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Old 07-14-2007, 04:19 AM   #41
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Some Days rocks.

Brings me out of funks.
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the beauty of lemon is in it's simplicity. i still don't like lemons or lemon candy.
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:04 AM   #43
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How good are the lyrics though?

A man melts the sand so he can see the world outside
Well wasn't MacPhisto meant to be in Hell or something? Surely this means he's literally underground in the fires of the earth, so to speak, and from his position is melting sand on the same shore mentioned earlier in the song. We know when glass melts it becomes glass, so he's maybe using it as a looking glass between where he is and where the woman he wants is. I dunnno if that makes any sense But I can imagine it being one interpretation...
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I love this song, and I grew up with it on the stereo at home whenever I had to take a nap in the afternoon when I was about 4-5 years old or something.
It's a song that has a special place in my heart, and I never get tired of it.



reading that makes me feel old !

lemon accompanied me through my teenage angst years, and i love it , but then i worship zooropa .

"i feel like im drifting, drifting, drifting from the shore ,
i feel like im swimming out to her"


and the brilliant simplicity of "midnight is where the day begins"

goes to find cd for another listen ....
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Well wasn't MacPhisto meant to be in Hell or something? Surely this means he's literally underground in the fires of the earth, so to speak, and from his position is melting sand on the same shore mentioned earlier in the song. We know when glass melts it becomes glass, so he's maybe using it as a looking glass between where he is and where the woman he wants is. I dunnno if that makes any sense But I can imagine it being one interpretation...
I just thought it was a very creative way of saying "a man looks out the window"
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I like the countermelody Bono added during the chorus on the live version in '93.
Yes!

I agree with the thread starter, it's one of the best U2 songs, and my favorite at the moment. The lyrics are haunting, the music is fun, the falsetto is heaven and the cello (is it?) adds a nice, melancholy touch.
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p.s No idea about the Midnight bits.
I've always thought this relates to people's creativity coming sometimes from the darkest sides of themselves. Or simply the idea that something good (day) always comes from bad experiences (midnight).

I feel like I'm drifting, drifting, drifting from the shore
I feel like I'm swimming out to her


Doesn't Bono sound incredibly Bowie-esque when he sings this part?
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Doesn't Bono sound incredibly Bowie-esque when he sings this part?
Probably yet another reason I love the song so much.

Bowie

Lemon

Thinking back, the song's probably a bit of a throwback to the adrogynous, Krautrock-influenced music of the 70's (Bowie on his Berlin albums and the like). That could just be Brian Eno's doing, though, seeing as how he was significantly influenced by (and involved in to an extent) the krautrock scene himself.

Eno
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LOVE the Lemonade Remix...
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I think it's great. Not one of my favorites, but great.
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awesome song
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:13 PM   #52
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I love Lemon and pretty much all of Zooropa. It's gotta be in my top 10 U2 songs
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Downloads of live versions anyone?? Would love to listen....
very intense song, love the electric piano(?), Bono's voice, cello very cool.

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Great great song and the perfecto remix is the best U2 remix of all time.
I wonder if U2 will ever do anything so different again.
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I like it being 2 merged songs (ala Beatles A Day In The Life). That's called creativity.
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I like it being 2 merged songs (ala Beatles A Day In The Life). That's called creativity.
Or not being creative enough to finish the respective 2 songs so they just combine the lyrics into one.


The greatest thing about Lemon is that Henry Rollins actually likes the song.

He thought it was brilliant the way Eno made Edge's guitars not even sound like guitars.
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Henry Rollins... explain that! Why should we care? Nothing personal, David, but really, what does it matter that he doesn't see the brillance of U2? Has he really made much of a contribution to music? If I need to get educated on this front, please do!
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Henry Rollins... explain that! Why should we care? Nothing personal, David, but really, what does it matter that he doesn't see the brillance of U2? Has he really made much of a contribution to music? If I need to get educated on this front, please do!
What do I need to explain? It's well known that Henry Rollins despises U2 and Bono.

The point I was trying to make was despite his hatred towards the band he does like Lemon.
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