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Old 01-15-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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What U2 song has been the most inspiring to you?

My pick is Crazy Tonight. To spare the gory details, most of 09 I was a wreck over who I thought was the love of my life breaking up with me leaving me mentally and emotionally damaged questioning everything I had put faith in and altering what were close relationships. The video was the first thing that spoke to me and I also identified with the line, "It's not a hill, it's a mountain as you start out the climb." I knew I could get over what was troubling me but it'd require work. Almost immediately I started apologizing to the people I had hurt and withdrawn from, regained composure and realized how much my ex had hurt me (and learning this through a friend who I also thought was hers but was always on my side, even after she left me). I got back to living my life and met my current gf (Who is slowly learning about U2 through me) who has actually treated me like a prince and vice versa.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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Kite- A good friend of mine was killed at a party over an argument about his girlfriend and the guy that killed him's father. The girl was on the track team and the guy's father was the track coach and she was accussing him of sexual harrassment and a fight started. The guy stabbed my friend through the heart twice and he died. This happened 10 days or so before ATYCLB came out and that song really helped me cope with his death. I did get to tell Bono the story at the U2 by U2 book signing and was almost on the verge of tears when he got up and hugged me.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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Where The Streets Have No Name. Seriously, the intro-riff is so simple, so short and so easy to play once you've got the rhythm going but yet it's stunning, beautiful, epic and original. Over 2 minutes of the song features this riff, either picked or strummed and you never get tired of it.

I've heard it hundreds of times, I've spent several hours altogether just hearing this riff and I still like it just as much as the first time I heard it. No other band or artist can make something that simple sound so unbelievably beautiful. It has inspired me to do great-sounding songs on the guitar. I'm no expert at guitar, I only play chords and stuff from simple tabs but WTSHNN taught me that a song doesn't need an all too complex structure (although there are some other, a bit tougher stuff during the verses and the chorus on WTSHNN as well) to sound good.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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Walk On...the song of my life
The words says all about my journey!
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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and dang it, I can't say just one....

Window in the Skies
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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wow laura, great story.

for me it's been Streets, A Sort of Homecoming, Running to Stand Still, Stuck in a Moment and Kite.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:08 PM   #8
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It doesn't matter how miserable or pissed off I might be, Where The Streets Have No Name has the magical ability to send shivers down my spine every single time I listen to it. It is completely ageless and no matter how many times I listen to it I will always be affected in as real a way.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:20 AM   #9
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Laura, that was a facinating story....to start off

Well for me ther have been so many songs that have meant great deal to me, but recently I have been working stuff out in certain areas of my everyday life and songs like One and I Still Haven't Found what I'm looking for have really help me do that. and have help me put things in perspective. And have brought a great amount of comfort when I nedded it. I think its correct to say that i have been Blessed by this songs.

We're one but we're not the same, we get to carry each other..One

You broke the bonds, loose the chains, carried the cross of my shame, Oh my shame you know I believe it.

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"Like A Song" inspires to dress up in medieval armor and drive a T-34 tank through residential neighborhoods.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:04 AM   #11
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #12
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Get On Your Boots,na only joking. I will have to go with The Fly for various reasons.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:49 AM   #13
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It's hard to pick just one, but I would have to say One.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:00 PM   #14
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Walk On, timing, universality.

Magnificent is joining the ranks.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:09 PM   #15
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Stay (Faraway, So Close)!

Album version only, acoustic live version is lame, but it's all we can get I guess, so I'll take it. Just makes me think of a all the greatest moments in my life for some reason. Everything stressful about my life disappears when I hear this song. My favorite song ever, by anyone.
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Stuck in a Moment, Walk On, Acrobat, One ..

Hard to pick one song.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:54 PM   #17
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Well I think I'll just pick my favourite song, The Unforgettable Fire, it's beautiful.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:56 PM   #18
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Gah, what was I thinking this morning?? Acrobat, it's my favorite song and has a great message, in spite of its darker packaging.
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I cannot pick one,'Magnificent' has the ability to prick your heart every time.
And 'Where The Streets Have No Name',and last but not least,'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' . I heard it live and I couldn't help but cry because it shed new light on how personal and magical a song could be,and how it could be rebuilt time and again,it is so beautiful and it will live on forever.
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Where the Streets Have No Name, Pride, One, Walk On... my list could go on and on.
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