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Old 12-18-2001, 08:16 PM   #1
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'I'll see you when I get home, sister' = Ali ?

Okay. Who knows if anyone came upon this realization and posted this a long time before. But after listening to "walk on" from the Tribute to Heroes cd, I always wondered who is Bono calling out to at the end with "I'll see you when I get home, Sister"

Well. I think I figured it out.

Is Bono singing "hallelujah" or "allelujah" ? Allelujah is the name of a woman in the Salman Rushdie book - The Satanic Verses - and for short, they call her Allie. And if you listen carefully to the recording you can hear that sometimes Bono does not sing the ending of the word so he is actually "Allie ! Allie !"

Is Bono actually singing to Ali his wife ? I think it is quite possible. Anyone else think this ? That would explain the "I'll see you when I get home, sister" lines - since U2 were in London at the time.

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Old 12-18-2001, 08:21 PM   #2
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I have no idea if this is true, but it is possible. What a romantic notion....
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at such an important event as the tribute to heroes concert, i would think bono was thinking on a broader scope then his wife. i would interpret that line as "i'll see you again when i get to heaven" a refrence to the dead.

never know, though, you may be right.

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Interesting.

But more importantly was that Eric Clapton playing with the band? Or was it Ringo?

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It was the guy from the Eurythmics! Dave Stewart, is that his name?

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It was the guy from the Eurythmics! Dave Stewart, is that his name?

Yeah, thanks.
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Yep..Lady..
That was Dave Stewart of the Euryhtmics!..And yeah everyone was thinking it was eric clapton too at the time..or ringo..LOL

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yeah everyone was thinking it was eric clapton too at the time..or ringo..LOL
That's exactly why I mentioned it.
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Are you saying that he is having insestral relationship?
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Okay, I'm almost POSITIVE what "sister" means in this version of 'Walk On'. It's a reference to New York City, as Bono was in London at the time, and he does live in New York now (for parts of the year anyway). He was calling out to New York City: "I'll see you when I get home, sister!"

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Okay, I'm almost POSITIVE what "sister" means in this version of 'Walk On'.
That's a pretty strong assumption... you know the band?

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Okay, I'm almost POSITIVE what "sister" means in this version of 'Walk On'. It's a reference to New York City, as Bono was in London at the time, and he does live in New York now (for parts of the year anyway). He was calling out to New York City: "I'll see you when I get home, sister!"

I thought the same thing. I'm still not sure if he was talking about New York or America.

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I'm still not sure if he was talking about New York or America.

America as a whole sounds about right to me.

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Actually, Angel, of course I know the band! I don't hang around the Slow Loris for nothing, you know.

As for it being America or New York, I would say New York, simply because Bono has more of a *personal* affinity with New York -- as it is not only the city in which he lives, but is also the city that was attacked.

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Old 12-19-2001, 01:18 AM   #15
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Actually, Angel, of course I know the band! I don't hang around the Slow Loris for nothing, you know.
I knew it!!!

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