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Old 08-30-2017, 12:36 PM   #151
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I've got most of the lyrics together.


A blackout is just an excuse ...???... we see
"Is this an extinction event we see?" That's what I'm getting anyways.


As for the song, I dig it. Better than Boots and Miracle by a longshot, slightly better than Vertigo, but not quite as good as Elevation (but I love that song, so I'm biased). Love the repeated chorus at the end. Sounds very Achtung Baby-ish.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:37 PM   #152
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He does. It's weird but I'm cool with it.
Yeah, he pulls it off. That's definitely where the lyrics veer more toward cringe territory but I think he stayed on the right side of it.
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I love the rhythm and groove of it, the chorus is pretty cool and it's nice to hear Bono being a little political for once, but there's not enough Edge which makes this a 7/10 for me. Might change when I hear the studio version, I don't like this mix that much
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Am I crazy or does he rhyme Fred and Ned in the first verse and Jack and Zack in the second?
"yes" is the answer to both parts of your question.
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Am I crazy or does he rhyme Fred and Ned in the first verse and Jack and Zack in the second?


It sounds like Zack...
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:38 PM   #156
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Am I crazy or does he rhyme Fred and Ned in the first verse and Jack and Zack in the second?
I thought I heard that too. Seems bizarre, but I'm okay with it.
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They would never do it but I could see them closing shows with this. A simple rearrangement of the ending of the song so it's more sudden with a final shout "When the lights go out!" and the lights all go out at once. Would definitely end the shows on a high.
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all the youtube uploads are being instantly removed by universal
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Adam and Larry shine.

I'd love for Edge to play the guitar again during verses. He seems to go into the same style as Vertigo/Boots/Miracle where he does the bare minimum and feel like he could have brought more during those parts. I'm fine with his playing during the chorus.

The beginning sounds like Glastonbury with the screeching guitar
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The way the song pulses and is gritty is great. Very impressed, blows away most of their recent material. I hear shades of the Crystal Ballroom with quite a bit of EBTTRT.
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Very good song. Has the grit, bouncy. Should be interesting to see how it balances out with The Best Thing.
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It's weird. I feel like the sum of the parts is better than the whole. I love the intro, I love the verses, I love the bridge, and I'm ok with the chorus. But as a whole, I'm still kind of underwhelmed.
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Don't want to cloud Interference with extra negativity so I will only say that I'm having to come to terms with U2 not being able to offer me much any more.

Without Eno and Lanois, U2 in their 50s have become the band of GOYB, except un-ironically now. Very very odd to have witnessed.

Certain parts of the song are not bad.
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Making a bit more progress on the lyrics. The first line is something like "A dinosaur wonders why it's still on... (tilt?) of the Earth, yeah."
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"Is this an extinction event we see?" That's what I'm getting anyways.

interesting lyric -- and likely a Trump reference, who has been called an extinction even in terms of Western (or at least American) democracy.

maybe they really weren't totally pulling stuff out of their asses when it came to the election delaying the album.
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