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Old 05-19-2005, 09:13 AM   #16
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this stinks - who farted?
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:25 AM   #17
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Just to put in my two cents, I agree this is the worst song on AB by far. It is the only song I skip when listening to the album and the only blemish on an otherwise perfect album.
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:28 AM   #18
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first impression of this song was not very appealing for me so i always skip it, but i guess i never gave this song a chance to grow on me.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:05 AM   #19
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So Cruel, the "heart" of the album? I don't understand that statement. It's not that I disagree with such a notion, it's just that I don't get it. If someone could enlighten me, I'd appreciate it.

I just feel So Cruel is the Trip Thru You Wires of Achtung Baby- a sort of fun, but mostly forgettable song that "blemishes an otherwise perfect album" (as one person nicely put it).

Also, some of you folks really should settle down. Don't get so antsy just because I hate this song! I'll take that as a compliment, though; my opinion must be so revered, that people get upset when it doesn't match their own!

Remember, opinions are like assholes...if mine doesn't soot your fancy, then don't sniff it. Take care
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It's not even close to being on my list of favorite U2 songs, but it's far from the worst. Far, far, far.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:13 AM   #21
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i can see where 'so cruel' could be considered the 'heart' of the album. i see that album as a story, with lots and lots of fallout from the desintegration of a relationship. each of the songs describes a bit of the fallout ('the fly' = debauchery and temptation, 'acrobat' = anger and frustration, etc...). i can see 'so cruel' as the one song on the album not about the fallout, but directly about the unravelling relationship. this song depicts the argument, and everything spins out from that focus...
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:18 AM   #22
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this stinks - who farted?
Sorry, couldn't hold it in haha. But I have to disagree, So Cruel is one of my favs.
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i'm sorry, i didn't realize babyface was actually a wang chung song.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:36 AM   #24
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You DISGUST me!!!!
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:36 AM   #25
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You're entitled to your wrong opinion! (just kidding!) I like the song personally.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #26
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It's very poetic and I think it fits great in the middle of AB.
Not the worst by any means.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:01 PM   #27
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i Disagree.. the song is beautiful!! the only part i do not like is the "they pass through you like a ghost"part its really cheesy but i just cringe at that part and enjoy the beauty of the rest of the song!
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #28
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You're kidding about the lyrics, right? "Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled underfoot' is one of the greatest lyrics Bono has ever written. It's a gorgeous song.
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I think its one of the worst songs they have ever done, very boring indeed!
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:13 PM   #30
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It's brilliant in every regard. The lyrics are dark and beautifully poetic and the music builds to a subtle yet powerful climax. Check Edge's guitar as the song progresses. Anyone who says this song is the worst on the album has been huffing Windex. Try "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" for that dubious honor. That song's a mess.
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