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Old 11-26-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Thoughts on this song? I really like the confessional lyrics and the groove of the music, feels like Pop era to me. And the coda lifted from Iris is growing on me.

I like both mixes, so I thought I'd make a hybrid of the two. The first two verses and chorus are the St. Peter's String version, then switch to the album version until the coda, which is back to St. Peter's String. If you're interested, you can listen here: http://picosong.com/wFkwM
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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A highlight of the album, for sure. Love both versions.
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:50 PM   #3
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It sounds really modern and timely, yet something that could be of any era. And like you, I love both versions and would love to hear a mix. I will say that if you listen to the string version, it adds a real heaviness and urgency to it and you realize that Bono has some ferocity in his vocals. I didn't notice it in the regular version but it really comes across there. And I think it's the prefect 2nd song on the album.
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An early standout. Some Led Zeppelin, some classic U2, and some Pink Floyd all mashed into one epic tune. Really loving it.
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I love this song quite a bit. The album version all the way for me. The Edge’s solo is pretty sweet. 70s rock with a modern pop touch. Perfect. Heyyyyy Nowww!!!
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This song is balsy, but it might be the NLOTH of this album...It is forgettable because of how great the rest of the songs are.
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Is Lights of Home the song that samples a HAIM song?
If so, which HAIM song is it?
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I'm confused about the HAIM stuff.
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Sorry I think HAIM ripped off late Beatles, Zeppelin, etc etc, you get the point. And U2 has done the same.

I mean yes it’s very similar but it’s not a direct sample.
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Adam's bass during the second verse.
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It isn't a sample - Edge is playing the riff. But it is the same riff. And they are credited. And they perform on the song.

This is the definition of a non-issue.

Some artists use abstractions for inspiration - for this song, Edge heard a riff that inspired a song, and then kept it. No biggie. Not even a smallie.
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The band did something similar when they used part of Alien Groove Sensation in Do You Feel Loved.
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It isn't a sample - Edge is playing the riff. But it is the same riff. And they are credited. And they perform on the song.

Oh. I didn’t know this. Assuming this correct. I don’t have liner notes or anything.

The riff is slightly different, but this is good to know!
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Larry's drumming & Edge's sweet solo....
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