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Old 07-17-2006, 03:22 AM   #1
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Shadows! Shadows! Shadows! and taaalll trees...

Shadows and Tall Trees is IMO an outstanding song. I think it is an awesome closer, in fact besides besides Love is Blindness and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, this is their best closer, in terms of 'goodness'. The lead-up to the chorus is for me almost the best part on the album, with Bono going, "but I know, oh ho, but I know, oh ho, I know" and Larry pumping it along with a sweet drum line, and then it falls back into a relaxed, "shadows and taaaall trees."

This song gets bashed a fair bit but I reckon its goddam terrific.
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I agree totally!!!
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me too! love it! fav part is the whole

"Do You Feel In Meeeeee e e e eeeeeee...
anything redeeminng
any worth while feeling
is it like a tight rope
hanging from my ceiling"

great lyric!
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It gets bashed?
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It gets bashed?
I think it just gets ignored.

I quite like it, and it's a good closer for Boy. I think it's a shame U2 didn't explore its potentials live, as I think it would've made a good closer; in reality, although it was a standard at pre-Boy shows, it didn't even make the Boy Tour.
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beautiful song and closes Boy perfectly.
I love the image of a teenage Bono walking home through the suburban streets to "the street melody" to probably eat his dinner :-)
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I love Shadows and Tall Trees, it's a beautiful song, full of wonderful imagery. I've even recently played around with the idea of shooting and editing together a little video to go with it (something black and white and artistic, with a lot of shots of the streets of my neighbourhood, and of course, trees and rainy skies), but it'll probably never happen, as I don't have the time to go about shooting all of the required video.

In the meantime, I still have the memory of the first time I listened to it, and I thought Bono was saying "Is love like a taco, hanging from my ceiling"
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Re: Shadows! Shadows! Shadows! and taaalll trees...

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I think it is an awesome closer, in fact besides besides Love is Blindness and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, this is their best closer, in terms of 'goodness'.
The Ground Beneath Her Feet is just a bonus song in UK and Japan...
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet is just a bonus song in UK and Japan...
And Australia.

I didn't know it wasn't ATYCLB's proper closer until I started visiting U2 fansites in 2003, and as far as I'm concerned, it works quite well in that spot, after Grace.
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I love the earlier version of SATT, is just sooo raw and Bono not holding the notes as he used to do... amazing!
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I love this song. At one point, I would have considered it to be amongst my top ten favorites. I don't think it would make that list anymore, but I still think it's great.
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me too! love it! fav part is the whole

"Do You Feel In Meeeeee e e e eeeeeee...
anything redeeminng
any worth while feeling
is it like a tight rope
hanging from my ceiling"

great lyric!
Agreed. I love that part the best too!
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Lord of the Flies > U2
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Lord of the Flies > U2
Is that the best you can do?
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Lord of the Flies > U2
Inspiration > That comment.
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I really liked the demo version from the iTunes release over the album version.
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Inspiration > That comment.
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^

I'm neutral on this song.
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But I knoooooow oh ho
But I knoooooow oh ho
But I knoooooooooooooooooow

Shadows and taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall treeees

I'm sorry but I just love this song. Third best on Boy.
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