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Old 02-04-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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Who cares - I think Miami is awesome

OK, so i'm probably in the small minority, but I would like to express my appreciation towards the song we all know as Miami.

I love the song! Even if it is disliked by others!

I just can't get the reversed drumbeat out of my head, and the freaky bass sound with the rusty guitar sound accompanied by Bono's 'casual' singing in my opinion.

So please, if you love Miami, please express your love for it here!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:57 AM   #2
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Weather `round here choppin` and changin`
Surgery in the air
Print shirts and southern accents
Cigars and big hair
We got the wheels and petrol is cheap
Only went there for a week
Git the sun got the sand
Got the batteries in the handy cam
Her eyes all swimming pool blue
Dumb bells on a diving board
Baby`s always attracted to the things she`s afraid of
Big girl with the sweet tooth
Watches the skinny girl in the photo shoot
Freshmen squeaky clean
She tastes of chlorine

Miami
My mammy

Love the movies
Love to walk those movie sets
Get to shoot someone in the foot
Get to smoke some cigarettes
No big deal we know the score
Just back from the video store
Got the car and the car chase
What`s he got inside the case
I want a close up of that face
Here comes the car chase

Miami
My mammy
Miami

I bought two new suits
Miami
Pink and blue
Miami
I took a picture of you
My mammy
Getting hot in a photo booth
Miami
I said you looked like a madonna
You said maybe
Said I want to have your baby
Baby
Baby
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn`t be a problem
At least not in
Miami
Some places are like your auntie
But there`s no place like

Miami
My mammy

Miami

Miami
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:58 AM   #3
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Dammit, this is the Miami appreciation thread.

Closet Miami fans unite

Miami isn't that bad...

Miami - like it or hate it?
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Elvis Ate America appreciation thread anyone?
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:01 AM   #5
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For the record, I love Miami, especially live.

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Miami was one of their best live songs ever.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:18 AM   #8
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Weather `round here choppin` and changin`
Surgery in the air
Print shirts and southern accents
Cigars and big hair
We got the wheels and petrol is cheap
Only went there for a week
Git the sun got the sand
Got the batteries in the handy cam
Her eyes all swimming pool blue
Dumb bells on a diving board
Baby`s always attracted to the things she`s afraid of
Big girl with the sweet tooth
Watches the skinny girl in the photo shoot
Freshmen squeaky clean
She tastes of chlorine

Miami
My mammy

Love the movies
Love to walk those movie sets
Get to shoot someone in the foot
Get to smoke some cigarettes
No big deal we know the score
Just back from the video store
Got the car and the car chase
What`s he got inside the case
I want a close up of that face
Here comes the car chase

Miami
My mammy
Miami

I bought two new suits
Miami
Pink and blue
Miami
I took a picture of you
My mammy
Getting hot in a photo booth
Miami
I said you looked like a madonna
You said maybe
Said I want to have your baby
Baby
Baby
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn`t be a problem
At least not in
Miami
Some places are like your auntie
But there`s no place like

Miami
My mammy

Miami

Miami
I would have to say those lyrics are in my opinion, genius especially...

Love the movies
Love to walk those movie sets
Get to shoot someone in the foot
Get to smoke some cigarettes
No big deal we know the score
Just back from the video store
Got the car and the car chase
What`s he got inside the case
I want a close up of that face
Here comes the car chase

My favourite verse of the song, I absolutely love singing along to it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:35 AM   #9
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Elvis Ate America appreciation thread anyone?
This is actually one of my favorite songs on OS1. Any song that samples Mojo Nixon's "Elvis is Everywhere" gets my full support!

(I also love "Miami")

Fuck the Haters!
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Miami - most overappreciated underappreciated U2 song?
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Are we talking about the Will Smith song or not?
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I'd be up for that, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who'd join it:-)
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This is actually one of my favorite songs on OS1. Any song that samples Mojo Nixon's "Elvis is Everywhere" gets my full support!

(I also love "Miami")

Fuck the Haters!
Fuck yeah!!
I love Miami, was listening to it on my walk to walk, down snowy Oxford Street, London, great track.
Love it live!!
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This is actually one of my favorite songs on OS1. Any song that samples Mojo Nixon's "Elvis is Everywhere" gets my full support!
It may actually have enough interest to sustain itself. I think that applies to just about any U2 song, but still.
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Miami - most overappreciated underappreciated U2 song?
Nonsense, Miami never gets enough appreciation.
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my least favourite song on pop.


which makes it automatically better than anything on altyclb.
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Here's some thoughts I posted on the song a while back.

'I really enjoy the songs travelogue quality, it manages to effectively capture that strange mix between the mundane and the bizarre often experienced when going on a jouney. The lyrics are pretty evocative too, they conjure up images of people and places very well indeed, sometimes flippant, sometimes surreal and sometimes sinister.

Bono's vocal is somewhat off-key and I can understand how that could detract from people's enjoyment, but for me it seems to make sense within the song, which has a skewed and out of focus quality anyway, plus that continuous synthesizer melody and relentless drumbeat work well against the initial impression of this track being nothing more than a happy holiday snapshot. Not only that but it also concludes with Bono screaming at the top of his lungs for one last time in the nineties.

It'll probably never be anyone's favourite U2 track, but I don't think its entirely without merit.'
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I would've thought of it as merely a fun and experimental track.

It wasn't intended to be a classic I don't think. But its great the way it is, and fun live.
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Song's groovin'.
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For the record, I love Miami, especially live.

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