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These two seem like a good match.

Moment of Surrender
44 (51.8%)
Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own
27 (31.8%)
Tie
14 (16.5%)

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Re: Moment of Surrender or Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own...
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2009, 06:39:42 PM »
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SYCMIOYO - not a fan of drum machines...that was easy.

What drum machine?  ???

Anyway, I voted for a "tie" simply because I haven't had as much time with MOS compared to Sometimes.

A drum machine is an electronic piece of musical equipment that has the capabilities to produce drum sounds without the use of an actual drummer. i always feel bad for larry when they use these  :D


Hope that answers your question.

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Re: Moment of Surrender or Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own...
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2009, 05:59:48 AM »
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MOS for me is a B+. The 'flat tire' sound of the beat in the beginning is interesting.
They lyrics are certainly not even close to a song like One, it does have some nice touches-
Folded to my knees
I did not notice the passersby and they did not notice me
at the Altar of the dark star
But then it can be hindered by, let the horses run free or tying oneself with wire-


What's wrong with those lyrics you pointed out?

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Re: Moment of Surrender or Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own...
« Reply #92 on: May 04, 2009, 11:22:19 AM »
let me preclude this with, I essentially love anything Bono writes so I am enthusiastically biased-

Just a thought:
Wire/Fire, as far as poetically and lyrically, gets used together quite often I would imagine as no other words really rhyme with them...liar, mire, tire, hire, dire (of course multi syllable's like desire, transpire etc. excluded).

MOS is a song that could certainly have some miry clay lyric mixed in!
Haven't used it since 40, but have they used 'mire'?

But again, IMHO, the lyrics on the LP are not the A rating of a AB or JT...but it is most certainly, 100% a strong 4 out 5 stars LP.

MOS, will 'grow' on all of us when it comes to life... live in concert!
One thing that MOS doesn't have in the studio version is that growl and wail from Bono that it kind of starts with, in the forementioned lyrics, 'tied myself with wire', but even that is more of the production to make it sound a bit 'off mic'? I'm thinking that live, we will hear a different sound?

FYI> A good MOS 'grow', not a bad Moss grow that I am unintentionally growing with pretty much a LSD/Acid based soil here in Pine heaven New England!
4 years of fighting it with lime, I am now folded to my knees and I give in to you oh powerful moss, you win. But at least I have a nice place to kneel! 

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Re: Moment of Surrender or Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own...
« Reply #93 on: May 04, 2009, 04:15:43 PM »
Still two to one.

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Re: Moment of Surrender or Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own...
« Reply #94 on: May 04, 2009, 08:37:28 PM »
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Still two to one.

Thanks for the update!

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Re: Moment of Surrender or Sometime You Can't Make it On Your Own...
« Reply #95 on: May 04, 2009, 08:40:47 PM »
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Still two to one.

Thanks for the update!

You are more than welcome!  :)