
Falling in love
With you



So,so true :)
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Post by: AltRockAddict on May 04, 2010, 10:26:24 AM
I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance


(!!!Word!!!)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 04, 2010, 11:52:12 AM
Goodbye, you can keep this suit of lights
I'll be up with the sun
I'm not coming down
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Post by: AltRockAddict on May 04, 2010, 01:05:16 PM
Time is a train/makes the future the past/i'm standing in the station/my face pressed up against the glass
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Post by: Boom Cha! on May 04, 2010, 01:56:08 PM
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Time is a train/makes the future the past/i'm standing in the station/my face pressed up against the glass

I've always loved this lyric. It creates such great imagery.
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Post by: AltRockAddict on May 04, 2010, 04:33:27 PM
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Time is a train/makes the future the past/i'm standing in the station/my face pressed up against the glass

I've always loved this lyric. It creates such great imagery.
Some days I FEEL this way, completely.  I also love the line Boom Cha! from Discotheque  ;D
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Post by: ILoveEd on May 07, 2010, 09:17:05 AM
Every lyric from "One" (We're one...but we're not the same...)

Also:
"We thought that we had the answers,
It was the questions we had wrong."

"Let it go...this desperation, dislocation, separation, condemnation, revelation, in temptation, isolation, desolation
let it go and so to fade away... I'm wide awake, I'm not sleeping"

"You got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without rasing your voice..."

"I'm not afraid to die, I'm not afraid to live. And when I'm flat on my back, I hope to feel like I did."

and finally: "I want to run, I want to hide, I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside.'
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 07, 2010, 09:23:44 AM
Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold just passing time
Last time we met was a low-lit room
We were as close together as a bride and groom
We ate the food, we drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you
You were talking about the end of the world

I took the money
I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days if you stop to think
You led me on with those innocent eyes
You know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You, you were acting like it was
The end of the world

Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love, love

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait
'Til the end of the world

Oh, and the whole of the Pop album (yes - even including Miami!)
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Post by: GardenTart on May 07, 2010, 10:05:15 AM
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Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold just passing time
Last time we met was a low-lit room
We were as close together as a bride and groom
We ate the food, we drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you
You were talking about the end of the world

I took the money
I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days if you stop to think
You led me on with those innocent eyes
You know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You, you were acting like it was
The end of the world

Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love, love

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait
'Til the end of the world


Absolutely Zoost - every word is sheer brilliance.
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on May 07, 2010, 10:29:51 AM
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Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold just passing time
Last time we met was a low-lit room
We were as close together as a bride and groom
We ate the food, we drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you
You were talking about the end of the world

I took the money
I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days if you stop to think
You led me on with those innocent eyes
You know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You, you were acting like it was
The end of the world

Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love, love

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Love, love, love
Love, love
Love, love
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait
'Til the end of the world


Absolutely Zoost - every word is sheer brilliance.

Which also makes your forum name the best on here  :)
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Post by: virgin_prune on May 07, 2010, 11:45:55 AM
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I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance


(!!!Word!!!)

Superb choice - a massively underrated song but possibly the best (+sometimes) one on the let down that was HTDDAAB
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Post by: GardenTart on May 07, 2010, 06:56:59 PM
Which also makes your forum name the best on here  :)
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(blushing) Thank you!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on May 07, 2010, 08:01:52 PM

"Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All the you make
All that you build
And all that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind..."
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on May 07, 2010, 08:22:24 PM
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"Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All the you make
All that you build
And all that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind..."


<3 <3 <3 <3 ABSOLUTELY
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: GardenTart on May 07, 2010, 10:25:38 PM
Believing in yourself
Almost as much as you doubt
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Post by: theocean on May 08, 2010, 03:12:56 PM
I usually shed a tear when I am feeling like I'm missing my parents and
listen to this song, but sometimes they are tears of joy for all the love they
gave me and all the incouragement.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: UltraVioletStay on May 10, 2010, 01:39:14 AM
I remember when we could sleep on stones...now we lay together in whispers and moans... :'(
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Post by: Lemon-Twist on May 11, 2010, 10:44:46 AM
"November, December, Remember - We just Started again" from Please
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Post by: iluEdge on May 12, 2010, 12:19:14 PM
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blessings are not just for the ones who kneel ,luckily  :o

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  this is one of the best lines ever written...and Bono delivers it so well!
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Post by: AltRockAddict on May 12, 2010, 05:52:15 PM
Don't you worry 'bout your mind
     You should worry 'bout the day
     That the pain, it goes away
You know, I miss mine sometimes
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EnduringChill on June 04, 2010, 02:21:48 PM
I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill

You say you'll give me a highway with no one on it

(I find the last one to be extremely romantic... I don't know why.)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 04, 2010, 02:22:49 PM
Walk On.  The entire song
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Post by: ILoveEd on June 04, 2010, 02:31:14 PM
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Walk On.  The entire song

Agreed. My favorite part is still "And I know it aches, how your heart it breaks, you can only take so much..." First time I heard it, it was just so fitting!!! I LOVE that song! ♥
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Post by: SBMitch on June 04, 2010, 08:48:33 PM
Angel, angel or devil
I was thirsty and you wet my lips
You, I'm waiting for you
You, you set my desire
I trip through your wires.

(If not has said so already, I just noticed this thread!)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: GardenTart on June 04, 2010, 10:36:11 PM
I was broken, bent out of shape
I was naked in the clothes you made
Lips were dry, throat like rust
You gave me shelter from the heat and the dust
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 04, 2010, 10:37:48 PM
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Walk On.  The entire song

Agreed. My favorite part is still "And I know it aches, how your heart it breaks, you can only take so much..." First time I heard it, it was just so fitting!!! I LOVE that song! ♥


All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break

my favorite part :)
Its my favorite part of U2 live shows
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Post by: SBMitch on June 05, 2010, 12:06:41 PM
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I was broken, bent out of shape
I was naked in the clothes you made
Lips were dry, throat like rust
You gave me shelter from the heat and the dust


yeah Garden!
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Post by: singanewsong on June 05, 2010, 01:05:51 PM
There's a ton - but HTDAAB is in my car right now:

With a mouth full of teeth, you ate all your friends and broke every heart thinking every heart mends.

As you enter this world, I pray you depart with a wrinkled face and a brand new heart.

How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born baby's head, the songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile.

Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt.  hahaha :D

Neon hearts, dayglo eyes, City lit by fireflies, they're advertising in the skies for people like us.....  And I miss you, when you're not around

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 05, 2010, 01:55:38 PM
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There's a ton - but HTDAAB is in my car right now:

With a mouth full of teeth, you ate all your friends and broke every heart thinking every heart mends.

As you enter this world, I pray you depart with a wrinkled face and a brand new heart.

How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born baby's head, the songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile.

Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt.  hahaha :D

Neon hearts, dayglo eyes, City lit by fireflies, they're advertising in the skies for people like us.....  And I miss you, when you're not around



HTDAAB is lyrically amazing, COBL especially :)
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Post by: GardenTart on June 05, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
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How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Except that's a Neil Diamond line  :P
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Post by: SBMitch on June 05, 2010, 09:09:32 PM
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There's a ton - but HTDAAB is in my car right now:

With a mouth full of teeth, you ate all your friends and broke every heart thinking every heart mends.

As you enter this world, I pray you depart with a wrinkled face and a brand new heart.

How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Freedom has a scent like the top of a new born baby's head, the songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile.

Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt.  hahaha :D

Neon hearts, dayglo eyes, City lit by fireflies, they're advertising in the skies for people like us.....  And I miss you, when you're not around



HTDAAB is lyrically amazing, COBL especially :)

And I am amazingly listening to Vertigo now as I type.
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Post by: singanewsong on June 05, 2010, 10:30:24 PM
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How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Except that's a Neil Diamond line  :P

But when Bono sings it like that.....??  I can't help it...I don't feel the same when ND says it. 
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on June 06, 2010, 05:48:29 PM
"What you don't have, you don't need it now"

Recently I was having some personal issues, and this line carried me through. Beautiful Day is a song about always being grateful for life, and this line sums it up perfectly
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Post by: Boom Cha! on June 06, 2010, 06:02:28 PM
And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back
And I have no religion
And I don't know what's what
And I don't the limit, the limit of what we got
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Post by: ABloodRedSky on June 06, 2010, 08:20:22 PM
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And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons, no reasons to get back
And I have no religion
And I don't know what's what
And I don't the limit, the limit of what we got


YES.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 06, 2010, 09:49:36 PM
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"What you don't have, you don't need it now"

What you dont know, you can feel it somehow :)
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on June 07, 2010, 08:34:53 AM
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"What you don't have, you don't need it now"

What you dont know, you can feel it somehow :)

that last line is very Jedi knight of Bono  :D
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Post by: ILoveEd on June 07, 2010, 12:04:23 PM
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"What you don't have, you don't need it now"

What you dont know, you can feel it somehow :)

that last line is very Jedi knight of Bono  :D

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Maximus on June 07, 2010, 11:12:38 PM
All of us can be used--Just give me what I want and nobody gets hurt

Lay down your guns all your children of Zion all you Abrahams son

Gloria...in te domine
Gloria...exultate
Gloria...Gloria
Oh Lord, loosen my lips

Let it go...
This desparation Dislocation Separation Condemnation Revelation In temptation isolation Desolation Let it go


But my all time favorite --Becuase as i soldier I play it every time I am on the plane ride home from whatever hell hole I have been in:

And you know it's time to go Through the sleet and driving snow Across the fields of mourning Lights in the distance And you hunger for the time
Time to heal, desire time-----

And your heart beats so slow Through the rain and fallen snow Across the fields of mourning Lights in the distance
Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep For tonight, at last I am coming home


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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 07, 2010, 11:20:45 PM
I was drinking some wine and it turned to blood
What's the use of religion if you're any good
I know I'm weed killer, honey, and you're sugar
If you're the prosecution I get away with murder
If you were ice, I'm water
And with your telescope I can see further
We're binary code, a one and a zero
You wanted violins and you got Nero
You're gravity searching for the ground
You're silence searching for a sound
Your heart is aching, your heart is my home
It's fascinating, I know Ill never be alone


I'm ripping the stitches
We've got two hands to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone else's love

Love heals when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again
I

f you hunger, baby let me feed it
If your heart is full, baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for those who don't really need it
You love me too much
You always love me too much


When I was ripping the stitches
We've got two hands to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone elses luck

Love heals when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love has come again
I am gone again


Love has got to be with the weak
Only then love gets a chance to speak
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again


I, I can't escape myself
I'll hear you talk
Fear nothing
I fear nothing
Fear
How can someone fear nothing
How can someone fear nothing


Love is come again
I am gone again
Love is the end of history
The enemy of misery
Love is come again
I am gone again
Love is justice, not charity
Love brings with it a clarity
Love is come again
I'm alive again
Alive
I am alive
Baby, I'm born again
And again and again and again
And again and again
Again
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on June 08, 2010, 01:05:14 PM
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All of us can be used--Just give me what I want and nobody gets hurt

Lay down your guns all your children of Zion all you Abrahams son

Gloria...in te domine
Gloria...exultate
Gloria...Gloria
Oh Lord, loosen my lips

Let it go...
This desparation Dislocation Separation Condemnation Revelation In temptation isolation Desolation Let it go


But my all time favorite --Becuase as i soldier I play it every time I am on the plane ride home from whatever hell hole I have been in:

And you know it's time to go Through the sleet and driving snow Across the fields of mourning Lights in the distance And you hunger for the time
Time to heal, desire time-----

And your heart beats so slow Through the rain and fallen snow Across the fields of mourning Lights in the distance
Oh don't sorrow, no don't weep For tonight, at last I am coming home




A Sort of Homecoming has exceptional lyrics. That song really is an ending to War as much as an opening to UF.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on June 08, 2010, 05:04:22 PM
"Love is the end of history, the enemy of misery"
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 08, 2010, 05:05:30 PM
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"Love is the end of history, the enemy of misery"

Mercy <3
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 08, 2010, 05:09:55 PM
My first cry, it was a joyful noise

Always wear a safety belt :D
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 09, 2010, 04:46:17 AM
'Love, you shine like a burning star, falling from the sky tonight.'

Simple and obvious, really, but... still a gorgeous little line.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: AltRockAddict on June 11, 2010, 11:19:43 AM
Zooropa
Be all that you can be
Be a winner, eat to get thinner  ;D
Zooropa
A bluer kind of white
Zooropa
It could be yours tonight
We're mild and green and squeaky clean
Zooropa
Better by design
Zooropa
Fly the friendly skies
Through applience of science we've got that ring of confidence

And I have no compass and I have no map
And I have no reasons, no resons to get back
And I have no religion and I don't know what's what
And I don't know the limit, the limit of what we got

Zooropa
Don't worry baby, it'll be alright
Zooropa
You've got the right shoes to get you through the night

ALL I NEED IN LIFE ARE THE RIGHT SHOES, BABY!!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 11, 2010, 11:45:19 AM
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Be a winner, eat to get thinner  ;D

...I must here take a moment to note that for some time, I could only hear "Y Tu, Godzilla?" at this line. Which would be some sort of bizarre Spanish Dinosaur production of Julius Caesar, but I swear to God, it's what I heard >.<
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Post by: AltRockAddict on June 11, 2010, 11:46:20 AM
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Be a winner, eat to get thinner  ;D

...I must here take a moment to note that for some time, I could only hear "Y Tu, Godzilla?" at this line. Which would be some sort of bizarre Spanish Dinosaur production of Julius Caesar, but I swear to God, it's what I heard >.<
LOL!!!!!!   :D   :D   :D
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 11, 2010, 02:55:03 PM
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Be a winner, eat to get thinner  ;D

...I must here take a moment to note that for some time, I could only hear "Y Tu, Godzilla?" at this line. Which would be some sort of bizarre Spanish Dinosaur production of Julius Caesar, but I swear to God, it's what I heard >.<
LOL!!!!!!   :D   :D   :D

double LOL :D :D :D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on June 11, 2010, 03:49:09 PM
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Be a winner, eat to get thinner  ;D

...I must here take a moment to note that for some time, I could only hear "Y Tu, Godzilla?" at this line. Which would be some sort of bizarre Spanish Dinosaur production of Julius Caesar, but I swear to God, it's what I heard >.<
LOL!!!!!!   :D   :D   :D

double LOL :D :D :D
Isn't there a thread on here somewhere for misunderstood lyrics?  If not, there should be  :D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on June 11, 2010, 03:57:46 PM
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I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill

You say you'll give me a highway with no one on it

(I find the last one to be extremely romantic... I don't know why.)
Verginity or fidelity?  The bride's promise? Kind of like a lover's response:

  Heaven's White Rose
  The Doors You Open
  I Just Can't Close
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: JoshuaTree94 on June 11, 2010, 10:43:42 PM
Yeah ARA, it's the Mysterious Whale thread. ;)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2pinstripes on June 18, 2010, 10:46:39 AM
Time is a train
Makes the future the past
Leaves you standing in the station
Your face pressed up against the glass.

- Just saw it was already posted.  Perfect lyrics considering the complete change in direction they were taking with AB.  Awesome way to open the album/new era.
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 18, 2010, 12:16:17 PM
What you don't have, you don't need it now
What you don't know you can fel somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now  :)
The most positive part in the song. I think this has been posted, though. 
And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own  :(
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2yooper on June 18, 2010, 08:35:38 PM
"I'm running down the road like loose electricity..."

I dont' know what this means but it makes me feel reckless and excited.  Go figure. 
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Starfish on June 18, 2010, 08:41:52 PM
You've got the hair for it Yooper  ;)
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Post by: u2yooper on June 18, 2010, 08:43:20 PM
Heehee!  Looks like I found the electriicity, doesn't it, Star?  My hair is much more wild than I am. 
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: ElJayVee on June 18, 2010, 09:27:01 PM
I've always liked the imagery of All I Want is You:  "eyes in a moon of blindness" "a highway with no one on it"
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EnduringChill on June 19, 2010, 07:59:14 AM
Exactly, it's so pretty.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EnduringChill on June 19, 2010, 09:14:01 AM
All the words of The First Time.
 ???
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Maximus on June 19, 2010, 11:23:52 AM
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I've always liked the imagery of All I Want is You:  "eyes in a moon of blindness" "a highway with no one on it"

Thats is just really cool-
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 19, 2010, 11:26:01 AM
A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 19, 2010, 11:27:22 AM
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A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(

Touching song.

I remember their being reports of them rehearsing it on the beginning of the tour.
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Post by: Maximus on June 19, 2010, 11:29:38 AM
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A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(

Touching song.

Awesome song, touching

I remember their being reports of them rehearsing it on the beginning of the tour.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 19, 2010, 11:38:15 AM
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A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(

Touching song.

I remember their being reports of them rehearsing it on the beginning of the tour.

When we were talking about U2's setlist for 2010, I was really clammoring for them to play it.  I put it after SBS I think.  I really really hope they play it
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 19, 2010, 11:48:32 AM
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A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(

Touching song.

I remember their being reports of them rehearsing it on the beginning of the tour.

When we were talking about U2's setlist for 2010, I was really clammoring for them to play it.  I put it after SBS I think.  I really really hope they play it

It's actually kinda hard to place it somewhere.

Not sure where you could put it.
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Post by: Maximus on June 19, 2010, 11:49:49 AM
Oh...tell me...
Charity dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up though spiral staircase
To the higher ground

Slide show see side town
Coca-cola football radio radio radio


and


Desparation is a tender trap
It gets you every time
You put your lips to her lips
To stop the lie

Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love
Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug ---------------------

Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot
Oh...love...you say in love there are no rules
Oh...love...sweetheart...
You're so cruel

Oh...love...to stay with you I'd be a fool
Sweetheart...you're so cruel


That is just so powerfull
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 19, 2010, 11:51:23 AM
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A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(

Touching song.

I remember their being reports of them rehearsing it on the beginning of the tour.

When we were talking about U2's setlist for 2010, I was really clammoring for them to play it.  I put it after SBS I think.  I really really hope they play it

It's actually kinda hard to place it somewhere.

Not sure where you could put it.

It can replace MLK I think (if U2 wants to go that route) or if U2 wants to shake up the encore, it could fit in there
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on June 19, 2010, 01:48:45 PM
"I'm in the black, can't see or be seen"

I just love this line, I'm not quite sure why. :D  :)

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Post by: DGordon1 on June 19, 2010, 03:15:24 PM
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A house does not make a home.
Dont leave me here alone
And its you when I look in the mirror
And its you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you cant make it on your own :'(

Touching song.

I remember their being reports of them rehearsing it on the beginning of the tour.

When we were talking about U2's setlist for 2010, I was really clammoring for them to play it.  I put it after SBS I think.  I really really hope they play it

It's actually kinda hard to place it somewhere.

Not sure where you could put it.

It can replace MLK I think (if U2 wants to go that route) or if U2 wants to shake up the encore, it could fit in there

I have a feeling they don't play it because it's so strongly linked to Bono's relationship with his father. He probably doesn't want to put himself through the emotions of playing it every night.
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 21, 2010, 05:39:16 PM
Right, that was my idea.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 23, 2010, 02:23:49 PM
They played it on the Vertigo Tour though, every show.
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Post by: jabw10 on June 23, 2010, 03:22:27 PM
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All the words of The First Time.
 ???
yep!  :) 
and currently:

"every day i have to find the courage to walk out into the street with arms out..."
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 24, 2010, 08:59:49 AM
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They played it on the Vertigo Tour though, every show.

Well that in turn because it won an award and also was from the album that was being toured.
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Post by: Bads316 on June 24, 2010, 09:06:37 AM
Rather the river than your stepping stones
Leave the graveyard before you turn to bones
I'm tragic, your comedy
Oh, baby doll.....

a truly amazing song. Whenever I listen to it I just cant quite believe it exists.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 24, 2010, 09:09:54 AM
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Rather the river than your stepping stones
Leave the graveyard before you turn to bones
I'm tragic, your comedy
Oh, baby doll.....

a truly amazing song. Whenever I listen to it I just cant quite believe it exists.

Love those lines, always wonder why it wasn't on the album
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Post by: Bads316 on June 24, 2010, 09:13:32 AM
Not 100% sure Midnight but I think the lyrics and vocals were done for the re-master.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 24, 2010, 09:14:40 AM
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Not 100% sure Midnight but I think the lyrics and vocals were done for the re-master.

