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Offline EnduringChill

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2011, 04:21:27 PM »
I used to call it the bridge, but I'm not sure if that's the technical term.
What imagery, if I might ask? Those lines evoke imagery in my head too.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2011, 10:35:09 PM »
^eh, just typical romanticized happy images with a man I love dearly  ::) (not Adam, lol). y'know, cos humans have the abilty to sexualize nearly every song. I acutally couldn't quite make out the
"Heaven's white rose
The doors you open
I just can't close"
bit until you posted it. :-[

What kind of imagery does it evoke for you?

(side note: when I have better imageries, I will share. For instance, the opening to Unknown Caller sounds like a swampland unveiling through the tall river grass. The double-reed sound evokes crickets and toads, and what is meant to be birds to U2 sounded like butterflies flitting to me. But I'm going off-topic here  ;) )

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2011, 10:37:43 PM »
It is indeed the bridge.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2011, 05:44:18 AM »
Thanks for clarifying that, Droo!
Let's see... the imagery for me is just what is described. I see the man and woman standing on a muddy bank of a churning river in the pouring rain. The man has little details, but the woman has short black hair and a long white dress that's getting splattered by the river (Heaven's white rose...). I don't know what they're doing there but I guess they're the characters of the song...
I have more weird imagery of people in songs such as Love Is Blindness and The Playboy Mansion.

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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2011, 10:27:33 AM »
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What about these lyrics (my favorite)-

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
Heaven's white rose
The doors you open
I just can't close

They're Hardyesque.  8)


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Re: Why hasn't Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Been Played More?
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2011, 07:50:03 PM »
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However, these 2 lines are musical genius: 
Well you lied to me 'cos I asked you to
Baby, can we still be friends

See, I think those are two of the more trite and unimpressive lines in the song. To each their own.

I thought EdgeUK8 was being sarcastic?

Not sarcastic, but maybe over-emphatic.  Out of the lines in the song, I do probably like those the best.  Too many cases in college where "we're just friends' right?" or "we can still be good friends" sort of made that part strike a chord with me personally.