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Old 08-29-2000, 12:26 PM   #16
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I thought I had the chorus to MW figured out, but never the verses. God is the only thing that I have ever heard that "moves in mysterious ways" according to the Bible. "She" could be what Bono refers to as the Christian God.

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Old 08-30-2000, 11:53 PM   #17
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Staring at the Sun, is a cool song. I think the sun/son thing is interesting, and whether it was intended or not, it can work and bring you to the same conclusion. It seems to be about knowing what's good and right and for the best and not doing anything more than that. This is the worst sort of pacifism. It's basically apathy towards everything regardless of anything. Perhaps this is why the military is still in town. Armour plated suits and ties--this is more than thick skin. It's militantly cold restraint. It's stereotypical Al Gore to the nth degree. The sOn, makes the song focus on apathy and cold distance and disrespect to Jesus. In a way this makes it another 90's Sunday Bloody Sunday--but not just guerilla warfare, but guerilla world views.

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rpenner, I think I disagree. (but that doesn't mean I'm right of course) I think Bono is using the sun as God, the moon as women. God should be the central focus of our lives, but as we men know, sometimes we don't see Him when she walks in the room.
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Old 09-04-2000, 12:49 PM   #19
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I was rereading "U2: At the End of the World" last night (What a lovely book ) and I ran across something on page 20 that's related to this topic, and struck me as interesting... This is all from the point of view of Bill Flannagan: "I myself would like to point out that in this case it results in an album-long metaphor of the moon as a dark woman, who seduces the singer away from his virtuoud love, the sun."

Everyone go check it out

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