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Old 05-12-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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I'm still trying to get into Mercy

I've listened to it about 10 times and still haven't found the connection. How long did it take you to love it?
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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It took me around that many times.
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About 6 minutes and 31 seconds. Or, the time it took to listen to the song once.
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when it got to 5:16 - and Edge's guitar thing happens for a few seconds......
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Keep listening you'll get there!
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I have the opposite problem...I LOVE the first minute or so and then feel like it trails off. But, I guess that's why it's a B-side. Maybe they'll go back and finish it off or whatever. I do like it though, I just like the beginning better than the end
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:22 PM   #7
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About 6 minutes and 31 seconds. Or, the time it took to listen to the song once.


Same here
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:37 PM   #8
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About 2:26 in - when Bono takes off vocally. It keeps getting better and better with each listen....
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once i heard the first chorus ("when i was rippin' the stitches") i was hooked.it sounds so damn good!
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At first I was like, "yeah this is a good song" but after like 10 or so listens, it is a VERY good song and it sohuld have been on this album but maybe and hopefully the next album. Like Aardvark747 said, around 5:16 or so when Edge plays that little guitar part, that's what made me love the song more!
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I REALLY liked the beginning, the verses are bloody fantastic! Great lyrics and rythmn...and after the first few listens thought I'd found a new favourite...

But after a few more, I realised the whole 'ripping the stiches' bit and the chorus were too bland for me and very predictable! It's been the case with a lot of recent U2 sadly, and Bono's singing is WAY off in the last minute or two!! I remember I had the radio on full blast at the top of a hill I like to visit every now and again in the summer, quite simply to watch the sun go down and that bit with Bono's really bad singing was blaring out as someone walking their dog went by...my ONLY 'ashamed of U2 moment' in my WHOLE LIFE!

It's still a fantastic song in parts, but thankfully I managed to take off my rose tinted spectacles after hearing so much HYPE and didn't con myself into thinking it was the best thing since 'Acrobat' , and hopefully they'll make this a TON better for the next record!
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It's still a fantastic song in parts, but thankfully I managed to take off my rose tinted spectacles after hearing so much HYPE and didn't con myself into thinking it was the best thing since 'Acrobat' , and hopefully they'll make this a TON better for the next record!
Best song since Acrobat? Man, the best song since Acrobat was Love is Blindness.




Kidding, of course. Acrobat's an awesome song. And so is Mercy.
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:35 PM   #13
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i think my head exploded the first time i heard mercy. i'm still in love with it.

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Edge's guitar thing...

that made the trick for me
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:34 PM   #15
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Man, I must be the only one on this site who isn't obsessed with this song. I like it, but I think it's sort of meandering.
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It sounds like the Who..I like it. It's not a great "song," an it's a bit messy, but it's got soul.
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I would also like to add that it was a good idea to leave it off the album. It would've stuck out like a sore thumb..it just doesn't fir.

but it's good.
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The reason I like Mercy is that it is something NEW and EXCITING.

U2 haven't given us this feeling since HMTMKMKM, in my opinion.
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Man, I must be the only one on this site who isn't obsessed with this song. I like it, but I think it's sort of meandering.

No you're not there's definitely people around that don't like it much. I don't know why I like it so much, it's in my top 5.
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Like Aardvark747 said, around 5:16 or so when Edge plays that little guitar part, that's what made me love the song more!
Good to know I aint the only one who's a fan of those brief few seconds!! Seriously, I skip it back each time I listen to the song, and hear that part several times! It's just TOO damn good yet at the same time, TOO damn SHORT!!

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