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Title: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: iced on January 10, 2018, 04:10:55 AM
What's up with all the hate of "Get Out Of Your Own Way"?

I think it's one of strongest cuts from the album.

...seems weird to me.

???

Personally, I like it.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Montreal97 on January 10, 2018, 05:29:35 AM
Didn't know it generated any hate. I really really love that song.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: lightmyway92 on January 10, 2018, 05:56:24 AM
It's probably has too much unapologetic optimism for the "get off my lawn" types.  Maybe they think it's too derivative of "Beautiful Day. My only complaint about it is that's maybe a little too catchy and very tough to get out of your head once you've listened to it :)  Otherwise I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Bundang Dave on January 10, 2018, 07:54:29 AM
I don't find it particularly interesting or affective, so I always skip it.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: miryclay on January 10, 2018, 11:34:36 AM
Great tune!
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: GoalisSoul40 on January 12, 2018, 03:06:46 PM
An excellent track. Punchy, defiantly joyful. First verse written with, perhaps, Bono's daughter in mind. Second verse written with America/democracy in mind. I find it to be catchy in the best sense of that word. I, too, have been surprised by how easily and quickly many other posters have dismissed it. It's at the heart of the album and belongs there. Maybe it will grow on folks...
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: ShankAsu on January 12, 2018, 03:28:25 PM
i didn't really like it at first and found the chorus to almost irritate my ears, but now, like a lot of the songs on the new album, it has really grown on me.  still not one of my favorites on the album, but i like it.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: BalconyTV on January 12, 2018, 05:15:56 PM
It sits between two awful tracks. You go into with with a bad taste. And you leave it with a bad taste. The tune alone is ok. But nothing too special.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: miracle_al on January 12, 2018, 07:28:19 PM
It is a decent song, bordering on a pretty good song.  What sets it back for me are the vocalizations after Bono/Edge sing, "Get out of your own way."  I cringe overtime I hear them.  They are the embodiment of "artsy" U2, which I don't much care for.  Those vocalizations are up (down?) there in 'Boots' territory for me.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Clarky on January 12, 2018, 08:44:41 PM
I dont particularly like the pre-chorus part and then "your fight, your fight" dropout part. It feels generic and uninteresting. But overall its an okay song, just not that good imo.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Droppo on January 13, 2018, 08:22:55 AM
The Kendrick Lamar bit at the end is intolerable for me. The rest of it is paint by numbers U2 with a bland chorus and sanctimonious lyrics.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: singnomore on January 13, 2018, 08:35:38 AM
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i didn't really like it at first and found the chorus to almost irritate my ears, but now, like a lot of the songs on the new album, it has really grown on me.  still not one of my favorites on the album, but i like it.

I was a bit like this - didn't really get it at first but has really grown on me
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Billy Rhythm on February 06, 2018, 11:10:27 AM
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i didn't really like it at first and found the chorus to almost irritate my ears, but now, like a lot of the songs on the new album, it has really grown on me.  still not one of my favorites on the album, but i like it.

I was a bit like this - didn't really get it at first but has really grown on me
Echo these sentiments...  It's a bit too much the same formula as 'Beautiful Day' though, but I'm liking it...  It's by no means a bad parody of themselves...:-)
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: MoreMoon on February 06, 2018, 04:02:45 PM
For me, it feels so generic. I don't hate it because it doesn't garner enough of an emotional reaction in me to really feel anything. If "meh" was going to take song form, for me it would be "Get Out of Your Own Way."

And I feel like a lot of late-period U2 falls into this trap - songs that feel overthought and overworked to the point that they almost don't sounds like anything at all.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Sonofabono on February 08, 2018, 05:04:06 AM
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For me, it feels so generic. I don't hate it because it doesn't garner enough of an emotional reaction in me to really feel anything. If "meh" was going to take song form, for me it would be "Get Out of Your Own Way."

And I feel like a lot of late-period U2 falls into this trap - songs that feel overthought and overworked to the point that they almost don't sounds like anything at all.
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i didn't really like it at first and found the chorus to almost irritate my ears, but now, like a lot of the songs on the new album, it has really grown on me.  still not one of my favorites on the album, but i like it.

I was a bit like this - didn't really get it at first but has really grown on me
Echo these sentiments...  It's a bit too much the same formula as 'Beautiful Day' though, but I'm liking it...  It's by no means a bad parody of themselves...:-)

Yeah, definitely agree with a lot of this, though I don't know that I've felt as strongly about it. On repeat listens I've really loved it. As part of the album, I've really loved it. When all we had were GOOYOW and YTBTAM as singles, there was definitely some disappointment for me, just because they felt so predictable. Definitely different from what we've heard before (sort of- there's definitely Beautiful Day in there), but predictable. This is what U2 would sound like trying to put out radio hits. That initial disappointment has tainted those songs for me, even though I'm coming around to liking them more. There's definitely an unabashed poppiness to it that some people just aren't going to be able to get over.

