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Old 09-28-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Amazing songs Bono/Edge have written that THEY need to record!

I was thinking of some of the songs Bono (or Edge) have written that I wish U2 would have recorded, and I thought of a song called 'Conversations on a Barstool'. It's probably the best thing Bono and Edge have ever come up with that they haven't actually recorded themselves (it could even be as good as anything they have recorded for that matter). Sometimes a band writes a song that is even better than the band that made it. 'One' and 'With or Without You' come to mind. 'Conversations on a Barstool' is a completely different type of song, but it is one of those songs. Musically, I just can't believe U2 wrote this song. It's incredible.

Any other songs written by Bono and/or Edge you wish U2 would record? I can think of one other song that they would sound amazing doing, but I will let someone else post it! Hint: it's got an Irish vocal and brilliant lyrics by Bono.

So for this thread, my idea is to post the song you want them to record, as well as the lyrics if you can.

'Conversations on a Barstool'

Version: Studio (5:46) First Appears On: Short Cuts Soundtrack, 1993
Written By: Bono and The Edge Performed By: Annie Ross and the Low Note Quintet

I'm tired, so tired I can hardly stand
I can't breathe in the air in this city tonight
It's taken everything I had to give
And now, I just want to get out of here

But I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or sympathy
But for forty five dollars I can make it
You wait and see

He came from Miami to start out again
I hear that he's back with his mother ill
He told me he loved me and he wanted my child
But you know people change their minds

But I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or sympathy
But with forty five dollars I can make it
You wait and see

But I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or your sympathy
But with forty five dollars I can make it
You wait and see

It isn't as if I was just anybody
On Broadway I danced for that Senator
They know me in London and they know me in Paris
I'm only talking because you look like you needed a friend

But I won't be sorry if you won't be
And I don't want your pity or your sympathy
But with forty five dollars I'm halfway
To Miami
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Drinking in the day by the Tossers is another great one that Bono wrote....

Here are the lyrics:

I met her up on Leeson Street of a Tuesday afternoon
In Summer's fallen colours, sulking back to school
I asked her would she linger, I asked her would she stay
Would she keep a man in company, drinking in the day?

Drinking, Drinking
Drinking... not thinking
Drinking, Drinking
We'll go drinking in the day

She was almost a woman, she was going on sixteen
She asked me to go walking, In Saint Stephen's Green
She said I love the sunshine, and to hear the children play.
But I won't be distracted when I'm drinking in the day.

With her flashing eyes and milk white lies she looked like a song
Like the ghost of a woman that first made me go wrong
She said I'll have a drink with you I said you'll have to pay
For a comprehensive education
Drinking in the day

Drinking, Drinking
Drinking and not thinking
Drinking, Drinking
We'll go drinking in the day

If her mother could have seen us on that bright November day
Botticelli and his angel perambulating Ormand Quay
A drunken blessed virgin, me rhetorious and gay
Bestowing ancient wisdom as to what made me this way

Deny your friends and family
To serve you must betray
Break and enter heaven
S teal but never save
Squander every penny
Empty every heart
Travel every darkened road
Never finish what you start
Always talk to strangers
Make love with whom you may
For God will find good company
for your drinking in the day

Drinking, drinking
Drinking and not thinking
Drinking, drinking
We'll go drinking in the day

So spend your youth on poetry, and spend your cash at play
Each line upon my face is for a girl who went away
A kiss, a song, are fleeting things and fame will always stray
So I'll tell the truth, the best spent youth, is the one you give away

Drinking, drinking
Drinking... not thinking
Drinking, drinking
We'll go drinking in the day
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Cool, thanks macfesto - I will have to check that song out! The lyrics are quite sly in a 'Fly' sort of way:

Deny your friends and family
To serve you must betray
Break and enter heaven
Steal but never save
Squander every penny
Empty every heart
Travel every darkened road
Never finish what you start
Always talk to strangers
Make love with whom you may
For God will find good company
for your drinking in the day


Amazing.


Well, since no one posted the other song I think would be quite amazing if U2 had recorded their own version, I will post it myself:


'You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart'

Version: Studio First Appears On: In The Name of the Father Soundtrack, 1994
Written By: Bono, Gavin Friday, & Maurice Seezer. Performed By: Sinead O'Connor, et al

I hope you're happy now
I could never make you so
You were a hard man
No harder in this world
You made me cold
And you made me hard
And you made me the thief
Of your heart

Winter is cold
Oh, but you're colder still
And for the first time
I feel like you're mine
I'll share you with the one
Who will mend what falls apart
And turn a blind eye
To the thief of your heart

Oh, you lost
Oh, you lost
Hope
You lost hope

You lost hope

I'll never wash these clothes
I want to keep the stain
Your blood to me is precious
Nor would I spill it in vain
Your spirit sings
Though your lips never part
Singing only to me
The thief of your heart

Oh, you lost

Oh, you lost
Oh, you lost
Hope
You lost hope

Oh, you lost
Oh, you lost
Hope
You lost hope
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'Conversations on a Barstool'
--the Hazel O'Connor version is even better
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Goldeneye, too. Well, there are a version with Bono singing (with macphisto voice, as they are saying). But it would be cool with a full band version of Goldeneye.
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Wild Irish Rose.
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Goldeneye, too. Well, there are a version with Bono singing (with macphisto voice, as they are saying). But it would be cool with a full band version of Goldeneye.
omg that be sex , drugs and rock and roll.

Mac phisto with anything is sexy , drugs and rock and roll
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Goldeneye, too. Well, there are a version with Bono singing (with macphisto voice, as they are saying). But it would be cool with a full band version of Goldeneye.
Any idea where we can get this version?

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Try www.u2mp3s.com
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I got Goldeneye, you sendit.com or your mail?
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Thank you Mofo, I got it
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sure just give me one min
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You're Welcome the song is great you can really picture MacPhisto singing the song
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'Conversations on a Barstool'
--the Hazel O'Connor version is even better
Yes, that might be the version I heard. I'm not sure which it was for sure, but I remember it was incredible. It's one of those songs that just inspires awe. I still can't believe Bono and Edge wrote it. I admire them as songwriters, and I know they're talented, but this is so good it boggles my mind. I never thought of them as songwriters in this sense.
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Don't forget larry and adam with the mission impossible soundtrack. These guys just have endless talent.
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