Yeah true, I still would have put it on the album because of Larry's drumming in it  ;)
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on June 24, 2010, 11:43:24 AM
"I'm only asking but I, I think you know"

from The Unforgettable Fire

so mysterious, and so ridden with yearning.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 24, 2010, 02:57:59 PM
"A drink of Belladonna on a Toussaint night"




 
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 24, 2010, 04:01:03 PM
Into the heart, into the heart of a child.  I can go there, I can stay a while
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Post by: Bads316 on June 25, 2010, 03:20:55 AM
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"A drink of Belladonna on a Toussaint night"

Charlie is something else on that track, amazing.
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Post by: GardenTart on June 25, 2010, 06:54:32 PM
Coffee is cold, but it'll get you through
Compromise, that's nothing new to you
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Post by: hj on June 30, 2010, 08:43:50 AM
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Rather the river than your stepping stones
Leave the graveyard before you turn to bones
I'm tragic, your comedy
Oh, baby doll.....

a truly amazing song. Whenever I listen to it I just cant quite believe it exists.

Love those lines, always wonder why it wasn't on the album

I love the way Bono sings it too....I love the Shreds line especially, its his voice:

"I know we'll pick and wrench
Your night just ripped and it is torn to shreds
From all the lovers taken to your beds
They're empty now"
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 30, 2010, 06:03:12 PM
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"I'm only asking but I, I think you know"

from The Unforgettable Fire

so mysterious, and so ridden with yearning.

It almost gives a sense of hesitance in how he says "I" twice.

Best song ever.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 30, 2010, 06:10:57 PM
"You got me with nothing to win and
You got me with nothing left to lose."

I especially love the melody change when he sings this on the Hasta La Vista Baby CD.

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 06:59:16 PM
Always wear a safety belt 8)

Really though:
"This is the moment that we share, for always"
"Turn each song into a prayer, always"
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 09:55:16 PM
turn each song into a prayer. <3
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 09:57:08 PM
Who cares if you disagree, you are not me, who made you king of anything...oh wait, thats not a U2 lyric :D :D

All of Always is amazing <3
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:02:06 PM
lol  yupppp
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:02:55 PM
Get down off your holy cloud
God will not deal with the proud

AMAZING LYRICS!!
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:04:09 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:04:44 PM
and all of King of Anything ;D
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:08:02 PM
of course
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:09:37 PM
Keep drinking coffee, stare me down across the table
While I look outside
So many things Iíd say if only I were able
But I just keep quiet and count the cars that pass by

Youíve got opinions, man
Weíre all entitled to Ďem, but I never asked
So let me thank you for your time, and try not to waste anymore of mine
And get out of here fast

I hate to break it to you babe, but Iím not drowning
Thereís no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

You sound so innocent, all full of good intent
Swear you know best
But you expect me to jump up on board with you
And ride off into your delusional sunset

Iím not the one whoís lost with no direction
But youíll never see
Sara Bareilles King Of Anything lyrics found on http://www.directlyrics.com.com/sara-bareilles-king-of-anything-lyrics.html
Youíre so busy making maps with my name on them in all caps
You got the talking down, just not the listening

And who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

All my life Iíve tried to make everybody happy
While I just hurt and hide
Waiting for someone to tell me itís my turn to decide

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be?
Who died and made you king of anything?

Let me hold your crown, babe.
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:11:28 PM
id hate to be the guy in that song  ;D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:12:20 PM
I would too, I would do ANYTHING for Sara to stay with me :D :D

Its basically Love Song with slightly different lyrics
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:15:32 PM
haha    love the sarcastic tone shes got
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:17:17 PM
WATCH THE VIDEO!!!

I LOVE HER
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:17:44 PM
im gonna im gonna...streets is on right now...
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 01, 2010, 10:21:11 PM
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I would too, I would do ANYTHING for Sara to stay with me :D :D

Its basically Love Song with slightly different lyrics

*cough*

this is for U2 LYRICS...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:22:45 PM
I'm sorry, i dont know whats gotten into me :D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 01, 2010, 10:23:10 PM
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I'm sorry, i dont know whats gotten into me :D

 ::)

I do, trust me  :D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:23:47 PM
*sigh*  Sara :-*
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:25:31 PM
picture??
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:27:45 PM
of Sara?
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:28:39 PM
yes please
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:30:18 PM
http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,12416.15.html
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 01, 2010, 10:31:51 PM
ou know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love

His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
A dog started crying
Like a broken hearted man
At the howling wind
At the howling wind

He went deeper into black
Deeper into white
He could see the stars shining
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing
Healing, healing
Healing hands of love
Like the stars shining from above

His hand in his pocket
His finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
In his heart he could feel
It was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
Oh my love, oh my love
Oh my love
My love

See the hands that build
Can also pull down
The hands of love


Never really noticed how genius Exit is.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 01, 2010, 10:33:14 PM
Exit <3
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:33:19 PM
its brilliant, yup.  i have a film idea based on the song as well...perhaps one day y'all will see it. :D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 01, 2010, 10:34:44 PM
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its brilliant, yup.  i have a film idea based on the song as well...perhaps one day y'all will see it. :D

Interesting!  :)

I've tried to sing it the past few days.

Not too great yet  :D
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:35:38 PM
its tough im sure
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 01, 2010, 10:40:24 PM
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its tough im sure

I have to be like outside at 2 in the morning in the woods during autumn in the rain to sing it right  :D
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on July 01, 2010, 10:46:52 PM
haha seriously...i think id have to be in a lonely field at night or something...full moon..
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Post by: theocean on July 02, 2010, 05:54:59 AM
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its brilliant, yup.  i have a film idea based on the song as well...perhaps one day y'all will see it. :D

Sounds like a good idea running...we'll be waiting. ;)
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on July 02, 2010, 01:16:07 PM
You've got to get yourself together, you've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 02, 2010, 10:15:24 PM
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You've got to get yourself together, you've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

all of ATYCLB
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 04, 2010, 08:48:42 AM
Walk out/Into the street/Sing your heart out/The people you meet/Won't be drowned out/There's nothing you have that I need
I like the chorus to Breathe a lot
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Post by: rubbersoul on July 04, 2010, 12:06:22 PM
"She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire
Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot"

So Cruel Bono's best lyrics.
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Post by: Bads316 on July 05, 2010, 06:10:06 AM
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"She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire
Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot"

So Cruel Bono's best lyrics.

amen
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Post by: hj on July 07, 2010, 02:40:24 PM
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"She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire
Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot"

So Cruel Bono's best lyrics.

amen

AMEN.  Jaysus...they are so incredible hey?
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 07, 2010, 08:15:31 PM
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Walk out/Into the street/Sing your heart out/The people you meet/Won't be drowned out/There's nothing you have that I need
I like the chorus to Breathe a lot

every word of Breathe is beautiful
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Post by: Bads316 on July 08, 2010, 10:43:35 AM
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"She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire
Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot"

So Cruel Bono's best lyrics.

amen

AMEN.  Jaysus...they are so incredible hey?


They are something else. Hands down the best song he ever wrote.

IMO
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Post by: tj1968 on July 09, 2010, 07:34:14 AM
From Red Hill Mining Town -

A link is lost
The chain undone.
We wait all day
For night to come
And it comes like a hunter (child).

 8)
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Post by: tj1968 on July 09, 2010, 08:32:04 AM
And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)
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Post by: kev346 on July 09, 2010, 09:10:56 AM
Desperation is a tender trap . it gets you every time  :'(
Or any line from So Cruel .
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Post by: jabw10 on July 09, 2010, 09:53:30 AM
what you don't have, you don't need it now.
what you don't know, you can feel somehow
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Post by: Bads316 on July 09, 2010, 10:18:03 AM
Darkness falls and she
Will take me by the hand
Take me to some twilight land
Where all but love is gray
Where I can't find my way
Without her as my guide


grand :)
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Post by: u2fannewyorkinok on July 09, 2010, 11:41:58 AM
Luminous Times (Hold on to Love):
She is the gunfire
She is the car crash
She is the avalanche
She is the thunder
She is the waves and she pulls me under

I love you cause I need to
Not because I need you
I love you cause I understand
That God has given me your hand
It holds me in a tiny fist
But still I need your kiss
Hold on to love

No Line on the Horizon:
Every night I have the same dream
I'm hatching some plot, scheming some scheme

Please:
So you never knew love
Until you crossed the line of grace
And you never felt wanted
Till you had someone slap your face
So you never felt alive
Until you almost wasted away

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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on July 09, 2010, 12:21:16 PM
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"She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love like a screaming flower
Love dying every hour love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire
Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot"

So Cruel Bono's best lyrics.

amen

I don't know... Love is Blindness is pretty good too.

Love is blindness
I don't want to see
won't you wrap the night
around me
Blindness

A little death
without mourning
no call
And no warning
A dangerous idea
that almost makes sense

Love is drowning
in a deep well
All the secrets
and no one to tell
Take the money
Honey
Blindness
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 09, 2010, 01:50:21 PM
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what you don't have, you don't need it now.
what you don't know, you can feel somehow

YES!!
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Post by: AndyU2 on July 09, 2010, 11:51:55 PM
She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in
She's gonna dream out loud
Dream out loud
Dream out loud

Desert Sky
Dream beneath a desert sky
The rivers run but soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight
 ;D
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 12, 2010, 04:51:51 AM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!
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Post by: DGordon1 on July 12, 2010, 05:18:59 AM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.
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Post by: ILoveEd on July 12, 2010, 10:21:12 AM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.

That lyric always reminds me of Led Zeppelin's "Thank You":

If mountains should crumble to the sea
There would still be you and me

 :)
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on July 12, 2010, 03:20:22 PM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.

Love this song and this line!!  Yaay for UF!!

Not sure if these lines are my favorite but are rolling around in my head--
I wanna be the song, the song that you hear in your heaaaad....    (no prob. there-- he is usually  :D )

And...
All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your face in the locket
Picture in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on July 17, 2010, 03:45:28 PM
Priests stealing money from the sick
And the old

For the God I believe
Isn't short of cash
Mister


SAME AS ME.
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Post by: jujumyth on July 17, 2010, 05:43:16 PM
We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One


Very beautiful words for a message of peace and tolerance : One !
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Post by: AchtungPiano on July 17, 2010, 05:46:22 PM
a few different ones:

>we eat and drink, while tommorow they die!!!

>she's gonna dream of the world she wants to live in, shes gonna dream out loud.

>she is raging, she is raging. and the storm blows up in her eyes...
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Post by: ILoveEd on July 17, 2010, 06:33:31 PM
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We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One


Very beautiful words for a message of peace and tolerance : One !

my favorite lines, ever. From any song, ever. 8)
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Post by: My smile is relief on July 18, 2010, 01:08:07 AM
"True love never can be rent
But only true love can keep beauty innocent"

"It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case"
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Post by: singnomore on July 18, 2010, 03:53:08 AM
'And you can dream, so dream out loud
You know that your time is coming round
So don't let the bastards grind you down.


Isnt that just so bang on!??!!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 18, 2010, 08:27:27 AM
So you never knew what was on the ground until they made you crawl

Hell, all of Please
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Post by: ILoveEd on July 18, 2010, 09:18:30 AM
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'And you can dream, so dream out loud
You know that your time is coming round
So don't let the bastards grind you down.


Isnt that just so bang on!??!!

Yes  8)
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Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on July 18, 2010, 07:05:50 PM
I can't wait any longer
I can't wait til I'm stronger
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 18, 2010, 07:08:54 PM
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Priests stealing money from the sick
And the old

For the God I believe
Isn't short of cash
Mister


SAME AS ME.
True that.
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We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other
One


Very beautiful words for a message of peace and tolerance : One !
I love singing this line
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a few different ones:

>we eat and drink, while tommorow they die!!!

>she's gonna dream of the world she wants to live in, shes gonna dream out loud.

>she is raging, she is raging. and the storm blows up in her eyes...
GREAT LYRICS
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Post by: ILoveEd on July 18, 2010, 07:10:05 PM
"And if the sky can crack, there must be some way back......electrical storm."

"On rainy days, we'd go swimming out. On rainy days, swimming in the sound."

"You're in my mind, all of the time. I know that's not enough..."

Dunno why, but I love Electrical Storm  8)
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 18, 2010, 07:35:43 PM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.
Oh yeh I've heard TUF now. It's super good in lyrics!
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on July 18, 2010, 07:39:31 PM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.
Oh yeh I've heard TUF now. It's super good in lyrics!

did you watch the official video on youtube? very 80s!
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 18, 2010, 07:43:53 PM
Yeah...
SUPER 80's! :D :D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 18, 2010, 07:45:34 PM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.

BEST. U2. SONG. EVER.
Oh yeh I've heard TUF now. It's super good in lyrics!
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 19, 2010, 09:21:16 AM
Nah I wouldn't say that...
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Post by: hj on July 19, 2010, 04:53:11 PM
"Sugar come on, show your soul
You've been keeping your love under control..."

OOTS
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on July 21, 2010, 04:50:47 PM
And you hunger for the time
Time to heal
Desire time
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Post by: OneLoveU2 *Rock and Roll stops the traffic* on July 24, 2010, 02:31:31 PM
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'And you can dream, so dream out loud
You know that your time is coming round
So don't let the bastards grind you down.


Isnt that just so bang on!??!!

LOVE those lyrics!
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Post by: DGordon1 on July 24, 2010, 03:17:17 PM
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And if the mountains should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I.

 8)

what song is this?
Must listen!

The Unforgettable Fire.
Oh yeh I've heard TUF now. It's super good in lyrics!

Yeah, great atmospheric music too. Reminds me of a movie soundtrack, like a Bond song or something :D
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Post by: GardenTart on July 24, 2010, 04:02:43 PM
Here's another favourite line:

Two rivers run too deep
The seasons change and so do I
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 24, 2010, 11:56:16 PM
You love me too much
You always loved me too much
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on July 25, 2010, 04:57:28 PM
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You love me too much
You always loved me too much

What's that from? :o
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 25, 2010, 05:00:33 PM
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You love me too much
You always loved me too much

What's that from? :o

Mercy <3
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 25, 2010, 05:01:19 PM
Shake it Shake it Shake it Salome
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Post by: hj on July 26, 2010, 01:44:50 PM
No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd hit out
If you only knew who to hit
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in
'Cause I need it now
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Post by: GardenTart on July 26, 2010, 02:17:42 PM
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No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd hit out
If you only knew who to hit
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in
'Cause I need it now


Good one HJ!
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Post by: Mandles on July 26, 2010, 08:47:29 PM
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And...
All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your face in the locket
Picture in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

Good one, faris.  But I kind of like the Xanax and Wine version better:

All I want is a picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket

Just sounds so naughty! ;D
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Post by: hj on July 27, 2010, 02:53:45 PM
"Shows me colours when there's none to see
Gives me hope when I can't believe
That for the first time
I feel love...."

Just loving this song today, as always...
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 27, 2010, 03:03:04 PM
Oh of course!
I found tons of good ones on Zooropa, but can't remember now... here's one from an R&H song.
"Like someone to blame, like a thought unchained, like a runaway train, I need your love."
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 28, 2010, 09:17:22 PM
ALL of So Cruel.

This has to be in Bono's top 5 best songs lyrically.
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Post by: theocean on August 13, 2010, 06:41:27 PM
Bono's ending to the song Breathe,


I've found Grace inside a Sound

I've found Grace thats all I found, I can

Breathe!


*then Edges's cool guitar ending and Larrys cool drumming and Adams cool bass playing*
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on August 13, 2010, 06:45:42 PM
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Bono's ending to the song Breathe,


I've found Grace inside a Sound

I've found Grace thats all I found, I can

Breathe!


*then Edges's cool guitar ending and Larrys cool drumming and Adams cool bass playing*

I wish Larry was turned up louder for that song, he was great!
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Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on August 13, 2010, 06:53:37 PM
"Music is a sacrament"

Props to whoever knows which song this is from ;)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on August 13, 2010, 06:57:46 PM
Glastonbury ;D

"Well a heart that hurts, is a heart that beats"
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Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on August 13, 2010, 07:44:07 PM
COBL

But time, wont take the boy out of this man.
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 15, 2010, 03:23:16 PM
More COBL lyrics!
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight... in the city of blinding lights
Just thinking about this line gives me thrills.
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on August 15, 2010, 10:17:04 PM
You're silence searching for a sound :)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on August 15, 2010, 10:22:42 PM
Your heart is aching, your heart is my home
Its fascinating, I know I'll never be alone
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 16, 2010, 03:28:05 PM
Those lines have been rolling around in my head too lately OAP-- North Star and Glastonbury have gotten lodged in my brain of late.

But tonight, I have North and South of the River floating in my head--

Some high ground is not worth taking...

no feeling so alone as when the one you're hurting is your own.
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Post by: AchtungPiano on August 16, 2010, 07:38:53 PM
all the promises we made
from the cradle to the grave
but all i want is you.  :)
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Post by: OneLoveU2 *Rock and Roll stops the traffic* on August 17, 2010, 01:01:46 PM
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all the promises we made
from the cradle to the grave
but all i want is you.  :)

♥♥♥♥
Absolutely LOVE those lyrics ;D
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Post by: Trash Trampoline on August 17, 2010, 01:40:20 PM
It's simply gotta be my motto for getting thru every day of this life....

From "Acrobat"......   "Don't let the bast**ds grind you down ! "

Says it all for me  ;)
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Post by: AchtungPiano on August 17, 2010, 05:15:46 PM
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all the promises we made
from the cradle to the grave
but all i want is you.  :)

♥♥♥♥
Absolutely LOVE those lyrics ;D

i just remembered it while playing it on piano. i forgot how much i loved that song!  :D
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Post by: DGordon1 on August 18, 2010, 03:58:03 AM
I'm in the waiting room
I can't see for the smoke
I think of you and your holy book,
While the rest of us choke.
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Post by: The Promenade on August 18, 2010, 01:00:06 PM

Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 18, 2010, 02:19:54 PM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Every word from that song is simply amazing.
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Post by: whensday on August 18, 2010, 04:43:40 PM
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ALL of So Cruel.

This has to be in Bono's top 5 best songs lyrically.

Really digging So Cruel at the moment...I mean moreso than usual.  Fave line is

"You put your lips to her lips to stop the lie".

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Post by: EnduringChill on August 18, 2010, 05:52:53 PM
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ALL of So Cruel.

This has to be in Bono's top 5 best songs lyrically.

Really digging So Cruel at the moment...I mean moreso than usual.  Fave line is

"You put your lips to her lips to stop the lie".


Wow, I love that line... the song is confusing to me, but I love it...
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Post by: The Promenade on August 19, 2010, 03:11:06 AM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Every word from that song is simply amazing.

Yes - words and music - unbelievably good.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 19, 2010, 04:52:56 AM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Every word from that song is simply amazing.

Yes - words and music - unbelievably good.

Exactly.I love everything about that song.
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Post by: The Promenade on August 19, 2010, 05:24:35 AM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Every word from that song is simply amazing.

Yes - words and music - unbelievably good.

Exactly.I love everything about that song.

Works well with Velvet Dress - which I love too. Just a tiny bit less...
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 19, 2010, 05:54:53 AM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Every word from that song is simply amazing.

Yes - words and music - unbelievably good.

Exactly.I love everything about that song.

Works well with Velvet Dress - which I love too. Just a tiny bit less...

Same for me!! :D :D
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Post by: The Promenade on August 19, 2010, 10:34:14 AM
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Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Every word from that song is simply amazing.

Yes - words and music - unbelievably good.

Exactly.I love everything about that song.

Works well with Velvet Dress - which I love too. Just a tiny bit less...

Same for me!! :D :D

May I be so bold as to suggest Promenade too? I've chosen a whole song - but it's a short one...

Earth, sky, scenery
Is she coming back again?
Men of straw, snooker hall
Words that build or destroy
Dirt, dry, bone, sand, and stone
Barbed-wire fence cut me down
I'd like to be around
In a spiral staircase
To the higher ground

And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightning lights up the sky

In cracked streets trampled under foot
Sidestep...sidewalk
I see you stare...into space
Have I got closer now?
Behind the face

Oh...tell me...
Cherry you dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up though a spiral staircase
To the higher ground
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Post by: The Promenade on August 19, 2010, 11:18:47 AM
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"You gotta cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice,"

For my money the best line in any song. And the way it's delivered... phenomenal.
.    Love that - it's ALMOST a cliche but falls just the right side of perfection!
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Post by: Bonoffee on August 19, 2010, 11:33:28 AM
There are way too many to list them all, but these are the ones that instantly came to mind:

One of my all time favourites (since it's from the song that made me fall in love with U2): "In my dream I was drowning my sorrows, but my sorrows they learned to swim."

"She brings me white golden pearls, stolen from the sea, she is raging, she is raging and a storm blows up in her eyes."

"I've been good, cause I know you don't want me to." (In fact, I love every single line of Velvet Dress.)

"A little death without mourning, no call and no warning, baby, a dangerous idea that almost makes sense."