One thing that struck me about GOOYOW is that the chord progression is the exact same as S4S. (Same is true for YTBTAM - the chorus progression and the progression for S4S are the same.) That really hurt it for me initially (especially since it came after YTBTAM which made the same "mistake"). You want them to come out swinging doing something different and it didn't strike me as different enough, and the similarities to S4S wasn't different enough for me.

Again. I really do like it now. But initially, those were my feelings.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Vox on February 08, 2018, 10:14:15 AM
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i didn't really like it at first and found the chorus to almost irritate my ears, but now, like a lot of the songs on the new album, it has really grown on me.  still not one of my favorites on the album, but i like it.

I was a bit like this - didn't really get it at first but has really grown on me

This is me, as well.  Same goes for “You’re the Best Thing About Me.” 

I listened to those songs a lot pre-album release.  Then after December 1, I’d skip over them to hear the new stuff.  But a few weeks ago, I started listening to those two songs again and something’s really clicked for me.  I really like them both, and more often than not, they’re the songs I wake up with in my head each morning. 

I still remember the parts of those songs that used to sort of…  bug me… for lack of a better word…  But now those are the parts I particularly dig. 

So far, this album is doing good for me on repeated listens.  I almost stopped listening to the album for a while from mid-to-late December.  But then I started to “put it on” a lot more throughout January.  A few weeks ago, the whole album morphed into something else for me.  I’m really enjoying it.   

F*&k what Quincy Jones said yesterday…  Sounds like he’s gone off the deep end, anyway…  LOL! 
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Albono on February 09, 2018, 01:26:45 AM
the "sh*thole countries" line at the grammys gave it a whole new perspective.
now I freakin' love it! Bono turned it to a rebel song!
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: xy on February 09, 2018, 05:06:42 AM
Never hated it, but I do think Best thing is the better pop tune between the two of them.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Billy Rhythm on February 09, 2018, 07:42:43 AM
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the "sh*thole countries" line at the grammys gave it a whole new perspective.
now I freakin' love it! Bono turned it to a rebel song!
I've thought that it was a "rebel song" all along, even before I initially heard it and knew of the title which is a brilliant bit of advice...  What eventually warmed me to the song was the live versions though (BBC/Grammies)...  I like how The Edge's guitar is more prominent when the vocals first start...  In fact, it's The Edge who really shines on this one, in my opinion...  I have trouble deciding between whether his solo here, or on 'Lights of Home' takes home the 'Best Solo' award for the new album...  Outstanding...:-) 
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Rasmus on February 09, 2018, 04:34:03 PM
Because its another example of the safe and boring U2. The song is not bad but it's not exciting either is it? Also I dont like the lyrics in the verses.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: imaginary friend on February 11, 2018, 10:14:48 AM
I love the song, but not the arrangement. To me, that song is screaming for a Pop-style treatment.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Argo on February 11, 2018, 11:19:03 PM
I quite like it but feel it could have been stronger. This album more than most seems to have drawn very diverse opinions on so many songs. the good thing out of this is that there is something there for everyone but little consensus on the best songs on the album (although Little Things seems the most consistently rated in various polls I have seen). At the end of the day - to each, their own.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Beneathadesertsky on February 12, 2018, 03:32:34 AM
The music video I know turned people off. I know where the band stands on the world right now but at times they almost seem like they cram it down your throat and that brings up certain emotions....That is all I will say. :)

For me its just nothing special. I think the problem is the band is trying to remain fresh and unfortunately they are going down the same path as a lot of bands before them who have done everything there is to do.

The last album I honestly thought they brought a piece of gold to the table was all that you cant leave behind and that was what 2000?

Still one of my favorite bands though :)
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: laoghaire on March 23, 2018, 01:36:31 PM
The pre-chorus needs improved (that's the Irish grammatical construction there). I'm immune to the sanctimony that bothers people. I fell in love with them at the height of their sanctimony so I obviously can handle it. I like that they care, that they have something to say.

Politically speaking, it's comforting to me, because I am having a hard time with the world right now in the sense that I actually have feelings of anxiety and dread on a daily basis. I know that's rich given that I am not (yet) personally affected. But I do have those feelings. This is a tough love song in the way that Stuck in a Moment tells us to stand up straight and carry our own weight - which I take as empowering, not belittling at all. You've got to fight back. I can help you but it's your fight. I appreciate that.

