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Old 06-26-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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I like these songs but the lyrics to miracle drug and elevation have to be among the worst of all time.

Elevation:
High, higher than the sun
You shoot me from a gun
I need you to elevate me here
At corner of your lips
As the orbit of your hips
Eclipse
You elevate my soul

I've got no self control
Been living like a mole now
Going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high
Elevation

A star
Lit up like a cigar
Strung out like a guitar
Maybe you can educate my mind

Explain all these controls
Can't sing but I've got soul
The goal is elevation

A mole
Digging in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation

I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high
Elevation

Love
Lift me up out of these blues
Won't you tell me something true
I believe in you

A mole
Digging in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation

Higher now
In the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high
Elevation

Elevation
Elevation
Elevation

Miracle Drug:
I want to trip inside your head
Spend the day there...
To hear the things you haven't said
And see what you might see

I want to hear you when you call
Do you feel anything at all?
I want to see your thoughts take shape
And walk right out

Freedom has a scent
Like the top of a new born baby's head

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough I'm not giving up
On a miracle drug

Of science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here sweetheart
Just when you quit...

I am you and you are mine
Love makes nonsense of space
And time...will disappear
Love and logic keep us clear
Reason is on our side, love...

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up
For a miracle, a miracle drug, a miracle drug

God I need your help tonight

Beneath the noise
Below the din
I hear a voice
It's whispering
In science and in medicine
"I was a stranger
You took me in"

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up
For a miracle, miracle drug

Miracle, miracle drug
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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i agree with Elevation but you think the lyrics to MD are bad?

With the exception of:

Freedom has a scent
Like the top of a new born baby's head

I love the lyrics. Do you know what the song is about?
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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I like both of these songs too.

I can understand you not liking Elevation lyrics, but I think Miracle Drug is quite pretty at times.

Each to his own I guess. Just ignore the lyrics.
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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Elevation conceptually is great. It just has some bizzare and at times awful metaphors
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Old 06-27-2005, 12:01 AM   #5
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I think the "Beneath the noise" Edge part if MD is lyrical sex.
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Old 06-27-2005, 04:46 AM   #6
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Elevation lyrics are pure shit but I like MD... IMO there are great lines in there.
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Elevation rocks, but the lyrics are pure shit.
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Old 06-27-2005, 03:13 PM   #8
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i toally agree with elevation but MD it isn't as bad!
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:02 PM   #9
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Umm i love Elevations lyrics...they aren't meant to be life changing brilliant imagery wonderous wordplay lyrics (if Bono has said otherwise i will kick him)....they are just meant to be fun...
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:44 PM   #10
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The only really bad part of Elevation is "a mole digging in a hole," I like all the other lyrics...in fact the line "been living like a mole now" isn't bad at all, trust me, I know people that live like moles!! means you're in the darkness a lot I don't get all the hate for this song...and Miracle Drug? I'd say overall that has pretty GOOD lyrics... and the "freedom has a scent like the top of a newborn baby's head" line is odd but not necessarily bad... gotta give Bono points for originality at least. What I love is the fact that he uses the same line in Levitate, meaning that lyric has been swimming around in his brain for like five years
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haha it therefore kinda infers that, the 'freedom has a scent....' libe means a lot to him and has a pretty deep meaning again to Bono....just we haven't worked out yet what he is on about
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haha it therefore kinda infers that, the 'freedom has a scent....' libe means a lot to him and has a pretty deep meaning again to Bono....just we haven't worked out yet what he is on about
hehe, yeah....I've sort of excused that line by thinking I'll know what he's talking about when/if I have a newborn baby...other than that, I like the lyrics.
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hehe, yeah....I've sort of excused that line by thinking I'll know what he's talking about when/if I have a newborn baby...other than that, I like the lyrics.
i could see all of us sniffing the head of our first new bown baby and thinking, ahhhhh, so thats what bono meant.
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i could see all of us sniffing the head of our first new bown baby and thinking, ahhhhh, so thats what bono meant.



Some of you have referred to Elevation's lyrics as 'pure shit'. Then what is impure shit? Is it worse?
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i like elevation more cos it's funny. sorta like 'some days are better than others' (that song is better of course).

miracle drug is completely earnest and i think it falls kinda flat. he's trying too hard, imo.
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