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Old 12-12-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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Miracle Drug's bad ending

Personally, I think Miracle Drug is a very good song, and it represents classic U2. However, what keeps this song from standing out as a classic is the ending. Does anyone else notice this? It's like they couldn't think of an ending and just slapped a "the end" on the end of the song. The song is uplifting and emotional, but it doesn't leave me that uplifted because it has that sad, anti-climactic sound at the end. Maybe they did this because it flows into Sometimes better. This only takes away from Miracle Drug, though. I just wish MD had a better ending, and it could have been a classic. Anyone else agree?
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I was a bit suprised by the abrupt ending on first listen too, i like bonos fading out voice thing he does at the end though.
Not sure why they did that, not sure why xanax, smile, and mercy were left off the bomb wither, LOL!!!!!

great song and album though!
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I COULDN'T AGREE MORE! The ending was screwed! They built up all this momentum and just knocked it all down before it reached a magnificent height. I love MD to death but rework the ending and extend it to make so much better!
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Same with IALW. I like both songs, but thought both would have been better had they worked on the endings just a little more.
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... There's a problem with the ending?

Hadn't noticed.

Oh wait, that's because there is no problem.
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picky picky!
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Just wait til they play it on the tour. Not the promo shows, but the actual tour.
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Just wait til they play it on the tour. Not the promo shows, but the actual tour.
yep.

I bet they transition into another song ... that would be cool.
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Miracle Drug->Bullet->Running to Stand Still->One Step Closer->Where the Streets Have no Name
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Miracle Drug --> WOWY

or


Miracle Drug --> The Fly

or


Miracle Drug --> Bad --> 40
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I COULDN'T AGREE MORE! The ending was screwed! They built up all this momentum and just knocked it all down before it reached a magnificent height. I love MD to death but rework the ending and extend it to make so much better!

I also couldn't agree with you more! I really like this song, but whywhywhy that ending? IMO this song could have been a studio classic if the ending were better. Picky? yes. reasonable criticism? absolutely.
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Live versions could work on that.
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I reckon it will sound fantastic live. I personally dont have any problem with the ending. When im singing-a-long to it in the car...im glad it finishes when it does, cos my voice cant take anymore!
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i also didnt notice a problem with the ending?!
just listening again, hang on...
...ah, i see.
can't say i dislike it or think its a problem but do see where you're coming from
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I don't mind the ending.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:35 AM   #16
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u2 are amazing in giving instrumental outros to their best songs (wyowy, one, streets, uteotw, bd). they work perfect as a ... i don't know... pressure release maybe after the emotional final chorus.
i think miracle drug requires something like that also instead of the abrupt end imediately after (almost during) the last chorus
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:58 AM   #17
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I would have preferred maybe a different ending, but the song is still amazing!!! I've had it stuck in my head the last few days at work
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I dont think it ends up abruptly at all. After Edge's killer solo and then Bono's outro lyrics and melody (which remind of the "in the stillness of the evening..." ending in New York) - there's no place else to go.

Fitting ending for a brilliant song.
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Old 12-13-2004, 09:19 PM   #19
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great ending to great song...but i agree that a transition into another song could make it better...we'll see
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:29 AM   #20
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u2 are amazing in giving instrumental outros to their best songs (wyowy, one, streets, uteotw, bd). they work perfect as a ... i don't know... pressure release maybe after the emotional final chorus.
I would add COBL to this list...a great instrumental outro. Edge's rhythm guitar is amazing.
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