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Old 01-13-2005, 10:21 PM   #31
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alright, maybe "nonsensical" was a bit too far, but i think Fast Cars is like Mysterious Ways. A real upbeat fun song that doesn't really need a deeper message / meaning.
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Mysterious Ways is deceptive. It doesn't sound deep but it most certainly is.
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:31 PM   #33
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XAW is completely over-rated. Personally, I think the Fast Cars chorus is MUCH superior.

So yeah, in conclusion, I've gotta completely disagree with the thread starter on this one.
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It was a legal decision residing outside of the band's hands. Universal Music's legal team advised against releasing a song entitled Xanax & Wine for fear of mass litigation as a small percentage of the millions of album buyers around the world would undoubtedly try mixing the two ingredients leading to physical damage.
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Old 01-14-2005, 02:38 AM   #35
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There's only one way to check "paulrg's" theory. I'm off to the pharmacy & the off-licence. Will report back later......

Lets call this taking one for the team.
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:01 AM   #36
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Mysterious Ways is deceptive. It doesn't sound deep but it most certainly is.
Yeah, they did the song with a belly dancer during ZooTV and a snippet of "My Sweet Lord" during PopMart, and both were completely appropriate. Tell me that isn't some deep shit.
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:46 AM   #37
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From the beggining I've loved Fast Cars. I've always regarded X&W as a little curiosity and nothing more. FC is more original, more creative, more interesting and much better!
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:16 PM   #38
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Add the Eastern influence to Xanax and Wine and I think it would have been the best song from HTDAAB (besides OotS that is). I think the chorus is completely awesome. So much cooler than Fast Cars'. But Fast Cars does have that Eastern influence which makes it better.
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