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Old 04-28-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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Freedom has a scent

like the top of a newborn baby's head

I just love this lyric! I know I'm not supposed to , but I can't help myself. It won't leave my brain!
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:14 PM   #2
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Predictably enough, I have to semi-respectfully disagree. I will say no more.

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Old 04-28-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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I also love it!
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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I love it.
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:40 PM   #5
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well... you tell me things I know you're not supposed to...
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:10 PM   #6
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And it's not just the words or the imagery, it's the musical way in which it flows as a crescendo bridge to the chorus. It's brilliant!
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It sucks I think!
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:27 AM   #8
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I agree with BassTrap82.

Couldn’t help translating that into Spanish. The resulting sentence is so farfetched that I’m still laughing at it.
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One of the best lyrics of all time,and im being serious
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I'd have more of an opinion if I were familiar with the smell.
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It's okay. Certainly there are worse lyrics. I like it better in Miracle Drug than I do in Levitate.
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:10 AM   #12
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i don't like the lyric, and yet i still think it's one of u2's best songs - it's as good as anything they've done, in my estimation.
smells are a tricky thing to reference in pop songs, nontheless.

i'm thinking of skynyrd:

"ooooh that smell, can't you smell that smell...oooh that smell, the smell that surrounds you!"

now THAT"S songwriting!
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I think it's great.

Never understood the hate for that lyric. What a great metaphor. Anyone who's held a newborn baby knows it has a certain baby smell, and you can just look at them and see all the possibility in the world for them. Now that's freedom.
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I don't like that lyric...but it's probably because I don't like babies. They scare me. I've never even held one...and I'm sure I never will.
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I think it's great.

Never understood the hate for that lyric. What a great metaphor.
I agree totally that it's a great metaphor, but I'm still gonna struggle singing it live.
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