"She already knows it hurts, so she's living like it's the last night on earth."

"And if the rain came now would it wash us all away on a wave of sorrow?"

"The only pain is to feel nothing at all."

"Be careful where you aim, cause where you aim you just might hit."

"A heart that hurts is a heart that beats."
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 19, 2010, 02:34:21 PM
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May I be so bold as to suggest Promenade too? I've chosen a whole song - but it's a short one...

Earth, sky, scenery
Is she coming back again?
Men of straw, snooker hall
Words that build or destroy
Dirt, dry, bone, sand, and stone
Barbed-wire fence cut me down
I'd like to be around
In a spiral staircase
To the higher ground

And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightning lights up the sky

In cracked streets trampled under foot
Sidestep...sidewalk
I see you stare...into space
Have I got closer now?
Behind the face

Oh...tell me...
Cherry you dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up though a spiral staircase
To the higher ground

Hmm...I've never paid much attention to it...I'll check it out now!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on August 19, 2010, 02:38:17 PM
Dont let it get away :)
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 19, 2010, 02:50:25 PM
And now I can't stop listening to Promenade... :D :D
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Post by: The Promenade on August 20, 2010, 01:15:08 AM
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And now I can't stop listening to Promenade... :D :D

Superb - enjoy! For me, these quieter, poetic songs are where U2 get really good... rather than the bluster of Pride!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 20, 2010, 03:56:30 AM
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And now I can't stop listening to Promenade... :D :D

Superb - enjoy! For me, these quieter, poetic songs are where U2 get really good... rather than the bluster of Pride!

Thanks!!

It's kinda chill out song so I like it...and I don't like Pride either. :D
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Post by: The Promenade on August 20, 2010, 04:00:29 AM
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And now I can't stop listening to Promenade... :D :D

Superb - enjoy! For me, these quieter, poetic songs are where U2 get really good... rather than the bluster of Pride!

Thanks!!

It's kinda chill out song so I like it...and I don't like Pride either. :D

Yes, Pride is a terribly clumsy song - be careful who you say that to here though!..  :-\
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 20, 2010, 04:09:12 AM
Yeah,I know.

I don't like classic songs really  :-\ :-\
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Post by: The Promenade on August 20, 2010, 04:16:01 AM
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Yeah,I know.

I don't like classic songs really  :-\ :-\

If you're in the market for slower tunes, check out U2's cover of Night and Day (if you haven't already) - it's on the b side of One and is very good...
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 20, 2010, 04:26:16 AM
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Yeah,I know.

I don't like classic songs really  :-\ :-\

If you're in the market for slower tunes, check out U2's cover of Night and Day (if you haven't already) - it's on the b side of One and is very good...


I know it,I like it :)

Do you like Do you Feel Loved?
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Post by: The Promenade on August 20, 2010, 11:36:23 AM
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Yeah,I know.

I don't like classic songs really  :-\ :-\

If you're in the market for slower tunes, check out U2's cover of Night and Day (if you haven't already) - it's on the b side of One and is very good...


I know it,I like it :)

Do you like Do you Feel Loved?

Yes, a great song - as usual, the subtler U2 songs are far superior. I love Heartland from Rattle and Hum too...
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Post by: ciaz on August 20, 2010, 03:51:48 PM
Promenede is excellent.

I love the 'Like a firework... explode' part.
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 20, 2010, 05:38:52 PM
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"She brings me white golden pearls, stolen from the sea, she is raging, she is raging and a storm blows up in her eyes."

"
I
Love
this
Line
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 21, 2010, 04:21:59 AM
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Yes, a great song - as usual, the subtler U2 songs are far superior. I love Heartland from Rattle and Hum too...

Heartland is great!!

I love all the underrated songs :) :)
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on August 21, 2010, 05:58:50 AM
I dont know you
And you don't know the half of it
I had a starring role
I was the bad guy who walked out
They said be careful where you aim
Cause where you aim you just might hit
You can hold onto something so tight
You've already lost it
Dragging me down
That's not the way it used to be
You can't even remember
What I'm trying to forget
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Post by: InThisHeartland on August 21, 2010, 10:00:07 AM
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Heartland is great!!

I love all the underrated songs :) :)

 :) Heartland doesnt get enough respect
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Post by: Bonoffee on August 21, 2010, 10:44:22 AM
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"She brings me white golden pearls, stolen from the sea, she is raging, she is raging and a storm blows up in her eyes."

"
I
Love
this
Line

I'm considering getting a tattoo of 'stolen from the sea' :)
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Post by: GardenTart on August 21, 2010, 11:08:43 AM
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I dont know you
And you don't know the half of it
I had a starring role
I was the bad guy who walked out
They said be careful where you aim
Cause where you aim you just might hit
You can hold onto something so tight
You've already lost it
Dragging me down
That's not the way it used to be
You can't even remember
What I'm trying to forget

Thumbs up!
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Post by: GardenTart on August 21, 2010, 11:09:23 AM
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And now I can't stop listening to Promenade... :D :D

Superb - enjoy! For me, these quieter, poetic songs are where U2 get really good... rather than the bluster of Pride!

Love love love Promenade!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 21, 2010, 11:16:33 AM
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"She brings me white golden pearls, stolen from the sea, she is raging, she is raging and a storm blows up in her eyes."

"
I
Love
this
Line

I'm considering getting a tattoo of 'stolen from the sea' :)

That would be so great!!Love the idea!!
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 21, 2010, 11:20:14 AM
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I dont know you
And you don't know the half of it
I had a starring role
I was the bad guy who walked out
They said be careful where you aim
Cause where you aim you just might hit
You can hold onto something so tight
You've already lost it
Dragging me down
That's not the way it used to be
You can't even remember
What I'm trying to forget

Thumbs up!

Love this one too!  Had it rolling around in my head just yesterday!  :D
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Post by: The Promenade on August 21, 2010, 11:34:11 AM
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Heartland is great!!

I love all the underrated songs :) :)

 :) Heartland doesnt get enough respect
.  It gets plenty of respect from me! :)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on August 22, 2010, 12:40:25 PM
I feel something in these lyrics I didn't even with Moment of Surrender.

Every breaking wave
On the shore
Tells the next one thereíll be one more

Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what youíre really there for

Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now Iím speaking to an answer phone
Every silent leaf
On the breeze
Winter wouldnít leave it alone

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I donít know if Iím that strong
I donít know if Iím that strong
Donít know if Iím that strong
To be somebody
To need someone

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul
Knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the masterís voice
Itís hard to listen while you preach

Like every broken wave
On the shore
This worldís as far as I can reach

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I donít know if Iím that strong
I donít know if Iím that strong
Donít know if Iím that strong
Got to be somebody
To need someone

The waves know
Weíre on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

And you know
My heart is
The same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin

The waves know
Weíre on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
My heart is
The same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin
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Post by: senan on August 22, 2010, 11:36:07 PM
They want you to be Jesus
They'll go down on one knee
But they'll want their money back
If you're alive at thirty-three
 
;D
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 23, 2010, 03:44:29 PM
These words will not escape from my mind-
Beneath the noise, beyond the din
I hear your voice, it's whispering
In science and in medicine
I was a stranger, you took me in
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 24, 2010, 03:12:58 PM
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I feel something in these lyrics I didn't even with Moment of Surrender.

Every breaking wave
On the shore
Tells the next one thereíll be one more

Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what youíre really there for

Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now Iím speaking to an answer phone
Every silent leaf
On the breeze
Winter wouldnít leave it alone

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I donít know if Iím that strong
I donít know if Iím that strong
Donít know if Iím that strong
To be somebody
To need someone

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul
Knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the masterís voice
Itís hard to listen while you preach

Like every broken wave
On the shore
This worldís as far as I can reach

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I donít know if Iím that strong
I donít know if Iím that strong
Donít know if Iím that strong
Got to be somebody
To need someone

The waves know
Weíre on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

And you know
My heart is
The same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin

The waves know
Weíre on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
My heart is
The same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin

I'm with ya on this one Mid!  This song really caught me and caught me by surprise yesterday... very moving.

Today, With A Shout has grabbed my attention....
Shout, shout
With a shout
Shout it out
Shout
Shout it out

I want to go to the foot of Mount Zion
To the foot of He who made me see

To the side of a hill, where we were still
We were filled with a love
And we're going to be there again
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 25, 2010, 06:31:14 PM
If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind, leave this heart of clay, watch you walk, walk away...
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Post by: AchtungPiano on August 25, 2010, 08:12:09 PM
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If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind, leave this heart of clay, watch you walk, walk away...

INTO THE NIIIIIGHHHHTTT AND THROUGH THE DAY!  ;D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on August 25, 2010, 08:47:04 PM
Take my hand...
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Post by: My smile is relief on August 26, 2010, 03:39:18 AM
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If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind, leave this heart of clay, watch you walk, walk away...

yeah i love this  :)
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Post by: AchtungPiano on August 27, 2010, 07:11:16 PM
love is drowning in a deep well
all the secrets and no one to tell
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 28, 2010, 07:02:22 AM
I hear voices, ridiculous voices
I'm in the slipstream
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Post by: Bundang Dave on August 28, 2010, 07:53:04 AM
I find my mind constantly returning to some of the new lyrics. I find such elegant sadness in the 'wave' metaphors. But I don't know what to make of the 'fearlessness' verse:

Every breaking wave
On the shore
Tells the next one thereíll be one more


Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now Iím speaking to an answer phone


Like every broken wave
On the shore
This worldís as far as I can reach


The waves know
Weíre on the rocks
Drowning is no sin


I think it would go well thematically and as a tonal change of pace following Until the End of the World.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 28, 2010, 03:52:05 PM
^^^Agree w/ you BD-- great song and strange lyric there about fearlessness (maybe we've not heard it correctly?).  Love the waves image.  Helps.


Lately Surrender has been rolling through my mind, much live waves upon a beach.  This song keeps tumbling and then coming back.  These lines especially--

The city's a fire, a passionate flame
That knows me by name
The city's desire to take me for more and more
It's in the street getting under my feet
It's in the air, it's everywhere I look for you
It's in the things I do and say
If I want to live
I've got to die to myself someday
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 28, 2010, 04:30:30 PM
I also really likebthe lines at the end of Lemon, when it starts fading out...
She is the dreamer
She's imagination
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Post by: Miami66 on August 29, 2010, 08:11:05 AM
Your Love was a light bulb hanging over my bed

Every Sailor knows that the sea, is a friend made enemy

I will sing, sing a new song.... How Long?

You got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, and scream without raising your voice

Here I am a Space cowboy, looking out for love and logic in the universe

Time is irrelevant, not linear, then she put her tongue in my ear, oooooooooooo

THE FUTURE NEEDS A BIG KISS
Title: How to choose?
Post by: colegrl08 on August 29, 2010, 01:14:41 PM
I don't know if I'm that strong, Don't know if I'm that strong, Enough to be somebody who needs someone

The wind will crack in wintertime
This bomb-blast lightning waltz
No spoken words, just a scream

No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd hit out
If you only knew who to hit
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in
'Cause I need it now

If I could, through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

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Post by: EnduringChill on August 29, 2010, 07:20:29 PM
Mmmm... Unforgettable Fire lyrics... such good ones...
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Post by: lissie on August 30, 2010, 02:04:32 PM
For some reason the lyrics to Soon have been in my head and making me love them lately. :P

Sing yourself on down the street
Sing yourself right off your feet
Sing yourself away from victory and from defeat
Sing yourself with fife and drum
Sing yourself to overcome
The thought that someone's lost
And someone else has won
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 30, 2010, 03:21:48 PM
The boys played UV tonight!!! Wohoo!

Sometimes I feel like I don't know
Sometimes I feel like checking out
I wanna get it wrong
Can't always be strong
And love it won't be long

Oh sugar, don't you cry
Oh child, wipe the tears from your eyes
You know I need you to be strong
And the day is as dark as the night is long
Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
I'm in the black, can't see or be seen

Baby baby baby light my way
All right now
Baby baby baby light my way
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Post by: linasd on August 30, 2010, 05:07:04 PM
I rly like these lines and I'm glad that they are being highlighted during the 360 tour.


A man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocketship into the sky
He lives on star that's dying in the night
And follows in the trail
The scatter of light
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Post by: GardenTart on August 30, 2010, 07:29:48 PM
I guess all the uproar of skipping UV got to someone.....

When I was all messed up and I heard opera in my head
Your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 31, 2010, 06:32:30 AM
The only pain is to feel nothing at all

I don't really like the song but I love that line.
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Post by: My smile is relief on August 31, 2010, 07:14:40 AM
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The only pain is to feel nothing at all

I don't really like the song but I love that line.

how can i hurt when i'm holding you
wow you don't like this song  :o
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Post by: Miami66 on August 31, 2010, 08:24:24 AM
I want you to meet Jesus and go down on one knee, they'll want their money back if you're alive at 33

She's the promise in the year of election

Beneath the noise, beyond the din, I hear your voice, it's whispering

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Post by: The Promenade on August 31, 2010, 09:27:30 AM
Barbed-wire fence cut me down
I'd like to be around
In a spiral staircase
To the higher ground
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Post by: EnduringChill on August 31, 2010, 10:24:45 AM
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I want you to meet Jesus and go down on one knee, they'll want their money back if you're alive at 33

She's the promise in the year of election

Beneath the noise, beyond the din, I hear your voice, it's whispering


MMMMMMMM...
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 31, 2010, 01:14:03 PM
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The only pain is to feel nothing at all

I don't really like the song but I love that line.

how can i hurt when i'm holding you
wow you don't like this song  :o

I like it...I love the lyrics,but not really the music.
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Post by: eddyjedi on August 31, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
I was strolling down this Paris way, i walked through the streets in the light of the day and knew that summer had arrived, when I saw your eyes, when I see you. Well i hope that it was good - as it was good for me if it was good for you, then it was good for me."

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Post by: Sledge on August 31, 2010, 04:46:03 PM
All the secrets and no one to tell and Love is Blindness
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on August 31, 2010, 05:13:16 PM
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All the secrets and no one to tell and Love is Blindness

<3 <3 <3 <3
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Post by: Miami66 on August 31, 2010, 09:15:35 PM
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I was strolling down this Paris way, i walked through the streets in the light of the day and knew that summer had arrived, when I saw your eyes, when I see you. Well i hope that it was good - as it was good for me if it was good for you, then it was good for me."



looove love will tear us apaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrttttttttt :)
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Post by: GardenTart on August 31, 2010, 10:50:57 PM
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All the secrets and no one to tell and Love is Blindness

Good one  :)
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Post by: The Promenade on September 01, 2010, 01:57:13 PM
These city lights
They shine as silver and gold
Dug from the night
Your eyes as black as coal
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on September 01, 2010, 03:39:42 PM
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Barbed-wire fence cut me down
I'd like to be around
In a spiral staircase
To the higher ground

Roman candle lightning, lights up the sky..      Love it.   The one single U2 song that was stuck in my head the longest.   I have no idea why either.
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on September 03, 2010, 06:33:10 PM
You don't know how you got here
You just know you want out
Believing in yourself
Almost as much as you doubt
You're a big smash
You wear it like a rash
Star

Oh no, don't be shy
There's a crowd to cry
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me   8) ;D
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 03, 2010, 06:45:04 PM
Can you see the beauty I had inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 03, 2010, 10:58:40 PM
Its hard to listen while you preach
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 07, 2010, 02:32:01 PM
HMTMKMKM has been stuck in my head for three days

my fav line is

of course your no child.
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Post by: Miami66 on September 07, 2010, 08:15:13 PM
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HMTMKMKM has been stuck in my head for three days

my fav line is

of course your no child.
I think its of course your not shy  :-X
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 08, 2010, 10:31:03 AM
Boo.
Actually, that line is nice too.

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HMTMKMKM has been stuck in my head for three days

my fav line is

of course your no child.
I think its of course your not shy  :-X
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 08, 2010, 10:47:59 AM
The more you see, the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then, then I do now
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 09, 2010, 06:00:04 PM
Quite a few I thought of today-
"Head first, then foot, then heart set sail" :)
"The sun so bright it leaves no shadows, only scars..." MMMMMM
I was thinking bout the sun a lot this morning- "See the sun rise over her skin, she feels like water in my hands..."
A bunch of Zooropa lyric were in my head, but I can't quite remember. There was most of Some Days. :)
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Post by: GardenTart on September 09, 2010, 09:56:54 PM
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Quite a few I thought of today-
"Head first, then foot, then heart set ail" :)
"The sun so bright it leaves no shadows, only scars..." MMMMMM
I was thinking bout the sun a lot this morning- "See the sun rise over her skin, she feels like water in my hands..."
A bunch of Zooropa lyric were in my head, but I can't quite remember. There was most of Some Days. :)

Mmmmmmmmmm

"Some days are bouncers and won't let you in"
- I always thought this was a funny line - as if U2 has ever had to deal with a bouncer not letting them in  ;D ;D
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Post by: el_dingo on September 12, 2010, 05:57:24 PM
Stand Up Comedy
C'mon ye people, stand up for your love

Miracle Drug
The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up
For a miracle, a miracle drug

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Where are we now?
I've got to let you know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone...

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

Twilight
I look into his eyes
They're closed but I see something
A teacher told me why, I laugh when old men cry
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Post by: Miami66 on September 12, 2010, 06:28:16 PM
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Boo.
Actually, that line is nice too.

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HMTMKMKM has been stuck in my head for three days

my fav line is

of course your no child.
I think its of course your not shy  :-X
:D
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Post by: Boom Cha! on September 12, 2010, 06:29:34 PM
Blessings not just for the ones who kneel
Luckily
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 12, 2010, 06:32:37 PM
All of City Of Blinding Lights, of course! :D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:44:41 AM
I can't wait any longer
For your love


And

Don’t know if I’m that strong
To be somebody
To need someone
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 03:12:34 AM
You wanna kill me
And I wanna die
We were meant for each other


I love that one!! :D :D

And

If your heart is strong
Baby let me bleed it
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 03:40:07 AM
You're not sorry
You're not gonna cry
You put the glue back in
My eyes

If your heart is strong
Baby let me bleed it
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Post by: Bundang Dave on September 13, 2010, 07:54:53 AM
Save me
Save me from myself
I know that you've been good to me
Now I need you not to be
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Post by: linasd on September 13, 2010, 08:08:32 AM
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You wanna kill me
And I wanna die
We were meant for each other


I love that one!! :D :D

Love that one too!
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 08:08:34 AM
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You're not sorry
You're not gonna cry
You put the glue back in
My eyes

If your heart is strong
Baby let me bleed it


I sing "glue" every time too. I just can't help it.
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Post by: el_dingo on September 13, 2010, 09:44:26 AM
Mercy
Your heart is aching... your heart is my home
It's fascinating... I know I'll never be alone

Magnificent
Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar

Moment Of Surrender
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

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
It's a long way down to nothing at all

Kite
I want you to know, that you don't need me anymore
I want you to know, that you don't need anyone, anything at all
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:02:07 PM
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You're not sorry
You're not gonna cry
You put the glue back in
My eyes

If your heart is strong
Baby let me bleed it


I sing "glue" every time too. I just can't help it.

Are you saying it isn't glue? :-[
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 12:03:07 PM
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You're not sorry
You're not gonna cry
You put the glue back in
My eyes

If your heart is strong
Baby let me bleed it


I sing "glue" every time too. I just can't help it.

Are you saying it isn't glue? :-[


I think its "blue" but I haven't checked any official lyrics  :(
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:12:33 PM
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I think its "blue" but I haven't checked any official lyrics  :(

I think it's glue.It makes more sense. Blue in eyes?  :-\
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 12:14:09 PM
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I think its "blue" but I haven't checked any official lyrics  :(

I think it's glue.It makes more sense. Blue in eyes?  :-\

 ???
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:15:22 PM
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I think its "blue" but I haven't checked any official lyrics  :(

I think it's glue.It makes more sense. Blue in eyes?  :-\

 ???


It goes: You put the glue back in my eyes.
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 12:21:33 PM
I don't understand why he would have glue in his eyes? !! I am so confused  :D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:31:02 PM
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I don't understand why he would have glue in his eyes? !! I am so confused  :D

Glue is a metaphor.

