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Old 12-08-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
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Sexual Messages in U2's Songs

A friend once told me about a few sexual lyric interpretations for a few of U2's songs. I never knew of this or interpreted the lyrics like this but it has shed some new light on the songs for me. I want to know if they are in fact relating to sex or was my friend just using his immagination.


1. Song: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
Lyrics in question: " Who is going to taste your saltwater kisses?"
What is a saltwater kiss? My friend explaned to me that a saltwater kiss is a kiss that tastes salty due to a foreign salty substance in ones mouth(ejaculate).


2. Song: Kite
Lyrics in question:
"‘Cause hardness, it sets in,
You need some protection, the thinner the skin"

This one seems a little more obvious. So hardness sets in, then you need some protection, the thinner the better. I'm trying not to make the lyrics sound sick but this one just does.

3. Song: Hold Me Thrill Me, Kiss me, kill me
Lyrics in question:
The whole orgasm at the end of the song. What is that about? Do we need to hear Bono moaning like that? How does that add to the song?

4. Song: So Cruel
Lyrics in question:
"I'm only hanging on to watch you go down, my love." & "Then she makes you watch her from above"
Both of these, according to my friend, have to do with oral sex. Any merit to this?

5. Song: Mysterious Ways
Lyrics in question:
"If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel
On your knees, boy!"
Also having to deal with oral sex.




SO, what are your thoughts? I never thought of U2 to be so sexual in their songs. Most of these come from the AB era. Maybe that was sexual time for them.

Are these lyrics sexaully based?

ARe any other U2 songs sexually based?
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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My thoughts is that your friend is sick. That one on Kite and HMTMKMKM are ridiculous.

But the one on Mysterious Ways is true, but it's all double meaning, that's the cool thing about it. There are others here and there, mainly on AB.
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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not sure if true.... but amusing anyway
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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HMTMKMKM is a very sexual song in my opinion, The Achtung ones most definitely have sexual undertones i always thought Even Better has quite a few which im sure youll get, Kite on the other hand thats plain
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:25 PM   #5
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Sorry for tainting anyones view of Kite.
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #6
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Also from AB - Acrobat - "and you can swallow, or you can spit..."
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Re: Sexual Messages in U2's Songs

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Originally posted by boosterjuice
5. Song: Mysterious Ways
Lyrics in question:
"If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel
On your knees, boy!"
Also having to deal with oral sex.

Woohoo
I've always had a feeling that its about God
Funny thing... Shows how differently u2 lyrics can be interpreted
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3. Song: Hold Me Thrill Me, Kiss me, kill me
Lyrics in question:
The whole orgasm at the end of the song. What is that about? Do we need to hear Bono moaning like that? How does that add to the song?
Yes we do need to hear the moaning like that

And it adds ambiance
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:29 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by boosterjuice
Sorry for tainting anyones view of Kite.
Mmmmmmmmmh Kite in a durex advert nice, this is all i'll be thinking, lol

Yea Achtung is a very sexual album indeed.
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Also from AB - Acrobat - "and you can swallow, or you can spit..."
YEs, I forgot to add that one. That is probably the most blatent. The others from AB require a little insight.
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:41 PM   #11
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oh man, that Kite refererence just made my choke on my cup of tea with laughter
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The entire "Do You Feel Loved!" Pure sex.
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There is alot of sex in U2 live performances of BTBS down the years have a good bit of moaning in em too
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dont forget about 'one':
"Did i disappoint you,
Leave the bad taste in your mouth"
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Originally posted by explorer
dont forget about 'one':
"Did i disappoint you,
Leave the bad taste in your mouth"
Good thinking!

I think AB should be called the oral sex album.
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