But what the hell is up with these lyrics?

The slaves are looking for someone to lead them
The master is looking for someone to need him

I mean, what in the actual eff? I don't think U2 get to talk about American racial slavery. Also, given the juxtaposition of the lyrics it sounds like he's saying the slaves are looking for a MASTER to lead them (and the master looking for slaves to need him). On subsequent listens I finally realized that can't be true, they must be looking for the likes of Nat Turner. But this is stuff they really aren't going to be able to get the nuances on; this isn't their story to tell. Wish these lyrics never made the cut.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: ian ryan on March 27, 2018, 07:44:50 AM
Like others here, it started off slow for me. It was too similar to Beautiful Day/Always. Now it has really come into its own. I really enjoy it now.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: ian ryan on March 27, 2018, 07:52:50 AM
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But what the hell is up with these lyrics?

The slaves are looking for someone to lead them
The master is looking for someone to need him

I mean, what in the actual eff? I don't think U2 get to talk about American racial slavery. Also, given the juxtaposition of the lyrics it sounds like he's saying the slaves are looking for a MASTER to lead them (and the master looking for slaves to need him). On subsequent listens I finally realized that can't be true, they must be looking for the likes of Nat Turner. But this is stuff they really aren't going to be able to get the nuances on; this isn't their story to tell. Wish these lyrics never made the cut.

I think they’re awesome, a very prescient political commentary on the current American situation. He could be commenting that the American population wasn’t thinking during the last election, but rather that it wanted to be led. It reads to me like he’s saying that the current leader wants followers but finds himself being abandoned. And if he’s not allowed to talk about U.S. slavery, do they need to retract Silver & Gold? Are they still allowed to perform songs like Pride and MLK that are about the historical results of slavery?
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Clarky on March 27, 2018, 08:33:15 AM
Agreed that this song could have used a POP style treatment. Its much too safe sounding. It has potential to have some sour with the sweetness. Right now its just a forgettable vanilla song.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: bonorules on March 27, 2018, 08:57:49 AM
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But what the hell is up with these lyrics?

The slaves are looking for someone to lead them
The master is looking for someone to need him

I mean, what in the actual eff? I don't think U2 get to talk about American racial slavery. Also, given the juxtaposition of the lyrics it sounds like he's saying the slaves are looking for a MASTER to lead them (and the master looking for slaves to need him). On subsequent listens I finally realized that can't be true, they must be looking for the likes of Nat Turner. But this is stuff they really aren't going to be able to get the nuances on; this isn't their story to tell. Wish these lyrics never made the cut.

I think they’re awesome, a very prescient political commentary on the current American situation. He could be commenting that the American population wasn’t thinking during the last election, but rather that it wanted to be led. It reads to me like he’s saying that the current leader wants followers but finds himself being abandoned. And if he’s not allowed to talk about U.S. slavery, do they need to retract Silver & Gold? Are they still allowed to perform songs like Pride and MLK that are about the historical results of slavery?

Well said and I agree that this is probably what Bono was going for with those lyrics.

I also really like the song. Wasn't a favorite right away, but has definitely grown for me.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: laoghaire on March 27, 2018, 05:33:35 PM
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And if he’s not allowed to talk about U.S. slavery, do they need to retract Silver & Gold? Are they still allowed to perform songs like Pride and MLK that are about the historical results of slavery?

I would say he can talk about US slavery but needs to be careful not to try to speak like it's his story. Jay-Z isn't trying to talk about the Troubles like he knows what it's like for the people who lived it. Pride and MLK are fine, imho, because they honor a specific man, but the songs don't try to speak for a people about a subject that Bono doesn't have the nuance on.

Bono once famously complained on-stage about "Irish-Americans, who haven't been back to their country in 20 or 30 years, come up to ME and talk about the resistance, the revolution back home." He was 100% correct. Irish-Americans can be interested, they can have an opinion, but they have to realize, they can't speak for the Irish anymore. And people who aren't even Irish-American, who were actually born in America, perhaps to Americans, perhaps who don't have much or any Irish ancestry, can speak even less because they don't know. We think we might know but we don't. So Bono needs to be as careful as he rightly thinks non-Irish need to be careful.

Silver and Gold was different from Pride and MLK. Musically, I love that song - the R&H version was a family favorite when I was growing up. Very powerful, makes me really feel something. But Bono uses the first person in the lyrics, and that would be like me (an American) writing my own version of Raised by Wolves in the first person, imagining what it was like. (I realize Bono used the first person to describe his friend's experience and not his own, but they fully share that culture and he could capture the nuance of his friend's experience very accurately). In Silver and Gold there are lyrics that try to describe the racial oppression of Apartheid (which he has never remotely experienced), and with a dramatic license, without that shared culture.

