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Old 03-12-2002, 10:30 AM   #1
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Poll: the most depressing and the most uplifting U2 song...

I have some strong candidates for each category.

Most depressing:

October
Promenade
Elvis Presley and America
With or Without You
Love Is Blindness
If You Were That Velvet Dress
Never Let Me Go...

Most uplifting:

Where The Streets Have No Name ( especially live version )
Ultraviolet
Elevation...

Finally my vote goes to Elvis Presley & America and WTSHNN!
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:36 AM   #2
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Promenade depressing? I should say NOT! It's a beautiful love song. A heartful cry to a lover.

It's all uplifting to me. Even if lyrically, the subject matter is dark... dark does not equal depressing, at least, not for me.
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:55 AM   #3
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I never thought of "With Or Without you" as depressing................
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Old 03-12-2002, 10:56 AM   #4
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Promenade depressing? I should say NOT! It's a beautiful love song. A heartful cry to a lover.
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I feel the same way. I alo don't feel October is depressing. In fact, to me, it's a song of hope. No matter what happens in thsi world, God lives on and on and is always there.
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Old 03-12-2002, 11:05 AM   #5
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I don't think Jack4U's point with this post was to have all of you make judegements around his choices. What is sad to some is happy to others.
He just wanted to know what you guys find depressing/happy.

For me... a happy U2 song...

Beautiful Day (very uplifting)
and... Mofo (though not necesarily by design)

... sad U2 songs...

Shadows and Tall Trees
Love Comes Tumbling

(the above two more so because of the memories they drudge up).

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Old 03-12-2002, 11:15 AM   #6
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Actually.....I think "ONE" is a pretty depressing song!

Uplifting-Definetly "Streets".

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Old 03-12-2002, 11:35 AM   #7
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Depressing-Peace On Earth!!
Uplifting-Out of Control!!

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Old 03-12-2002, 12:36 PM   #8
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Most Uplifting: ELEVATION!!!

Sad: WAKE UP DEAD MAN & WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

I think "With or Without you" is depressing and sad, contrary to what some others may think. That guitar sound in the beginning is depressing enough. In fact this song is almost scary. Look at the lyrics, "With or without you I can't live" Whats more scarier than that??? Think about it for a second.



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Old 03-12-2002, 12:50 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot for supporting me Angel...
My choices turned out to be so controversial which I hadnít expected.
But itís very intriguing anyway.

IMO U2 music has a powerful potential to light up every emotion.
Itís a perfect Ďcatalystí ...and I often listen to the music, which is suitable for my current mood. When Iím sad itís really hard to me to listen to the Ďhappy and optimistic musicí because it always annoys me! I think itís a kind of problem, because some songs makes me feel even worse! After Ďlong experimentsí I have my favorites, which I have already listed above.

Among other things I love U2 just because of their amazing ability to capture in Their songs that feelings, atmosphere and close them in a perfect composition and words!
My question is about that created mood and atmosphere that makes You think: how the hell They knew how I feel now. You think about it because pure emotions pour out from your speakers. And when You choose suitable songs for Your actual mood You can create some kind of perfect harmony between your emotions and music that surrounds You in the same moment. I really love that feeling.

Maybe itís stupid and trite but Iíve just want to share that with You...
Unfortuantely my poor vocablurary doesn't allow me to write exactly what I feel..
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I feel the same way. I alo don't feel October is depressing. In fact, to me, it's a song of hope. No matter what happens in thsi world, God lives on and on and is always there.
Hmmmm...yes it is a song of hope, but I don't recall a mention of God in the lyrics. I think its more of yourself being able to move on and on no matter what falls around you. Along the same lines of a "Walk On" maybe.



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Depressing: Wake Up Dead Man
Uplifting: In A Little While

that pretty much sums it up for me.
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Old 03-12-2002, 02:35 PM   #12
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Depresive: Umm I actually don't think U2 have any real depresive song.

Uplifting:

Trip through your wires
Elevation
Mysterious Ways
Is that all
Where the streets have no name
Discotheque

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Old 03-12-2002, 04:33 PM   #13
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Uplifting:

Beautiful Day
Where the Streets Have No Name (live)

Depressing:

So Cruel
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Old 03-12-2002, 04:46 PM   #14
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Uplifting: "Stuck"

Depressing: "Stuck"


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Uplifting: Streets
Depressing/sad: So Cruel
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ana:
Depresive: Umm I actually don't think U2 have any real depresive song.

Uplifting:

Trip through your wires
Elevation
Mysterious Ways
Is that all
Where the streets have no name
Discotheque
I totally agree with you Ana!
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Old 03-16-2002, 05:19 AM   #17
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MOst depressing: Grace,Peace on Earth or

Uplifting: Elevation, Streets, Pride, Beautiful Day, In a Little While

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Old 03-16-2002, 05:55 AM   #18
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depressiong : all i want is you

uplifting: beautiful day and

most positively Streets (live)

when you're there... its the most fucking kick ass rock song live, just makes you wanna run, jump, and reach out and touch the flame
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'depressing': I threw a brick ...
uplifting: Rejoice

that's why those 2 songs are among my fav combinations on any album ever

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Uplifting: One "We get to carry each other"
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