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Old 02-19-2009, 09:53 AM   #121
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I did the same! this album is incredible.. i'm finding new layers of intensity with it each time I listen. The line, about going to the scene of the accident and "I waited for me" had me completely.
Correct. Tonight I will play in stereo mode instead of 5 speaker mode. Lets hear if I hear more I do on my earphones now lol
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:02 AM   #122
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Just after the 4:30 mark in the song, is anyone else recognizing the notes from the chorus of the old gospel hymn "My Savior's Love" by Charles H Gabriel??

The chorus from the hymn is:
Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be:
Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful!
Is my Savior's love for me!

Those notes jumped out at me on the very first listen of UC. I actually thought for a moment Bono might come back in and start singing the hymn. It's an awesome part of the song for me.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:04 AM   #123
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this is quite possibly one of the best, and saddest, songs U2 have ever released. i think its fantastic and the chorus is just brilliant!
Agree, its so so sad. Can't quite put my finger on why? It's the mood...
What a wonderful record...

Do you think all 6 of them sing on the chorus? I want the credits for this album...
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:38 AM   #124
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This song is an epic.

Why does the intro make me so emotional?

Me too! It sort of strarts in MOS, I think. That song makes me feel emotional too.

But, so far I think UC it my favorite. CAN'T wait to hear it (or any of these) LIVE!!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #125
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love those horns...amazing track
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:00 PM   #126
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This song is so amazing.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #127
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oh, btw. guitar solos on a u2 album?

holy shit son.
And in many places.

Edge is truly on fire here.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:55 PM   #128
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Probably the most existential song in U2's songbook to date. It's like overhearing God talking to himself. But being all knowing, He wanted you to listen. And listen, you must...("shush, now")...
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:09 PM   #129
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Probably the most existential song in U2's songbook to date. It's like overhearing God talking to himself. But being all knowing, He wanted you to listen. And listen, you must...("shush, now")...
Speed dialling with no signal at all ....
it reminds me of : talk without speaking but then in the modern way in the 2000's

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I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me ....

Is it about a God or someone who is seeing the holy light???

Just some statements ... anyone else?
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:15 PM   #130
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Speed dialling with no signal at all ....
it reminds me of : talk without speaking but then in the modern way in the 2000's

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I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me ....

Is it about a God or someone who is seeing the holy light???

Just some statements ... anyone else?
One way I read it... Some say the creation of earth, the universe at large, was just a scientific accident....(which even from a God point of view, it could have been...one which was staged, as it were)...and God created everything as a reflection of Himself, and, as such, all creation is Himself, and he sat there, on Earth, waiting for himself (to be "saved", to be risen, to be fully realized....if our true purpose is to become who we really are....,etc, etc, etc)...

Just one take...
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One way I read it... Some say the creation of earth, the universe at large, just a scientific accident....(which even from a God point of view, it could have been...one which was staged, as it were)...and God created everything as a reflection of Himself, and, as such, all creation is Himself, and he sat there, on Earth, waiting for himself (to be "saved", to be risen, to be fully realized....if our true purpose is to become who we really are....,etc, etc, etc)...

Just one take...
Why can't I think of this .... maybe because English is not my native language ...
But yes I see what you mean here. This song is one of THE songs for me. I love this one.
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Why can't I think of this .... maybe because English is not my native language ...
But yes I see what you mean here. This song is one of THE songs for me. I love this one.
Well, english is my first language, and I still don't fully understand this song either! I feel this album is all tied together, and over time it will reveal its meanings and hopefully it will become more clear. It is definitely a very spiritual album, and not just in a religious or a Christian sort of way.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #133
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Brilliant song! After 2 days, my favorite.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:46 PM   #134
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I've been listening to the album on headphones...and is anyone else noticing Bono's off-key "oh oh ohhhs" during the chorus. There's the chant part with everyone else singing...and a Bono chant lower in the mix that sticks out more and more as I listen to it. Kinda ruins it.
Still a great song though.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #135
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This is one of those rare U2 songs where I LOVE the verses and am annoyed by the chorus.
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