Author Topic: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?  (Read 1409 times)

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Offline summerholly

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Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2018, 07:35:04 AM »
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Arghhhh I really blew it and I'm really sorry to everyone. 

It would make sense if I could explain but it doesn't matter because in my attempt to not be an a****** I managed to do an a****** thing by posting drama (I love the peaceful life dammit). I realize now what I should have done, too late.

Very sorry for that, and sorry that u2music unregistered and we lost a contributor to this forum. I hope they come back.

And to a particular person, you know who you are, reread my Troubles post again. It was for you, but only in a good way. Everything you were afraid of about me wasn't true.

Crikey! all over an interpretation of a song!  I quite enjoy reading other peoples interpretations of U2 lyrics because often I realise that I was on a completely different track lol.  I have know idea why u2music unregistered either and why they thought it was best all round.  All very cryptic.

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Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »
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Arghhhh I really blew it and I'm really sorry to everyone. 

It would make sense if I could explain but it doesn't matter because in my attempt to not be an a****** I managed to do an a****** thing by posting drama (I love the peaceful life dammit). I realize now what I should have done, too late.

Very sorry for that, and sorry that u2music unregistered and we lost a contributor to this forum. I hope they come back.

And to a particular person, you know who you are, reread my Troubles post again. It was for you, but only in a good way. Everything you were afraid of about me wasn't true.
I also don’t understand what’s going on but what I know is that your post about the song’s meaning was deeply insightful and a great contribution to the forum, as your posts usually are. I considered the song to be about domestic abuse specifically but, as you pointed out, it can cover other forms of abuse that are intended to belittle and oppress people and rob them of the freedom and dignity to which they are entitled.

Speaking of which, a particularly sneaky and pernicious form of oppression which seems to have infected our society is the tactic of trying to shut people down by claiming they have said something “offensive” or “harmful.” I listen when someone seems hurt, and try to fix whatever misunderstanding may have occurred, or error on my part if there is one, but I also know that in the end I am only responsible for my own words and intentions, and I have a right to express myself. I do not have the power to control or heal whatever is going on inside another person.


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Offline laoghaire

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Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2018, 04:32:33 PM »
It was a misunderstanding and it was my fault. I wish I could undo my weird post - not the one about the song but the one after - but I can't. Nobody actually tried to shut me down. Sorry again for derailing the thread, but everything is okay.

Offline Amrice78

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Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2018, 07:59:54 AM »
I think SOI is a solid album, I like it a lot, however when I started to rank my favorite U2 albums it fell near the bottom. I think that is indicicative, for me anyway, how they have many truly solid albums

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Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2019, 05:55:54 PM »
I didn't find much of interest on SOI except Cedarwood Road--which is great. And, maybe, Volcano. But, maybe I'm not qualified to speak about any of the albums since How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb because I was obsessed with that album, and, frankly, I don't think it likely that they will ever make an album that good--or one that measures up to any before. I hate to be so cynical. I adore U2. I sampled SOE on the Internet: Nothing caught my attention. And I was sincerely dissappointed with NLOTH. Although, Breathe was a monster.... I'm sorry. Once again, U2 is awesome. I still take a walk and play Achtung Baby nearly everyday.
I hope they revisit it for an anniversity ZOOTV tour. Contemporary times demand it. I think Social Media is nefarious as hell....