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Old 12-02-2002, 03:59 PM   #1
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an american prayer?

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"Bono reveals new song
general | vonb - 07:36 PM | TB (0) | (5)
Bono premiered a new U2 song at the end of the World Aids Day presentation in Lincoln, Neb., last night. He introduced it as a song U2 was working on with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics). He had recorded accompaniment from the rest of U2 on a CD, and played it on a stereo while he sang and played acoustic guitar.

The song was called "An American Prayer" -- a little nod to Jim Morrison, perhaps -- and it was a ballad in the vein of "One" or "Stuck in a Moment." The chorus featured a lyric along the lines of "When we get to the top of the mountain..." (report by Jonathan Houghton) "


OooooOOooo!
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I want to hear the song! A new U2 song! Hot damn!
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cool!

i found a spin magazine i bought a while ago that was talking about new songs and it was funny, this was from last summer, it mentioned "electrical storm" and mentioned "the hands that built america" and at that point thtba was called something else...

thtba? that looks like when you try to spell the sound made when you stick out your tongue and do this HAHAH!
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Old 12-02-2002, 06:51 PM   #4
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Go listen to a teaser!!

Yay - got a link for a clip from the other night that plays a little bit of the new song!!

http://www.theiowachannel.com/news/1814192/detail.html

Click on the pic on the left to play the video
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How cool

Thanks for sharing that link!
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Yeah, thanks!
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Hot damn!
yes. hot damn is correct
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The video clip won't work for me!
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Normal the title of this song makes me nervous

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I haven't listened to that sound clip yet, but I was in the front row in the Lied Center on Sunday when they sang that song and it was REALLY amazing! Bono first said he'd like to sing a brand new song, then he went over to this CD player and there was a mic propped up by the speaker and he said something like "I'd like you to meet Larry, Adam, and Edge!" then he picked up a guitar, most definitely not his b/c it was very small and looked like he had signed it, and he pushed play on the CD player and started playing and singing the song. Then the group of African singers and dancers joined him and by the end, the entire building was singing. I wish I remembered more of the song. Some lines I remember was the final chorus "If you get to the top of the mountain, will you tell me what you see?" I dunno how well the song would do as a normal single, but it was VERY appropriate for the DATA presentation.
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I haven't listened to that sound clip yet, but I was in the front row in the Lied Center on Sunday when they sang that song and it was REALLY amazing! Bono first said he'd like to sing a brand new song, then he went over to this CD player and there was a mic propped up by the speaker and he said something like "I'd like you to meet Larry, Adam, and Edge!" then he picked up a guitar, most definitely not his b/c it was very small and looked like he had signed it, and he pushed play on the CD player and started playing and singing the song. Then the group of African singers and dancers joined him and by the end, the entire building was singing. I wish I remembered more of the song. Some lines I remember was the final chorus "If you get to the top of the mountain, will you tell me what you see?" I dunno how well the song would do as a normal single, but it was VERY appropriate for the DATA presentation.
Any more details? Didja get to meet Bono?
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Any more details? Didja get to meet Bono?

OMG, are there ever details!!! So many stories to tell! Yes, I met him twice, yes pictures are on the way, maybe done by Thursday. I have class again pretty soon, but later on this afternoon I'll type out my experience and share it with ya.
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OMG, are there ever details!!! So many stories to tell! Yes, I met him twice, yes pictures are on the way, maybe done by Thursday. I have class again pretty soon, but later on this afternoon I'll type out my experience and share it with ya.
Wha?!? Twice? Did you follow him around all day? Did he recognize you the 2nd time? I sooooo wanna go to Cinncinati
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Wha?!? Twice? Did you follow him around all day? Did he recognize you the 2nd time? I sooooo wanna go to Cinncinati
There's a really funny story that goes with it, I'll tell ya later cus I've got bio in a few.

I'm trying to get a ride to see him in Chicago tomorrow. Anyone going?
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OMG, are there ever details!!! So many stories to tell! Yes, I met him twice, yes pictures are on the way, maybe done by Thursday. I have class again pretty soon, but later on this afternoon I'll type out my experience and share it with ya.

DAMN!
*looking forward to hearing the stories*
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o, it's a good song...it was powerful...tears were literally running down my face and my legs were shaking so hard that i had to hold onto the barrier in front of me so i didn't fall...front and center...we couldn't have been more than 10 feet from him...best experience of my life!


*edit--> watching that clip just brought everything back...holy freaking cow! i was in the dead middle! right behind 3 rows of VIPs! *dies*



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Old 12-05-2002, 11:19 PM   #19
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Sounds like a great song, and if you got to be there, wow!

Here's some more lyrics Bono read off at another site:

This is the time to finish what you started
And this is no time to dream
This morning we can turn off the dark light
Maybe then we might see
This is my American Prayer, American Prayer.

Love that man!
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just heard the clip and it sounds like a really good tune.


LivLuvAndBootlegMusic, I cant wait to hear your story....
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