When you say someone is putting glue in your eyes,it mean someone is lying to you,closing your eyes not to see the truth or true side of someone.
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 12:32:45 PM
hmmm, okay. I learned something new today.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on September 13, 2010, 12:36:36 PM
No, it's "blue", DG.  :D
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:38:46 PM
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No, it's "blue", DG.  :D

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! ::) ::)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on September 13, 2010, 12:39:31 PM
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No, it's "blue", DG.  :D

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! ::) ::)

Blue eyes. "You put the blue back in my eye"

Makes more sense than "glue".  ::) :P
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:41:10 PM
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No, it's "blue", DG.  :D

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! ::) ::)

Blue eyes. "You put the blue back in my eye"

Makes more sense than "glue".  ::) :P

Americans ::) ::)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on September 13, 2010, 12:42:24 PM
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No, it's "blue", DG.  :D

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! ::) ::)

Blue eyes. "You put the blue back in my eye"

Makes more sense than "glue".  ::) :P

Americans ::) ::)

Croatians  ::) :P
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:42:52 PM
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No, it's "blue", DG.  :D

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! ::) ::)

Blue eyes. "You put the blue back in my eye"

Makes more sense than "glue".  ::) :P

Americans ::) ::)

Croatians  ::) :P

Grammar fail. Americans. ::) :D
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Post by: Boom Cha! on September 13, 2010, 12:44:18 PM
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No, it's "blue", DG.  :D

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!! ::) ::)

Blue eyes. "You put the blue back in my eye"

Makes more sense than "glue".  ::) :P

Americans ::) ::)

Croatians  ::) :P

Grammar fail. Americans. ::) :D

Isn't that how you spell Croatians?
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:45:36 PM
Nope. Croatians.
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 12:46:02 PM
I believed DG!    I believe everything I read on the internet.


maybe its a European saying...glue in the eyes
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 13, 2010, 12:47:59 PM
Its blue, not glue :P

Love is the end, of history
The enemy, of misery

BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE WE CAN
WE MUST!!
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 12:50:12 PM
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I believed DG!    I believe everything I read on the internet.


maybe its a European saying...glue in the eyes

It is. So the blue doesn't make sense to me.
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Post by: DGordon1 on September 13, 2010, 01:05:53 PM
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I believed DG!    I believe everything I read on the internet.


maybe its a European saying...glue in the eyes

It is. So the blue doesn't make sense to me.

The image of colour being restored to one's eyes is a pretty valid one. It's all about someone's faith, vitality, love etc being restored by someone.
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 13, 2010, 01:08:37 PM
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I believed DG!    I believe everything I read on the internet.


maybe its a European saying...glue in the eyes

It is. So the blue doesn't make sense to me.

The image of colour being restored to one's eyes is a pretty valid one. It's all about someone's faith, vitality, love etc being restored by someone.

Nice.
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 13, 2010, 01:34:46 PM
if you think about DG's glue, and then blue.... they make the song completely different. Changing those two words changes the whole meaning of the song. Wow.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on September 13, 2010, 02:56:15 PM
"You wanted violins, and you go Nero."
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Post by: ILoveEd on September 13, 2010, 05:03:52 PM
You know you're chewing bubblegum
You know what that is
But you still want some


 8)
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on September 14, 2010, 12:20:23 AM
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if you think about DG's glue, and then blue.... they make the song completely different. Changing those two words changes the whole meaning of the song. Wow.

Exactly!! You see how one letter matters? :D :D
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 19, 2010, 07:26:10 AM
Pop lyrics!
"The moon is a mirrorball..."
"Looking for to save my, save my soul... looking in the place where no flowers grow..." Epic song BTW
"I left it in the duty free, but you never really belonged to me" MMM, so sad sounding
"You had to win, you couldn't just lose" (I think... can't remember a lot)
And this isn't from Pop, but I adore it-
"And if the night runs over... and if the day won't last... and if your way should falter, along that stony pass... It's just a moment, this time will pass."
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on September 19, 2010, 10:02:16 AM
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And this isn't from Pop, but I adore it-
"And if the night runs over... and if the day won't last... and if your way should falter, along that stony pass... It's just a moment, this time will pass."
One of my favorites as well.
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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on September 19, 2010, 06:21:01 PM
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Pop lyrics!
"The moon is a mirrorball..."
"Looking for to save my, save my soul... looking in the place where no flowers grow..." Epic song BTW
"I left it in the duty free, but you never really belonged to me" MMM, so sad sounding
"You had to win, you couldn't just lose" (I think... can't remember a lot)
And this isn't from Pop, but I adore it-
"And if the night runs over... and if the day won't last... and if your way should falter, along that stony pass... It's just a moment, this time will pass."

Love the lyrics from Pop!

That one is "You had to win, you couldn't just pass, the smartest ass, at the top of the class" which is awesome as well....
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 19, 2010, 06:23:34 PM
Thank you! I forget lyrics all the time. :D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 19, 2010, 08:16:52 PM
You've got to get yourself together, you've got stuck in a moment and you cant get out of it

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Post by: Droo on September 20, 2010, 05:26:14 PM
The entire lyric of Moment of Surrender, but in particular:

"We set ourselves on fire
oh God, do not deny her
it's not if I believe in love
but if love believes in me
oh, believe in me"

and

"at the moment of surrender
I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
and they did not notice me"

From Stay:

"and if you look you look through me
and when you talk you talk at me
and when I touch you, you don't feel a thing"
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Post by: Rayford27 on September 20, 2010, 10:01:26 PM
Your wheels are turning, but you're upside down.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 21, 2010, 08:54:23 AM
Love is the end, of history
The enemy, of misery

Love is justice, not charity
Love brings with it, a clarity

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Post by: el_dingo on September 22, 2010, 08:26:02 PM
Magnificent
Justify till we die, you and I will magnify

Stand Up Comedy
Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady

Winter
Now I'm 25
I'm trying to stay alive
In a corner of the world
With no clear enemies to fight

Unknown Caller
I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe where I wanted to be

October
October
And the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear
What do I care

Original Of The Species
I'll give you everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind
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Post by: linasd on September 23, 2010, 03:53:59 AM
The best lines ever:

"What you got they can't steal it
No they can't even feel it"


Walk On <3
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 23, 2010, 02:32:49 PM
^OH. YES. :D
Well, maybe not the best ever. :P
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 24, 2010, 01:31:59 PM
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The best lines ever:

"What you got they can't steal it
No they can't even feel it"


Walk On <3

Agreed.  WALK ON <3
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Post by: Droo on September 24, 2010, 10:26:27 PM
"midnight is where the day begins" - Lemon

"the days days days run away like horses over the hill" - Dirty Day
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 26, 2010, 04:46:12 PM
"I guess that's the price of love, I know it's not cheap"
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on September 26, 2010, 06:16:23 PM
"We scorch the earth, set fire to the sky
 We stoop so low, to reach so high"
 

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Post by: Miami66 on September 26, 2010, 06:34:22 PM
^good one dice RHMT <3
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Post by: Droo on September 27, 2010, 09:08:32 AM
I love Red Hill Mining Town. :)
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Post by: UltraBonoLove;) on September 27, 2010, 03:38:00 PM
Some days are honest, some days are not
Some days you're thankful for what you've got
Some days you wake up in the army
And some days it's the enemy
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Post by: GardenTart on September 27, 2010, 09:12:39 PM
Some days are bouncers and won't let you in

(did I already post that? Apologies if I did. I'm too lazy to check......)
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Post by: StrongGirl on September 28, 2010, 10:41:02 AM
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"We scorch the earth, set fire to the sky
 We stoop so low, to reach so high"
 




This one has always been a favorite of mine.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on September 28, 2010, 10:44:45 AM
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"We scorch the earth, set fire to the sky
 We stoop so low, to reach so high"
 




This one has always been a favorite of mine.

Yep!  Love that one!

Have to add to Some Days...

"Some days... it all adds up
and what you got is enough"
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 29, 2010, 02:34:51 PM
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"We scorch the earth, set fire to the sky
 We stoop so low, to reach so high"
 




This one has always been a favorite of mine.
Same here. :)
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Post by: maymay on October 03, 2010, 11:55:31 PM
"You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice"

RTTS - U2

So beautiful, but on the other hand very sad too.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on October 04, 2010, 08:42:34 AM
You can change your mind, but you cannot change your heart
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Post by: el_dingo on October 04, 2010, 08:34:45 PM
Bad
If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

In A Little While
A man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocket ship into the skies
He lives on a star that's dying in the night
And follows in the trail, the scatter of light

White As Snow
Who can forgive forgiveness where forgiveness is not

Wave Of Sorrow
Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt
For they shall inherit what's left of the earth
Blessed are the kings who've left their thrones
They are buried in this valley of dry bones
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Post by: Miami66 on October 06, 2010, 11:14:55 AM
Boy Falls From The Sky

The city conducts a symphony
The search through sh** for melody
A single scrap of dignity
In the junkyard of humanity
On the burning rubble and the sulphur sky
We look for clues yeah, you and I
Although the screams and the sirens wail
....is up for sale
The subway screech soars down the drain
The thunder when there is no rain
So listen hard, listen again
To your own voice and the rain comes back
You know exactly what to do
The you and me, the we and you
Together you start the self esteem
And when you do
And when you do
And you believe
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Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on October 06, 2010, 11:35:36 AM
The one that's been replaying in my head is from Glastonbury--beautiful line there!

"I came to find a flowering rose/For a flowering rose I'd bend my knee/I came to find a flowering rose/The flowering rose of Glastonbury/YOU! ARE! A POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE!"
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Post by: theocean on October 19, 2010, 06:50:57 AM
*return, the call, to home*
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Post by: Drummer Boy on October 19, 2010, 08:41:22 AM
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"You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice"

RTTS - U2

So beautiful, but on the other hand very sad too.

True... I love that line too.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on October 19, 2010, 08:49:06 AM
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Wave Of Sorrow
Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt
For they shall inherit what's left of the earth
Blessed are the kings who've left their thrones
They are buried in this valley of dry bones

That entire final verse of Wave Of Sorrow is amazing

Blessed is the spirit that overcomes
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Post by: Rhythm Of My Soul on October 20, 2010, 07:59:30 AM
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Wave Of Sorrow
Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt
For they shall inherit what's left of the earth
Blessed are the kings who've left their thrones
They are buried in this valley of dry bones

That entire final verse of Wave Of Sorrow is amazing



Yeah, that final verse is so brilliant!
The line: "Blessed are the stupid who can dream" has always been my favorite.

(Love the lyrics of all the new songs btw. EBW is so breathtaking...and BFFTS - wow! You definitely don't have to be spiderman to be able to relate to that song).
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Post by: Droo on October 20, 2010, 08:47:01 PM
Not a huge fan of the song, but I love:

"When the soul wants the soul waits" from A Man And A Woman
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Post by: ryanm on October 20, 2010, 09:27:23 PM
"Her skin is pale like God's only dove.
Screams like an angel for your love.
Then she makes you watch her from above.
And you need her like a drug."

That verse is the one that's currently stuck in my head.  Very powerful.
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Post by: AltRockAddict on October 20, 2010, 09:39:03 PM
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"Her skin is pale like God's only dove.
Screams like an angel for your love.
Then she makes you watch her from above.
And you need her like a drug."

That verse is the one that's currently stuck in my head.  Very powerful.
so sexy *runs over to Bono Rocks My World thread*
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Post by: GardenTart on October 21, 2010, 10:07:56 PM
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"Her skin is pale like God's only dove.
Screams like an angel for your love.
Then she makes you watch her from above.
And you need her like a drug."

That verse is the one that's currently stuck in my head.  Very powerful.
so sexy *runs over to Bono Rocks My World thread*

So sexy and has nothing to do with Bono  :D :D :D
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Post by: Maximus on October 25, 2010, 10:19:28 AM
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Some days are honest, some days are not
Some days you're thankful for what you've got
Some days you wake up in the army
And some days it's the enemy

I use that line with my Soldiers when they complain

I tell them some days you wake up in the Army and some days are better than others
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Post by: AltRockAddict on October 25, 2010, 11:32:05 AM
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Some days are honest, some days are not
Some days you're thankful for what you've got
Some days you wake up in the army
And some days it's the enemy

I use that line with my Soldiers when they complain

I tell them some days you wake up in the Army and some days are better than others

I LOVE IT!!
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Post by: MarsGirl on October 31, 2010, 10:01:57 AM
I found grace inside a sound (Breathe) -- So describes my experience with music. Totally with Bono there.

And you hunger for a time
Time to heal, desire time
And the earth moves beneath
Your own dream landscape

(A Sort of Homecoming) - Just so beautiful and poetic.

And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in.

(Acrobat) - Always identified with those lyrics growing up. Fortunately for me, I've finally found a church I can receive in.

Always pain before the child is born. (Yahweh) - Obvious, but aptly said in a beautiful praise song.

Outside, somebody's outside
Somebody's knocking at the door
There's a black car parked at the side of the road
Don't go to the door, don't go to the door.

(Tomorrow) - I relate to this in a level of someone who's experienced grief... Great imagery. Great unedited earnestness.

And.. next week if I read this thread, I'd probably come up with more favorites. ;)
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Post by: GardenTart on October 31, 2010, 12:15:59 PM
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And.. next week if I read this thread, I'd probably come up with more favorites

Join the club  :D
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Post by: AltRockAddict on October 31, 2010, 07:19:14 PM
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And.. next week if I read this thread, I'd probably come up with more favorites

Join the club  :D
Exactly, GardenTart...I'm in!  And a year from now (heck, 10 years from now) I'll still be adding to this list daily.  I'm even beginning to love the lyrics to Promenade (ha!)  Can't you just hear Bono's voice when you read these lyrics?  ;D
(Love your Profile Pic MarsGirl!  I always wanted to go as them for Halloween, but I never found my Patsy)
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on November 01, 2010, 08:36:00 AM
Heaven's white rose, the doors you open, I just can't close.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 01, 2010, 10:44:22 AM
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
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Post by: MarsGirl on November 01, 2010, 07:28:00 PM
Quote
And.. next week if I read this thread, I'd probably come up with more favorites.

Join the club  :D

Exactly, GardenTart...I'm in!  And a year from now (heck, 10 years from now) I'll still be adding to this list daily.  I'm even beginning to love the lyrics to Promenade (ha!)  Can't you just hear Bono's voice when you read these lyrics?  ;D
(Love your Profile Pic MarsGirl!  I always wanted to go as them for Halloween, but I never found my Patsy)

Thanks!! I borrowed it (got permission) from one of the guys on U2gigs. I totally dug Bono wearing the Coexist headband during Sunday Bloody Sunday on the Vertigo tour... And that song he sang in the middle... "Father Abraham... what have you done? You've pit your son against your son..." He sings with the voice of angels!! :)

Oops. A little Bono love slipped out.
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Post by: AltRockAddict on November 03, 2010, 01:23:55 PM
I love you cause I need to
Not because I need you
I love you cause I understand
That God has given me your hand
It holds me in a tiny fist
But still I need your kiss
Hold on to love
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Post by: Discotheque Girl on November 03, 2010, 02:37:29 PM
You love me too much
You always loved me too much
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Post by: theocean on November 03, 2010, 03:31:04 PM
And I still havent found what I'm lookin for
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Post by: GardenTart on November 03, 2010, 10:30:31 PM
The men who love you, you hate the most
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 08, 2010, 07:25:06 AM
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Heaven's white rose, the doors you open, I just can't close.

Yes, love this one... jumped out at me again just night before last!

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The men who love you, you hate the most
Oh dear, really!?   ???
 :D 
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Post by: GardenTart on November 08, 2010, 12:29:59 PM
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The men who love you, you hate the most
Oh dear, really!?   ???
 :D 

Why do you think I'm still single?  :D :D :D
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Post by: rubygeorge32 on November 09, 2010, 12:37:04 PM
For me its not just about the lyrics but the way they are sang by bono. He can make even the most banal, simple and obvious words/phrases (not that U2 lyrics are banal, simple and obvious!) sound beautiful, special and somehow different, as if im listening to them for the first time...sorry if that sounds a bit overblown, its just the way i feel! :)

But my favourite of all time has to be:

"And you can swallow
Or you can spit
You can throw it up
Or choke on it
And you can dream
So dream out loud
You know that your time is coming 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down" - love the passion in acrobat :)

"If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would let it go, this desperation, dislocation
Separation, condemnation, revelation
In temptation, isolation, desolation"

"you've been all over and its been all over you"
 
and the whole of with or without you  :) <3




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Post by: linasd on November 09, 2010, 01:31:33 PM
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"you've been all over and its been all over you"

I love that one. :D I always smile when I hear it.
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Post by: theocean on November 10, 2010, 04:57:57 AM
'the songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile'.... ;)
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Post by: MarsGirl on November 10, 2010, 04:59:03 AM
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'the songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile'.... ;)

My favorite too!!! <3 <3
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Post by: EnduringChill on November 10, 2010, 03:00:06 PM
I was born to sing for you
I didn't have a choice but to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
<3
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on November 10, 2010, 04:39:07 PM
So Cruel
Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love
Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug

One
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Love Is Blindness
Love is clockworks and cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel

Achtung Baby has such deep and meaningful lyrics. I just wonder what Bono must have been feeling when he wrote these lyrics...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 10, 2010, 04:40:07 PM
See the sunrise over her skin
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on November 10, 2010, 04:40:45 PM
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See the sunrise over her skin

uh-mazing lyric.
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Post by: MarsGirl on November 10, 2010, 04:42:14 PM
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The men who love you, you hate the most
Oh dear, really!?   ???
 :D 

Why do you think I'm still single?  :D :D :D

Heh. Heh. I think I know where you're coming from...
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 10, 2010, 04:43:52 PM
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See the sunrise over her skin

uh-mazing lyric.

She feels like water, in my hands

Heartland is amazing.
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Post by: EnduringChill on November 10, 2010, 05:44:15 PM
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See the sunrise over her skin

uh-mazing lyric.

She feels like water, in my hands

Heartland is amazing.
I love you right now.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 10, 2010, 09:06:12 PM
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See the sunrise over her skin

uh-mazing lyric.

She feels like water, in my hands

Heartland is amazing.
I love you right now.

Mississippi and the cotton wool heat

Love you too :)
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Post by: EnduringChill on November 11, 2010, 04:39:55 AM
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See the sunrise over her skin

uh-mazing lyric.

She feels like water, in my hands

Heartland is amazing.
I love you right now.

Mississippi and the cotton wool heat

Love you too :)
Sixty-six, a highway speaks...
Love U2! ;D
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 11, 2010, 04:54:56 AM
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See the sunrise over her skin

Dawn changes everything....


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I was born to sing for you
I didn't have a choice but to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
<3

I absolutely love this on the 360 dvd!  Amaaaazing!
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Post by: linasd on November 11, 2010, 04:56:38 AM
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I was born to sing for you

Every time I hear that I think "Yes Bono. Your only job is to keep singing for us. Next show I want to hear Bad."
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Post by: GardenTart on November 11, 2010, 05:06:32 PM
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I was born to sing for you

Every time I hear that I think "Yes Bono. Your only job is to keep singing for us. Next show I want to hear Bad."

HAHAHAHAHA!  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on November 16, 2010, 07:03:30 AM
And music is a sacrament... (Glastonbury -- My favorite line from the song!)
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Post by: bonofaninaustin on November 18, 2010, 09:03:58 PM
I want to trip inside your head
Spend the day there
To hear the things you haven't said
And see what you might see

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Post by: Rock N Roll Girl on November 18, 2010, 10:55:53 PM
When it's raining, raining hard, that's when the rain will break my heart...

That's this moment's favorite. I have many!  :D
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Post by: EnduringChill on November 19, 2010, 05:28:19 AM
Good choices on this page :D
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on November 20, 2010, 09:29:19 AM
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I want to trip inside your head
Spend the day there
To hear the things you haven't said
And see what you might see



I like those lines.

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Post by: LittleDany on November 28, 2010, 07:11:49 AM
Many of Bonos lyrics for many (personal) reasons speak out very loud to me...just a few:

"I'm not afraid to die
I'm not afraid to live
and when i'm flat on my back
I hope to feel like I did"

"Baby slow down
the end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart"

"I'm wide awake [...]
I'm not sleeping .. oh no..."

"Time won't leave me as I am
Time won't take the boy out of this man"

"You know my heart is the same place yours has been"

and just because those words nicely bump into another:

"I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine"
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Post by: singnomore on November 29, 2010, 12:54:41 PM
sublime.....


