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Old 03-08-2006, 01:38 AM   #16
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most of the songs sound the same

the lyrics are distinctly average


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Jon Foreman is the most gifted lyricist since bono!
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what an awful, awful 7oke this thread is.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:38 AM   #17
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you mean this isn't a switchfoot fan forum? ohhhh, everything is starting to make sense now. seriously, points well taken, but that bit about references to the bible being a problem kinda has me confused. (cough)'40' (cough) (cough) whole october album (cough) i didn't realize optimism was looked down upon. my bad.

at the risk of being flamed look at this:

i'm learning to breathe
I'm learning to crawl
I'm finding that you and you alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies

i think those lyrics would fit in well with the october album.
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but that bit about references to the bible being a problem kinda has me confused. (cough)'40' (cough) (cough) whole october album (cough) i didn't realize optimism was looked down upon. my bad.

You may want to re-read my post because you missed my point.

I was saying yes, they have the elements of all the writers before them that have written about change with biblical reference, but they lack reality. In order to truly want change it comes from a recognizing what needs to be changed. Blind optimism comes off as saccharin.
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i'm sure this isn't news to everyone, but there are other quality bands besides u2. don't get me wrong, i love u2; they are my favorite band of all time, but you can't be serious!
I love many, many bands and artists besides U2. And yes, I'm very serious. Switchfoot aren't all that.

Just because someone expresses spirituality in their lyrics doesn't mean they are good lyrics, artistically speaking. The guys in Switchfoot may be very sincere in their Christian beliefs, and if so good for them. That doesn't make their lyrics any less trite.
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at the risk of being flamed look at this:

i'm learning to breathe
I'm learning to crawl
I'm finding that you and you alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies

i think those lyrics would fit in well with the october album.
i don't get how posting lyrics penned by scott stapp has anything to do with this thread.

i have nothing against positive lyrics. but october is a garbage album, and to compare anything to it really doesn't help you proove anything other than the lyrics you posted are REALLY sub-standard.
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I've seen piles of vomit that are better than this thread. Switchfoot? Switchfoot?!

B&C really sucks these days.
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at least there's 10,000 coldplay threads, gibson girl.

we'll always have those
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i think i had the best non-cujo pun in this thread, thank you very much.

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at least there's 10,000 coldplay threads, gibson girl.

we'll always have those
Yeah. And if you count the threads that inadvertently make reference to Coldplay and/or the need for even more derivative bands just like them, it's more like a million. It's just awesome! AWEsome.
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i think i had the best non-cujo pun in this thread, thank you very much.

for richards or poorer, your punnery has everyone screaming.
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quit jokkinen around, bear.

i'm totally serious.
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i think that most of you are looking at this the wrong way. u2 and switchfoot don't really appeal to the same market. like it or not, there aren't many teenagers getting into u2 at this point in their career. (there are exceptions of course, me being one of them) but if some kid turns on the radio and hears 'dare you to move' or 'we are one tonight' and decides that life is still worth living, or it helps them get through at tough time in their life, it that such a bad thing? (if you think i'm joking, i'm not, i've seen and heard of things life this happening) it could be why i like them so much, a lot of the lyrics appeal to me on a personal level. 'bands' like black eyed peas, gorrilaz, etc., even if they are 'groundbreaking', so what? maybe i haven't accepted the fact that music can't change the world. do i have to?


and there's always the cool story of when jon foreman met bono: he tried giving him $40 for a u2 concert that he snuck into back in the day, and bono gave it right to him! good thing too, it was his last $40. he does mention bono in a song also, 'gone'. there are good lines in that one too, about 'do we know what life is, outside of out convienent lexus cages...'

but i won't get into that
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You may want to re-read my post because you missed my point.

I was saying yes, they have the elements of all the writers before them that have written about change with biblical reference, but they lack reality. In order to truly want change it comes from a recognizing what needs to be changed. Blind optimism comes off as saccharin.
i get what your saying, but thank you for clarifying. i don't think that they are just statemnets of blind optimism though. a lot of songs are filled with doubt, or 'how can we make it better' kind of thing.
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This thread is an intraweb trainwreck.
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i think that most of you are looking at this the wrong way. u2 and switchfoot don't really appeal to the same market.
umm, you might be looking at this the wrong way, nminor.

we're not all drooling, uber-U2 fans ready to slam every other band that gets compared to them.

in fact, some of us think that the current incarnation of U2 is shit, and even compared to THAT, switchfoot are still somehow shittier.

so yeah, that would make switchfoot like, really, REALLY BAD.
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