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Old 11-13-2004, 09:20 PM   #16
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i thought it was 'you wanted violence/and you got Nero'

Nero being a roman emporer way back in the 1st century, ordered a couple of crucifixions, got deposed, and committed suicide.
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:32 PM   #17
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Nero is said to have played his violin as Rome burned
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:33 PM   #18
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then what the hell does that line mean exactly?
what it has to do with the song?

I still don't get it


and I'm still not buying the

"I hear someone
Feel nothing
I hear someone
Fear nothing"

part... it doesn't sound like that at all

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Old 11-13-2004, 09:36 PM   #19
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Not sure if this helps, but the Romans blamed Nero for starting the fire and buring a huge chunk of the city, which he then built a lavish palace on-or-what else rhymes with "zero"
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still clueless...

I'm going with the violence/nearer theory... which is mine
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Old 11-13-2004, 09:47 PM   #21
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I think its "I can hear so much, feel nothing"
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Old 11-14-2004, 05:45 AM   #22
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still clueless...

I'm going with the violence/nearer theory... which is mine
The legend goes that nero played the violin as he watched rome burn.
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:01 AM   #23
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NERO is also CD burning software!
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Old 11-14-2004, 07:33 AM   #24
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The legend goes that nero played the violin as he watched rome burn.
i knew there was some connection there. makes sense, 'you wanted violins, and you got nero'--fits the song perfectly.
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agreed.
i love the violins/nero line.
this is such a heavy song.
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Old 11-14-2004, 02:28 PM   #26
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we're missing the big question

I don't buy the:

"I hear someone
Feel nothing
I hear someone
Fear nothing"

part... it doesn't sound like that at all


I just can hear that line and read this lines and think and assume that they are the same....
help
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Old 11-14-2004, 02:35 PM   #27
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still clueless...

I'm going with the violence/nearer theory... which is mine
i think it is saying you were hoping for a great romance (violins) but instead you got your violins alright, but not what you expected. I believe that in most of the song that Bono is saying that in the relationship between himself and his wife that he got the better deal. sort of like ice and water go together, but water can melt ice. like on digital recordings ones and zero go together, but he classifies her as a one and himself comparatively as a big zero. he also uses her understanding and foresight (telescope) to make his way in life clearer. He feels he is like poison for her (weedkiller) compared to her (sugar)
Now, wasn't all this fantasy fun?
Actually, on a factual side to correct a previous post. Nero had Rome burned while tradition says he played the violin, but he blamed the Christians since they were neutral on politics and emperor worship and wouldn't join the roman legion. That caused a great wave of persecution for them.
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I think these lyrics are stronger than most on HTDAAB. The lyrics and the chorus really make this song!
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LOVE IS WHERE I LIE

anyone agree?
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LOVE IS WHERE I LIE

anyone agree?
i think it's 'love hears when i lie'
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