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Old 10-19-2005, 05:17 AM   #21
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Just a question I really should know the answer to by now ...
what does "an cat dubh" translate to? I assume it's gaelic?
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:12 AM   #22
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:01 AM   #23
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I think it's from a human's perspective.

'She waits for me to put out the light'

How can a cat put out a light?
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:44 PM   #24
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I think it's from a human's perspective.

'She waits for me to put out the light'

How can a cat put out a light?
I agree, calling her a cat is metaphorical.

Great song!
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:01 AM   #25
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I am all into that song but never noticed lyrics:see her face or something like that?
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:39 AM   #26
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Those lyrics are around the 2:54 mark.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:53 AM   #27
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I've always thought "she cat" was "she got it". Or are you referring to something else? But anyway, she's the cat. Who's the blackbird? He is?

And I have no idea what he's saying.
That's how I see it.

"She" is the cat.
Bono is the blackbird whom the cat.... takes advantage of sexually....




I think its best to think of them as metaphors.
"She" is a woman.
Bono is the man "she" takes advantage of.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:57 AM   #28
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And the lyrics?

I'm pretty awful at understanding Bono, but somehow I manage to hear it as:

"She's a seaside town."

or sometimes:

"She's a cease again."


But if I were me, I wouldn't ask me what any lyrics are. I live on the lyrics booklets.
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:34 AM   #29
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But if I were me, I wouldn't ask me what any lyrics are. I live on the lyrics booklets.
So do I! That actually helps me get into albums. ATYCLB, Achtung Baby, The Joshua Tree...I was very disappointed to pay $18 for Boy to find no lyrics.
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:18 AM   #30
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My little tradition when I get a new album is to sit down (or lye down) in my room with the lyric sheet and read along so I don't get screwed up later.

So yeah, when I couldn't do that for Boy, October, War (some of it anyway) and UF I had to go on the net and print 'em all out.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:46 PM   #31
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Same here
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:44 AM   #32
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Anyway.... Sorry to bring everyone a bit off topic there....
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I love this song too. It is definitley underrrated.

I was wondering if maybe he says "and I know the truth about you" in gaelic at 2.54.

Just a thought....?
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:19 AM   #34
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Maybe we'll never know...

Meghan does UF have lyrics?
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:43 PM   #35
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It's got them for "A Sort Of Homecoming" I think, but nothing else.
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