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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #135 on: September 26, 2015, 01:46:38 PM »
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I was listening to it last night, and while I like the song overall, the bit about the magic marker written on his arm in "Ordinary Love" is just a terrible lyric.

Somewhere I read that Bono took some of the lyrics from that song from poems Nelson Mandela wrote his wife while he was in prison.  If true, and if Bono took the better parts of said poems, well, let's just say Mandela was a much better political activist than poet.
What kills me is that "Your heart is on my sleeve" is actually a pretty decent line. It deserves to be followed by something far better than what it got.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #136 on: October 13, 2015, 04:15:14 PM »
I have so much to agree with here. The 'newborn babies head' line, the Santa Barbaras in California, the end of Kite.

Although, I disagree about the womps in the William Orbit version of Electrical Storm (I'm biased as it's my favorite U2 song). I think it adds to the heaviness of the lyrics, about rain and swimming and the sea. I think it's incredibly beautiful.

The most cringeworthy U2 lyric for me is definitely "A mole, digging in a hole". Ruins the whole song for me :/

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #137 on: October 14, 2015, 12:36:39 AM »
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I have so much to agree with here. The 'newborn babies head' line, the Santa Barbaras in California, the end of Kite.

Although, I disagree about the womps in the William Orbit version of Electrical Storm (I'm biased as it's my favorite U2 song). I think it adds to the heaviness of the lyrics, about rain and swimming and the sea. I think it's incredibly beautiful.

The most cringeworthy U2 lyric for me is definitely "A mole, digging in a hole". Ruins the whole song for me :/

I agree, the womps fit the song perfectly! The lyric 'the air is heavy, heavy as a truck' gets me every time though.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2015, 02:54:27 PM »
The non-existent chorus on Miracle Drug, also what I hate about most of the SOI songs. Iris for example, really like the build up to the chorus and basically most of the song, but the f****** "woo woo woo..." in the chorus ruins the whole song for me. Same for Raised By Wolves and Invisible, terrible choruses that ruin the songs

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #139 on: October 24, 2015, 10:50:51 PM »
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The non-existent chorus on Miracle Drug, also what I hate about most of the SOI songs. Iris for example, really like the build up to the chorus and basically most of the song, but the f****** "woo woo woo..." in the chorus ruins the whole song for me. Same for Raised By Wolves and Invisible, terrible choruses that ruin the songs

I like the invisible chorus but agree generally about recent choruses (I'd add song for someone to this list with bells on). Think they've had an issue with choruses generally - sometimes you can't make it.....was originally just the title - I think it was Flood who made them add "and it's you when I look in the mirror..." part (thankfully).

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2015, 01:41:10 AM »
I'll name something I like about a bad song. The "let me in the sound!" part of Boots. Deserved its own song, could have been Mofo II. Love how Larry pounds the drums for that part, Edge's guitar, Bono. It's great. The rest of the song, however...  :-X

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #141 on: November 07, 2015, 11:09:07 AM »
IGWSHA: 'It's the blind leading the blonde'.  What a great song.  What a dumb lyric.

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« Reply #142 on: November 07, 2015, 02:04:03 PM »
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IGWSHA: 'It's the blind leading the blonde'.  What a great song.  What a dumb lyric.

Are you blonde by any chance?

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« Reply #143 on: November 07, 2015, 03:54:08 PM »
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IGWSHA: 'It's the blind leading the blonde'.  What a great song.  What a dumb lyric.

Are you blonde by any chance?

No.  thanks for your contribution.

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« Reply #144 on: November 09, 2015, 10:31:19 AM »
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IGWSHA: 'It's the blind leading the blonde'.  What a great song.  What a dumb lyric.

Are you blonde by any chance?

No.  thanks for your contribution.

That's quite alright, thanks for having a sense of humour.

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Re: Name something you don't like about a good song.
« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2015, 10:45:09 AM »
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IGWSHA: 'It's the blind leading the blonde'.  What a great song.  What a dumb lyric.

I always choose to hear it as the blind leading the 'dumb'.

Helps me enjoy it slightly more.

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« Reply #146 on: November 10, 2015, 10:23:28 PM »
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IGWSHA: 'It's the blind leading the blonde'.  What a great song.  What a dumb lyric.

Are you blonde by any chance?

No.  thanks for your contribution.

That's quite alright, thanks for having a sense of humour.

ok my friend - touche  8)