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News and Rumors / Re: The little things that give you away
« Last post by WookieeWarrior10 on Today at 09:52:32 AM »
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Do we have a solid meaning to Little Things? I keep thinking it's about Bono talking about writers block from the perspective of Ali?
I'm pretty confident that this song is about depression and an eventual suicide attempt. The little things that give the narrator away the the showing signs of depression.

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As easy as a breeze
Each heart was yours to please
Is it only me who sees
Thereís something wrong there

Maybe the narrator (I'll just call Jeff or something, because it sounds too clunky to say "the narrator" repeatedly...) feels out of place in the world. Jeff can't help but point out the horrible flaws in it and can't find happiness. I didn't bother to paste this past, but the first paragraph is probably only there to show us the transition from a "normal" state of mind to depression.

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Oh, Iím not a ghost now
I can see you
You need to see me

This entire bit describes Jeff's feeling of loneliness and uselessness.

Quote
Itís the little things that give you away
The words you cannot say
Your big mouth in the way
Itís the little things that tease and betray
As the hunted I become the prey
Itís the little things
The little things that give you away

Jeff cannot confess what is going on with his mental state, and covers it up with his "big mouth". As for the latter part of the chorus, I am at a loss.

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I saw you on the stairs
You didnít notice I was there
Thatís Ďcause you were talking at me
Not to me

Again, Jeff feels useless and alone.

Quote
Sometimes
I canít believe my existence
See myself from a distance
I canít get back inside

Jeff realizes that life is a miracle, and that thought might be the only thing preventing him from killing himself. The last couple of lines are just referencing this analyzation.

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Sometimes
The air is so anxious
All my thoughts are so reckless
And all of my innocence has died

Jeff has suicidal thoughts and has probably had his share of meltdowns...

Quote
Sometimes
I wake at four in the morning
When all the darkness is swarming
And it covers me in fear

Jeff feels most on edge in the morning, probably after waking early from nightmares, and he contemplates suicide, etc.

Quote
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
Full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear

Jeff feels angry at the world, and as a result he has lost his faith. The last two lines are used to show his doubt in an afterlife.

Quote
Sometimes
The end isnít coming
Itís not coming
The end is here
Sometimes

I think you can figure this part out for yourself...

That is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your details analysis of the lyrics, the are very deep and personal. It could connect with a lot of people if it released as a single!
Ah, thanks! I'm sure there are plenty of others that could do a much better job at elaborating on that thought than myself, though!
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News and Rumors / Re: Little things dropped from set
« Last post by jrodr079 on Today at 09:49:35 AM »
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It happened once. If it becomes a pattern, I'd wonder. If it happens once, I'm not concerned.

Is twice a pattern? Its becoming a 50/50 aong with I Will Follow.
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News and Rumors / Re: The little things that give you away
« Last post by georgemccauley on Today at 09:48:47 AM »
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Do we have a solid meaning to Little Things? I keep thinking it's about Bono talking about writers block from the perspective of Ali?
I'm pretty confident that this song is about depression and an eventual suicide attempt. The little things that give the narrator away the the showing signs of depression.

Quote
As easy as a breeze
Each heart was yours to please
Is it only me who sees
Thereís something wrong there

Maybe the narrator (I'll just call Jeff or something, because it sounds too clunky to say "the narrator" repeatedly...) feels out of place in the world. Jeff can't help but point out the horrible flaws in it and can't find happiness. I didn't bother to paste this past, but the first paragraph is probably only there to show us the transition from a "normal" state of mind to depression.

Quote
Oh, Iím not a ghost now
I can see you
You need to see me

This entire bit describes Jeff's feeling of loneliness and uselessness.

Quote
Itís the little things that give you away
The words you cannot say
Your big mouth in the way
Itís the little things that tease and betray
As the hunted I become the prey
Itís the little things
The little things that give you away

Jeff cannot confess what is going on with his mental state, and covers it up with his "big mouth". As for the latter part of the chorus, I am at a loss.

Quote
I saw you on the stairs
You didnít notice I was there
Thatís Ďcause you were talking at me
Not to me

Again, Jeff feels useless and alone.

Quote
Sometimes
I canít believe my existence
See myself from a distance
I canít get back inside

Jeff realizes that life is a miracle, and that thought might be the only thing preventing him from killing himself. The last couple of lines are just referencing this analyzation.

Quote
Sometimes
The air is so anxious
All my thoughts are so reckless
And all of my innocence has died

Jeff has suicidal thoughts and has probably had his share of meltdowns...

Quote
Sometimes
I wake at four in the morning
When all the darkness is swarming
And it covers me in fear

Jeff feels most on edge in the morning, probably after waking early from nightmares, and he contemplates suicide, etc.

Quote
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
Full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear

Jeff feels angry at the world, and as a result he has lost his faith. The last two lines are used to show his doubt in an afterlife.

Quote
Sometimes
The end isnít coming
Itís not coming
The end is here
Sometimes

I think you can figure this part out for yourself...

That is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your details analysis of the lyrics, the are very deep and personal. It could connect with a lot of people if it released as a single!
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Yeah, uh, it'd be really bad if there were any young people hanging around here...
Hey, Wook...I know you're "young" and you are great fun to have around! I just feel bad about being "indecent" with my younger friends around. I hope this didn't offend you...I meant to do just the opposite, to respect you. And, I guess not just you, but anyone who might not appreciate the fun we were having. Cool?
And I certainly never meant to be a mod, or a censor...I just didn't want to play anymore. I just took my toys and went home.  :)
I already replied to this message in a PM, but I didn't want to make it seem as if I was ignoring this response, so I'll just leave this here...
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Fun and Games / Re: The "Finish My Sentence" Game
« Last post by riffraff on Today at 09:46:04 AM »
under an umbrella so they wouldn't get sunburned (and have a tad of privacy). Adam was throwing up in the ocean, and Larry ran out through the waves to see what was going on. A shark too a big bite out of Larry's butt, which actually removed the bullet that the doctor's had missed. This made Adam throw up some more, but it made Larry stop crying. No one could
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News and Rumors / Re: U2 to NZ
« Last post by CJ on Today at 09:45:56 AM »
Still hoping this will be an SOE tour and not the JT Tour. Article does not really provide any concrete information.
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Fun and Games / Re: 3 word story!
« Last post by riffraff on Today at 09:42:51 AM »
on his sleeve
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Fun and Games / Re: 3 word story!
« Last post by miryclay on Today at 09:42:30 AM »
playing his heart
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18th Pick

Your Blue Room
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Eighteenth Pick: Babyface
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