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Old 02-21-2002, 03:49 AM   #1
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Anyone else hear Streets being sung by a childrens choir for the Utah ad???

I swear, I was watching TV, and there was an ad for Utah. I thought the faint guitar riff was familiar, and all of a sudden, this children's choir was singin the openning of Streets. It was quite odd.

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Old 02-21-2002, 11:03 AM   #2
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sounds weird....sure you didn't dream it?
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Old 02-21-2002, 02:06 PM   #3
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No, i swear i saw this. It was a Utah tourism ad, and it was running during olympics coverage, or just after it. I was really tired, but I honestly saw this!
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YES! I saw it too!
In fact it was on the Olympics channel about 11:45ish last night, and I jumped on the phone to call my mom, and she was sleeping and she was like "what are you talking about, you're dreaming", and hung up on me.
I like that commercial...will leave tape on tonite!
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LOL.

My first reaction was, "wait, did i just see that, or was that a dream." just cause I had JUST woken up from passing out on my couch (been a long week). For a while i didnt know wether to post about the commercial because i couldnt remember if it was just a wierd dream or not.
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Am I the only one who thought "Oh my God, how could they do that to a U2 song!!" IMO, that sounded terrible.
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Saw it Tuesday night - Taped it Wednesday night - Cool Commercial
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Old 02-22-2002, 04:21 PM   #8
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I have, i have!
It sounds so sweet!
Diemen, you say that because you don't have children.

Hey Eliv8, where have you been?
I missed my flight after the Vegas gig and had to walk home

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i thought Bono said they would never sell their songs for any commercials ever. I heard it, and I came back into the room astounded, it was such a horrible version saying that Utah was "where the streets have no name" when we all know what Bono wrote that about. Ug and yuck.
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when we all know what Bono wrote that about.
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I have, i have!
It sounds so sweet!
Diemen, you say that because you don't have children.

Hey Eliv8, where have you been?
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oh really?

I don't know either...I don't think anyone really does, except I know that I don't think it's about heaven which about a gajillion people seem to think. But maybe I'm wrong and it is about that.



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Wow I just saw it.

I wasnt even paying attention but when I heard the chorus it was like electrodes to my brain and my mouth dropped open. lol.

I didnt see this thread either until just now. Weird!

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I'll tell you when else they played Streets - when the hockey players were coming out onto the ice at the beginning of the game....They played the entire song!!!!
It was electrifying...U2, Mario, all the hockey players, the anticipation - got goosebumps I tell you!!!!!!!
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well, geographically I believe "where the streets have no name" was a reference to, or inspiration of, Ethiopia ...however it could be a metaphor for many things.

I have not seen this commerical but it sounds bizarre.
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I saw it last night during the closing ceremonies. It was totally absurd. I liked it, but it would have been better had they not changed the key.

Wierd, but in SLC, the streets are not named, they're numbered. (I am in no way saying that SLC is where the streets have no name)
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well, geographically I believe "where the streets have no name" was a reference to, or inspiration of, Ethiopia ...however it could be a metaphor for many things.
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name

It does sounds like a description of Ethiopia.
I believe the title was influenced also by Bono's visit to Nicaragua, we're famous for not having street names.
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name


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