'A painted face and I know we haven't long
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong'
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 29, 2010, 02:39:27 PM
I was drinking some wine and it turned to blood
What's the use of religion if you're any good
I know I'm weed killer, honey, and you're sugar
If you're the prosecution I get away with murder
If you were ice, I'm water
And with your telescope I can see further
We're binary code, a one and a zero
You wanted violins and you got Nero
You're gravity searching for the ground
You're silence searching for a sound
Your heart is aching, your heart is my home
It's fascinating, I know Ill never be alone

I'm ripping the stitches
We've got two hands to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone else's love

Love heals when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again

If you hunger, baby let me feed it
If your heart is full, baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for those who don't really need it
You love me too much
You always love me too much

When I was ripping the stitches
We've got two hands to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone elses luck

Love heals when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love has come again
I am gone again

Love has got to be with the weak
Only then love gets a chance to speak
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again

I, I can't escape myself
I'll hear you talk
Fear nothing
I fear nothing
Fear
How can someone fear nothing
How can someone fear nothing

Love is come again
I am gone again
Love is the end of history
The enemy of misery
Love is come again
I am gone again
Love is justice, not charity
Love brings with it a clarity
Love is come again
I'm alive again
Alive
I am alive
Baby, I'm born again
And again and again and again
And again and again
Again
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Post by: EnduringChill on November 29, 2010, 03:04:41 PM
^Win
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Post by: singnomore on November 29, 2010, 03:32:23 PM
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^Win

Probably agree  ;D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 29, 2010, 03:52:41 PM
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^Win

Probably agree  ;D

 ;D ;D
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Post by: MarsGirl on November 29, 2010, 05:15:32 PM
I admit that I like Mercy much better now... But I dont care much for the original one. It drifts all over the place without any grounding. I like what they did with it in concert. It sounds more polished now.
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Post by: lorijane on November 29, 2010, 05:59:09 PM
One of my favorite lines:

Don't find yourself in someone else

Unfortunately right next to one of my least favorite lines:

And always wear your safety belt
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Post by: julesport on November 29, 2010, 06:07:03 PM
When she goes to work
You can hear her strings
Grace finds beauty in everything


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Post by: LittleDany on November 30, 2010, 03:02:18 PM
few more....

"Sleep comes like a drug
in God's Country"

"take this soul
stranded in some skin and bones
take this soul
and make it sing"

"there's an insect in your ear
if you scratch it won't disappear
it's gonna itch and burn instead
you wanna see what the scratching brings?"

"I'm not the only one starin' at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
If you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb
I'm staring at the sun
Not the only one who's happy to go blind"

"At 21
I was born a son
and on that day I knew
I could kill"

"you're a headache
in a suitcase"

"what you don't have you don't need it now
what you don't know you can feel it somehow"

"I know I'm not a hopeless case"

"Blessed are the stupid who can dream"

"The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile"

"All the promises we break
from the cradle to the grave"
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Post by: Drummer Boy on November 30, 2010, 03:17:28 PM
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"what you don't have you don't need it now
what you don't know you can feel it somehow"


BEST LINE EVER !  :)

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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on December 01, 2010, 01:18:34 AM
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"what you don't have you don't need it now
what you don't know you can feel it somehow"


BEST LINE EVER !  :)



Every line from Beautiful Day is the BEST LINE EVER ;D
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Post by: Drummer Boy on December 01, 2010, 10:02:10 AM
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"what you don't have you don't need it now
what you don't know you can feel it somehow"


BEST LINE EVER !  :)



Every line from Beautiful Day is the BEST LINE EVER ;D

You're not including the one about "tuna fleets", are you?    :P  :D

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Post by: LittleDany on December 02, 2010, 07:36:26 AM
"A heart that hurts
is a heart that beats"
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Post by: GardenTart on December 02, 2010, 07:28:00 PM
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"what you don't have you don't need it now
what you don't know you can feel it somehow"


BEST LINE EVER !  :)


Every line from Beautiful Day is the BEST LINE EVER ;D

You're not including the one about "tuna fleets", are you?    :P  :D

 :D :D :D
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Post by: EnduringChill on December 04, 2010, 07:09:11 PM
When the night is someone else's and you're trying to get some sleep
And your thoughts are too expensive to ever wanna keep...

And at the end:
Tell me tell me, what do you see?
Tell me, tell me, what's wrong with me?
:(
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Post by: AltRockAddict on December 04, 2010, 07:36:34 PM
Race Against Time has the best lyrics!   ::) 
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Post by: MarsGirl on December 04, 2010, 09:35:16 PM
I'm disgusted because I just realized that the lyrics in Electrical Storm that I thought were:

The air is heavy, heavy as a drug

Is actually:

The air is heavy, heavy as a truck

Which suddenly makes the song sound kind of dumb. Bono!!! After that beautiful imagery about the sea swelling like a sore head, you give me air that is as heavy as a truck!! So that it rhymes with "luck". *facepalm*
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 04, 2010, 09:55:32 PM
Took a while to realise.  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on December 04, 2010, 09:57:25 PM
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Took a while to realise.  :D

I'm slow, I guess. I got away with it for a long time, but after hearing the live version of it tonight, I realized he said "truck" and I went and looked up the lyrics... and felt my whole world deflate... on one bad lyric. Now I have to take the song off my top ten favorite U2 songs of all time.

Well, I wont do that... The rest of the song is good...
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Post by: AnneSansTete on December 21, 2010, 09:00:01 AM
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"In a locust wind, comes a rattle and hum"  Sounds very omninous.

as does:

From the firefly a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below
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Post by: EnduringChill on December 21, 2010, 09:31:58 AM
In some performances of Ultraviolet I heard this...
Instead of I was all messed up, heard an opera in my head/ Your love was like a lightbulb hanging over my bed
The lyrics were changed to I was all f***ed up, you were an opera in my bed/ Now your love is like a lightbulb, it just goes over my head
I don't know if the lyrics change is still common, but I like it thousands of times more than the original.
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Post by: AnneSansTete on December 21, 2010, 09:38:42 AM
Well, the heart that hurts
Is a heart that beats
Can you hear the drummer slowing?
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Post by: AnneSansTete on December 22, 2010, 12:46:53 AM
"sleep comes like a drug, in God's country"
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Post by: AnneSansTete on December 22, 2010, 01:13:38 AM
Be careful where aim 'cause where you aim, you just might hit.
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Post by: AnneSansTete on December 22, 2010, 01:22:38 AM
Well, hey now
Still got to let you know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone
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Post by: LittleDany on December 22, 2010, 05:13:38 PM
"We know the fear of winning
so we end before we begin"

"You put the blue back in my eye"

"It's just a moment, this time will pass"

"The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now"

"Blessed is the voice that speaks truth to power"
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Post by: Drummer Boy on December 22, 2010, 07:03:16 PM
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"We know the fear of winning
so we end before we begin"


Sounds great. Which song is it from?

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Post by: MarsGirl on December 22, 2010, 07:29:42 PM
My current fav:
You're gravity.... searching for the ground.
You're silence... searching for sound.
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on December 22, 2010, 08:23:27 PM
"Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar"

"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"

"You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
These tears are going nowhere baby"

"I don't believe in painted roses or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful"

"And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own"

"Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady"

"I want you to know that you don't need me anymore
I want you to know you don't need anyone, anything at all"

"The trenches dug within our hearts
and mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart"

"What you've got they can't deny it
Can't sell it, can't buy it"

"Desperation is a tender trap
It gets you every time"

"I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans"
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Post by: EnduringChill on December 23, 2010, 04:57:54 AM
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"Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar"

"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"

"You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
These tears are going nowhere baby"

"I don't believe in painted roses or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful"

"And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own"

"Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady"

"I want you to know that you don't need me anymore
I want you to know you don't need anyone, anything at all"

"The trenches dug within our hearts
and mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart"

"What you've got they can't deny it
Can't sell it, can't buy it"

"Desperation is a tender trap
It gets you every time"

"I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans"
Jeez, you picked some good ones.
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Post by: LittleDany on December 23, 2010, 02:37:56 PM
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"We know the fear of winning
so we end before we begin"


Sounds great. Which song is it from?



Every Breaking Wave
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on December 23, 2010, 03:02:34 PM
Love EBW too Little Dany-- thanks for sharing!

Have "These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill"    running through my mind!  Fits this time of year!  ;D
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Post by: MarsGirl on December 23, 2010, 05:01:24 PM
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Love EBW too Little Dany-- thanks for sharing!

Have "These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill"    running through my mind!  Fits this time of year!  ;D

Ahhhh, yes.... Dirty Day... Another favorite!!!!
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on December 23, 2010, 08:55:27 PM
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"Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar"

"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"

"You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
These tears are going nowhere baby"

"I don't believe in painted roses or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful"

"And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own"

"Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady"

"I want you to know that you don't need me anymore
I want you to know you don't need anyone, anything at all"

"The trenches dug within our hearts
and mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart"

"What you've got they can't deny it
Can't sell it, can't buy it"

"Desperation is a tender trap
It gets you every time"

"I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans"
Jeez, you picked some good ones.

Thanks EC. I think my favourite lyric would be either the one from Kite or So Cruel. They have such a dark and almost scary meaning to them. Bono really is one of the greatest song-writers of all time and the ones that I chose are only a snippet of what he is really capable of.
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Post by: MarsGirl on December 23, 2010, 09:10:23 PM
I recently have fallen in love with (and quoted in my email signature):

Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief..

;) I tell people all the time that every writer is a narcissist. I am a writer and I think it's totally true. 'Else we'd ever put any of our stuff out there, we'd just write and keep it to ourselves. So I love these lines... Totally true..
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Post by: EnduringChill on December 25, 2010, 11:10:23 AM
Lift my days, light up my nights!
(Hey, MG- the above lyric was my own email signature. :)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on December 25, 2010, 01:58:10 PM
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Be careful where aim 'cause where you aim, you just might hit.

I just noticed how "dirty" a song Dirty Day really is.

It should be rated M  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on December 25, 2010, 06:30:55 PM
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Lift my days, light up my nights!
(Hey, MG- the above lyric was my own email signature. :)

Cool!!
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Post by: EnduringChill on December 26, 2010, 10:35:29 AM
Give me one last chance, and I'm gonna make you sing
Give me half a chance to ride on the waves that you bring...
I wonder why this didn't make the @U2 list of sexiest U2 songs? :D
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Post by: GardenTart on December 29, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
I've always loved this one:

The purple of her eyes
The scarlet of my lies
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on January 04, 2011, 05:10:51 AM
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart, Take this heart, Take this heart
And make it break

The more you take the less you feel
The less you know the more you believe
The more you have the more it takes today

She never got to say goodbye
To see the colour in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
That's peace on Earth

Beneath the noise, below the din
I hear your voice, it's whispering

We see love, slowly stripped away
Our love has seen its better day

I send you flowers
Cut flowers for your hall
I know your garden's full
But is there sweetness at all?

I kneel 'cos I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that your not

In the trees our sons stand naked
Through the walls our daughters cry
See their tears in the rainfall
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 04, 2011, 12:29:32 PM
Every Breaking Wave probably has my favourite lines from a u2 song:

"I donít know if Iím that strong
To be somebody
Who needs someone"

"Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul
Knows what it is
To live without intimacy"

"We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin?"

To me, these lines all describe the heartbreaking condition of being too afraid to love.
To fall in love with someone is to give them your trust, to make them your whole world. Every breaking wave describes what it's like to have become so heart-broken that you can no longer have that relationship with someone, and therefore you isolate your soul. I love the exploration of strength and love - some people might think it takes more strength to be alone, to be 'independent', but really that's just cynicism, it's an excuse to be lazy, it shows you are too afraid to try. It's far more scary and strenuous to be in a relationship where your happiness is more fragile, and dependent on more than yourself.

It's a very dark theme, and i'm very impressed not just by Bono exploring it, but by doing it so well. And the lyrics really speak to me personally, i really got some wisdom out of them.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 04, 2011, 12:33:47 PM
^ Agree 100% about EBW.

It impressed me alot when I first heard it, I didn't expect Bono to go seemingly back to the deep lyrics of the 90s, but he seemed to the whole song.

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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 04, 2011, 01:09:53 PM
Glad you agree  :)
Yeah, it seems like quite a departure from the rest of the 00's work - no uplifting, singalong anthem lyrics, and, most impressively, Bono sings a whole song about love without mentioning the word 'love', which is quite a challenge for him  :D
No cheesiness, no boring lines, it's just pure truth wrapped up in beautiful poetry. This side of Bono seems less 'pop', more wisdom.
I really hope we hear lyrics of a similar caliber in the future!
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Post by: LittleDany on January 08, 2011, 08:02:40 AM
On that Bono IEM bootleg  from Helsinki, I'd say it clearly sounds like "so we end before we begin." not "should we end before we begin?"
Also i'm not sure about the shipwrecked soul, is it intimacy or "and to receive" like the lyrics page from @u2 says it? Can't figure it out.


But back to topic. I really like

"You
Are
A pocketful of sunshine"
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 08, 2011, 09:02:36 AM
LittleDanny, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Glastonbury!!!!!!!
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Post by: LittleDany on January 08, 2011, 03:17:35 PM
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LittleDanny, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Glastonbury!!!!!!!

Yep. me too likes a lot!
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 08, 2011, 09:25:22 PM
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LittleDanny, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Glastonbury!!!!!!!

Yep. me too likes a lot!

Morning it was heaven sent.
And music was a sacrament... ;)
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Post by: Spannisheyes on January 12, 2011, 01:28:12 PM
hmmm... some days ago i listened to Until the end of the world and found out that the line; "In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim" was pretty cool... that line has been in my mind for many days now....

 8)
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Post by: LittleDany on January 13, 2011, 07:31:31 AM
Watched Zoo TV last week and suddenly realized a line which is spinning in my head since then:

"I'm ready
Ready for what's next"


This, at the moment, speaks to me.
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Post by: TongueInMyEar on February 10, 2011, 04:15:32 AM
"Love is blindness,
I don't wanna see,
Won't you wrap the night around me"

Basically the entire lyric to Ultraviolet, I love the bridge part:

"I remember
When we could sleep on stones,
Now we lie together
In whispers and moans,
When I was all messed up
And I had opera in my head,
Your love was a light bulb
Hanging over my bed"
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Post by: Stella on February 14, 2011, 10:44:32 AM
I have many. But I always loved:

"You gotta cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice"
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Post by: StrongGirl on February 14, 2011, 11:26:23 AM
I think I answered here but I love the entire song ....Grace. I think they are beautiful. The same goes for October (the song).

"Lady Day got diamond eyes, she sees the truth behind the lies. Soul love and this love won't let me go...so long Angel of Harlem."
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Post by: theocean on February 18, 2011, 07:11:54 PM
'the songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile..............
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Post by: dead man on February 24, 2011, 11:43:35 AM
Too hard a choice but "Home how to know where it is if you never had one" really makes me emotional everytime i hear it.
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Post by: EnduringChill on February 24, 2011, 06:46:27 PM
I have a lover
A lover like no other
She got soul, soul, soul, sweet soul
And she teach me how to sing
Shows me colors when there's none to see
Gives me hope when I can't believe
That for the first time...
I feel loved.
I have a brother
When I'm a brother in need
I spend my whole time running
He spends his running after me
When I feel myself going down
I just call and he comes around
But for the first time...
I feel loved.
My father is a rich man
He wears a rich man's cloak
Gave me the keys to his kingdom come
Gave me a cup of gold
Said I have many mentions
And there are many rooms to see
But I left by the back door
And I threw away the key
Yeah, I threw away the key
And I threw away the key
For the first time...
For the first time...
For the first time-
I feel loved.

Happy 60 pages.
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Post by: u2yooper on February 25, 2011, 08:54:36 PM
60 pages of compelling, fascinating, perplexing, lyrics! 

I am liking "Squeeze the handle, blow out the candle.  Love is Blindness."  So ominous.
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Post by: GardenTart on February 27, 2011, 12:44:16 AM
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60 pages of compelling, fascinating, perplexing, lyrics! 

I am liking "Squeeze the handle, blow out the candle.  Love is Blindness."  So ominous.

Yooper, this is why you rock!
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Post by: Droo on February 27, 2011, 12:20:19 PM
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60 pages of compelling, fascinating, perplexing, lyrics! 

I am liking "Squeeze the handle, blow out the candle.  Love is Blindness."  So ominous.

I've always found undercurrents of suicide in that line.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 27, 2011, 12:22:21 PM
Since of page 60.

"September, streets capsizing
Spilling over down the drains
Shards of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain
October, talk getting nowhere
November... December... remember
We just start it again"

Please
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Post by: GardenTart on February 27, 2011, 01:29:44 PM
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60 pages of compelling, fascinating, perplexing, lyrics! 

I am liking "Squeeze the handle, blow out the candle.  Love is Blindness."  So ominous.

I've always found undercurrents of suicide in that line.

True enough.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on February 27, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
Take me to the mountain green
I know it but I've never been
Been packing since the 10th of May
Few distractions along the way

LOVE. Just reading that verse it's clearly brilliant but the melody it's sung in is perfect.

Glastonbury
Every Breaking Wave
North Star
Boy Falls From The Sky
Mercy

The debuted songs are all brilliant lyrically and if/when they're finished and on record they could be stunning tunes.
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Post by: linasd on February 27, 2011, 04:47:34 PM
I love the line in Streets from Slane: "but I can dance, dance, dance in the dirty rain".
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on February 28, 2011, 11:42:15 AM
At 21,
I was born a son,
And on that day I knew,
I could kill.

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Post by: EnduringChill on February 28, 2011, 07:21:35 PM
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At 21,
I was born a son,
And on that day I knew,
I could kill.


Heart-wrenching...
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Post by: Miami66 on February 28, 2011, 07:54:28 PM
ba-aby face, ba-aby face

I have no compass and I have no map

Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

You're A Precious Stone

I feel Numb

See-through in the sunlight, she wore LEMON

I have a brother, a brother like no other

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Post by: MarsGirl on March 04, 2011, 07:40:11 AM
Okay... So I didn't used to like the song NLOTH but I'm coming around. And now I'm loving these lines:

Every night, I have the same dream
I'm hatching subplots
Scheming some schemes...
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Post by: EnduringChill on March 04, 2011, 02:44:29 PM
Okay, I edited my post here because that is the post that should have been...
I still like Because we can we must though. ;D
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: TheEdge90 on March 10, 2011, 04:37:24 PM
Like thunder needs rain
Like a preacher needs pain
Like tongues of flame
Like a sheet stained
I need your love
I need your love

Like a needle needs a vein
Like someone to blame
Like a thought unchained
Like a runaway train
I need your love
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Post by: thefly15 on March 11, 2011, 12:44:09 AM
September, streets capsizing
Spilling over down the drains
Shards of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain
October, talk getting nowhere
November... December... remember
We just start it again
So love is big, is bigger than us
But love is not what you're thinking of
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Post by: poliglotta on March 11, 2011, 10:08:29 AM
Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 11, 2011, 12:21:43 PM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.
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Post by: MarsGirl on March 11, 2011, 01:54:53 PM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 12, 2011, 08:53:58 AM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on March 12, 2011, 06:04:27 PM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D

Yes, many times. We would never miss a note and we'd always be great! I have a friend who offered to play air lead vocalist. ;)
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Post by: Georgia on March 12, 2011, 06:58:25 PM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D

Yes, many times. We would never miss a note and we'd always be great! I have a friend who offered to play air lead vocalist. ;)

That's awesome.  My brother plays a mean air keyboard. 
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Post by: MarsGirl on March 12, 2011, 07:00:25 PM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D

Yes, many times. We would never miss a note and we'd always be great! I have a friend who offered to play air lead vocalist. ;)

That's awesome.  My brother plays a mean air keyboard. 

All right!! My band is coming together!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: DecemberStar (The Mysterious Girl) on March 12, 2011, 07:27:03 PM
"I was unconcious, half asleep
The water is warm till you discover how deep
I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
It's a long way down to nothing at all
" That lyric sticks out in my mind alot.

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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on March 12, 2011, 09:06:10 PM
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"I was unconcious, half asleep
The water is warm till you discover how deep
I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
It's a long way down to nothing at all
" That lyric sticks out in my mind alot.

I don't like Stuck that much, but that lyric is brilliant
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Post by: poliglotta on March 14, 2011, 07:14:38 AM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes, I think that the edge should sing even more.
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 14, 2011, 08:54:33 AM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D

Yes, many times. We would never miss a note and we'd always be great! I have a friend who offered to play air lead vocalist. ;)

That's awesome.  My brother plays a mean air keyboard. 

All right!! My band is coming together!

Which air instrument do I get to play MG?
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Post by: MarsGirl on March 14, 2011, 09:19:39 AM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D

Yes, many times. We would never miss a note and we'd always be great! I have a friend who offered to play air lead vocalist. ;)

That's awesome.  My brother plays a mean air keyboard. 

All right!! My band is coming together!

Which air instrument do I get to play MG?

