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Old 02-14-2013, 05:30 AM   #16
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I think Bono just really likes getting high


Bono should cover 'Because I Got High'.

Seriously though, that line is so nice on the album. Wonder why he changed it live.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:42 AM   #17
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Bono's always messing with lyrics .... sometimes even on purpose!

If you let it annoy you that much, you're just going to turn into a giant ball of rage, and no one wants to be around giant balls of rage.
This happened to me when listening to Bono sing "and I know the truth about you... shhhhh" instead of "she cat" on An Cat Dubh on the Chicago DVD.

I think he sings "desert plain" sometimes though..?

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Bono should cover 'Because I Got High'.

Seriously though, that line is so nice on the album. Wonder why he changed it live.
I love that song. Still have the CD single.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #18
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"I'm taking it next semester... I know why (why man?) bcos I got high bcos I got high bcos I got high" lol. funny song.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #19
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Bono should cover 'Because I Got High'.

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That would be hilarious.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #20
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I always thought it was desert plane not desert plain.

Plane: A flat surface.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #21
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #22
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I always thought it was Dessert shame, as looking at the size of Bono now he feels bad he eats so much dessert. Sorry couldn't resist
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #23
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I think it helps make the song more inclusive and less specific in regards to subject matter which fit it's well earned role in their live show as the one song they cannot - not - play.
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Random inquiry for the day.

In streets nowadays, Bono says

"I'll show you a place, that's high... high... where the streets have no name"

Am I the only one who's really annoyed by this?
Actually he is doing something which Jim Morisson of the Doors once did
many years earlier.
He puts emphasis on and repeats the word "High" or "higher" - this word can have many meanings in a song or story.

research what I am talking about ,
and you will understand perfectly why Bono was trying to imitate Jim Morrison.
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I love that song. Still have the CD single.
I hadn't heard the song in ages until about a month ago. THAT was a fun trip down memory lane.
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The lyrics were inspired by a story that Bono heard about the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, where a person's religion and income are evident by the street they live on.[13] He contrasted this with the anonymity he felt when visiting Ethiopia and said, "the guy in the song recognizes this contrast and thinks about a world where there aren't such divisions, a place where the streets have no name. To me, that's the way a great rock 'n' roll concert should be: a place where everyone comes together... Maybe that's the dream of all art: to break down the barriers and the divisions between people and touch upon the things that matter the most to us all."[14] According to him, the song is ostensibly about "Transcendence, elevation, whatever you want to call it."[15] Bono, who compared many of his lyrics prior to The Joshua Tree to "sketches", said that "'Where the Streets Have No Name' is more like the U2 of old than any of the other songs on the LP, because it's a sketch—I was just trying to sketch a location, maybe a spiritual location, maybe a romantic location. I was trying to sketch a feeling."[13]
Elevation...high, high, high.
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This thread makes me wonder about whatever happened to Pete the Chop.
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Let's face it, Bono getting the lyrics right in any song would be an achievement lol


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Old 10-29-2014, 12:17 PM   #29
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Let's face it, Bono getting the lyrics right in any song would be an achievement lol


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More like a milestone.
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:20 AM   #30
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The line will be changed to "dessert plate" on the next tour.
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