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Old 02-14-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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The Fly vs Untill the End of the World

So which song do you like better? For me I think Untill the End of the World is better. The album versions of both are fairly close but I still lean towards UTEOTW. Though live I don't think there's much comaprison, live I think UTEOTW blows The Fly away.

I wanted to make this a poll but I don't know how, or I don't think I'm able to. Normally I know how but I don't see a poll option for me. probably because of my member status. I'm a cheapy, haven't payed.
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Old 02-14-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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The Fly in both ways. I love UTEOTW, but The Fly just kicked my ass the first time I heard it and it still kicks my ass everytime.

The Fly for me.
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The Fly in both ways. I love UTEOTW, but The Fly just kicked my ass the first time I heard it and it still kicks my ass everytime.

The Fly for me.
Thanks STING. hey you other people. I see how many have read this thread. Just post the song you prefer if you don't want to discuss it. I'm just curious to see what people like. You have heard the songs right.
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The Fly vs Until the End of the World

There's your poll.


And my vote.... (UTEOTW for me. They're both fantastic songs but I just love the story in UTEOTW. )
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hey you other people. I see how many have read this thread. Just post the song you prefer if you don't want to discuss it. I'm just curious to see what people like. You have heard the songs right.


It's a tough call, but I think I'm going to go with UTEOTW. They're pretty much tied album-wise for me, and they're close live...but UTEOTW gets the edge live for me.

Tough one!
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The Fly! I preffer UTEOTW live but The Fly with its lyrics means a lot more to me.
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As much as UTEOTW rocks, The Fly's solo is mindblowing. And its lyrics win simply for "every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief/all kill their inspiration and sing about their grief".
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UTEOTW but only just, i think 'cos of the way B&Edge perform it
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Re: The Fly vs Until the End of the World

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There's your poll.


And my vote....
Fantastic!!! Thank you so much. I'll pay someday I swear

Axver I agree with you the solo on The Fly is amazing and the lyric you quoted is one of my favorites. I even wrote it on the wall in a bathroom at my local pub hangout. yeah I'm a loser but if Bono can spray paint graffiti I can write on walls with a Sharpie. AS for UTEOTW I think it's just the mood of the song plus I love the line "In the garden I was playing the tart I kissed your lips and broke your heart, you, you were acting like it was the end of the world" For some reason I always change it to "You kissed my lips and broke my heart"


o.k. fine! It's because it happend in real life once. geeze people stop prying
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the fly for edge's solo and backing vocals...love it.
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As much as UTEOTW rocks, The Fly's solo is mindblowing. And its lyrics win simply for "every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief/all kill their inspiration and sing about their grief".
what you said
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Nothing beats UTEOTW!
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Old 02-14-2006, 06:38 PM   #15
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The line, 'In my dreams I was drowning my sorrows, but my sorrows, they learned how to swim'....................FUCKING AMAZING!

Therefore..........UTEOTW
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The Fly. I love the imagery of this manic last phone call from hell. Random, confused thoughts spitting out. At the same time the Edges guitar part is building and getting crazier as well. It's just one of those perfect little moments where, again, the music is telling just as much of the story as the lyrics, which in the end is one of the singular things that makes the entire Achtung album so brilliant. The Fly sounds like a manic madmans last spray, Mysterious Ways sounds like throbbing temptation creeping forward from the back of your mind to action, Love is Blindness sounds like absolute heartbreak, loneliness, depression, desperation etc, Even Better than the Real Thing sounds like carefree caution to the wind, on and on.
Until the End of the World is damn near perfect as well, but The Fly just has that edge to it (excuse the pun). It's also my singular favourite Edge track. It was also THE most incredible sound I've heard leap forward from the radio, back when it was released. I don't think anything else before or since has made me sit up so suddenly from just the opening "What the FUCK is THIS?!?!?!!!!"
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Very tough call. Studio-wise I think I would go with The Fly, but Until the End of the World live makes me .
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UTEOTW

My fourth favorite U2 song.

I can't ever get the guitar part loud enough. My ears start to bleed and then I have to turn it down.
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This is like the closest poll ever. Damn now I jinxed it I know it.
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It was also THE most incredible sound I've heard leap forward from the radio, back when it was released. I don't think anything else before or since has made me sit up so suddenly from just the opening "What the FUCK is THIS?!?!?!!!!"
That's cool but imagine UTEOTW had beeen released as the lead single. To me the intro on UTEOTW is better than The Fly. The part when the "strobe light guitar sound" kicks in is amazing. Oh hell they're both amazing that's why the difference in the poll is a single vote.
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