Air bass or Air drums. ;) Take your pick. Do you want to be Larry or Adam? :)
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on March 14, 2011, 04:25:54 PM
In the stillness of the evening
When the sun has had its day
I heard your voice a-whispering
Come away child

New York, New York

New York <3
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 14, 2011, 05:28:49 PM
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Beneath The noise
Below the Din
I hear a voice it's whispering
In science and in Medicine
I was a stranger
you took me in

Great bridge section. Lovely lyrics, combined with stunning vocals from The Edge and a beautiful melody after the solo bursts out. Fantastic.

Yes. That's the part where Mars Girl does air guitar and looks ridiculous. But she cant help it. The music makes her do it!!!

I'm sure you look anything but ridiculous!! It would be interesting though to see a girl from Mars do air guitar. Have you ever thought about starting a band purely based on the playing of air instruments?  :D

Yes, many times. We would never miss a note and we'd always be great! I have a friend who offered to play air lead vocalist. ;)

That's awesome.  My brother plays a mean air keyboard. 

All right!! My band is coming together!

Which air instrument do I get to play MG?

Air bass or Air drums. ;) Take your pick. Do you want to be Larry or Adam? :)

I was hoping the air drums were still available. That is sorted then. I am the new air drummer in MarsGirl's U2 tribute band  ;D  Does this mean that I have to work on my Irish accent though?  ;)
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Post by: MarsGirl on March 14, 2011, 07:32:48 PM
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I was hoping the air drums were still available. That is sorted then. I am the new air drummer in MarsGirl's U2 tribute band  ;D  Does this mean that I have to work on my Irish accent though?  ;)

I guess being an air band, we can just pretend or imply that we have Irish accents. (God, I wonder what my clumsy midwestern American accent would sound like trying to do Irish!!!)
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 15, 2011, 09:35:25 AM
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I was hoping the air drums were still available. That is sorted then. I am the new air drummer in MarsGirl's U2 tribute band  ;D  Does this mean that I have to work on my Irish accent though?  ;)

I guess being an air band, we can just pretend or imply that we have Irish accents. (God, I wonder what my clumsy midwestern American accent would sound like trying to do Irish!!!)

Ha! That is actually quite funny. I would love to see you attempt to do an Irish accent. The outcome would be pretty hilarious I think  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on March 15, 2011, 09:50:27 AM
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I was hoping the air drums were still available. That is sorted then. I am the new air drummer in MarsGirl's U2 tribute band  ;D  Does this mean that I have to work on my Irish accent though?  ;)

I guess being an air band, we can just pretend or imply that we have Irish accents. (God, I wonder what my clumsy midwestern American accent would sound like trying to do Irish!!!)

Ha! That is actually quite funny. I would love to see you attempt to do an Irish accent. The outcome would be pretty hilarious I think  :D

A British accent is even funnier for me to attempt. There's video tape my friend took of me as a kid where we were pretending to be The Beatles. Needless to say, I, um, dont sound much like John Lennon (who I was pretending to be. Even though I'm a girl.)
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on March 15, 2011, 10:18:28 AM
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I was hoping the air drums were still available. That is sorted then. I am the new air drummer in MarsGirl's U2 tribute band  ;D  Does this mean that I have to work on my Irish accent though?  ;)

I guess being an air band, we can just pretend or imply that we have Irish accents. (God, I wonder what my clumsy midwestern American accent would sound like trying to do Irish!!!)

Ha! That is actually quite funny. I would love to see you attempt to do an Irish accent. The outcome would be pretty hilarious I think  :D

A British accent is even funnier for me to attempt. There's video tape my friend took of me as a kid where we were pretending to be The Beatles. Needless to say, I, um, dont sound much like John Lennon (who I was pretending to be. Even though I'm a girl.)

You are just non-stop  :D  I bet an Australian accent would sound interesting coming from you  ;)  G'day MG!!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: EnduringChill on March 15, 2011, 02:55:49 PM
Hee, accents... I tried a British accent yesterday and it sucked.

Lyrics:
No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd head out if you only knew where to hit
And I'd join the movement if there was one I could believe in
Yeah, I break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in

It's no secret that the stars ar falling from the sky
The universe exploding cause of one man's lie
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Post by: DecemberStar (The Mysterious Girl) on March 16, 2011, 09:36:58 PM
*I can pull of a VERY convincing British accent.

"The city's alight with lovers and lies
Bright blue eyes
The city is bright
It's brighter than day tonight." I love all of Surrender, but I like these because it tells of how all of today is. Everything is made up of lies, big cities and bright lights.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: YellowLedbetter on April 02, 2011, 04:51:47 PM
And you dont know if its fear or desire
Danger, the grug that takes you higher
head in heaven, fingers in the mire
her heart is racing, you can't keep up
the night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on May 12, 2011, 12:06:21 PM
Life is short
It's the longest thing you'll ever do
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 13, 2011, 01:47:17 PM
I can do a pretty reasonable British accent too... or well at least a British colleague at a conf. recently said it was "not bad".  :D
 
A recent fav:

Don't trade your dreams for some small change, Guard the flame or better, leave it naked."
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Post by: jujumyth on May 13, 2011, 03:06:57 PM
I like this lines from City Of Blinding Lights :

Time won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man


from Breathe : Every day I die again, and again I'm reborn

from Stranger in the Strange Land :
But I couldn't sleep after what I saw
I wrote this letter to tell you the way I feel

from Rejoice (may be my fav one)
I can't change the world
But I can change the world in me

from Pride :
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride









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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on May 13, 2011, 03:32:11 PM
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Hee, accents... I tried a British accent yesterday and it sucked.

Lyrics:
No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd head out if you only knew where to hit
And I'd join the movement if there was one I could believe in
Yeah, I break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in

It's no secret that the stars ar falling from the sky
The universe exploding cause of one man's lie

Ah yes,  lovely!  There is just something special about AB!!

Thanks Juju! I love your choices... almost a lyric for every time and occasion!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: MarsGirl on May 13, 2011, 07:40:30 PM
Right now I've got a bit of a shining for Promenade:

And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightening lights up the sky
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Post by: northstarjo on May 13, 2011, 08:01:34 PM
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Right now I've got a bit of a shining for Promenade:

And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightening lights up the sky

oh I LOVE that....great song
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 13, 2011, 08:07:59 PM
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Right now I've got a bit of a shining for Promenade:

And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightening lights up the sky

oh I LOVE that....great song

The poetry of TUF (the album) is just really beautiful.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: PartyMarty23 on May 15, 2011, 08:28:07 AM
"The heart is a bloom"

"You can swallow, or you can spit. You can throw it up, or choke on it. And you can dream, so dream out loud, and you know that your time is comin' round. So don't let the bastards grind you down."

"We're one, but we're not the same. We get to carry each other, carry each other, one love."

"Oh yeah I gotta go, I'm running out of change. There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearragne."

"Who's to say where the wind will take you? Who's to say what it is will break you? I don't know, which way the wind will blow. Who's to know that the time has come around, I don't wanna see you cry. I know that this is not goodbye."

"Walk on, walk on. What you got, they can't deny it, can't sell it, or buy it, walk on, walk on. Stay safe tonight. And I know it aches, and your heart it breaks, you can only take so much."

And too many more to list
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Post by: iluEdge on May 17, 2011, 02:44:03 PM
set me alight ~ we'll punch a hole right through the night
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on May 18, 2011, 02:09:20 AM
Blessings...not just for the ones who kneel... Luckily!
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 18, 2011, 04:18:25 AM
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Blessings...not just for the ones who kneel... Luckily!

+1

COBL is not one of my favorite songs... But I do love that line.
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 18, 2011, 02:55:33 PM
+2... and it is one of my favorite songs...
This is also one of my favorites:
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Only the trees and river laughing at you and me
Hallelujah, heaven's white rose
The doors you open, I just can't close
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Post by: Boom Cha! on May 18, 2011, 02:56:35 PM
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Blessings...not just for the ones who kneel... Luckily!

I love this line too.
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Post by: Bads316 on May 18, 2011, 02:58:01 PM
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+2... and it is one of my favorite songs...
This is also one of my favorites:
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Only the trees and river laughing at you and me
Hallelujah, heaven's white rose
The doors you open, I just can't close

amazing
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: u2dreamoutloud on May 24, 2011, 10:28:06 PM
I don't know why but for some reason I really love these at the moment

Early morning, April 4
shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last
they took your life
but they could not take your pride
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 06, 2011, 06:08:39 AM
September, streets capsizing
Spilling over and down the drain
Shards of glass, splinters like rain
You could only feel your own pain
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: MarsGirl on June 06, 2011, 09:24:15 AM
I miss you in everything
I was too fast traveling to take you in
I know silence is no crime
Just wish I could hear you fill it up one more time

- Rise Above 1
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Post by: TongueInMyEar on June 06, 2011, 10:00:38 AM
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+2... and it is one of my favorite songs...
This is also one of my favorites:
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Only the trees and river laughing at you and me
Hallelujah, heaven's white rose
The doors you open, I just can't close

amazing

+1
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on June 06, 2011, 11:04:16 AM
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I miss you in everything
I was too fast traveling to take you in
I know silence is no crime
Just wish I could hear you fill it up one more time

- Rise Above 1

May I just add...


You're silence in a crowded room
Louder than the loudest tune
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 06, 2011, 11:13:53 AM
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I miss you in everything
I was too fast traveling to take you in
I know silence is no crime
Just wish I could hear you fill it up one more time

- Rise Above 1

May I just add...


You're silence in a crowded room
Louder than the loudest tune

You are so right!! :)

Actually, I also like the part that goes:

In this time of treason
Is there time for trust?
When there's no them
Only us
In this time of reason
Has your heart had enough?
Is it time to let go
Or rise above?
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on June 06, 2011, 12:11:08 PM
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I miss you in everything
I was too fast traveling to take you in
I know silence is no crime
Just wish I could hear you fill it up one more time

- Rise Above 1

May I just add...


You're silence in a crowded room
Louder than the loudest tune

You are so right!! :)

Actually, I also like the part that goes:

In this time of treason
Is there time for trust?
When there's no them
Only us
In this time of reason
Has your heart had enough?
Is it time to let go
Or rise above?

i think it's "and rise above" in the last line and isn't it "Is there time for a reason"? That's what I hear. But yes, I love that part, too. Just again some pretty great lyrics.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 06, 2011, 12:47:03 PM
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I miss you in everything
I was too fast traveling to take you in
I know silence is no crime
Just wish I could hear you fill it up one more time

- Rise Above 1

May I just add...


You're silence in a crowded room
Louder than the loudest tune

You are so right!! :)

Actually, I also like the part that goes:

In this time of treason
Is there time for trust?
When there's no them
Only us
In this time of reason
Has your heart had enough?
Is it time to let go
Or rise above?

i think it's "and rise above" in the last line and isn't it "Is there time for a reason"? That's what I hear. But yes, I love that part, too. Just again some pretty great lyrics.

I meant "and" -- bah. I just wasnt listening to the song at the time.

You're probably right about the other line.
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 06, 2011, 05:34:47 PM
the heart is a bloom
shoots up through the stoney ground
but there's no room
no space to rent in this town

clearly he has wrote plenty of lyrics better than that, but they always get me those lines.
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on June 07, 2011, 06:30:08 AM
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the heart is a bloom
shoots up through the stoney ground
but there's no room
no space to rent in this town

clearly he has wrote plenty of lyrics better than that, but they always get me those lines.

to me, the power of BD doesn't lie in certain lyrics, but in the whole of the song. the complete song always speaks to me. Not his best work, esp. the tuna fleeds, but well, it's okay  :D
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 19, 2011, 02:55:50 PM
Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration
And sing about the grief
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Post by: sherri on July 01, 2011, 12:46:25 AM
I just came across this one - "Stand Up Comedy" from NLOTH

"Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady"

 :D
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Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on July 01, 2011, 05:16:31 AM
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I just came across this one - "Stand Up Comedy" from NLOTH

"Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady"

 :D


everyone seems to love that line
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 01, 2011, 06:21:16 AM
Did I disappoint you, or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love, and you want me to go without!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on July 01, 2011, 10:55:56 AM
The phrase I had inscribed on my new iPod when I got it;

'I found grace inside of sound

Profound.

If you'll forgive the pun! :P  :D
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on July 04, 2011, 02:02:00 AM
Get down off your holy cloud, always
God will not deal with the proud, always
If you dream, then dream out loud, always
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Post by: OnlyToBreakRhyme on July 04, 2011, 10:15:58 AM
She will suffer the needle chill


The days, days, days run away like horses over the hills
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Post by: LoveComesTumbling on July 05, 2011, 02:03:58 PM
Some days are sulky some days have a grin
Some days have bouncers and won't let you in
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Post by: ~Ultra*U2*Love~ on July 05, 2011, 02:40:40 PM
You can sew it up but you still see the tear
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 11, 2011, 11:40:00 AM
Love rescue me
Come forth and speak to me
Raise me up and don't let me fall
No man is my enemy
My own hands imprison me
Love rescue me


Gorgeous verse  :-*
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Post by: sherri on July 14, 2011, 12:35:41 AM
just saw this one -

They say that what you mock
Will surely overtake you
And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on July 14, 2011, 01:07:36 AM
You don't know how you got here
You just know you want out
Believing in yourself
almost as much as you doubt
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 14, 2011, 08:03:06 AM
^In the same song...

Dressing like your sister
Living like a tart
You don't know what you're doing
Babe, it must be art
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Post by: Inishfree on July 15, 2011, 11:54:53 AM
"I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky."

That line makes my eyes teary.
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Post by: Rayford27 on July 15, 2011, 08:15:57 PM
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"I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky."

That line makes my eyes teary.

I like that one too.:)
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 16, 2011, 07:47:57 AM
That one's my favorite line ever.

"You were pretty as a picture, it was all there to see... then your face caught up with your psychology." Now that sounds insulting! :D I love it.
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Post by: Silverbulletday on July 16, 2011, 03:16:58 PM
I love that whole song "Crumbs From Your Table."  Brilliant.

I love this bit for some reason:
"You stumble out of a hole in the ground,
The vampire or a victim,
It depends on who's around."
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 16, 2011, 03:57:46 PM
I actually don't like Crumbs too much. :D Bothb annoys and bugs me. But those lines are great.
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 17, 2011, 12:58:57 PM
"Bring me my arrow of Vertigo
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spears of clouds unfold
Bring me my chariot of fire
Take me home
Take us home"


Bad - Live at Glastonbury 2011... a competitor for the greatest verse ever written I think
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 17, 2011, 01:32:03 PM
Wasn't that a snippet of something?

"Car alarm won't let you back to sleep... you're kept awake, dreaming someone else's dream." Oh. *swoons*
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Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on July 18, 2011, 12:17:20 PM
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"Bring me my arrow of Vertigo
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spears of clouds unfold
Bring me my chariot of fire
Take me home
Take us home"


Bad - Live at Glastonbury 2011... a competitor for the greatest verse ever written I think

yes, it is the poem "And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time" by William Blake (made into the song Jerusalem in the early 1900s).

I also think this version of Bad is momentous. The snippet is so perfect with the song- It really moved me.
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 18, 2011, 12:29:27 PM
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"Bring me my arrow of Vertigo
Bring me my arrows of desire
Bring me my spears of clouds unfold
Bring me my chariot of fire
Take me home
Take us home"


Bad - Live at Glastonbury 2011... a competitor for the greatest verse ever written I think

yes, it is the poem "And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time" by William Blake (made into the song Jerusalem in the early 1900s).

I also think this version of Bad is momentous. The snippet is so perfect with the song- It really moved me.

I think it was the greatest version of Bad we have seen for a good few years, and Bono's vocals were just immense.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 18, 2011, 02:11:32 PM
Tell my wife I love her very much
She knows
TELL MY WIFE, I LOVE HER, VERY MUCH
SHE KNOWWWWWWSSSSS

Ok I know those arent U2 lyrics but they're still great live  ;D
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 18, 2011, 02:23:41 PM
I was so shocked when he started singing that at my show! I didn't know the snippet. It was awesome!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 18, 2011, 02:24:24 PM
Its such a touching moment  :)
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Post by: Gravy11 on July 18, 2011, 04:59:44 PM
"You glorify the past, when the future dries up" - God Part II
"And your heart beats so slow, Through the rain and fallen snow, Across the fields of mourning, Light's in the distance" - ASOH

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Post by: Silverbulletday on July 24, 2011, 05:37:23 PM
"In my dreams,
I was drowning my sorrows,
When my sorrows,
They learned to swim,
Surrounding me,
Going down on me,
Spilling over the brim."
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 24, 2011, 06:39:46 PM
"We could make something beautiful, something that wouldn't be a problem." -Miami
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Post by: skelter on July 27, 2011, 12:02:10 AM
pop group:
oh baby girl, you're so hot
I wanna spend the rest of my life with you

U2:
"Soul needs beauty for a soulmate" -A Man and A Woman/ Always
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Post by: DizziNY on July 27, 2011, 03:38:35 PM
My #1 favorite line is, "You broke the bonds, and loosed the chains, carried the cross, of my shame, oh my shame, YOU KNOW I BELIEVE IT". My second favorite is, "Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady".
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 27, 2011, 03:45:55 PM
REJOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE


-Scarlet<3
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 27, 2011, 04:20:38 PM
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My second favorite is, "Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady".

YES!! Another Stand Up Comedy fan  ;)
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 27, 2011, 04:30:19 PM
"Life is short but it's the longest thing you'll ever do
The worst, the curse was that your dreams came true
God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow
Wherever I went you'd be wanting to go
Your face, your grace, your lipstick trace
Your case as you put it down, A-17 on the ground
Your faith in a clown, don't leave me now"


Absolutely stunning songwriting ability in this verse... it gives me chills when Bono sings it
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 27, 2011, 04:42:58 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 27, 2011, 04:46:32 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!

By your favourite singer ever  ;)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 27, 2011, 07:47:50 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!

By your favourite singer ever  ;)

By my favorite person ever basically  :D
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on July 28, 2011, 05:29:33 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!

By your favourite singer ever  ;)

By my favorite person ever basically  :D

Haha  :D :D  Can't argue with that my friend  ;)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 28, 2011, 05:50:31 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!

By your favourite singer ever  ;)

By my favorite person ever basically  :D

Haha  :D :D  Can't argue with that my friend  ;)

Have you seen the Rise Above video?  He looks hot gorgeous  :D
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Post by: EnduringChill on July 28, 2011, 07:32:45 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!

By your favourite singer ever  ;)

By my favorite person ever basically  :D

Haha  :D :D  Can't argue with that my friend  ;)

Have you seen the Rise Above video?  He looks hot gorgeous  :D
THERE'S A RISE ABOVE VIDEO?!?!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on July 28, 2011, 08:29:23 PM
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God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow

Some of my favorite lines EVER!

By your favourite singer ever  ;)

By my favorite person ever basically  :D

Haha  :D :D  Can't argue with that my friend  ;)

Have you seen the Rise Above video?  He looks hot gorgeous  :D
THERE'S A RISE ABOVE VIDEO?!?!

YEP!!  Go to the @U2 main page
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on July 29, 2011, 10:51:06 PM
"Good people of Yorkshire, you've made a terrible mistake.
George Harrison says you shouldn't be here, it's all a big fricken act, lemons, hair.
I don't care for you George, pump it up!"

Even Better Than the Real Thing, Leeds England bootleg
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Post by: Silverbulletday on July 30, 2011, 03:35:25 PM
"I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans"
--Ultraviolet
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on August 01, 2011, 11:12:15 AM
Red Hill Mining Town
We see love, slowly stripped away
Our love has seen its better day

Van Diemen's Land
Now kings will rule and the poor will toil
And tear their hands as they tear the soil
But a day will come in the dawning age
When an honest man sees an honest wage

Yahweh
What no man can own, no man can take

Like A Song
Angry words won't stop the fight
Two wrongs won't make it right

Breathe
I've found grace inside a sound
I've found grace it's all I've found

Walk On
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on August 01, 2011, 02:47:28 PM
Justify, til we die, you and I, will magnify. Oh oh oh, the Magnificent.  Magnificent
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Post by: GardenTart on August 01, 2011, 09:35:08 PM
Dressed all in ribbons and in bows
Like a siren she calls to me
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Post by: bonobuzz on August 06, 2011, 08:17:30 AM
Stay with the demons you drowned
Stay with the spirit I found
Stay and the night would be enough

Stay,Faraway so close!
(one of the favorites of the night @E.Lansing 360 Tour!!!)
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Post by: Starguitar on August 06, 2011, 09:09:45 AM
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"Life is short but it's the longest thing you'll ever do
The worst, the curse was that your dreams came true
God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow
Wherever I went you'd be wanting to go
Your face, your grace, your lipstick trace
Your case as you put it down, A-17 on the ground
Your faith in a clown, don't leave me now"


Absolutely stunning songwriting ability in this verse... it gives me chills when Bono sings it

I'm confused on this... is this a snippet or something that Bono wrote himself or a song I've somehow neglected?  ???
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on August 06, 2011, 09:11:53 AM
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"Life is short but it's the longest thing you'll ever do
The worst, the curse was that your dreams came true
God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow
Wherever I went you'd be wanting to go
Your face, your grace, your lipstick trace
Your case as you put it down, A-17 on the ground
Your faith in a clown, don't leave me now"


Absolutely stunning songwriting ability in this verse... it gives me chills when Bono sings it

I'm confused on this... is this a snippet or something that Bono wrote himself or a song I've somehow neglected?  ???

