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Offline fresno dave

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lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:15:55 PM »
Amazing news!  The long-secret  lyrics to the anticipated new single, "Get On Your Boots" have been discovered.

It started with a fivefoldfold hunch.

Knowing:

1)Bono's fascination with Sinatra (see his column in NY Times last Sunday)
2)His famous line about PopMart ("This tour is gonna walk all over ZOO TV")
3)There has been confusion about the title "Get Your Boots On"? "Get On your Boots"?"
"Sexy Boots"?)
4)Bono loves biblical references
5)He likes to recycle images and phrases and lyrics, and tweak titles.

I did some googling, and found that my hunches were correct.  I eventually found an obscure website, based in south of France, where Bono had posted the lyrics where he thought only he could find them..

The title is a reference to NANCY Sinatra's classic "These Boots are Made For Walking (They're Gonna Walk All Over You"),
but Bono tweaked the actual lyric to "talking," not walking (hunches 1 and 2)

Bono played the intro to the song on his Ipod to some fans outside the studio recently, and fans are sure they heard,
not "uno dos tres catorce..which is well know in a biblical reference..First Testament, Second Book, Third Chapter, Fourteenth verse)
"Uno Dos Veinte Tres, Seis...all right fellas!"...which leads us to Isaiah 9:6, the only reference to "boot" in Scripture:
"the boots of the warrior are overdue to be burned in fire"  (hunch three)

So now the lyrics all make sense.
Ironically the lyrics are from the viewpoint of someone other than Bono (he has already admitted all the songs are in character on this CD)...so it would seem to be from the perspective of the other boys in the band, and the song itself is a commentary on how Bono talks big in interviews about each album before release!!  The image of "these boots are made for walking" is a comeback to "boots made for talking."  That is, Bono typically wears "boots" that cause him to inevitably talk big in the press about each upcoming CD.

Here it is:




O Great Messianic Dude,
we don't mean to be rude
this song's for you.

You finally cut your hair
That was an answer to prayer

You dropped the eyeliner
Now you couldn't look finer

But now we are calling on you brother
Though this sounds like your mother

to take off those "talking boots," man
If you talk to one more reporter or fan
about how this record is molten metal in a can

if you brag about how the Edge is on fire
About how all other bands can retire
One more time
It'll be no small crime

If you say again the disc is "punk rock on Venus"
we'll be tempted to cut off your..uh, paycheck.
We know that don't rhyme
But if you talk too much one more time..

(Spoken part by Larry: "There's been a lot of talk about this new record
Maybe too much talk....
Now its time for you to walk the walk.")

Get on your sexy boots, baby
No, sir, we don't mean maby
Get on your walking boots
And blow the world away
Okay

We all know this tour will walk all over the last
But we don't need your "talking boots" bombast
Trade 'em in for some sexy boots,
Get on your walking boots
And blow the world away

Your boots are made for walking
And that's just what they'll do
Come this spring they're gonna march all over you:
.Coldplay!

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Well, there it is, you are welcome.  To tell the truth, my friend stole these lyrics out of a briefcase someome claimed was Bono's...
so may not be legit..






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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 12:26:00 PM »
That was oddly entertaining  ;D

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 12:37:53 PM »
I didn't read *spoof* so it had me going for a second

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 06:23:15 PM »
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I didn't read *spoof* so it had me going for a second

Me too, until the eyeliner part-

The two phrases above it though I wouldn't be very surprised to see in a U2 song

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 06:37:53 PM »
Kinda funny I reckon.

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 08:40:47 PM »
Simply hilarious!  Is this Conan?

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 09:32:36 PM »
 ;D ;D Thank you for the laugh

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 10:07:02 PM »
"oddly entertaining"

"kinda funny"

"simply hilarious"


Well. those are good reviews(:  Thanks

No, not Conan, just me, wrote it on the spot just for the post.

Just wanted to lighten the load, and get a laugh or smirk during these last days before it hits

Now that bits of the real lyrics are coming out,
I am glad I didn't have to rhyme "refrigerator"(;

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 07:07:34 AM »
Hey Starfish- check it out.  Our man fresno dave is a poet too!  And a funny one.  Maybe we should collaborate.  (Fresno Dave, did you notice my and Starfish's epic poem "The Ballad of daveyg"?  From one bad poet to another, I salute you!   :D)

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Re: lyrics to "Get On Your Boots" leaked (spoof)
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 05:13:00 AM »
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I didn't read *spoof* so it had me going for a second

Me too, until the eyeliner part-

The two phrases above it though I wouldn't be very surprised to see in a U2 song
Well me too,till the cut your hair part...

I like the ending...We are gonna march all over you...COLDPLAY  ;D