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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #150 on: May 16, 2017, 03:19:07 PM »
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I agree. It's a great song and it fits the end of the show very well. Like it very much.

Only if something is played after it. It is NOT a closing song. The Seattle show was 100 times better than the Vancouver show, and a MASSIVE part of that was the fact that this song did not close and was followed by a fast, heart stomping and crowd pleasing number. I know I Will Follow was spontaneous - but surely U2 would have noted that the energy in the crowd and the pleasure on their faces was vastly different between the two shows. The new song is good, has potential to get better, but come on lads, have something follow it.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #151 on: May 16, 2017, 03:21:20 PM »
Thanks @Aviastar and @This Dave, makes sense  :)

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #152 on: May 16, 2017, 03:35:41 PM »
The night gave you song
A light had been turned on
You walked out in the world
Like you belong there

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

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

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

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

You were high above the storm
A hurricane being born
What was freedom
It might cost you your liberty

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

Sometimes
I canít believe my existence
See myself on a distance
I canít get back inside
Sometimes
The air is so anxious
All my tasks are so thankless
And all of my innocence has died
Sometimes
I wake at four in the morning
Where all the doubt is swarming
And it covers me in fear
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
Sometimes
Full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end is not dawning
Itís not coming
The end is here
Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
Sometimes, sometimes
Iím full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end isnít coming
Itís not coming
The end is here
Sometimes


Makes me sad to read these.
is this young self talking to old self?
« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 03:39:56 PM by eddyjedi »

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #153 on: May 16, 2017, 03:58:44 PM »
I thought it was the older self talking to the younger self

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #154 on: May 16, 2017, 04:00:37 PM »
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I thought it was the older self talking to the younger self

The person is full of doubt.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #155 on: May 16, 2017, 04:04:50 PM »
Wow. This really is Bono struggling to come to terms with who he was and the creativity he had in his youth. Damn.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #156 on: May 16, 2017, 04:10:51 PM »
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Wow. This really is Bono struggling to come to terms with who he was and the creativity he had in his youth. Damn.

Who he used to be you mean? I think he still has it reading these lyrics.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #157 on: May 16, 2017, 05:45:28 PM »
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I thought it was the older self talking to the younger self

The person is full of doubt.

I interpret it as somebody struggling to cope with depression... look at this bit towards the end:

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Full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end is not dawning
Iím full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end isnít coming
Itís not coming
The end is here

This somebody seems upset with the world, and struggles with maintaining their religious faith. I think those last couple of lines could actually be referencing a suicide.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #158 on: May 16, 2017, 05:51:48 PM »
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I thought it was the older self talking to the younger self

The person is full of doubt.

I interpret it as somebody struggling to cope with depression... look at this bit towards the end:

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Full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end is not dawning
Iím full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end isnít coming
Itís not coming
The end is here

This somebody seems upset with the world, and struggles with maintaining their religious faith. I think those last couple of lines could actually be referencing a suicide.

Uhmmm, we've seen in the past how these things work out.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 05:53:37 PM by miryclay »

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #159 on: May 16, 2017, 05:54:23 PM »
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I thought it was the older self talking to the younger self

The person is full of doubt.

I interpret it as somebody struggling to cope with depression... look at this bit towards the end:

Quote
Full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end is not dawning
Iím full of anger and grieving
So far away from believing
That any song will reappear
Sometimes
The end isnít coming
Itís not coming
The end is here

This somebody seems upset with the world, and struggles with maintaining their religious faith. I think those last couple of lines could actually be referencing a suicide.

Uhmmm, we've seen in the past how these things work out.
Uh, what are you getting at?

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #160 on: May 17, 2017, 02:55:45 AM »
I think this is going to be a big big song. It has so much promise, let's hope they get the recording right!

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #161 on: May 17, 2017, 07:00:16 AM »
I agree Eddy although Best Thing doesn't leave my head, I yearn to hear Little Things over and over and over again...vulnerability is so powerful~

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #162 on: May 17, 2017, 07:11:05 AM »
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I agree Eddy although Best Thing doesn't leave my head, I yearn to hear Little Things over and over and over again...vulnerability is so powerful~

I think the ''sometimes'' section is going to have a huge wall of sound approach to it, I can tell from the live performance.
It has a real epic quality to it.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #163 on: May 17, 2017, 11:33:17 AM »
At this rate, I think I might be in tears when I hear this song being played live.  Bono really is bearing his soul.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #164 on: May 17, 2017, 12:00:19 PM »
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Wow. This really is Bono struggling to come to terms with who he was and the creativity he had in his youth. Damn.

If this is the case, then the song is somewhat ironic. I mean, the lyrics are pretty damn good for a song that's supposedly about how creatively dried-up the songwriter is....