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Old 08-05-2007, 07:23 AM   #1
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I love SMILE!

Isn't this just a beautiful song and a shame that they took it off the album?

Smile

Gravity, it’s not pulling me
I won’t be a picture with no sound
Decaying, I’m praying
You are my air
But I need the ground to kneel upon
And love can’t be us all
I don’t want to see you smile

I’m breaking it, taking it
I’m breaking slowly in my mind
I’m seeing it, free in it
I know love is in this soul of mine
It’s not in your eyes
I don’t want
I don’t want to see you smile

I started light-hearted
It won’t be easier like you said
I’m going, flowing
I’m leaving on the day
Of the day I will live again
You will live again
I don’t want to see you smile

God knows, He knows me
Knows me, lonely
You see, hear me, love
Say it again
You’re not blind
The smoke machine
Is yours, not mine
I don’t want to see you smile

I will live again
You will live again
I just don’t want to see you smile


I think the lyrics are slightly different, I believe Bono is singing "Pull the blind". And does anyone else think he's singing "I'm leaving on the day of the dead" .

Anyway, I listened to all the U2 rarities, takeouts, demos, b-sides etc. again tonight on my mp3 walkman and just realized again how much I love this song.
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it's brilliant. Has a really nice rhythm to it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:58 AM   #3
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I only heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago along with Levitate, Love You Like Mad and Flower Child and I could tell it was a standout even then. I too am not sure of the exact lyrics but I think in the second verse he says:

'I'm seeing it, freeing it, I know love is in this soul of mine'

And he either says 'Pull the blind' or 'Pull that blind'

I really like the 'I will live again, you will live again' lines. I think they're my favourites, they're so optimistic and emphatic, there's no doubt in his mind. He says a similiar thing in Mercy I think.

But I agree with you on the 'Leaving on the day of the dead' line. It makes more sense when you hear him say 'I will live again' right afterwards.

BTW does anyone know when this song was recorded? Was it meant for ATYCLB or HTDAAB?
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DevilsShoes, I agree with what you're saying about SMILE.

It was recorded for HTDAAB.
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Re: I love SMILE!

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And does anyone else think he's singing "I'm leaving on the day of the dead" .
He's definitely singing that. I don't know why anyone would suggest otherwise.

This is easily one of the five best songs from the HTDAAB sessions. It actually has atmosphere! What a miracle. I cannot believe that it was not included on the album.
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He's definitely singing that. I don't know why anyone would suggest otherwise.
Yes, these lyrics are from the @ u2 lyrics page, and I wasn't sure about this line, hence the question. "Day of the dead" makes sense to me, especially followed by "I will live again". Great symbolism.

I agree that they should have included it on the album.
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I always thought it was just "okay," I prefer Flower Child and Levitate much more.
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ihave never heard this song but i would love to hear it....any ideas where i can get it???
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ihave never heard this song but i would love to hear it....any ideas where i can get it???
Post your e-mail or send me a mail: zypresse28 at yahoo.de
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ok i hope it worked and you got a mail from me
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ok i hope it worked and you got a mail from me
Unfortunately not, just try again and put Smile or U2 in the subject.

zypresse28@yahoo.de

For whoever wants the song and hasn't heard it yet.
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Unfortunately not, just try again and put Smile or U2 in the subject.

zypresse28@yahoo.de

For whoever wants the song and hasn't heard it yet.

ok did it again (with subject)
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^ I sent it to you now. Sorry, I deleted your mail the first time. Hope you enjoy the song!

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^ I sent it to you now. Sorry, I deleted your mail the first time. Hope you enjoy the song!

i got your mail and the link,but i have never been to this site...so, do i need an account there to download this link because i have no clue how this should work anyway
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^^ ok after klicking a hundred times on the download button it finally worked !!!thx so much last unicorn!!!
(btw are you from germany?)
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^^ ok after klicking a hundred times on the download button it finally worked !!!thx so much last unicorn!!!
(btw are you from germany?)
Yeah, S F might be causing problems, they're so unreliable.

No, I am not from Germany, but from Vienna.
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Yeah, S F might be causing problems, they're so unreliable.

No, I am not from Germany, but from Vienna.
ok i saw the .de in your email so i thought you're german... but vienna is definetly not germany
ok about the song... i just heard it once and my first impression is: wow what a beautiful quite voice...i think it would have fit perfectly in the vertigo shows...
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Well, we're not THAT far apart.

And I agree about "Smile".
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yeah good to know that we have the same time because it's not that much often when you're starting a request or something like that...ok thx again and see you around
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