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Old 02-03-2009, 11:49 PM   #1
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What a song?! what an absolutely cool song!

Was just listening to this coming home from work and I was just blown away. The sheer vibrancy and artistry of the song is up there with the best. Creativity at its absolute best. Hard to describe the songs using words.

My favourite parts from the song have to be the horns at the end, the female chorus, and, of course, The Edge's guitar when Bono goes into the "give you my love" chorus. Tune to 0:46 in

And you know what else I love? Adam's exquisite, well groovy bass playing on this song especially around 1:50.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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Personally, I've always liked the song, but the majority here thinks it's by far the worst song on War.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #3
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... but the majority here thinks it's by far the worst song on War.
Yeah, I don't tend to enjoy listening to songs where Bono goes through puberty in the first verse.
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Worst song on War? I think it's one of the worst songs they've ever done.

I even keep coming back to it, to see if my tastes have change, or to see if it's grown on me, or to see if I can appreciate it more.

Nope.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:25 AM   #5
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And you know what else I love? Adam's exquisite, well groovy bass playing on this song especially around 1:50.
Definitely my favorite part of this track.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:39 AM   #6
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Definitely underrated. There are 3 worse songs on War than Red Light- Surrender, Two Hearts, Like A Song.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:07 AM   #7
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The background singers singing "Da, da, da" in that fake cool American way always pissed me off. So bad '80s!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:08 AM   #8
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Definitely underrated. There are 3 worse songs on War than Red Light- Surrender, Two Hearts, Like A Song.
I've always loved "Like a Song". I think it should be played on this tour instead of tired old "Sunday Bloody Sunday". One of the absolute best on the album.
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It's a pretty bad song and didn't fit on War. Then again, I don't think I'd fit on any of their albums. I still find myself listening to it a lot though.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:27 AM   #10
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Yeah, no. Not a good song. It's one of the handful that really make me dislike listening to War at all and frequently gets skipped.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:32 AM   #11
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Meh, I never understood why everyone hated this song so much
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Definitely underrated. There are 3 worse songs on War than Red Light- Surrender, Two Hearts, Like A Song.
Good lord. You are quite possibly the only poster who I strongly disagree with every time, no matter what the topic is. Well done, sir. Have a medal made out of the finest scraps from my bin.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:46 AM   #13
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^^ Awww, it looks like you've found an arch-nemesis. I wish you two the best...
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Yeah, the forum needed an Anti-Axver. Keeps things in balance.
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Definitely underrated. There are 3 worse songs on War than Red Light- Surrender, Two Hearts, Like A Song.
I agree it's underrated, but the rest of your post is silly!
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It's a pretty bad song and didn't fit on War. Then again, I don't think I'd fit on any of their albums. I still find myself listening to it a lot though.
Me too!!
It's not a great song but not half as offensive to my ears as Walk On or Miracle Drug.
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Red Light > 40

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Yeah, I don't tend to enjoy listening to songs where Bono goes through puberty in the first verse.
Nice
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The background singers singing "Da, da, da" in that fake cool American way always pissed me off. So bad '80s!
Gotta be the first time we agree on anything, but yea. That ruins the entire song for me.
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I don't see anything bad about this song, I like it. also those female backing vocals.
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