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Old 12-18-2006, 10:39 PM   #106
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I just WANTED to post in HERE cause i really LIKE the WAY you type....and to say:


it's 6 mins TO long as it IS!!!!!!!!

it's one of the only u2 songs i really don't like
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:54 PM   #107
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Are you being sarcastic? Or do you seriously still believe that wildly inaccurate claim?

I mean, Utoo just debunked it. It's about the 10,000th time that claim has been debunked! So I hope you are being sarcastic and I've just missed it.
Oh, okay, maybe so then. I wasn't being sarcastic... in my often-hazy memory, U2SJ Girl was given a copy by Bono. To quote Adam Clayton, "I can't remember back that far."

But now that I think about it, even if Utoo's post a couple pages back is accurate, what are the chances that Bono would *personally tell her* to watch out for Mercy, and THEN, right afterwards, a "friend" randomly gives her the only copy ever of Mercy? Either Bono was involved, or God himself did it, lol... that's a little too magical to be coincidental.
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But now that I think about it, even if Utoo's post a couple pages back is accurate, what are the chances that Bono would *personally tell her* to watch out for Mercy, and THEN, right afterwards, a "friend" randomly gives her the only copy ever of Mercy? Either Bono was involved, or God himself did it, lol... that's a little too magical to be coincidental.
Yeah, I definitely agree that the story is a bit odd. But if you look back at all the old posts from that time, that's what it shows. And when I'd emailed U2SJ last year, she confirmed it. I'd love to know how the "friend" got it.
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no not lying at all , i think he was surprised that somebody knew about it .
Well, information about the song isn't a state secret. The story has been published out there *pointing to the internet* as can the song in it's "unfinished" form.

Perhaps Edge was more surprised you'd want a quote about a song that isn't in the official catalog. hrmmmm...

Good question, btw.
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I just WANTED to post in HERE cause i really LIKE the WAY you type....and to say:


it's 6 mins TO long as it IS!!!!!!!!

it's one of the only u2 songs i really don't like
all I WANT IS you LENGHT is 6:30
LEMON lenght is 6:56
MOFO lenght is 5:49

any OF these songs ARE amongst U2 longest, and THEY DO not FOLLOW strictly the USUAL structure of a pop SONG. Why WOULD MERCY follow TOO?

PS: maybe he writes with caps locks because it ressembles the back cover of Achtung Baby
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Aygo


all I WANT IS you LENGHT is 6:30
LEMON lenght is 6:56
MOFO lenght is 5:49



PS: maybe he writes with caps locks because it ressembles the back cover of Achtung Baby
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maybe or maybe i was just having a CAPS day . Oh and by the way LENGHT ????
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by love_u2_adam
[B]I just WANTED to post in HERE cause i really LIKE the WAY you type....and to say:


Why thank YOU !!! and IF that is A photo OF you i really LIKE the way YOU look ......
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all I WANT IS you LENGHT is 6:30
LEMON lenght is 6:56
MOFO lenght is 5:49



PS: maybe he writes with caps locks because it ressembles the back cover of Achtung Baby
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maybe or maybe i was just having a CAPS day . Oh and by the way LENGHT ????
I was kidding, mate!
I was just trying to figure out the caps-lock thing and I remembered the AB back cover...
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Am glad im providing amusement .. lol :: can somebody let me know how to post pictures ?? do i have to join flickr or something and then attach them from there ?? once i know how i will post some shots from the Corner Hotel of us sitting around up in the beer garden waiting , some shots of outside , the lyric sheet they gave out to us all so we could learn the words and sing along and a picture of the stamp they gave you to identify you as being part of the shoot and picture of wristband so it looked like a real gig
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Mercy is too flat of a song for me. It needs to change more throughout the song. So yes, more work to do on it before (if it is) release.
Yeah. There are virtually no dynamics in the song. It's the practically the same thing the whole way through. No climax, nothing. That sort of thing works well for short songs, but not ones that breaks the six minute mark. Longer songs need change, otherwise they just become dull.
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Let's hope that Edge walked away from this conversation with the idea that long songs can be awesome planted firmly in his head.
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Yeah. There are virtually no dynamics in the song. It's the practically the same thing the whole way through. No climax, nothing. That sort of thing works well for short songs, but not ones that breaks the six minute mark. Longer songs need change, otherwise they just become dull.
There are dozens of U2 songs that are less dynamic and with no progression than Mercy. Mercy starts to explode in the middle, just after the 2nd chorus and the multiple bridges. What you people don't like is that Mercy does not respect the conventions of a usual U2 song and it has too much structures repeating themselves.
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