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Old 11-08-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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has anyone actually sniffed a newborn baby's head?

just curious...
I dunno if I can say this is a terrible lyric without having the experience.
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Old 11-08-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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I think most parents have. And being a parent, this lyric caught me by surprise .. it's very intimate.
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I have. Not before they cleaned him off but definitely while he was still considered a newborn. I still do every time I hold him.
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Old 11-08-2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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I still sniff 'em! She's 4 and he's 2.

He still "has it," but she doesn't.

Oh well, could always make another one and I know the wife is waiting to for me to say okay.
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Old 11-08-2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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apparently they smell nice according to my mum and my granny who had 7 babies.
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yep, just this past week when my best friend gave birth to her first child. he smells wonderful. love that lyric.

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my son is 2 months old. When I kiss his head, I can't help but smell his head. it's a wonderful scent that I'll never forget.
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I don't have any babies, but I've sniffed a few of their heads in my day, and it's a lovely scent, unlike anything else. A vividly sensual, evocative image!
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I believe if people smelled babies' heads more often, there would be more peace in the world.
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obviously what bono is trying to convey here is that freedom smells like a mixture of poop, milk and cheerios... i'd have to agree.
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I don't have any babies, but I've sniffed a few of their heads in my day, and it's a lovely scent, unlike anything else. A vividly sensual, evocative image!
It's a great scent - and an image/feeling/emotion/odor most people know. It usually is associated with happiness.
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i think it is an intimate lyric that people who haven't experienced won't really "get."
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i think it is an intimate lyric that people who haven't experienced won't really "get."
Exactly. I thought it was a bit of a silly lyric until I read this thread.
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obviously what bono is trying to convey here is that freedom smells like a mixture of poop, milk and cheerios... i'd have to agree.
Some one didn't get enough baths?

Actually, now that you mention it, you have to watch out sometimes when you smell a baby's head in case you get that pukey-rotten milk smell from a wet burp that finds its way in their hair. That still makes me gag.
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They smell great......but taste even better.
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They smell great......but taste even better.
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OHHHHH this freedom smells like a beh-bey...
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many times.
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