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mono 03-08-2009 02:28 PM

Cedars of Lebanon - Hidden Message?
 
So I was at the gym listening to the new album and I usually skip Cedars at the gym, since it's a slow song...Today I listened to it in full and I tried to figure out what the voice was saying in the background...Sounded to me like "onob ... " , Bono backwards...

I reverse-played the song and it sounds like it says "Bono wishes." Anyone else hear that?

Here's an mp3 of that clip played backwards:

http://www.send space.com/file/qtm60o

:hmm:

MMP 03-08-2009 02:30 PM

:ohmy:

What Bono wishes? :wink:

Sicy 03-08-2009 02:43 PM

I dont hear it. I just hear some scary shit.

digitize 03-08-2009 02:47 PM

I hear either 'What Bono wishes' or 'There are no wishes'.

Rosebud 03-08-2009 02:59 PM

^I can sorta hear "There are no wishes" but it's fairly doubtful that's a hidden message.

juanacate 03-08-2009 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mono (Post 5973584)
So I was at the gym listening to the new album and I usually skip Cedars at the gym, since it's a slow song...Today I listened to it in full and I tried to figure out what the voice was saying in the background...Sounded to me like "onob ... " , Bono backwards...

I reverse-played the song and it sounds like it says "Bono wishes." Anyone else hear that?

Here's an mp3 of that clip played backwards:

http://www.send space.com/file/qtm60o

:hmm:

I'm always skeptical about these supposed "hidden" messages in songs. If you hadn't told us what you thought you heard, maybe I wouldn't have been able to hear what you said you heard :hmm:

I hear it (...Bono wishes.../...no wishes...), but it could be nothing... just something weird you get from playing it backwards, and then you only hear what you want to hear :huh:

catlhere 03-08-2009 04:07 PM

"Edge is dead"? :no:

Popmart Shopper 03-08-2009 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sicy (Post 5973617)
I dont hear it. I just hear some scary shit.

I'd hate to hear what Wake Up Dead Man sounds like backwards.

U2DMfan 03-08-2009 04:31 PM

It's probably not English.

But after making various combinations of it in stereo (left channel to both), reversing it, amping it up, changing the pitch, slowing it down, slowing it down even more, then reversing it again, etc.....the only thing it sounds like to me is a cut "I..forgive her" or it's not in English at all.

What I mean is that could have been a line like "I decided to forgive her" and they cut it to "I...forgive her" because there is a hard/audible vocal sound between those supposed words 'I' and 'forgive', which would be a pretty shoddy and unnecessary edit.

So again, the most simple explanation is it's probably just not English.

I didn't hear anything in the reversals that jumped out. You can allow yourself to hear all kinds of shit when you slow it down and alter it a lot. Best to do all this shit^ and then listen to it about ten times after you've done that. All I got after that was "I..forgive her".

I did hear about 10 other things in the process though, all tricks of the ear. "I'd recruit you but..." was one

nicv 03-08-2009 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catlhere (Post 5973883)
"Edge is dead"? :no:

:lmao:


All i hear is .............. :blahblah: no really, it could be, but I stopped listening to music backwards after playing Stairway to Heaven backwards - now that was some scary shit.

digitize 03-08-2009 05:22 PM

Bono must think that it's fun to smoke marijuana.

MMP 03-08-2009 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nicv (Post 5973981)
Stairway to Heaven backwards - now that was some scary shit.

I've never heard that... what goes on in StH?

Aardvark747 03-08-2009 05:43 PM

really gettin into the song now

Marien 03-08-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by .:MrMacPhisto:. (Post 5974145)
I've never heard that... what goes on in StH?

It's an urban legend coming from the 70's, it says that if you play Stairway to Heaven backwards you can hear a spell invoking the Devil, there were many similar legends at the time, from Black Sabbath to Led Zeppelin including the famous one about Paul MaCartney being dead, Stairway to Heaven sound played backwards is indeed frightening, but there isn't a word in English, of course, it's a question of suggestion. In my country there a tv programme where the presenter tells you that some singer is singing in Spanish some weird words, for example "I want my sandwich" (in Spanish) he plays the song and you hear the exact words he has told you, the funny thing is that you even do when he's palying a song you're familiar with, I've experienced it twice with U2 songs that I'm not only familiar with, songs I know the lyrics better than Bono, as I've said it's a question of suggestion.

Earnie Shavers 03-08-2009 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Popmart Shopper (Post 5973928)
I'd hate to hear what Wake Up Dead Man sounds like backwards.

Part of it is Van Diemen’s Land playing backwards isn’t it?

MMP 03-08-2009 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marien (Post 5974248)
It's an urban legend coming from the 70's, it says that if you play Stairway to Heaven backwards you can hear a spell invoking the Devil, there were many similar legends at the time, from Black Sabbath to Led Zeppelin including the famous one about Paul MaCartney being dead, Stairway to Heaven sound played backwards is indeed frightening, but there isn't a word in English, of course, it's a question of suggestion. In my country there a tv programme where the presenter tells you that some singer is singing in Spanish some weird words, for example "I want my sandwich" (in Spanish) he plays the song and you hear the exact words he has told you, the funny thing is that you even do when he's palying a song you're familiar with, I've experienced it twice with U2 songs that I'm not only familiar with, songs I know the lyrics better than Bono, as I've said it's a question of suggestion.

:wave:
:lol:
It is indeed... you hear what you wanna hear.
And thanks for the explanation... I love Led Zep but almost never listen to StH. And I always LOL when people remember me that Paul is dead. :lol:

solemole 03-08-2009 07:56 PM

When I play it backwards, I hear Bono reciting "I am the Walrus" in spoken word.

Headache in a Suitcase 03-08-2009 09:31 PM

ever listen to cedars of lebanon... on weeeeeeeeed?

purpleoscar 03-08-2009 09:46 PM

The drums on the second half of Miami are Led Zeppelin's When the levee breaks.

YouTube - MIAMI by U2MIXER
@ 2:20

YouTube - When The Levee Breaks

It's not scary though.

Sicy 03-09-2009 02:09 AM

yeah man we'll get some chips man and some sour cream and some WATER man
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 5975097)
ever listen to cedars of lebanon... on weeeeeeeeed?

:lol:


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