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Offline laoghaire

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Miserere - Pavarotti and Bono
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:34:52 PM »
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I really like this for some reason.

Some places credit Zucchero solely for the songwriting. But I've seen Bono credited as a collaborator in one or two places. Anyone know about this? I'm guessing he contributed English lyrics.

The thing about these lyrics is that they seem like if someone was spoofing Bono. They aren't good lyrics. But they hit Bono's tropes like crazy. "Like a white-winged dove of peace, you bring me to my knees, so I can siiiiiiiiiiiiing." If I were writing an SNL sketch or something making fun of Bono lyrics, I'd write that.

I have chosen to be amused by these horrible Bono lyrics.



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Re: Miserere - Pavarotti and Bono
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 02:36:56 PM »
I forgot to mention, of course, the brass balls award goes to Bono for, once again, singing in Italian to Italians, in Italy. And also next to Pavarotti.

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Re: Miserere - Pavarotti and Bono
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 10:53:18 PM »
Yes he did a good job considering who he was standing next to, Pavarotti one of the great voices of the era, brass balls indeed.  But strangely enough it worked as a combo. Bono just cant help himself, definitely not adverse to putting himself on the line.