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Old 11-03-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Which lyric would you have someone read...

In another thread we’ve been talking about lyrics, and it got me thinking about this question. I didn’t want to derail that thread any more than it has.

It’s hard to detach a lyric from the song, especially one you’ve been listening to for decades in some cases. But if you were to try and introduce someone to U2 from a lyrical standpoint, what lyric would you choose? In other words they were only allowed to read the lyric, what is the one lyric that stands strongest on its own?
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:59 PM   #2
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The wind will crack in winter time
This bomb-blast lightning waltz
No spoken words, just a scream
Tonight we'll build a bridge across the sea and land
See the sky, the burning rain
She will die and live again
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:25 PM   #3
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Which lyric would you have someone read...

Don’t know why, but this was the first lyric that popped up in my head.

Carnival, the wheels fly and the colours spin through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin
Face to face in a dry and waterless place

So many great lyrics in that album.
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The wind will crack in winter time
This bomb-blast lightning waltz
No spoken words, just a scream
Tonight we'll build a bridge across the sea and land
See the sky, the burning rain
She will die and live again
Yeah, came into this thread to say A Sort of Homecoming.
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Don’t know why, but this was the first lyric that popped up in my head.

Carnival, the wheels fly and the colours spin through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin
Face to face in a dry and waterless place

So many great lyrics in that album.

I was literally about to post these.
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I sent Until the End of the World lyrics to my mom recently, knowing she would have no interest in the actual song.
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Originally my thought when I created this thread was RTSS.

But after reading it without trying to sing it in my head, it loses some of its meter.

LM’s was a great choice!
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Tough to say, because they're so tied to the delivery.
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I thought that said 3:33 at first and I was gonna fucking kill you
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I thought this was going to be a piss-take using 0:50.
I truly believe 3:35 is among the most cringeworthy moments of Bono's career. And there is no shortage of those.
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Eh, it's not great but there's worse on Rattle and Hum.

That BB King quote is gold though.
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