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Old 02-25-2008, 09:14 PM   #301
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"I remember when we could sleep on stones" is obviously Bono saying that they used to be able to handle anything.....the whispers and moans line denotes that they cannot even sleep in their own bed together any longer, restless, etc.
Whispers and moans has only one clear connotation.

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Dull, dull grey, the colour of our times
Cool, cool space that I still hope to find
Far beyond the veil
The sound of whispers and moans

Slow time bomb, the clamour of the street
I hear this town, it never goes to sleep
And I will catch the taxi driver
Weeping like a wounded beast
Then I wake up in your room
Share one piece of your life
When tomorrow comes
We may not be here at all
Without your whispers and moans
Here you come to carry me home

Love that sound, time erase
Tension wheels, cool heels
Won't ya come on open the bid before too long
I wake up in your room
Share one piece of your life
I'd give anything to be a fly upon the wall
And hear your whispers and moans
I like to hear your whispers and moans
Here you come to carry me home

We are the mirrors of each other
In a lifetime of suspicion
Cleansed in a moment, a flash of recognition
You gave your life for it
Worth its weight in gold and growing empires
Art collectors and Alans sound investments
Will one day be forgotten, one day be forgotten
YEAH!
Crowded House > U2 anyway.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:15 PM   #302
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You are so outnumbered Ax
Has that ever stopped me before? See: One.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #303
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From a news bulletin update during a break in the cricket: "A photograph of Barack Obama in traditional African tribal dress has shaken the American presidential campaign."

WTF people, seriously?
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wtf is crowded house?

And the fact that you are mislead into thinking whispers and moans is a nice tender happy thing is part of what I like about the song. It's subtle but if you've ever tried to sleep in a bed with someone and it just isn't working, whispers and moans (and tossing turning and sweating) can pretty much sum it up.
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i've never heard of crowded house
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From a news bulletin update during a break in the cricket: "A photograph of Barack Obama in traditional African tribal dress has shaken the American presidential campaign."
it has been all over the headlines and I really don't understand it. Something about Hillary maybe sending it to newspapers and then Barack's campaign manager calling her racist?
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i'm so glad i don't watch tv.
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Television will rot your mind. Stay here and we can corrode it.
But Fawlty Towers will improve my mind
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i've never heard of crowded house
I bet you've heard Don't Dream It's Over. Just about every American I've ever met who hasn't heard of Crowded House has still heard that song.

They're the most famous band to come from New Zealand. Though Australia claims them too. Technically the US could too. Initially they had one New Zealander (Neil Finn) and two Aussies. Then Neil's brother Tim joined and it was two Kiwis, two Aussies. Nowadays, it's Neil (Kiwi), Nick Seymour (Aussie), and two Americans, Mark Hart and ... Matt? Sherrod.

Well, whatever the case, Neil Finn is New Zealand's greatest musician.

You could probably make a case someone like Martin Phillipps is better, but nobody outside of New Zealand has heard of him. At least Neil in his various bands has had top ten hits in the US, UK, and Australia.
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wtf is crowded house?

And the fact that you are mislead into thinking whispers and moans is a nice tender happy thing is part of what I like about the song. It's subtle but if you've ever tried to sleep in a bed with someone and it just isn't working, whispers and moans (and tossing turning and sweating) can pretty much sum it up.
Well, it's just a shit choice of words then. 'Groans' also fits and that's got at least a bit more of a connotation of discomfort. "Complaints and groans", there we go.

Actually, not sure if that fits. Every time I try to sing the line, I end up singing "whispers and moans" Crowded House style and I refuse to put Ultra Violet on.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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it has been all over the headlines and I really don't understand it. Something about Hillary maybe sending it to newspapers and then Barack's campaign manager calling her racist?
I'm just not seeing how him wearing traditional African tribal dress is meant to be a bad thing anyway. How the fuck is distributing that photo meant to be a smear?
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I'm just not seeing how him wearing traditional African tribal dress is meant to be a bad thing anyway. How the fuck is distributing that photo meant to be a smear?
Hillary must be chasing the redneck vote
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But Fawlty Towers will improve my mind
Ah, touche. Everybody needs more Fawlty in their life.

Also, see how shithouse Sri Lanka's innings has been? 9/179 right now, with Kapugedera on 57 n.o. and the rest of them just sucking completely.
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Hillary must be chasing the redneck vote
I'd rather lose an election than get the racist vote.

But this is probably why I'm not a politician.
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Ah, touche. Everybody needs more Fawlty in their life.

Also, see how shithouse Sri Lanka's innings has been? 9/179 right now, with Kapugedera on 57 n.o. and the rest of them just sucking completely.
I'm glad i forgot that it was on, although i did check the score about five minutes agogo
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