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Old 11-02-2017, 06:58 AM   #121
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I broadly agree that these songs are ok. I like Blackout, Get Out is melodic as hell and the rhythm of the verse vocals is cool. Best Thing is ok for what it is.
American Soul I'm not such a fan of.

So I'm not trashing U2. But holy fuck how can you listen to some of these lyrics and not cringe? Some are great (I unexpectedly am quite impressed with Get Out lyrically) but others...

How can you delay an album for 12 months of extra polishing and still retain refu-fucking-jesus?

Who is that line for? Who's the target? And that's what I don't get. These songs feel so TARGETED. Then there's stuff like that.

I dunno. Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe refu-jesus is all the rage with the kids.


Am I the only person who enjoys the refu-jesus???
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Would you still go to see U2 on this new tour if no songs from before 2000 are played?
I would, but with the prices they’re charging, there’s no way in hell that’s happening.
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Am I the only person who enjoys the refu-jesus???
no, i like it - i think it's a deliberate attempt to provoke the evangelicals maybe - it will really infuriate that lot i'm sure (and certain Interferencers but for other reasons)
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Am I the only person who enjoys the refu-jesus???
Nope, you got company. Its funny, not saying its brilliant. But its not embarrassing
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no, i like it - i think it's a deliberate attempt to provoke the evangelicals maybe - it will really infuriate that lot i'm sure (and certain Interferencers but for other reasons)
Yeah, it's e leg-pullbfor America's religious people who now seem to be on the wrong side of thr argument (I know, FYM)
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no, i like it - i think it's a deliberate attempt to provoke the evangelicals maybe - it will really infuriate that lot i'm sure (and certain Interferencers but for other reasons)
Can you flesh this out a bit? Please. I'm really aware Bono is a clever chap. But I don't get this line.

You've given me a kernel of hope!
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Am I the only person who enjoys the refu-jesus???
I don't hate it... Yet.

I need to get a handle on all of the lyrics before making a full opinion.

As for the grabbing of parts of Volcano... clearly they consider this a companion album to Songs of Innocence. In that way it doesn't bother me. It's odd that they would stick to that idea 3 years down the road, and one could argue that sticking with this theme after the bad response to Songs of Innocence is a mistake... alas, they're going for something here so I'll play along for now.

I get the sense that the album will be one that will make more sense as a complete work... that there will be a connection between the songs that ties it all together nicely, and tie it back to Songs of Innocence as well.

I also think (or maybe hope is a better word) the depth many of us are looking for in these songs will be in some of the non singles. Little Things, as played on Kimmel, was a gem, and has that soaring "magic" that great U2 songs can bring. I'd like to hope that there is more of that on the album, but they felt they needed to get the most radio friendly songs out first in order to get anyone outside of this cesspool of ducks and cults to pay attention.
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Nope, you got company. Its funny, not saying its brilliant. But its not embarrassing


Phew...was worried for a bit

In all seriousness, more than the lyric, it’s the delivery I enjoy most.

Anyway, that’s all from me.
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this cesspool of ducks and cults
Can we rename EYKIW to Cesspool of Ducks and Cults?
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Can you flesh this out a bit? Please. I'm really aware Bono is a clever chap. But I don't get this line.

You've given me a kernel of hope!
well, i see it as a dig at the very special Trumpian kind of evangelicals who are anti- everything, anti-Muslim, anti-refugee, anti-kindness, anti-humanitarian, anti-the poor, who basically wouldn't let Jesus into the country if he'd showed up these days as a brown-skinned man of middle eastern origin, while they claim to be "Christians" despite despising pretty much everything he stood for

it's like an internet slogan, subtle as a brick, simple and straight to the point, on a level they should be able to get, so it should hit them in the face and hopefully slap bang in the middle of their hypocrisy

well that's how i see it anyway
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Can we rename EYKIW to Cesspool of Ducks and Cults?


CODAC or CDC?
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The reaction by some about the RefuJesus line is a perfect example of why you shouldn't take this place so seriously.

If you like the songs, just enjoy them, folks. This might be one of the last times we get new stuff from the band.
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...including a lengthy paragraph on the brilliant usage of Refujesus and how... blah de dah de dah...
ahh yeah no that was me
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Can you flesh this out a bit? Please. I'm really aware Bono is a clever chap. But I don't get this line.

You've given me a kernel of hope!
Err...because Jesus was a refugee, and right wing evangelicals are really into Jesus but not refugees presumably.
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Thank you - someone who actually gets it agrees with me!
Fixed it for ya.
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