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January 6th, 2006

"Love is Blindness" @ 09:55 pm

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I'm currently hearin: U2 - Zooropa.

 
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:January 7th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
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I'd always heard it was about terrorism, specifically from the perspective of someone who is so desperate in their political situation that they are weighing the idea of actually becoming a terrorist: "In a parked car in a crowded street/You see your love made complete/Thread is ripping/The knot is slipping" "A dangerous idea/That almost makes sense".

But I wouldn't be at all surprised if Edge's divorce is in there, too. Achtung Baby deals a lot with betrayal and the dark side of love. So many of U2's songs have multiple meanings (and many more that the fans adopt, too).
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From:sapphires13
Date:January 7th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
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I've heard that theory before, and I like it. Maybe I just like the idea of a song about terrorism disguised as a love song.

A lot of the lyrics do fit though. With the "parked car in a crowded street" being where a bomb might be planted. And "clockworks and cold steel" referencing the makings of a bomb. And "a little death without mourning, no call, and no warning" referencing the actual act of like, a suicide bombing.

In the end, it fits both ways, as so many U2 song wonderfully do.

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