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Old 05-10-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Has One become a 'catch-all' song?

I remember when "One" first came out it seemed to be a tribute to AIDS victims and their struggle. Now, it seems like they kind of, well.. use it for everything well-meaning.

Not to take away from it, there are powerful lyrics in the song indictive of strife, hope, fear, hate and love. But I dunno, I'd like to hear some of the other inspirational material whenever there's an ad-hoc benfit U2 performance.

Acoustic versions of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" always go over nicely in these occasions.
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This has been discussed at great length, let me summarize the discussion for you:

YES
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Re: Has One become a 'catch-all' song?

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I remember when "One" first came out it seemed to be a tribute to AIDS victims and their struggle. Now, it seems like they kind of, well.. use it for everything well-meaning.
Key phrase being "it seemed to be". The point of 'One' is that it IS a catch-all, it doesn't really have a specific meaning or a single story behind it.
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I always thought it was a horrible song to dedicate to Michael Hutchence.

"Is it getting better, or do you feel the same?"

Of course it's not getting better, he f'n' killed himself...
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I always thought it was a horrible song to dedicate to Michael Hutchence.

"Is it getting better, or do you feel the same?"

Of course it's not getting better, he f'n' killed himself...
It deals with a lot of themes, you can't pick out one lyric from the damn thing and use that as a catch-all within a catch-all.
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I always thought it was a horrible song to dedicate to Michael Hutchence.

"Is it getting better, or do you feel the same?"

Of course it's not getting better, he f'n' killed himself...
Michael Hutchence committed suicide about 6 years after One came out, so this can't be possible (luckily referering to your point).
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Thats right , One lyric started to be written in 90 if I'm not wrong , and yeah mate Hutch killed himself in 97
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I'm guessing they mean when One was dedicated to Michael Hutchence when played live, like at Popmart Mexico.
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Stuck In A Moment was written for Hutchence, not One.
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This has been discussed at great length, let me summarize the discussion for you:

YES
Oh, for FUCK's sake, could you PLEASE stop wandering into threads like you're in charge and just saying "Yeah yeah...it's been discussed...get with the times!" It's pathetic, rude and completely pointless! Who are you to go on as if people are in the wrong for asking a simple question about a song? Just because YOU'VE taken part in a discussion previously and have said what you want to say doesn't mean other people don't have an opinion on it. Grow up.
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It means all; it means nothing.

The answer is: YESSSS!!!!
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I'm guessing they mean when One was dedicated to Michael Hutchence when played live, like at Popmart Mexico.
Exactly.
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Oh, for FUCK's sake, could you PLEASE stop wandering into threads like you're in charge and just saying "Yeah yeah...it's been discussed...get with the times!" It's pathetic, rude and completely pointless! Who are you to go on as if people are in the wrong for asking a simple question about a song? Just because YOU'VE taken part in a discussion previously and have said what you want to say doesn't mean other people don't have an opinion on it. Grow up.
Thank you very much!

I'm freakin' new here and didn't have time to parse the entire forum for what seemed to be a legitimate and stimulating question.

Thanks again, Gareth.
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Thank you very much!

I'm freakin' new here and didn't have time to parse the entire forum for what seemed to be a legitimate and stimulating question.

Thanks again, Gareth.
Don't be fooled by gareths 'helping' posts. They're usually intended to make himself feel like a big man, not to help the newbie.

And Gareth, "grow up"? Judging by the language you use, I take it I'm actually much more adult than you are.
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Blah blah blah, oooh dear I said the word 'Fuck' I am a bad boy aren't I?!

Posts like that are nothing to do with me feeling like a "Big Man". I get sick to death of people going on at "Newbies" simply for bringing up a subject you feel has been done to death. I know how it feels to have people acting like they're beter than someone simply because they signed up before them...Every forum has newbies and every band gains new fans every day who will want to know more about the music.

A post such as mine is simply to vent my ire when stupid morons go round acting like big shots who can provide an all too vivid account of the wallpaper up their own ass.
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First: Hi prmdbr and welcome!

Second: could you please stop the fight? I agree with Gareth buts there's no need to go further... Let's just respect everybody and specially the newbies...
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First: Hi prmdbr and welcome!

Second: could you please stop the fight? I agree with Gareth buts there's no need to go further... Let's just respect everybody and specially the newbies...
Agreed.

Hi Everybody!!!

Anyone here love U2 as much as I do????
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Hi Everybody!!!

Anyone here love U2 as much as I do????
Hallo, prmdbr!

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My post wasn't exactly a newbie-flame, it was just answering the rhetorical question from the first post. Did the thread starter expect anyone to answer 'no'? --> rhetorical question.

Plus, the newbie-flaming is not really my fault, it's administrators who disabled the search function to those who need it most: the newbies.
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