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Old 05-01-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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"When the sun sets in Africa, you duck." (several photos inside)

I posted this in both my LiveJournal and MySpace, and I thought I'd share it here, too. There's a little bit of religious/spiritual content in here, so if you think you'll be offended you might want to skip this one. However, I hope you'll see the beauty in it, even if you're not a believer in God....I mean, I'm not. *shrugs* Bono has such a knack for creating visual images, and I get such a rush of color and motion in my head when I hear their songs...especially the Joshua Tree, which was designed to be that way...it's a "cinematic" album.

Anyway...I went and found photos that kind of represent what I see in my head when I hear the middle eight of Beautiful Day...and also a quote from the "Bono in Conversation" book that I am reading right now, in a section where he talks about his first trip to Africa. Maybe you guys could respond to this post and share some pictures of what YOU see in your head when you hear different lyrics (U2 or otherwise). I hope you guys see as much as I do when you hear the middle eight from Beautiful Day...or the first verse of Bullet the Blue Sky...


"...And those big bloody suns! When the sun sets in Africa, you duck." -Bono


See the world in green and blue


See China right in front of you


See the canyons broken by cloud



See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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contd...


See the Bedouin fires at night


See the oil fields at first light


See the bird with a leaf in her mouth


After the flood all the colors came out...

God added: 'This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.'

-Genesis 9:12-13



P.S. -- the location of that last photo is Jerusalem...If you look closely you can see the city...
P.P.S. -- Credit where it is due: The song lyrics quoted herein (and which inspired this post) make up the beautiful middle-eight from "Beautiful Day," by U2. Lyrics by Bono. The photos that accompany this post are by various photographers. The drawing of the dove is by Pablo Picasso. The drawing, photos and lyrics are all used without permission, but with deep reverence for the artistry behind them. The bible quote is used with permission and, indeed, grace...and of course with deep reverence for the Artist.

LJ/MySpace code for this post: http://www.bridgetmcgann.com/seetheworld.txt
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Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice pics! Thats such a visual song.
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Best post ever.
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Nice pics! Thanks!
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Thanks for making Beautiful Day come alive! Awesome!
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Great Post!
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That's an excellent post......thank you for sharing!
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Breathtakingly gorgeous...thanks so much for sharing!
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wow those have to be some of the most beautiful pictures Ive ever seen.

Thankyou.
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What a great post! Thanks so much for that
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I can't describe with few words what you give to me with this post... I can only say thank you....
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I REALLY enjoyed that!! Thank you for posting those photos and making my day
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wow, this is beautiful! Wonderful photos!
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