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Old 12-16-2004, 01:49 PM   #46
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I think that Achtung Baby is the best lyrical Album. Most songs from this CD have extremely deep lyrics.
One, Acrobat, Wild Horses, to name a few
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:14 PM   #47
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Red Hill Mining Town
"We're wounded by fear/Injured in doubt/I can lose myself/You I can't live without"

In a Little While
"Man dreams one day to fly/A man takes a rocketship into the sky/He lives on a start that's dying in the night..."

also,
Running To Stand Still
The Fly
Streets
Stay
The Wanderer
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I love the lyrics to "The Fly"
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:41 PM   #49
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tough question.

what instantly came to mind:

heartland (pure poetry, gives me shivers everytime)

followed closely by:

the fly
a sort of homecoming
bad
in god's country
love rescue me
until the end of the world
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I agree. One Tree Hill--actually all of the Joshua Tree is poetry, A Sort of Homecoming, Bad, One, So Cruel, The Fly, Love is Blindness, Gone, October--that album has great lyrics as well. Your Blue Room is great, gosh so many great songs.
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ONE, ACROBAT, ONE TREE HILL, SOME TIMES YOU CANT MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN, KITE, .... OK I AM GOING TO STOP HERE. I COULD GO ON AND ON.
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AB and Pop, both are amazing in lyrics
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JT in its entirety, I believe, is lyrical brilliance. Interestingly, it isn't my favourite U2 album, but I do believe it's the strongest in terms of lyrics.

One Tree Hill
Red Hill Mining Town
Running to Stand Still
Mothers of the Disappeared

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JT in its entirety, I believe, is lyrical brilliance. Interestingly, it isn't my favourite U2 album, but I do believe it's the strongest in terms of lyrics.

One Tree Hill
Red Hill Mining Town
Running to Stand Still
Mothers of the Disappeared

Agreed. Plus, not from JT, I'll add:

Bad
Heartland
One
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I believe Bad is the best song ever written both musically and lyrically combined. I've been a U2 fan since "October" and I have never felt anything like that tune.

From a pure lyric standpoint, I cast votes for One Tree Hill, Sort of Homecoming, Stuck in a Moment, and Miami.
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If it wasn’t for the Bob Dylan co-writing thingy, Love Rescue Me would get the prize. It's ABSOLUTELY beautiful and amazing. But since I don't know who wrote what I can't say it's U2's best lyrics.

I have thought about this a million times and I don't know if I ever came to a conclusion. Maybe I come to one now. I don't think a lyric has to tell a story or even be cohesive, it just has to move you in some way and well... be good. So I think in U2's case it’s The Fly. I love great lines and this song is made out of amazing lines. There's not one bad line there. It's full of Bono's truisms and I love that! Everything Bono is saying there is true and fascinating.

The great thing though about it is that at first they just seem to be random thoughts brought together, they don't seem to connect and tell you a story of any kind at first but in the end Bono makes his magic and they all end up connecting. I love the idea of a man calling from hell and telling some truths about the universe, opening up the Pandora box and letting us know of secrets. I like these kinds of larger than life subjects that are both unknown and mysterious but at the same time rich enough in the collective unconscious that allows you to get lost in it. And U2 has a thing for that kind of stuff I think.

There are some songs that I think are equally good lyrically speaking and that could challenge The Fly on the "number one" spot. Here they are:


God Part II
Where The Streets Have No Name
Last Night On Earth
Zoo Station
Sunday Bloody Sunday (which contrary to Axver I think are better than New Year's Day)
Like A Song
Hawkmoon 269
Gone
Bullet The Blue Sky
Please
The Wanderer
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I believe Bad is the best song ever written both musically and lyrically combined. I've been a U2 fan since "October" and I have never felt anything like that tune.
I remember one day at school, I showed someone the lyrics to Bad and their comment was "yeah, I can see why it's called Bad." Ugh, some people have no taste.

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Sunday Bloody Sunday (which contrary to Axver I think are better than New Year's Day)
Oh, I actually agree with you (though I prefer NYD as a song); I was just providing a completely random example.
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I have to say for a person to say that Bad is bad , they have no clue of great music. Bad is my favorite U2 song of all time. To me that sounds like U2 , a signature sound.
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