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Old 09-29-2004, 03:21 PM   #1
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How's this for a song war...

Until the end of the World vs. the Fly

two of the strongest, most rockin tracks on AB not to mention U2's entire catalogue.
personally, i love both so much it's tough to choose. the fly is U2's coolest concept song, with kick ass vocals+lyrics, one of Edg'es greatest riffs, and the funkiest rhythm pre-POP aside from Mysterious ways.
UTEOTW on the other hand is another fabulous concept song. A conversation between Jesus and Judas resulting in the damnation of the man. Edge's riffing here may even surpass the FLy, but the solo isn't quite as strong. Again, there is such a storng bass and drum presence in this song it makes it so powerful. I think Larry wins in this catagory though.
Live, i think UTEOTW beets out the Fly, but the Boston performance of Fly is really something spectacular...

So, what's MY verdict. UTEOTW beets out the Fly by like 10-9, it's really close, but overall End of the World is jsut the true masterpiece of AB.

So, you've heard my analysis, what's yours?

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I think it's underrated among the fan community. It's simply one of the greatest songs ever created, especially live, especially at Slane Castle.
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I think it's impossible to choose. They're both such amazing songs and I don't even want to pick one over the other.
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I am over song wars.....they are so...................sunday.

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That is just unfair to pick - both are amazing but if pressured to pick one I would have to say that UTEOTW - the song just comes together - plus its bitchin' live
not to mention a conversation between Jesus and Judas - how many rock songs can do that?
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UTEOTW is such an awesome song live... man I love it at Slane.

I like it way better than The Fly.
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i love both of these songs for very different reasons. can't pick one over the other.
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Old 09-29-2004, 07:20 PM   #11
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Didn't Edge himself condemn these types of things?
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Edge may have condemned them but so what? he's just a rock star and I have my own mind. That being said, I did switch from Pepsi to Coke when the New Kids endorsed it when I was 13. I've been a Coke fan ever since.

Aaaaaand I've just proven myself to be a big loser.
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:50 PM   #13
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the fly

Edge sees U2's songs as children that he can't choose between, and I respect that. but these aren't my songs, and I know which ones I perfer. besides, these song war threads are an easy way to rack up posts.
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Until the End of the World is one of U2's top 3 songs. The lyrics are probably their best. I'm not using hyperbole.

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