Its the rap Bono did at the end of Moment of Surrender almost nightly. Its his words, not a snippet
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Post by: Starguitar on August 06, 2011, 09:21:52 AM
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"Life is short but it's the longest thing you'll ever do
The worst, the curse was that your dreams came true
God is a mirror in which each man sees himself
Hell is a place where you don't need any help
When I first met you your face was like snow
Wherever I went you'd be wanting to go
Your face, your grace, your lipstick trace
Your case as you put it down, A-17 on the ground
Your faith in a clown, don't leave me now"


Absolutely stunning songwriting ability in this verse... it gives me chills when Bono sings it

I'm confused on this... is this a snippet or something that Bono wrote himself or a song I've somehow neglected?  ???

Its the rap Bono did at the end of Moment of Surrender almost nightly. Its his words, not a snippet

Ah okay, he wrote it himself. I knew he did it at Glastonbury, but beyond that I didn't know it was a regular thing, or whether it was another artist. Thanks for clearing that up.  :)
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Post by: LMJ on August 06, 2011, 09:26:08 AM
Here's a few... ;)
Yahweh
Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist
Take this mouth
So quick to criticize
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss


Stand Up Comedy

I can stand up for hope, faith, love
But while I'm getting over certainty
Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady

Miracle Drug
Of science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here sweetheart
Just when you quit


Kite

Cause hardness, it sets in
You need some protection
The thinner the skin

Did I waste it?
Not so much I couldn't taste it
Life should be fragrant
Roof top to the basement
The last of the rock stars
When hip hop drove the big cars
In the time when new media
Was the big idea
That was the big idea

Walk On
And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Grace
Because Grace makes beauty
Out of ugly things

Breathe
Every day I die again, and again I'm reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you can't defeat
Neither down or out
There's nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now

Crumbs from your Table
Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

Original Of the Species
Some things you shouldn't get too good at
Like smiling, crying and celebrity
Some people got way too much confidence baby


When I look at the World

When your thoughts are too expensive
To ever want to keep

The Fly
It's no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest.
It's no secret ambition bites the nails of success.
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief;
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief.
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Post by: bonobuzz on August 06, 2011, 10:54:23 AM
I can lose myself, you, I can't live without

Red Hill Mining Town
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Post by: Rayford27 on August 06, 2011, 12:17:42 PM
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I can lose myself, you, I can't live without

Red Hill Mining Town

You know, I never really paid that much attention to that line until I just saw it in print. 

That's a really good one!  It's funny how that happens sometimes.  :)
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on August 07, 2011, 12:55:21 PM
of late:

Just as you find me always I will be
A little bit too free with myself
Just as you find me always I will be
A little bit too free with myself

It's not why you're running
It's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming
But what you're gonna do
It's not where you're born
It's where you belong
It's not how weak
But what will make you strong
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Post by: bonobuzz on August 08, 2011, 11:31:48 AM
God knows it knows it
Knows it knows it
You sing
Hear me love

SMILE

Absolutley love BONO throughout this entire song!! Would love to hear this one LIVE someday.....
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Post by: GardenTart on August 13, 2011, 07:48:09 PM
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head
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Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on August 14, 2011, 06:09:35 AM
I went out walking through streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul
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Post by: MarsGirl on August 15, 2011, 09:51:49 AM
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Here's a few... ;)
Yahweh
Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist
Take this mouth
So quick to criticize
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss


Stand Up Comedy

I can stand up for hope, faith, love
But while I'm getting over certainty
Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady

Miracle Drug
Of science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here sweetheart
Just when you quit


Kite

Cause hardness, it sets in
You need some protection
The thinner the skin

Did I waste it?
Not so much I couldn't taste it
Life should be fragrant
Roof top to the basement
The last of the rock stars
When hip hop drove the big cars
In the time when new media
Was the big idea
That was the big idea

Walk On
And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Grace
Because Grace makes beauty
Out of ugly things

Breathe
Every day I die again, and again I'm reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you can't defeat
Neither down or out
There's nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now

Crumbs from your Table
Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

Original Of the Species
Some things you shouldn't get too good at
Like smiling, crying and celebrity
Some people got way too much confidence baby


When I look at the World

When your thoughts are too expensive
To ever want to keep

The Fly
It's no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest.
It's no secret ambition bites the nails of success.
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief;
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief.

I like your thinking!! And some Stand Up Comedy and Breathe love--some of my favorite songs on NLOTH!! (Esp Breathe!! It's my second favorite U2 song of all time!)
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on August 26, 2011, 04:05:05 AM
So Cruel
Her heart is racing... you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot

White As Snow
As boys we would go hunting in the woods
To sleep the night shooting out the stars
Now the wolves are every passing stranger
Every face we cannot know

One
Love is a temple
Love a higher law

Moment Of Surrender
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

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
The doors you open
I just can't close

Ultraviolet
I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans

Breathe
I've found grace inside a sound
I found grace it's all that I've found

Last Night On Earth
The more you take the less you feel
The less you know the more you believe
The more you have the more it takes today

Get On Your Boots
Here's where we gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity
If joy is real

Acrobat
What are we going to do now it's all been said?
No new ideas in the house, and every book has been read

If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Tonight the moon is amirrorball
Light flickers from across the hall
Who'll catch the star when it falls
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Post by: eddyjedi on August 30, 2011, 03:56:45 PM
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold

But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night

You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold

All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...


INCREDIBLE
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 07, 2011, 06:56:08 PM
I walk the sweet tragicomedy
I walk home again to the street melody
Do you feel in me
Anything redeeming?
Any worthwhile feeling?
Is life like a tightrope hanging from the ceiling?
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Post by: Domenico of Lovetown on September 08, 2011, 07:47:35 PM
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I walk the sweet tragicomedy
I walk home again to the street melody
Do you feel in me
Anything redeeming?
Any worthwhile feeling?
Is life like a tightrope hanging from the ceiling?

Well you certainly don't see Shadows And Tall Trees referenced often on this forum...
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 10, 2011, 05:50:58 AM
No, it's definitely extremely underrated. The lyrics are amazing!
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 17, 2011, 08:43:49 AM
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Take this mouth
Give it a kiss
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Post by: LEMON!!! [Just don't mention Yahweh] on September 18, 2011, 07:44:11 PM
Banks are like cathedrals, I guess casinos took their place

I still remember the first time I heard this line. I just stopped and thought to myself, WOW, that's brilliant!

They say they want the kingdom, but they don't want god in it

I'll put 90's u2 lyrics up against the best of Dylan, Leonard Cohen, you name it. Lines like these are the reason why.
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Post by: Starguitar on September 18, 2011, 10:28:48 PM
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Banks are like cathedrals, I guess casinos took their place

I still remember the first time I heard this line. I just stopped and thought to myself, WOW, that's brilliant!

They say they want the kingdom, but they don't want god in it

I'll put 90's u2 lyrics up against the best of Dylan, Leonard Cohen, you name it. Lines like these are the reason why.

+1. I think bits of their entire career catalog can be compared. Some of the material is just mindblowing, there's no words for it.
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on September 19, 2011, 01:24:39 AM
I'm alone in this world
and a f*cked up world it is, too

....

If there's an order
in all of this disorder
is it like a tape recorder?
can we rewind it just once more?
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Post by: skelter on September 19, 2011, 10:40:07 PM
^love it. for when we're depressed and angry at the world
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on September 20, 2011, 12:26:37 AM
Get down off your holy cloud
God will not deal with the proud
And if you dream then dream out loud
Eternally yours
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Post by: skelter on September 20, 2011, 11:36:24 AM
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Get down off your holy cloud
God will not deal with the proud
And if you dream then dream out loud
Eternally yours

You keep rolling ou the lines I love, sister/brother! And thanks for posting this. I thought it sang, "God will not deal with a clown" ;D
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on September 20, 2011, 12:09:47 PM
well I'm a sister ;)

Nice to see you love those too :)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on September 20, 2011, 12:19:56 PM
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If there's an order
in all of this disorder
is it like a tape recorder?
can we rewind it just once more?

One of my favorite parts of any song.
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Post by: DGordon1 on September 20, 2011, 04:25:35 PM
Well a heart that hurts,
Is a heart that beats,
Can you hear the drummer slowing?
One step closer to knowing.
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Post by: gypsyheart75 on September 22, 2011, 08:10:21 PM
"See his mother dealing in a doorway
See Father Christmas with a begging bowl
Jesus sister's eyes are blister ...
THE HIGH STREET never looked so low"

"Your catholic blues, your convent shoes
Your stick on tattoos, now they're making the news
Your holy war, your northern star
Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car"

"Don't believe in the 60's
The golden age of pop
It glorifies the past
While the future dries up
Heard a singer on the radio late last night
He says he's gonna kick the darkness
'til it bleeds daylight"
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Post by: GardenTart on September 23, 2011, 10:06:46 AM
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He says he's gonna kick the darkness
'til it bleeds daylight"

I was just going to post this line!  ;D
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Post by: gypsyheart75 on September 25, 2011, 03:43:49 AM
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He says he's gonna kick the darkness
'til it bleeds daylight"

I was just going to post this line!  ;D

Great minds and all that... Rattle and Hum THE ALBUM suffered from the negative press from the movie - but it really does contain some fine music, and some of Bono's best lyrics - God Part II, Heartland, All I Want is You, Love Rescue Me, Angel of Harlem, Hawkmoon...
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 25, 2011, 07:13:10 PM
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He says he's gonna kick the darkness
'til it bleeds daylight"

I was just going to post this line!  ;D

Great minds and all that... Rattle and Hum THE ALBUM suffered from the negative press from the movie - but it really does contain some fine music, and some of Bono's best lyrics - God Part II, Heartland, All I Want is You, Love Rescue Me, Angel of Harlem, Hawkmoon...
Another R&H appreciator ;D I love that album.
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Post by: GardenTart on September 25, 2011, 07:35:36 PM
Preaching to the (New Voices of Freedom) choir!
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Post by: gypsyheart75 on September 26, 2011, 12:58:15 AM
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Preaching to the (New Voices of Freedom) choir!

I love that whole era - the 'vibe of the thing', the sounds, the curiousity about the world...
With the exception of my beloved Pop, I've probably listened to this album more than any other.
It was a staple in everyone's dorm rooms at university in the early 1990's!
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Post by: MarsGirl on September 29, 2011, 09:27:42 AM
Right now, I've become obsessed with A Day Without Me (obviously, right?).

I love the lines:

I started a landslide in my ego....
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on September 29, 2011, 09:52:04 AM
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He says he's gonna kick the darkness
'til it bleeds daylight"

I was just going to post this line!  ;D

Great minds and all that... Rattle and Hum THE ALBUM suffered from the negative press from the movie - but it really does contain some fine music, and some of Bono's best lyrics - God Part II, Heartland, All I Want is You, Love Rescue Me, Angel of Harlem, Hawkmoon...

I just noticed that the Crazy Tonight remix was called the "Kick the darkness" remix.  :D :D
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Post by: GardenTart on September 29, 2011, 11:52:06 AM
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Preaching to the (New Voices of Freedom) choir!

I love that whole era - the 'vibe of the thing', the sounds, the curiousity about the world...
With the exception of my beloved Pop, I've probably listened to this album more than any other.
It was a staple in everyone's dorm rooms at university in the early 1990's!

Yup!
It's a staple in my car and has been since -well since I got my first car! Honestly, it is probably my most played album (possibly even more than AB).
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Post by: GardenTart on September 29, 2011, 11:53:55 AM
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He says he's gonna kick the darkness
'til it bleeds daylight"

I was just going to post this line!  ;D

Great minds and all that... Rattle and Hum THE ALBUM suffered from the negative press from the movie - but it really does contain some fine music, and some of Bono's best lyrics - God Part II, Heartland, All I Want is You, Love Rescue Me, Angel of Harlem, Hawkmoon...

I just noticed that the Crazy Tonight remix was called the "Kick the darkness" remix.  :D :D
Never noticed that -thanks for pointing that out!
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Post by: gypsyheart75 on September 30, 2011, 04:50:56 AM

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I just noticed that the Crazy Tonight remix was called the "Kick the darkness" remix.  :D :D
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Ahhh! But that is totally cool!

Thank you!

"The heart it has no reasons, and reasons never know""
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Post by: u2dreamoutloud on September 30, 2011, 05:29:47 AM
If the sky can crack
there must be some way back
to love and only love
...
let's see colors that have never been seen
let's go to places noone else has been
...
we need the rain to wash away our bad luck

well. the whole song is great.
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Post by: OnlyU2 on October 07, 2011, 09:12:31 PM
Iíve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My bodyís now a begging bowl
Thatís 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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Post by: EnduringChill on October 15, 2011, 07:23:42 AM
Got the swing, got the sway, got my straw in lemonade
Still looking for the face I had before the world was made


Gloria, in te domine
Gloria, exultate

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Post by: EnduringChill on October 15, 2011, 07:55:46 AM
Closer to you every day
I didn't want it that much anyway

Listen over marching bands playing out of time *bandgeek*
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on October 16, 2011, 04:14:40 PM
"Brown eyed girl across the street
On rue Saint Divine
I thought this is the one for me
But she was already mine
You were already mine..."

-A Man and a Woman

Sadly, they didn't sing the duet yesterday  :(
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Post by: skelter on October 16, 2011, 10:35:47 PM
^yeah, Edge would have nailed it perfectly! But AMAAW really came out of nowhere. I'm counting my blessings. I wish they did it full band... with that bassline!  ;D
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on October 16, 2011, 10:53:41 PM
How can I hurt when I'm holding you
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Post by: GardenTart on October 17, 2011, 07:23:35 PM
^ I've said it before and I'll say it again - that's a Neil Diamond line (no offense OAP. It IS a great lyric)
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Post by: bonobuzz on October 18, 2011, 02:14:24 PM
"your heart is my home.."  MERCY
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Post by: skelter on November 07, 2011, 10:48:14 PM
"Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel-- luckily"

That line really gets me teary-eyed. I'm not religious at all, but when I'm emailing religious friends (which I just did, but rarely) I tack this Bono line on.

So touching!
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Post by: pirakaface on November 08, 2011, 04:58:32 PM
"Every woman needs a man, like a fish needs a bicycle." - Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World.

The best!
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on November 08, 2011, 10:51:05 PM
Sunshine
Sunshine

Unknown Caller
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Post by: u2fanBarb...barely conscious on November 10, 2011, 03:17:00 PM
Some days have bouncers that won't let you in.  8)

-Some Days Are Better Than Others
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Post by: cutesmartU2faninny on November 12, 2011, 07:43:30 PM
There are so many to choose from, depending on the situation. A rather emotion-evoking few lines pertain to most of what my work life is like: "You ask me to enter, and then you make me crawl, I can't keep holding on..."
But I do love my work, as frustrating as it can be, so "Love is a temple, love the higher law" brings happiness and perspective for me.
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Post by: Farisfan (polished stones) on November 14, 2011, 12:26:04 PM
I want a love that's hard, as hard as hate.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on November 15, 2011, 11:25:48 AM
"You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it you came crying for my help"

-Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad
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Post by: Kurukira on November 15, 2011, 11:31:09 AM
"There are no colors in your eye
There's no sunshine in your sky
There's no race, only the prize
There is no tomorrow, only tonight"
 - 'Stateless' from "The Million Dollar Hotel"
a movie that's a sure cure for insomnia (speaking from experience), but the soundtrack's a real treasure.
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Post by: singnomore on November 15, 2011, 01:50:59 PM
I don't know how to say
What's got to be said
I don't know if it's black or white
There's others see it red
I don't get the answers right
I'll leave that to you

Pretty cool....
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Post by: mdmomof7 on November 15, 2011, 11:45:43 PM
WAAYYY too many to choose, so for today, I like these -- a few lines from a much maligned song that I happen to like

It's not a hill, it's a mountain
As we start out the climb
Listen for me, I'll be shouting
Shouting to the darkness, squeeze out sparks of light
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on November 20, 2011, 11:01:36 AM
In terms of message and delivery, you simply can't beat "I feel like I'm slowly, slowly, slowly slippin' under." 

Has anyone mentioned how the music around the lyrics really ups their emotional intensity?  That really elevates the Stay and Streets lyrics for me.   :)
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Post by: EnduringChill on November 20, 2011, 03:40:30 PM
I just realized yesterday that this whole verse is genius...

In New York I lost it all
To you and your vices
Still I'm staying on to figure out
A midlife crisis
I hit an iceberg in my life
You know I'm still afloat
You lose your palace, lose your wife
In the queue for the lifeboats
You gotta put the women and children first
But you're got an unquenchable thirst for New York
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Post by: Popette on December 13, 2011, 03:17:24 PM
I've always loved "Chance is a kind of religion/where you're damned for plain hard luck."

I don't know -- it's so Dylanesque!
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Post by: Clarky 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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Post by: OnlyU2 on December 31, 2011, 10:12:56 PM
So many great lyrics, but this always stands out: Moment Of Surrender

Iíve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My bodyís now a begging bowl
Thatís 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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Post by: OnlyU2 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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Post by: Gazza 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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Post by: JBS 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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Post by: skelter 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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Post by: The Exile 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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Post by: Blue Silken Sky 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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Post by: The Exile 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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Post by: Blue Silken Sky 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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Post by: TheSceneoftheAccident 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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Post by: The Exile 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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Post by: Blue Silken Sky 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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Post by: Starr :) 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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Post by: GardenTart 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  ;)
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Post by: Blue Silken Sky on April 18, 2012, 09:39:35 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  ;)
Ha.  I saw that at the Mysterious Whale thread and I thought, "Somebody brought up this line elsewhere before, but I'll never find it again..."
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Post by: Canadanne on April 18, 2012, 11:16:03 PM
"You used to think I was something special;
I know you haven't thought that in a while.
You like the company of my inner devil,
'Cos my inner devil could make you smile.
"
-- Ever feel like Bono wrote a lyric especially for you? I LOLed so hard I missed the rest of the song. Perfect. :)

Off the top of my head, I also really appreciate "You can't even remember what I'm trying to forget".
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Post by: Velvet Dress on April 19, 2012, 04:22:28 AM
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Off the top of my head, I also really appreciate "You can't even remember what I'm trying to forget".

Yeah I love pretty much all of Dirty Day's lyrics.
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Post by: MarsGirl on April 19, 2012, 09:11:35 AM
Just a bang and a clatter as an angel hits the ground.
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Post by: Tirehtoori on April 27, 2012, 06:59:36 AM
When fact is fiction, and TV reality - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Take my hand, i know ill be there if you can -  Drowning Man

See the sky burning red she will die and live again - A Sort of Homecoming

They ended your life but they couldnt take your pride -  Pride

I'm only asking but  I think you know - Unforgettable Fire

I'm wide awake - Bad

Everything from WTSHNN, ISHFWIALF, WOWY, RTSS and One

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows, but my sorrows, they learned to swim -  UTEOTW

If you wanna kiss the sky better learn how to kneel - Mysterious Ways

Your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed - Ultra violet

Shine like a burning star fallen from the sky - The Fly

You can dream so dream out loud - Acrobat

You say when he hits you, you don't mind, because when he hurts you, you feel alive -  Stay

So you never felt wanted until someone slapped your face - Please

After the flood all the colours came out - Beautiful Day

A song that i could sing my own company - SIAMYCGOO(lol)

All that you built and all that you break. It is a place that has to be believed to be seen - Walk On

It was the big idea - Kite

Slow down my beating heart - In A Littlle While

So I try to be like you, i try to feel in a way you do - WHen i Look at the World

A house doesn`t make a home - SYCMIOYO

I want a trip inside your head spend a day there - Miracle drug

What happened to the beauty inside me - City of Bliding Lights

I want the lot of what you got, I want the lot of what you got - Original of the Species

Take this mouth give it a kiss - Yahweh

My first cry it was a joyful noise - Magnificent

Itís not if I believe in love , if love believes in me - Moment of Surrender

Is it true perfect love drives out all fear - I`ll go Crazy If I Dont Go Crazy Tonight

You have to find the courage to walk out in to the streets - Breathe

There is no army in this world that could fight a ghost - Winter

Girl with crimson nails, has Jesus round her neck - Vertigo

 :)










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Post by: skelter on April 27, 2012, 10:01:07 PM
I thought I heard the master's voice
It's hard to listen while you preach

This line is very suited for Bono himself only, though  ;D
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Post by: jabw10 on May 04, 2012, 12:38:16 PM
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I thought I heard the master's voice
It's hard to listen while you preach

This line is very suited for Bono himself only, though  ;D
i love these lines, too! 
more well suited to lots of us than we may think...
(ie:  the whole idea that sometimes it's a good idea to just shut up & listen... coupled with the fact that you can easily lose track of your own faults when you're busy criticizing others... many ways to read these - love that!)
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 13, 2012, 08:04:09 AM
Stay in this time
Stay tonight in a lie
I'm only asking, but I
I think you know
Come on take me away
Come on take me away
Come on take me home
Home again...
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Post by: Snowmoon on June 13, 2012, 09:48:23 AM
The city's a flood, and our love turns to rust.
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust.
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Post by: Snowmoon on June 13, 2012, 09:50:27 AM
What once was hurt
What once was friction
What left a mark
No longer stings
Because Grace makes beauty
Out of ugly things
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Post by: OnlyU2 on June 13, 2012, 10:59:21 PM
We scorch the earth, set fire to the sky
We stoop so low to reach so high
A link is lost, the chain undone
We wait all day for the night to come
And it comes like a hunter, child
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 15, 2012, 09:42:02 AM
I'm in the waiting room
I can't see through the smoke
I think of you and your holy book
When the rest of us choke
Tell me, tell me
What do you see?
Tell me, tell me
What's wrong with me?


