One Lyrics Seem to Fit New Orleans crisis.... - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > It's A Musical Journey
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
New Yorker
 
u2wedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Clinton, NY
Posts: 2,629
Local Time: 09:32 AM
One Lyrics Seem to Fit New Orleans crisis....

I was just thinking today that the lyrics to ''One" would be a good soundtrack to some of the footage coming out of New Orleans. Seems to hit a lot of things on multiple levels.

What do you think?


Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame
You say...

One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it's...

Too late
Tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
One...

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got
We're one
But we're not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life
But we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other

One...life

One
__________________

u2wedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
War Child
 
Theedge070's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: A Club Called Paradise
Posts: 564
Local Time: 08:32 AM
In terms of U2 songs, I'd go with Miracle Drug. I think One is based on a p v. p level, not multiple beings.
__________________

Theedge070 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 11:19 AM   #3
New Yorker
 
u2wedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Clinton, NY
Posts: 2,629
Local Time: 09:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Theedge070
I think One is based on a p v. p level, not multiple beings.
depends which way you look at it...
u2wedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 11:39 AM   #4
ONE
love, blood, life
 
AtomicBono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 10,486
Local Time: 07:32 AM
That's the beautiful thing about One, the general message can fit many circumstances. I've always felt the song to be on more of a personal level, but I remember seeing the song paired with some 9/11 footage, and of course now it's used as the theme of the ONE campaign. "We're one, but we're not the same...we get to carry each other." I think everyone can identify with that line.
AtomicBono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
New Yorker
 
u2wedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Clinton, NY
Posts: 2,629
Local Time: 09:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by AtomicBono
That's the beautiful thing about One, the general message can fit many circumstances. I've always felt the song to be on more of a personal level, but I remember seeing the song paired with some 9/11 footage, and of course now it's used as the theme of the ONE campaign. "We're one, but we're not the same...we get to carry each other." I think everyone can identify with that line.
as well as 'you gave me nothing, and now it's all i've got.'

Whenever I hear that lyric now, I see images in my head of those stranded outside of the SuperDome and on I10.
u2wedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 12:13 PM   #6
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
LyricalDrug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SF Bay Area, California, USA
Posts: 3,212
Local Time: 06:32 AM
Yeah, 'One' has such a universal feeling that it seems appropriate in so many situations.

You should also hear "City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie. Those lyrics are downright eerie in the present context:

"Good morning, America, how are you?
Don't you know me? I'm your native son/
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans/
I'll be gone 500 miles before the day is done"
LyricalDrug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
Acrobat
 
Joshua87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Buckeye Nation, C-Bus OH
Posts: 409
Local Time: 08:32 AM
I think this one is quite obvious IMHO

THE CITY'S AFLOOD
and our love turns to rust
WE'RE BEATEN AND BLOWN BY THE WIND
TRAMPLED IN DUST
ill show you a place
high on a desert plane
where the streets have no name
Joshua87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
Acrobat
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 337
Local Time: 09:32 AM
fits perfectly Joshua
bombergirl1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 04:34 PM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BonoIsMyMuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 5,241
Local Time: 09:32 AM
I've been listening to Crumbs from Your Table a lot in my car this week, and there's so much of it that I feel could be in the voice of someone going through this crisis, directed toward the president. Especially this part:

You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table

Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

The people of New Orleans don't need any bureaucratic finger pointing or useless political rhetoric. They need sustenance and help that the government has taken far too long to try to provide. This song has always been the one that's spoken to me most powerfully on the new album, but it's taken on so much more meaning in the last few weeks.
BonoIsMyMuse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2005, 08:40 AM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
babyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: On an open cluster called Pleiades
Posts: 6,246
Local Time: 03:32 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by AtomicBono
That's the beautiful thing about One, the general message can fit many circumstances.


agree
__________________

babyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×