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Old 07-17-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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Question about UF for those who have listened to any boots from this tour so far...

I brought this up in another thread after the first couple shows, and I just listened to UF from one of the recent Paris shows, and I'm noticing the same thing I was before: big chunks of lyrics are absent from the second half of the song.

These are the proper lyrics to the song:

Ice
Your only rivers run cold
These city lights
They shine as silver and gold
Dug from the night
Your eyes as black as coal

Walk on by
Walk on through
Walk 'til you run
And don't look back
For here I am

Carnival
The wheels fly and the colors spin
Through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin
Face to face
In a dry and waterless place

Walk on by
Walk on through
So sad to besiege your love so head on
Stay this time
Stay tonight in a lie
I'm only asking but I
I think you know
Come on, take me away
Come on, take me away
Come on, take me home
Home again

And if the mountain should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I

Stay in this time
Stay tonight in
Ever after, this love in time
And if you save your love
Save it all

Don't push me too far
Don't push me too far
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight


This is roughly what Bono has been singing:

Ice
Your only rivers run cold
These city lights
They shine as silver and gold
Dug from the night
Your eyes as black as coal

Walk on by
Walk on through
Walk 'til you run
And don't look back
For here I am

Carnival
The wheels fly and the colors spin
Through alcohol
Red wine that punctures the skin
Face to face
In a dry and waterless place

Walk on by
Walk on through
So sad to besiege your love so head on
Stay this time
Stay tonight in a lie
Stay now
Stay now
Stay now
Stay now

Don't push me too far
Don't push me too far

And if the mountain should crumble
Or disappear into the sea
Not a tear, no not I

Stay in this time
Stay now
Stay now
Stay now
Stay now

Don't push me too far
Don't push me too far
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight



So, my question is, has anyone else noticed this, and if so, do you think he is forgetting the lyrics, or do you think this is by design, that they just decided to drop some of the lyrics? It's a little curious - I'm thrilled they're playing the song at all, and vocally Bono is singing it very well, but the absence of those lyrics is curious to me.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:19 AM   #2
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Yeah, I noticed that listening to Barca 1... little disappointing he misses some, who knows why, but if they come here he just do the breaths in the background for all I care.
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i've been under the impression that it's on purpose.
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It seems like he's not attempting to hit those high notes in the "Stay tonight, in a lie" part. Which I guess is fine, I don't mind how he sings along with the melody part.
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^I agree...However, Bono sings the "don't push me too far" bit in the middle of the song; I would think this could lead to some errors notewise, kind of like when One got screwed up in Barca. Seems to be a common theme with some of the songs this tour, like Party Girl in Milan 1- brilliant lyrics!!!
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^I agree...However, Bono sings the "don't push me too far" bit in the middle of the song; I would think this could lead to some errors notewise, kind of like when One got screwed up in Barca. Seems to be a common theme with some of the songs this tour, like Party Girl in Milan 1- brilliant lyrics!!!
from what i remember, the guitar, keyboards and bass notes are the same for "don't push me too far" and "come on take me home".
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^yeah, come to think of it that's right....
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i just miss "i'm only asking but i, i think you know..." that's the climax of the song.
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