Those lines really strike some chord in me for some reason...
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Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on June 18, 2012, 04:18:05 PM
Basically all of Ultraviolet, especially the beginning cause it makes me think of my own life

"She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in, she's gonna dream out loud" (suprise on that one  :P )

"squeeze out sparks of light"

All of Walk on, and all of Kite is very emotional for me

I also love Streets, because for me it's about chasing freedom and finally reaching to your goals. (which I would love to do)
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Post by: theocean on June 30, 2012, 06:06:39 AM
I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

 8)
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Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on June 30, 2012, 11:06:32 AM
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I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

 8)

Love this one!
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Post by: Spinning_Jay on June 30, 2012, 10:56:38 PM
You bury your treasure where it can't be found
But your love is like a secret that's been passed around
There is a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep
I guess it's the price of love
I know it's not cheap

(I always found it funny that on some Zoo Tv versions Bono covers his mouth at the end of this verse as if he's spilled the beans so to say)
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Post by: _acrobat on September 12, 2012, 12:23:22 PM
Too many great ones to mention. One that's been stuck in my head all day:

If the sky turns to purple,
And the moon turns to blood,
Will you dig me out,
When I'm face down in the mud?
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Post by: Nanda360 on September 16, 2012, 07:05:33 PM
"...sometimes I feel like I don't know"
"... I believe in the kingdom come"
"...we were as close together as a bride and groom"
"...only love unites our hearts"
"... she's at the bus stop with the News of the World and The Sun, sun here it comes..."
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on September 19, 2012, 01:08:41 PM
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"... she's at the bus stop with the News of the World and The Sun, sun here it comes..."

The News of the World and The Sun weren't published on the same day.
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Post by: eddyjedi on September 26, 2012, 03:21:20 AM
I'm not afraid of anything in this world,
There's nothing you can throw at me that I haven't already heard,
I'm just trying to find a decent melody,
A song that I can sing in my own company

Give me one more chance and I'm gonna make you sing
Give me half a chance ride on the waves that you bring
Your honey child to a swarm of bees
Gonna blow right through you like a breeze
give me one last dance and we'll slide down the surface of things

Take me higher, take me higher, you take me higher, you take me higher

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Post by: EnduringChill on September 26, 2012, 05:51:44 AM
"Let me in the sound, God I'm going down, I don't want to drown now, meet me in the sound."
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Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on September 29, 2012, 03:51:47 PM
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"Let me in the sound, God I'm going down, I don't want to drown now, meet me in the sound."

Whenever I hear that I just wanna stand up and bang on the drums or something  :P
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Post by: EnduringChill on September 29, 2012, 04:18:49 PM
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"Let me in the sound, God I'm going down, I don't want to drown now, meet me in the sound."

Whenever I hear that I just wanna stand up and bang on the drums or something  :P
Me too! Larry did it awesomely live... I loved watching the screen at that point in the show and seeing him playing.
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Post by: u2fanBarb...barely conscious on October 03, 2012, 01:39:46 PM
It's everything I wish I didn't know.

and of course- In my dream I was drowning my sorrows, my sorrows they learned to swim.
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Post by: skelter on October 03, 2012, 02:40:48 PM
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It's everything I wish I didn't know.


Wow, never thought of this one, but yeah, it is pretty poetic!
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Post by: u2fanBarb...barely conscious on October 04, 2012, 04:40:53 PM
Another-
"See the face of fear running scared in the valley below"
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Post by: _acrobat on October 04, 2012, 05:11:29 PM
"You say in love, there are no rules"
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Post by: EnduringChill on October 05, 2012, 08:26:50 PM
Little sister, don't you worry 'bout a thing today
Took the heat from the sun
And little sister, I know that everything is not okay
But you're like honey on my tongue

and

Slow down my beating heart
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Post by: OnlyU2 on October 06, 2012, 04:38:59 PM
You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

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

A man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocket ship into the skies
He lives on a star that's dying in the night
And follows in the trail, the scatter of light
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Post by: bonobuzz on October 08, 2012, 11:38:24 AM
Stay with the demons you drown
 Stay with the spirit I found
 Stay and the night would be enough

One of my favorite U2 songs, so slad I heard it LIVE last summer...
 
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Post by: Drummer Boy on October 09, 2012, 07:07:44 PM
"You gotta live with your dreams. Don't make them so hard."
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on October 10, 2012, 02:40:35 PM
All three verses of UTEOTW.

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Post by: u2fanBarb...barely conscious on October 17, 2012, 09:44:47 AM
"the night you filled with fireworks that left you with nothing"
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on October 17, 2012, 09:59:07 AM
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All three verses of UTEOTW.

Is one of them you're favorite?

My favorite is the final verse  :)
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Post by: _acrobat on October 17, 2012, 01:58:53 PM
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All three verses of UTEOTW.

Is one of them you're favorite?

My favorite is the final verse  :)
Yep. Last verse is the best.
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Post by: EnduringChill on October 25, 2012, 05:04:00 PM
"I hit an iceberg in my life
You know I'm still afloat
You lose your palace, lose your wife
In the queue for the lifeboat
You gotta put the women and children first
But you've got an unquenchable thirst for New York."

Love the play on words...
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Post by: skelter on October 25, 2012, 07:45:44 PM
^ Idungeddit. Thirst for the Titanic?
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Post by: EnduringChill on October 25, 2012, 08:42:42 PM
The way I see it is, this character has come to New York with his family and fallen in love with the place. He's come to settle down ("hit an iceberg in my life") and the family is "still afloat" with money from the job he quit to move to New York. He loses his "palace" and his wife when the family becomes disenchanted with New York City and wants to leave- they're waiting on something to bail them out of the situation, a "lifeboat." The character knows he should put his wife and children first, but he's so in love with the city that he can't leave now.

The play on words is that it's all a reference to the Titanic as well as having a deeper meaning. ;D
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Post by: Nanda360 on October 26, 2012, 05:22:30 PM
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"You gotta live with your dreams. Don't make them so hard."

Good memory. Had forgotten how Hands that Built America is a great song. Love the part when Luciano's singing
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Post by: EnduringChill on October 29, 2012, 05:12:54 AM
To stare and not be stared at
To look and not be seen
To feel new feelings
Rather than understand where you've just been


Edit- Also...

I'm a sinner, you're the holy child
But your secret heart is a savage scratching at my door
And your lips of blood have me screaming out
For more and more


I prefer the finished version of WGRYWH, but these lines are so evocative...
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Post by: Achtung Maybe on November 10, 2012, 05:34:23 PM
"He turns his money into light to look for her"

"Just a bang and a clatter as an angel hits the ground"

"She runs through the streets with eyes painted red, under black belly of a cloud in the rain."
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Post by: NotFadeAway on November 17, 2012, 01:55:43 PM
I do love the lyrics in Bad
"If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind, leave this heart of clay, see you walk, walk away [...] If I could through myself, set your spirit free, lead your heart away, see you break, break away"
I think they're heartbreaking, they do express the feeling of someone trying to help another person, but without managing it. Moreover, I love when, in the live acts, he adds "Not fade away". It's a desperate cry, a sort of answer, from the one who's trying to help to the one in need.
Of course, I do love the lyrics in One (who doesn't?).
I think it's fantastic also the line in Beautiful day "What you don't have, you don't need it now. What you don't know, you can feel it somehow". It gives me the strenght to hold on.
And finally, the words of Mothers of the Disappeared, One step closer and Miracle drug, which make me cry everytime.
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Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on November 23, 2012, 03:02:16 PM
I have "It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away" painted on my wall. It's kinda overused now, but when you really think about the meaning of it, seeing the beauty in everything, not letting it escape, I really like it
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Post by: u2fanBarb...barely conscious on November 24, 2012, 12:33:50 PM
"I remember when we would sleep on stones, now we lie together in whispers and moans..."
"....when I was all messed up and had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed..."

in fact- ALL of UV....
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Post by: charlottes_mouth on November 25, 2012, 03:26:54 PM
In Summer I can taste the salt of the sea, there's a kite blowing out of control on the breeze, I wonder what's gonna happen to you, you wonder what has happened to me
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Post by: _acrobat on November 25, 2012, 04:06:35 PM
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"I remember when we would sleep on stones, now we lie together in whispers and moans..."
"....when I was all messed up and had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed..."

in fact- ALL of UV....

In fact, all of Achtung Baby...except the line about fish and bicycles...
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Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on November 27, 2012, 03:50:10 PM
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"I remember when we would sleep on stones, now we lie together in whispers and moans..."
"....when I was all messed up and had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed..."

in fact- ALL of UV....

+1  :D
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Post by: theocean on November 28, 2012, 06:11:49 AM
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"I hit an iceberg in my life
You know I'm still afloat
You lose your palace, lose your wife
In the queue for the lifeboat
You gotta put the women and children first
But you've got an unquenchable thirst for New York."

Love the play on words...

I love singing this part!!!! and then the guitars and drums come in....
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Post by: Nanda360 on November 28, 2012, 04:52:02 PM
tequilla and orange, jamaica and run... at the Morellia honey on my tongue 8)
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Post by: pophater on December 03, 2012, 02:33:03 AM
"Baby, Baby, Baby light my way." It had heavy influence to one of the greatest songs of the 2000's.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on December 03, 2012, 03:18:46 PM
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"Baby, Baby, Baby light my way." It had heavy influence to one of the greatest songs of the 2000's.
lol that was pretty funny
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Post by: skelter on December 27, 2012, 02:40:37 PM
"I have money now
It's me that is spent"

-North Star

A sentiment many of us might never feel in our livetimes, but it goes with the whole Terminus theme of winter (or the mythical Songs of Ascent)
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Post by: Thehorsefly [whinny!] on December 30, 2012, 02:26:09 PM
"Faraway, so close
 Up with the static and the radio.
 With satellite television
 You can go anywhere:
 Miami, New Orleans
 London, Belfast and Berlin."
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Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on January 01, 2013, 03:18:32 PM
Uncertainty can be a guiding light
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Post by: So Cruel on January 16, 2013, 09:12:34 PM
One of the best lyrics of Bono's career

My father is a rich man, he wears a rich man's cloak
Gave me the keys to his kingdom coming
Gave me a cup of gold
He said 'I have many mansions
And there are many rooms to see'
But I left by the back door
And I threw away the key
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Post by: So Cruel on January 16, 2013, 09:58:45 PM
another great lyric from Bono

Well I don't know why a man
Search for himself in his woman's eyes
No, I don't know why a man
Sees the truth but needs the lies

My love is restless as the wind
She moves like a shadow across my skin
She left with my conscience
And I don't want it back
It just gets in the way
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Post by: bonobuzz on January 17, 2013, 08:33:39 AM
The only pain is to feel nothing at all.....
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Post by: EnduringChill on January 17, 2013, 02:58:11 PM
^ +1!
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Post by: bonobuzz on January 26, 2013, 12:05:33 PM
^ :)
Lyrics from Every Breaking Wave...  love this entire song, but sitting here on this cold winter day looking at the bare trees all frozen, I thought of this line.. hope this song will be released, it's excellent in my opinon..

Like every silent leaf
 On the breeze
 Winter wouldnít leave it alone

&
You know
 That my heart
 Is the same place yours has been
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Post by: TongueInMyEar on January 28, 2013, 08:59:45 AM
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"I remember when we would sleep on stones, now we lie together in whispers and moans..."
"....when I was all messed up and had opera in my head, your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed..."

in fact- ALL of UV....

Another huge fan of this. I don't know why but this lyric really spoke to me when I first heard it.

Also "There is a silence that comes to a house where no-one can sleep, I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap".
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Post by: EnduringChill on January 28, 2013, 09:38:09 AM
^Love that second line. "I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap..."

"The more you take the less you feel. The less you know the more you believe."

"I want to be the song that you hear in your head."

And on a similar note: "The songs in your head are now on my mind. You put me on pause, I try to rewind..."

"Walk out into a sunburst street. Sing your heart out. Sing my heart out."

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Post by: skelter on January 28, 2013, 11:27:54 PM
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"I want to be the song that you hear in your head."



Discotheque?
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Post by: KingdomsFall on February 06, 2013, 05:06:37 AM
October:
"October and the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear.
What do I care?

October and kingdoms rise
And kingdoms fall
But you go on
And on."

If God Will Send His Angels:
"Jesus never let me down
You know Jesus used to show me the score.
Then they put Jesus in show business
Now it's hard to get in the door."

Kite:
"In summer I can taste the salt in the sea
There's a kite blowing out of control on a breeze
I wonder what's gonna happen to you
You wonder what has happened to me."
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Post by: emalvick on February 07, 2013, 12:05:50 PM
Probably the whole of Stay, Faraway so Close.  I generally like most of the lyrics on the album Zooropa, but that song is the best. 

If I had to choose specific lyrics, I'd probably go for the following (different song):

My father is a rich man
He wears a rich man's cloak
Gave me the keys to his kingdom coming
Gave me a cup of gold

He said I have many mansions
And there are many rooms to see
But I left by the back door
And I threw away the key
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Post by: flopro on August 06, 2013, 05:00:00 PM
I love the lyrics from Lemon!

"And these are the days when our work has come asunder
And these are the days when we look for something other"

Also In A Little While...

"Man dreams one day to fly
A man takes a rocketship into the skies
He lives on a star that's dying in the night
And follows in the trail
The scatter of light"
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on September 12, 2014, 02:19:23 PM
California (There Is No End To Love)
I've seen for myself,
There's no end to grief

Song For Someone
You've got eyes that can see right through me
You're not afraid of anything they seen

Iris (Hold Me Close)
I've got your life inside of me

Cedarwood Road
Sometimes fear is the only place we can call home

A heart that is broken,
Is a heart that is open

The Troubles
I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me and then hurt me some more

Some brilliant lyrics from Bono and The Edge on this new album.
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Post by: MarsGirl on September 12, 2014, 05:12:17 PM
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California (There Is No End To Love)
I've seen for myself,
There's no end to grief

Song For Someone
You've got eyes that can see right through me
You're not afraid of anything they seen

Iris (Hold Me Close)
I've got your life inside of me

Cedarwood Road
Sometimes fear is the only place we can call home

A heart that is broken,
Is a heart that is open

The Troubles
I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me and then hurt me some more

Some brilliant lyrics from Bono and The Edge on this new album.

Right?! I know!!! Some of the best lyrics in a long time!
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Post by: Pride on September 12, 2014, 05:33:39 PM
The lyrics to Scarlet.
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Post by: an tha on September 12, 2014, 06:07:21 PM
If the door is open, it isn't theft
...
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Post by: mdmomof7 on September 12, 2014, 06:08:37 PM
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If the door is open, it isn't theft
...

And how perfectly this ties in to the Apple backlash!  ;)
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Post by: an tha on September 12, 2014, 06:20:30 PM
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If the door is open, it isn't theft
...

And how perfectly this ties in to the Apple backlash!  ;)

Oh aye yes!
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: ZooClothes on September 12, 2014, 06:40:21 PM
"It's hard to listen while you preach"
Everything in California (now my fave song on the album)
"I'm a long way from your hill of Calvary"
"The universe is beautiful but cold"
"It's a dirty business, dreaming"
"Somebody stepped inside your soul, little by little they robbed and stole til someone else was in control"
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Post by: HedserBono on September 17, 2014, 12:27:54 PM
I believe in the Kingdom Come
Then all the colours will bleed into one
Bleed into one.
But yes, I'm still running.

You broke the bonds
And you loosed the chains
Carried the cross of my shame
Oh my shame, you know I believe it.

But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for.
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for.

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The city's a flood, and our love turns to rust.
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust.
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name

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Take my hand
You know I'll be there
If you can
I'll cross the sky for your love.
For I have promised
For to be with you tonight
And for the time that will come.

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Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Zaphod on September 18, 2014, 04:50:55 AM
Simple: We get to carry eachother. Like; it turns out we are helping eachother because there's no other option.
Many mix this line with 'we got to carry eachother' which has a totally different meaning.
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Post by: wraitii on September 18, 2014, 05:29:28 AM
"Ö itís never dead itís still my head
It was a warzone in my teens
Iím still standing on that street
Still need an enemy"
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: ZooClothes on September 18, 2014, 08:37:36 AM
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If the door is open, it isn't theft
...

And how perfectly this ties in to the Apple backlash!  ;)

"Whatever's in there is yours to take"
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: jabw10 on September 18, 2014, 09:45:21 AM
Free yourself to be yourself...
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Post by: bonobuzz on September 18, 2014, 09:47:38 AM
Music so I can exaggerate my pain and give it a name
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Post by: MarsGirl on September 18, 2014, 10:52:28 AM
The stars are bright but do they know, the universe is beautiful but cold.
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Post by: aviastar on September 18, 2014, 12:13:21 PM
1. "We're free to fly the crimson sky...the sun won't melt our wings tonight..."

2. "And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in
'cause I need it now..."

3. "A speeding head, a speeding heart
I'm being born, a bleeding start
The engines roar, blood-curdling wail
Head first, then foot
Then heart sets sail"

4. "The worst of us are a long drawn out confession
The best of us are geniuses of compression..."
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Post by: iced on September 21, 2014, 07:36:45 AM
If you need someone to blame, throw a rock in the air you'll hit someone guilty.
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Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on October 07, 2014, 08:42:01 PM
Look, I gotta go, yeah I'm running outta change
There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearrange
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: MarsGirl on October 10, 2014, 10:36:06 AM
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Look, I gotta go, yeah I'm running outta change
There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearrange

Haha, it occurs to me... Do younger people even know what this means? We needed change to use a pay phone.... Some people probably dont eve know what a pay phone is any more. ;)
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Post by: UnknownCaller98 on October 13, 2014, 11:15:44 AM
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Look, I gotta go, yeah I'm running outta change
There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearrange

Haha, it occurs to me... Do younger people even know what this means? We needed change to use a pay phone.... Some people probably dont eve know what a pay phone is any more. ;)
I'm a "younger" person and I know what a pay phone is. We still have plenty of them in the UK.
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Post by: MarsGirl on October 13, 2014, 12:53:21 PM
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Look, I gotta go, yeah I'm running outta change
There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearrange

Haha, it occurs to me... Do younger people even know what this means? We needed change to use a pay phone.... Some people probably dont eve know what a pay phone is any more. ;)
I'm a "younger" person and I know what a pay phone is. We still have plenty of them in the UK.

They hardly exist here in the US anymore.
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: PROJ2823 on October 14, 2014, 02:58:04 PM
Dressed up like a car crash
The wheels are turning
But you're upside down

Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: Bogeystar on October 20, 2014, 07:12:24 AM
She is the gun fire
She is the car crash
She is the avalanche
She is the thunder
She is the waves and
She pulls me under
Title: Re: Favorite lines from a U2 song?
Post by: mdmomof7 on October 20, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
Dirty Day and I can't pick just a line or two and a verse isn't enough either. The entire song is powerfully brilliant - lyric, arrangement, performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRMeg2zgNWQ 

They haven't played this live since 1993, but it could work quite well with Songs of Innocence. Hoping...