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Old 03-01-2002, 06:07 PM   #1
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What objects do U2 songs make you think of?

The Fly makes me think of a black leather jacket. A very shiny one.

A Day Without Me make me think of sunlight shining off a snowy mountainside (probably the "landslide in my ego" line).

Even Better than the Real Thing makes me think of a helicopter. Probably the guitar sound.

Indian Summer Sky makes me think of a forest.

I guess some of these are related to lyrics, others to the sound, others to videos.

Any other interesting ones?

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all of them make me think of the internet

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Awesome topic... I thought I was the only one that did this:

One: All I can think of is a damp, dreary, raining day and being curled up on the couch with a cup of tea.

Beautiful Day: Driving across a deserted highway on a sunny day (because I first heard it driving across a deserted highway on a sunny day.)


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all of them make me think of the internet

lol! That's too funny! When I see the groupings of the letters A, T, Y, C, L, and B - I think of this blue screen. No kidding!

I think in an earlier thread called Gloria or Rejoice, I mentioned that Rejoice put a picture in my head that was like the rain was stopping and the sunlight was breaking through the clouds.

When I hear The Fly, I see the gray stormy ocean but that might have something to do with when I irst heard the song (thanks to my friend who taped it off the radio before it hit the streets,) I was on the ferry going from Wales to Ireland.

Streets - A sunrise always comes into mental play when I hear the opening strains to this song.

Tomorrow - A cloudy day with no sun in sight, and damp gray streets, but in the distance I can see a bright green field.

Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car - for some reason I always see a line of people outside a club waiting to get inside. I have no idea why.

Luminous Times - I see a mishmash of images in my head, I don't know if it's because this is my favorite U2 song and I have a million memories attached to it, but mainly I see the sunlight on crashing waves.

Bass Trap - palm trees blowing in a gentle island breeze. And there I am, swaying in a hammock with an umbrella drink in one hand. How's that for cheesy mental theater?

Race Against Time - the lines on the road you see when you're driving on a dark deserted highway.

Zoo Station - I see the London Underground, people on the go, and how when the train comes into the station for a slight moment the wind whips people's hair all around.

The Unforgettable Fire - the opening guitar puts images into my head of shooting stars streaking across the nighttime sky.

I'd better stop, or else I could go on all day and night...


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