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Old 12-24-2008, 12:40 PM   #21
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Walk to the Water references the 'lights at Summerhill' and the North Strand.

Summerhill is a district in north Dublin inner city, while the North Strand is a more or less adjacent district, near to the coast.

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:53 PM   #22
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Walk to the Water references the 'lights at Summerhill' and the North Strand.

Summerhill is a district in north Dublin inner city, while the North Strand is a more or less adjacent district, near to the coast.

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #23
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Quite a few (some noted above) including:

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #24
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Beautiful Ghost and Flower Child each have potentially an Irish connection.

The former because of the general sound of it, and the lyrics, the latter because of the Dublin references (the Liffey, Appian Way).

http://www.lyricstime.com/u2-beautif...st-lyrics.html

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Hear the voice of the Bard
Who present, past, and future, sees
Whose ears have heard
The Holy Word
That walk'd among the ancient trees

Calling the lapsed soul
And weeping in the evening dew
That might control
The starry pole
And fallen, fallen light renew

'O Earth, O Earth, return
Arise from out the dewy grass
Night is worn
And the morn
Rises from the slumbrous mass

Turn away no more
Why wilt thou turn away
The starry floor
The watery shore
Is given thee till the break of day
Till the break of day

Till the break of day
Till the break of day
Till the break of day
..:: Flower Child - ATYCLB Outtake Lyrics by U2 Wanderer.Org ::..

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Version: ATYCLB Outtake First Appears On: The Complete U2, 2004
Written By: U2 / Bono Performed By: U2

(All you know, you don't know yet)

On the fifth day of may, she was breaking away
When the moon came and sat on your shoulder
She was still young, not yet highly strung
As you need to be when you get older
George was a street, when you first faced the feat
You put money on the color of the sky
Well the color of her voice left you there no choice
But to drink the Liffey dry

The seeds that you sow
You wanna watch them growing
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart

Here comes Holy Joe, now how would he know
How laughter can make a man cruel
It's fire on fire, and lovers conspire
To either a duet or duel
When it's fire on fire, the flames just get higher
The harder you work to put them out
Well you know that you're similar, sugar and weedkiller
Both heading north facing south

The seeds that you sow
You wanna watch them growing
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild...

(Hush)

What's on your breath is the fear of death
That makes such a man promiscuous
Your mouth was dry like when you were about to lie
And her lips are so luscious
You've seen it before, you hurled at her door
Like a dog when she needed a man
Now she aches and she breaks, and she takes
On the weight of your world, 'cause she almost can

The seeds that you sow
Well you wanna watch them growing
The wind, where will it blow
My flower child
Growing wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild...

The sky was steel grey, up on Appian Way
As the yellow hats dug up the road
Didn't hear what you said, as the lights turned red
On a love that should have stayed gold
Gold

(This the verse or the chorus?)

Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
Wild, you grow wild
You grow wild in my heart
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Shadows and Tall Trees is basically just Bono's thoughts on growing up, no?

Mrs Brown's washing is always the same
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Bono co-wrote Drinking in the Day
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:12 AM   #27
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Pop has a strong Northern Ireland peace process theme that reflects the fact that it was written in the mid-1990s when that process was at its height. See primarily 'Staring at the Sun' ('intransigence is all around/military still in town/armour-plated suits and ties', 'Happy to go blind' refers to hope, etc), 'Please' (the whole song), and 'Wake Up Dead Man' (mainly refers to an atmosphere, but the lines 'Listen as hope and peace try to rhyme', which borrow from the poet Seamus Heaney, are in direct reference to the North).
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