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Title: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on October 15, 2010, 12:55:52 PM
Does anybody know why Bono says "Love WON'T find it's own way home" in The Three Sunrises?  I always thought love would find it's own way home  :-\  What am I missing?
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: The Exile on October 15, 2010, 01:32:54 PM
During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on October 15, 2010, 01:34:28 PM
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During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")

hehe.
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on October 15, 2010, 01:43:26 PM
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During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")
lol!  Thanks.  he's a pretty frustrating lyricist, but I love him!
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: Chip on October 15, 2010, 04:45:15 PM
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During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")

Improvisation, sure, but I still think that what Bono came up with contains plenty of meaning.

In the context of this song, I think "Love won't find its own way home" matches the intent of the opening line, "Spirit of the rising sun, lift me up." In other words, the speaker needs help to get home. (While Bono often uses "love" as a synonym for God, I don't think we really see that usage much before Rattle and Hum.)
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on October 15, 2010, 05:18:34 PM
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During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")

One of your greatest ever there Exile...  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: The Exile on October 15, 2010, 05:36:46 PM
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During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")

One of your greatest ever there Exile...  :D :D :D

I know. I should be a songwriter in U2, that would be awesome (as awesome as a really awesome thing).
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on October 15, 2010, 08:16:16 PM
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Improvisation, sure, but I still think that what Bono came up with contains plenty of meaning.

In the context of this song, I think "Love won't find its own way home" matches the intent of the opening line, "Spirit of the rising sun, lift me up." In other words, the speaker needs help to get home. (While Bono often uses "love" as a synonym for God, I don't think we really see that usage much before Rattle and Hum.)

I love it!  just what I was looking for  ;D  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on October 16, 2010, 06:41:29 AM
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During the recording of TUF Bono was all about not writing lyrics down, but throwing away the script and just improvising. So most likely that line doesn't mean anything in particular. I mean, listen to Indian Summer Sky, right? Great evocative words but pretty much no meaning.

(If it were 2000, Bono would have written "The sky is Indian, Indian as a person from India. And the summer sky is hot, hot as a hair dryer.")

One of your greatest ever there Exile...  :D :D :D

I know. I should be a songwriter in U2, that would be awesome (as awesome as a really awesome thing).

You didn't write the lyrics, and the lyrics didn't write you?
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on October 16, 2010, 06:42:18 AM
Actually I think the reason Love can't find is way is that, in this case, Love is a woman.

And women can't read maps.

So love is lost.























WonderifI'llgetawaywiththat?
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: StrongGirl on October 16, 2010, 06:44:52 AM
Do you actually think I'd let you get away with that, Briscoe?! Just your luck I am online just when you posted it  :D!!!

This woman can read a map better than anyone!  Remember , it is the man who won't ask for directions when he doesn't understand the map so I'd say Love here is a man  :D :D :D    ;)   
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on October 16, 2010, 06:45:56 AM
Man will not ask for directions not because he is lost, but because the destination is in the wrong place. It's very simple.
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: StrongGirl on October 16, 2010, 06:47:12 AM
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Man will not ask for directions not because he is lost, but because the destination is in the wrong place. It's very simple.

Oh please  :D   :P  ;)
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: GardenTart on October 16, 2010, 09:57:50 AM
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Actually I think the reason Love can't find is way is that, in this case, Love is a woman.

And women can't read maps.

So love is lost.










Sorry, my eyes rolled so far back in my head it took a few minutes for them to come back to the front........
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on October 17, 2010, 12:35:18 AM
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Do you actually think I'd let you get away with that, Briscoe?! Just your luck I am online just when you posted it  :D!!!

This woman can read a map better than anyone!  Remember , it is the man who won't ask for directions when he doesn't understand the map so I'd say Love here is a man  :D :D :D    ;)   

I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on October 17, 2010, 12:37:07 AM
Sorry, my eyes rolled so far back in my head it took a few minutes for them to come back to the front........

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RIGHT ON, YOU GO GIRL!
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on October 17, 2010, 12:37:57 AM
Anyone for a road trip?

 ;)
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: Tumbling Dice on October 17, 2010, 01:04:03 AM
I think SG would be up for a road trip across the US of A with Bono and Adam, even if the smell could get pretty bad. ;)




Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: StrongGirl on October 17, 2010, 04:00:53 PM
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I think SG would be up for a road trip across the US of A with Bono and Adam, even if the smell could get pretty bad. ;)






I think I could be persuaded to go on that one  ;) :D   This thread went way off track so I guess I better try and get back on track but it is funny!
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on October 17, 2010, 05:26:22 PM
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I think SG would be up for a road trip across the US of A with Bono and Adam, even if the smell could get pretty bad. ;)






I think I could be persuaded to go on that one  ;) :D   This thread went way off track so I guess I better try and get back on track but it is funny!

Yep. Please try and stay on topic.
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: StrongGirl on October 18, 2010, 06:52:35 AM
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I think SG would be up for a road trip across the US of A with Bono and Adam, even if the smell could get pretty bad. ;)






I think I could be persuaded to go on that one  ;) :D   This thread went way off track so I guess I better try and get back on track but it is funny!

Yep. Please try and stay on topic.

I wasn't the one who took it off topic but I'll be the one to put it back on topic   ;)
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on November 08, 2010, 05:05:55 AM
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Actually I think the reason Love can't find is way is that, in this case, Love is a woman.

And women can't read maps.

So love is lost.























WonderifI'llgetawaywiththat?

BEST
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on November 08, 2010, 01:11:21 PM
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Actually I think the reason Love can't find is way is that, in this case, Love is a woman.

And women can't read maps.

So love is lost.























WonderifI'llgetawaywiththat?

BEST
I see how you Bonopeople are...
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: LoveSupreme on November 08, 2010, 01:22:05 PM
This thread is starting sound like one big Chinese proverb. 
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: AltRockAddict on November 08, 2010, 01:24:32 PM
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This thread is starting sound like one big Chinese proverb. 

LOL!!   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  At least I found what I was looking for!
Title: Re: Why won't love find it's own way in The Tree Sunrises?
Post by: briscoetheque on November 08, 2010, 02:59:21 PM
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This thread is starting sound like one big Chinese proverb. 

LOL!!   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  At least I found what I was looking for!

You don't have to tink tat hard to find te answer