In Pride and MLK, he doesn't try to speak for MLK or tell King's story in Bono's words with a dramatic license. He simply honors him, and that is a good thing.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: TheRealEdge on March 28, 2018, 11:23:55 AM
If we're gonna talk about 'slavery' then I personally think that there's not enough black American music artists writing about it.

But maybe you could say that current day 'racism' is more important to those black artists and their audiences?

But then again, you never hear of any black artists releasing a 'popular' song that addresses the matter.

A song like Pride that got a lot of air-play because of its 'popular' melody and made U2 even huge-er. (Even though I understand that U2 didn't use any Marting Luther King Jnr imagery because MTV feared it would upset their viewers - do you remember how racist MTV was before Michael Jackson broke through?).

But are those artists too worried about causing and courting controversy and sales rather than addressing it?

Nobody wants to go to a concert by either a white or a black artist and have to sit through 2 hours of lecturing and preaching about the injustices of life, but somebody has to say something sometime surely?

Writing this I even hate having to say 'white' and 'black' when it's obvious we're all human beings together.

Writing this I don't even know where I am going with it, but I do think if a middle-aged white Irish millionaire doesn't say something then who will?


Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: trevgreg on March 28, 2018, 11:33:47 AM
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One thing that struck me about GOOYOW is that the chord progression is the exact same as S4S. (Same is true for YTBTAM - the chorus progression and the progression for S4S are the same.) That really hurt it for me initially (especially since it came after YTBTAM which made the same "mistake"). You want them to come out swinging doing something different and it didn't strike me as different enough, and the similarities to S4S wasn't different enough for me.

Again. I really do like it now. But initially, those were my feelings.

Agreed. If you want to go a step further, it follows a few other songs as well...

D-A-E-F#m: California in most of the verses.
E-B-F#-G#m: Song for Someone in the pre-chorus, chorus and outro.
F#-C#-G#-A#m: Last Night on Earth in some of the chorus.
G-D-A-Bm: The Best Thing's chorus and the first part of the main riff to Get Out of Your Own Way.

If anything, I was a tad annoyed that they didn't just rely on yet another I–V–vi–IV progression of some sort, but that they used almost the same one for both the first and second singles off of an album. Same key and everything. But honestly, that's probably just the musician in me... and if I look past that, both songs are fine for the most part.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: K2 on May 27, 2018, 08:47:22 AM
More a question of arrangement than the song itself. I like the song and concept, but I wish there was more "bite" in the lyric "get out of your own way." It feels too smooth, too layered in the harmonies. It should have more crunch, more aggression to go with the concept of the song. I was hoping when played live it would be bolder, but not so.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: zoo adam on May 27, 2018, 04:08:18 PM
It's listenable and not offensive. But also lightweight and fluffy. I did not become a U2 fan because of their fluffiness.

For me,  hate is too strong a word for GOYOW.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: jonnydeaf on May 28, 2018, 02:50:07 PM
I wish it started right with the "Love hurts" lyric. The open doesn't really build to anything, so if it jumped in at the first lyric, that lyric has more bite. 
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Johnny Feathers on June 04, 2018, 08:02:49 AM
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It's listenable and not offensive. But also lightweight and fluffy. I did not become a U2 fan because of their fluffiness.

For me,  hate is too strong a word for GOYOW.

This mostly sums it up for me.  It's not as bad as Crazy Tonight, but it feels like it's cut from the same cloth.

I also feel like Bono gets attached to little one-liners that he creates a song around, especially in the last 10-15 years or so.  I feel like this is one of those, like he thought of the line "Get Our Of Your Own Way"--which sounds to me like he's almost singing to himself, actually--and decides that line can apply to, I don't know, America?  It's just not terribly compelling.  And lots of little cutesy rhymes: "fight back, bite back", etc.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: Tortuga on June 04, 2018, 08:55:18 AM
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And if he’s not allowed to talk about U.S. slavery, do they need to retract Silver & Gold? Are they still allowed to perform songs like Pride and MLK that are about the historical results of slavery?

I would say he can talk about US slavery but needs to be careful not to try to speak like it's his story. Jay-Z isn't trying to talk about the Troubles like he knows what it's like for the people who lived it. Pride and MLK are fine, imho, because they honor a specific man, but the songs don't try to speak for a people about a subject that Bono doesn't have the nuance on.

