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Offline xpliskin

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2009, 11:22:43 PM »
 
Iím being born, a bleeding start
The engines roar, blood-curdling wail
Head first, then foot
Then heart sets sail


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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2009, 06:33:52 PM »
ďTime is irrelevant, itís not linearĒ
Then she put her tongue in my ear
Oh, oh


Bono seems to especially enjoy this Oh, oh as compared to the others....

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2009, 06:44:27 PM »
Pretty much all of Moment of Surrender. Favorites though are "Playing with the fire, till the fire played with me" and "I did not notice the passers-by, and they did not notice me."

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2009, 09:51:10 PM »
Bossy Boots  :D

Actually:

There's nothing you have that I need
I can breathe


Time is irrelevant
It's not linear


We set ourselves on fire




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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2009, 10:20:40 PM »
These lines from Crazy are pretty cool.

"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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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2009, 08:31:41 PM »
"I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross.
Every eye looking every other way,
Counting down till the pain would stop
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"Time is irrelevant. It's not linear."

"The right to appear ridiculous is something I hold dear."


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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2009, 05:07:35 PM »
Every night I have the same dream...

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2009, 05:39:07 PM »
Moment of Surrender and Cedars of Lebanon.

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2009, 11:10:34 AM »
THE FUTURE NEEDS A BIG KISS!

an amazing yet simple thought!

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 11:51:17 AM »
Magnificent:
"I was born to be with you
In this space and time"

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2009, 01:02:35 PM »
'I'm running down the road like loose electricity
While the band in my head plays a striptease'

Most of 'No Line...' but esp..

'I'm a traffic cop, rue du Marais
The sirens are wailing but its me that wants to get away'

'I tied myself with wire
To let the horse run free' - mostly because of Bono's delivery of this opening line

and the rather affecting..

'At the moment of surrender I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers by and they did not notice me'

Loads of other great lines too.


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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2009, 08:37:54 PM »
Coming from a long line of travelling sales people on my mother's side
I wasn't gonna buy just anyone's cockatoo
So why would I invite a complete stranger into my home
Would you?

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2009, 09:52:56 PM »
You know, when I first got the album, I felt that the lyrics were the weakest part. However, going through and reading this thread, I can see a lot of really good ones. I shouldn't let Sexy Boots and all the lyrics on Stand Up Comedy affect the way I feel about the rest of the album :P

My favorites:

"Two souls too smart to be
In the realm of certainty"

All of Unknown Caller

"Let me in the sound"

"Itís not a hill, itís a mountain
As we start out the climb
Listen for me, Iíll be shouting
Shouting to the darkness
Squeeze out sparks of light"

"Every day I die again, and again Iím reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you canít defeat
Neither down nor out
Thereís nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now"

"But Iím running down the road like loose electricity"

"Choose your enemies carefully Ďcos they will define you
Make them interesting Ďcos in some ways they will mind you
Theyíre not there in the beginning but when your story ends
Gonna last with you longer than your friends"


Slightly off topic, but the line "Where I came from there were no hills at all" always makes me think of "Where I grew up there weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies" 





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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2009, 04:13:04 AM »
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Slightly off topic, but the line "Where I came from there were no hills at all" always makes me think of "Where I grew up there weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies" 


The lyrics to "Peace on Earth" are overall embarassing, but those specific lines you quoted here are quite good... Goes to show that even at his lowest Bono never lost his touch completely.

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Re: NLOTH-- what's your favorite lines?
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2009, 06:41:29 AM »
"Now the wolves are every passing stranger"

It's a pretty simple line, but I find it so sad and heartbreaking in the context of the song. The combination of the lyric and the way it's sung make that moment very desolate and lonely sounding to me.