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Old 03-27-2002, 04:42 PM   #1
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U2 Repeating themselves?

Lyrically I mean.. not a word or two, but a phrase.

One example:
"Where do we go from here" appears in
With a shout(Jerusalem)
Endless Deep.

Any other examples?

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Old 03-27-2002, 05:08 PM   #2
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"dream out loud" appears in:
zooroopa and acrobat

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Originally posted by david:
"dream out loud" appears in:
zooroopa and acrobat

Don't forget Always.

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Old 03-28-2002, 03:46 AM   #4
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"Blown by the wind" makes appearances in:
Where The Streets Have No Name
Walk To The Water

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Bono's got a fixation with "fire/flame", "rain", "wind" and "storm" all throughout JT.

Gone: "You're holding on to every little thing so tightly that there's nothing left for you anyway"

Dirty Day: "You hold on to something so tight you've already lost it."
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Old 03-28-2002, 04:12 PM   #6
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Bono's got a fixation with "fire/flame", "rain", "wind" and "storm" all throughout JT.
More "rain"
WGRYWH - "took a drive in the dirty rain"
Summer Rain - "I washed myself in the summer rain"

One that strikes me is "slipstream". I've heard it in Luminous Times and Zooropa (the song). Any other places you can think of?
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Old 03-28-2002, 04:22 PM   #7
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A different take on the subject - musically, U2 repeat themselves quite frequently:

The guitar at the end of All I Want Is You is the REVERSE of the Bad "solo".

A part of the guitar solo in The Fly is identical to that in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

The killer sound in Dirty Day comes from the live versions of Bullet the Blue Sky.

There's a few more too.

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The chord progression in The First Time and AIWIY are quite close, I believe.
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Old 03-28-2002, 04:48 PM   #9
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Those are some awesome trivia bits. I knew none of those things, thanks for posting them. What others are there?
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Quote:
Originally posted by sv:
A different take on the subject - musically, U2 repeat themselves quite frequently:

The guitar at the end of All I Want Is You is the REVERSE of the Bad "solo".

A part of the guitar solo in The Fly is identical to that in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

The killer sound in Dirty Day comes from the live versions of Bullet the Blue Sky.

There's a few more too.

this blows my mind! I never knew any of this. Now, with this knowledge, a new question is raised. Are U2 lazy or incredibly innovative?

*runs and hides fearing for his life*

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Old 03-28-2002, 10:17 PM   #11
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Bono uses "the" in a great deal of songs.
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Old 03-30-2002, 04:32 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by sulawesigirl4:
Summer Rain - "I washed myself in the summer rain"

according to http://www.interference.com, it's

"I lost myself in the summer rain"
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Old 03-31-2002, 03:14 AM   #13
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Don't forget "It's a beautiful day"
in Beautiful Day and Im Not Your Baby...

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Originally Posted By sv:A different take on the subject - musically, U2 repeat themselves quite frequently:
The guitar at the end of All I Want Is You is the REVERSE of the Bad "solo".

A part of the guitar solo in The Fly is identical to that in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

The killer sound in Dirty Day comes from the live versions of Bullet the Blue Sky.

There's a few more too.
The AIWIY solo is not the "reverse" of the Bad solo. They are different. The Fly solo and SBS are similar but not identical in parts. Its just a major scale that Edge is playing.



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4th of july - "Walk on through, walk on by"

Walk On - "Walk on.."
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Ever notice that the main part of Love is Blindness is just Acrobat slowed way down?!?!? check it out, its pretty cool. I'd say they tried it.

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Old 04-01-2002, 06:43 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by erper:
4th of july - "Walk on through, walk on by"

I think you mean "The Unforgettable Fire."
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Old 04-01-2002, 08:00 PM   #19
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Lemonator -

In truth I have no musical aptitude whatsoever, so I didn't mean "reverse" in quite the literal sense that you might. However, if you listen to the relevant Bad and All I Want Is You guitar parts, they are nearly identical but . . . backwards in a sense. And my point was that all 3 examples I gave are quite clear instances of U2 repeating or copying itself.

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"repeating" yourself can mean burping too! maybe thats what he meant! Lol

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