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Old 03-13-2002, 11:56 AM   #1
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Coca-Cola, football radio radio radio?

lyrics from my new favourite love song: Promenade

I just bought "The Unforgettable Fire" and it blew me away. But even more this song. It almost brings tears to my eyes. It is so beautiful I just can't stop playing it.

Anyhow, WTF with those last lyrics?

Coca-Cola, football radio radio radio
Does Bono really sing that?
I really don't think so...
What do you think?

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Old 03-13-2002, 12:11 PM   #2
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Ana, I think those really are the lyrics!

That crazy Bono!!!

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I read somewhere that alot of Promenade uses lyrics that are there for their phonetic sound only... Im guessing this is the reason for the cola, football radio reference. Bono liked how they sounded, maybe they express an idea he can't. I dunno really...

I guess that's not really any help to you at all is it?

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I wonder if they had to get permission from Coca Cola to have those lyrics as coke is a trademarked name?
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Old 03-13-2002, 12:53 PM   #5
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Well when he says 'radio' y understand 'away'

*sigh* I guess we'll never know. But I still love that song... It is so peaceful and moving *plays it again*
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I also think that the football lyric refers to Bono's house. I believe he has a view of a football or "American Soccer" field. There's actually a few references in that song to Bono's house: Spiral staircase to the higher ground, slide-show, seaside town.

I love the words in this song. Some of Bono's most personal and poetic.

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I also think that the football lyric refers to Bono's house. I believe he has a view of a football or "American Soccer" field. There's actually a few references in that song to Bono's house: Spiral staircase to the higher ground, slide-show, seaside town.

I love the words in this song. Some of Bono's most personal and poetic.
yeah, I read this, too. He apparenlty has a spiral staircase up to his(and ali's) bedroom, and all those words he sings at the end are things he can see from looking out his window.

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Great song. Flows perfectly from the song UF.
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I wonder if they had to get permission from Coca Cola to have those lyrics as coke is a trademarked name?
Proboablly not. They didn't get persmission from Hugh Hefner to use 'Playboy Mansion', and they would have had to get a heck of a lot of permission for that song!!

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Mind numbingly beautiful song. I love the lyrics. A lot of them are probably just for phonetic purposes... if so, I love that (see Underworld's awesome albeit slightly nonsensical lyrics)
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Promenade

Earth sky sea and rain
Is she coming back again
Men of straw, snooker hall
Words that build or destroy
Dirt dry bone sand and stone
Barbed-wire fence cut me down
I'd like to be around
In a spiral staircase
To the higher ground


And I, like a firework, explode
Roman candle lightning lights up the sky


In the cracked streets trampled under foot
Sidestep, sidewalk
I see you stare into space
Have I got closer now
Behind the face


Oh...tell me...
Charity dance with me
Turn me around tonight
Up through spiral staircase
To the higher ground


Slide show sea side town
Coca-Cola, football radio radio radio
Radio radio radio...


AWWWWWW I love the "Turn me around tonight
Up through spiral staircase
To the higher ground" part!! *melts* *plays the song for the 16th time today*


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It's really beautiful song!
One of the most emotional song I've ever heard. I love it from the first listen!

I only hope it becomes less sad for me someday




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Old 03-13-2002, 02:44 PM   #13
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I love it from the first listen!


Me too!! Since I heard it the first time I fell for it!

And why does it make you feel sad Jack? I feel really joyful when I listen to it *hugs*

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You know Ana... itís a long and strange story and I wish to not post details here... but if You still want to know why, please email me at bono@ftv.pl ...
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Promenade

AWWWWWW I love the "Turn me around tonight
Up through spiral staircase
To the higher ground" part!! *melts* *plays the song for the 16th time today*

You need to check with Sula, but I think the actual lyrics are "up through spiral suitcase.
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:20 PM   #16
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You need to check with Sula, but I think the actual lyrics are "up through spiral suitcase.
bwahahaha. I KNEW that would come up.

Yes, I do believe those spiral suitcases are quite the rage nowadays. They may look silly but they can manage to hold an unbelievable amount of pie.
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:29 PM   #17
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Ok Jack! Writing a mail to ya!
*hugs*
btw: My Email is ana.gutierrez@honeywell.com
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Waitress at Baker's Square: Excuse me, are you all finished with that pie, or would you like me to box it up for you?

Sula: Oh, just put it in a spiral suitcase and I'll take it with me. Thanks.


See you in a bit.....
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Men of straw, snooker hall

I always used to think it was:

Men of straw, sneak the whore

does that make me a pervert???????
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