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Old 09-18-2005, 08:47 PM   #16
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one of my faves
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:37 AM   #17
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One of my favorites as well. I love how it starts off with the music that just kinda jumps in there.
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:54 AM   #18
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Best song on the album. It's this song and Kite that reassured me that they still have it. The guitar solo is so odd, but perfect, and definitive Edge.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:49 AM   #19
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Count me in - I love it too.
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #20
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OK, now I'm so glad that there's so many people appreciating the quality of this song.
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:24 PM   #21
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none of my u2 lovin' friends agree with me, but i think it is one of the best on the album. i think that as far as playing it live i believe they have just done an semi-acoustic snippet on the elevation tour.
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:31 AM   #22
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Better late than never... I love This song. Its a great song. There are very few U2 songs that are throwaways...theyre all pretty great in their own way.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:11 AM   #23
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i really love this song also. the instrumentation as well as the lyrics are VERY uplifting.
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:18 AM   #24
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I'm so glad this thread is here. I was just reliving my love affair with this song last night. I, too love the intro, Edge's guitar work and ache in Bono's voice when he starts the chorus.

Who do you suppose he's referring to?
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Old 11-14-2005, 06:41 PM   #25
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Actually I never really liked this song.

Then I decided to listen to ATYCLB all the way through one day. Ralized it was an absolutely fantastic song.

It's all I've been playing since then.
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:19 PM   #26
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One of my favorites off ATYCLB.


"So I try to be like you, try to feel it like you do"
"But without you it's no use, I can't see what you see"
"When I look at the world"

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Old 11-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #27
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Count me in! I love it.

I don't know who is the "you" though...

Maybe Jesus...
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:29 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by Zootlesque
I love this song! One of my favorites from ATYCLB!

So how many of us does that make now?

These lyrics are quite though

I can't see through the smoke
I think of you and your holy book
While the rest of us choke
I think the song is about a great/inspiring/beautiful person. (Probably Ali for Bono, or even God)

If you remember the line before that, its,
"I'm in the waiting room, (You know, gates to heaven or whatever)
Can't see for the smoke, (A lot of traditional images of the "waiting room" to heaven have it very smoky or in the clouds)
Think of you and your holy book, (But this person is a perfect person, who has already gotten into heaven)
While the rest of us choke." (And everyone else is still stuck outside waiting.)


Its a kind of a bitter love song if you ask me. The narrator is so in love with this person, but at the same time he's incredibly jealous of their perfection. Ideolising them yet scorning them at the same time.

On the other hand it could be a spiritual song, in the same sort of tone as Wake Up Dead Man, except not so accusatory, and more a sort of hopeless plea. The idea that maybe God/Jesus should be doing more for us, that he/she has all this great knowledge but won't share it with us.






Well, I managed to include God, Ali, love and religion. Usually pretty safe bets for U2 songs.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #29
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Oooohh! Add me to the list of liking it as well.
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:22 PM   #30
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Me too, I absolutely this song.
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