Bono once famously complained on-stage about "Irish-Americans, who haven't been back to their country in 20 or 30 years, come up to ME and talk about the resistance, the revolution back home." He was 100% correct. Irish-Americans can be interested, they can have an opinion, but they have to realize, they can't speak for the Irish anymore. And people who aren't even Irish-American, who were actually born in America, perhaps to Americans, perhaps who don't have much or any Irish ancestry, can speak even less because they don't know. We think we might know but we don't. So Bono needs to be as careful as he rightly thinks non-Irish need to be careful.

Silver and Gold was different from Pride and MLK. Musically, I love that song - the R&H version was a family favorite when I was growing up. Very powerful, makes me really feel something. But Bono uses the first person in the lyrics, and that would be like me (an American) writing my own version of Raised by Wolves in the first person, imagining what it was like. (I realize Bono used the first person to describe his friend's experience and not his own, but they fully share that culture and he could capture the nuance of his friend's experience very accurately). In Silver and Gold there are lyrics that try to describe the racial oppression of Apartheid (which he has never remotely experienced), and with a dramatic license, without that shared culture.

In Pride and MLK, he doesn't try to speak for MLK or tell King's story in Bono's words with a dramatic license. He simply honors him, and that is a good thing.


In the case if GOOYOW,  slavery is just a metaphor, not a comment on historical slavery.  I think he is clearly referring to the current US president, and some of his supporters desire to have a leader that tells them what they want to hear instead of the truth.  They become slaves to their desire for an alternate reality, and consequently to the president himself.  The president, on the other hand is using them to bolster his ego...”the master’s looking for someone to need him”.

The Lincoln reference is just reflecting on the idea that as a moral leader he played a role in freeing us of literal slavery and if he was here today maybe he would provide moral leadership for this situation.


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Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: laoghaire on June 04, 2018, 09:04:50 AM
Agreed it's a metaphor. Don't want it to be watered down though.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: zoo adam on June 04, 2018, 09:29:48 AM
Maybe it could have been speeded up half way through.  With some more passion & heavy guitar. They had the chorus in place.

I do like the way the ending merges into AS. At least that is something different by U2.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: shineinthesummernight on June 04, 2018, 11:09:32 AM
I think it's an okay song.  Not a U2 classic by any means, but alright.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on June 04, 2018, 01:54:15 PM
It is a great song. It has a great hook and great guitar playing by Edge.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: MrsZoo on June 05, 2018, 05:45:39 PM
I love the song and can’t wait to hear it live. It’s helped me do something difficult - I got out of my own way and overcame shyness to do a radio interview for my job. Not sure I could’ve done that without this song ringing joyfully in my head. Love it loads and I really love Larry’s drum part in it. The drums feel quite different and interesting, especially in the chorus x
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: LToy on June 06, 2018, 01:56:45 AM
I have neither a positive nor a negative opinion of GOOYOW; instead the strongest impression I have of this song is this is the closest U2 has come to sounding like Taylor Swift. Melodically & rhythmically, this sounds like it could belong on either 1989 or Reputation.
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: 73October on June 06, 2018, 03:37:27 AM
It's about 10x better than Taylor Swift!!

But I get what you are saying, LToy.  It's a song meant for commercialism and has been constructed in a way so that it can be played on the radio.  We used to have the local radio station on at work quietly in the background.  I heard GOOYOW every day for about 2 months.  Gradually the song works its way into your head (if you are not used to it already ie: you have not bought SOE) and if you like it, you listen to it in more detail.  So it was played along with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Camilla Cabello on daytime radio.  Yes it fitted in sonically, but the message in the lyrics - as we know on this forum - goes much deeper than romance, hurt and loss in the way a lot of songs are these days.  As we know it's about a place as much as it is about people.  It might be 'watered down' but it needs to be to get into the subconsciousness of some of the listeners.
Personally I'm getting fed up of hearing the defeatist relationship break-up songs in the charts.  We need something more positive. 
Ariana Grande's No More Tears Left To Cry is the most realist pop song I've heard in a while.  It deals with the difficult issues she and others faced head on. 
I'd much rather listen to that than some whining song about some guy or girl and how they shouted from the top of their lungs, kissed on the back seat of the taxi, woke up the next morning and had a 3 month state of infatuation before one of them called it a day and the other one cried no end of tears.
Sorry. Rant over!!!
Title: Re: Whats with all the hate of Get Out of Your Own Way?
Post by: SwimmingSorrows on June 08, 2018, 03:50:24 AM
I like the verses a lot.  They have a nice flow to them.  Chorus is only ok, and  it sounds a lot like Beautiful Day.