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Old 08-28-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Lament for Fez Being Born

I cry myself to sleep nights at the devastating omission of Fez Being Born from the 360 Tour!

Undoubtedly a contender for U2's most beautiful song (with rough competition from One Tree Hill and All I Want Is You) -

it's got wonderfully unique and inventive drumming from Larry Mullen Jnr, Edge & Adam in beautiful synch and harmony, and invention also from Bono with a beautiful, broken singing style ("6 - o'clock" "on the au - toroute" "like mem - ories") not heard before. Such a simple, concise structure: the 1st verse about travelling to Fez by car and ferry (the song made me find out where the Bay of Cadiz is!), the 2nd verse about Being Born, with the gorgeous line "I'm being born, a bleeding start, The engines roar, blood curdling wail, Head first then foot, then heart sets sail."

But no one element is dominant or more beautiful than another - it's one of the greatest examples of U2 as a band being greater than the sum of its parts. Now that the song is deep down in my soul, if I was pushed and had to pick an absolute favourite part, it's what groovemeister Adam does with the bass when Bono sings the "oh oh"s.

Let this song get deep down inside you, it'll fill you up from within. Is there anything we can do to advance the cause of Fez Being Born making it into the show?! To me, the 360 Tour without this song is like the Earth without the Moon (don't get me wrong, I can't wait, it's still an awesome show!). My first show will be Giants Stadium on the 23rd (also going to Tampa), and I'd be surprised if the song makes it in by then - but you never know, they could be looking at new things in btwn Europe and America.

ps I'd also love to hear Stand Up Comedy! Very funky!


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it's alright I guess...

I like it but not as much as some people seem to around here.
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[FONT= To me, the 360 Tour without this song is like the Earth without the Moon

..very deep and true.



just waiting...just waiting...the moon will soon shine.
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I love the song, probably the best on the album, but I don't think they'll play it live, maybe as a snippet. I don't think it would make a good live song, especially with their current stage setup.
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It would rule as an encore opener, and imagine the sort of impressive lighting that could accompany it on this tour. I think it'd be right at home in that sort of slot.

U2, you know you want to play this in Australia.
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Fez into Ultraviolet =
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Fez into a song that's actually good would be worth even more drool smilies.
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I really hope they play it. Together with Unknown Caller it's my favourite song óff NLOTH and actually since 2000. This could be a great live song!
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Epic song. Should be played live.
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It would rule as an encore opener, and imagine the sort of impressive lighting that could accompany it on this tour. I think it'd be right at home in that sort of slot.

U2, you know you want to play this in Australia.
yes, i also thought it would go very well right before Unknown Caller. it should be played. although it has dropped on my top NLOTH songs list (somehow, NLOTH and UC have risen above it), i still consider Fez to be the most interesting song U2 have released since Passengers.
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yes, i also thought it would go very well right before Unknown Caller. it should be played. although it has dropped on my top NLOTH songs list (somehow, NLOTH and UC have risen above it), i still consider Fez to be the most interesting song U2 have released since Passengers.
Do I have to make another EYKIW thread addressed to you now?

I still think Fez is the best U2 song since Gone.
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I like it but not as much as some people seem to around here.
listen some more, it certainly wasn't instant with me!

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I love the song, probably the best on the album, but I don't think they'll play it live, maybe as a snippet. I don't think it would make a good live song, especially with their current stage setup.

delighted to hear you love it, but I can hear it right now in my head, bass lines booming through the stadium, keyboard player beneath the stage striking those heavy keyboard notes, Bono screaming "oh oh oh" and the crowd with him (people are starving for the song, I think they'll go nuts if it's played - I know I would go ballistic!), Edge & Larry on fire. IMAGINE!


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I don't like NLOTH at all, but Fez is ok for me, but please, keep Stand Up Comedy out of 360...
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