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January 11th, 2006

Lyric help, please :) @ 12:20 am

samuti:
Okay. So my boyfriend and I's four-year anniversary is coming up, and he just told me that he's buying me an iPod. Not a U2 iPod, because he couldn't afford it, but a regular one. He's buying it direct from Apple, and so he gets a free engraving on the back.

He was going to surprise me by giving me the iPod with a U2 lyric engraved on the back, but he decided to ask me first because he was afraid of (a)getting the lyric wrong and (b) picking a lyric from a U2 song I hated (he could have picked anything except Miami and it would've been fine).

ANYWAY.

So now I have to choose the lyric. The problem is the tiny space it has to fit into - I'd happily have the whole of "Bad" or "Red Hill Mining Town" on the back, but hey. The Boyfriend would like the lyric chosen to be kinda romantic-ish, or at the least indicative that the iPod has been given to me by someone who cares about me. His current favourites are:

* Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me

(note: no Kill Me, but I hesitate because of the tone of the song)

* All I Want Is You

* We'll shine like stars in the summer night


Does anyone have any better ideas? My mind is blank, and I need something that will fit on two lines of just 27 characters each :/

A million thanks in advance :D ♥
 
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From:specialcamper
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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I like "We'll shine like stars in the summer night"
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From:rational_twists
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I second that. I'll let you know if I think of anything else though :)
From:nonsvch
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
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"even better than
the real thing"
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From:volare
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)

AIWIY

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cradle to the grave
all I want is you

etc
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From:niblet123
Date:January 10th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: AIWIY

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I vote for this one...
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From:reecord2
Date:January 11th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
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"I want the lot of what you've got
I want nothing that you're not"
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From:edibleflowers
Date:January 11th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
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I love this idea.
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From:laughing_shadow
Date:January 11th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
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Two Hearts Beat As One

I'll cross the sky for your love [from Drowning Man]

I trip through your wires [so appropriate for an iPod, lol!]

You always will be mine, eternal love [Everlasting Love]

I want the lot of what you got, and I want nothing that you're not [from Original Of The Species]

P.S. Lovely anniversary gift!
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From:volare
Date:January 11th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
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U2 did not write Everlasting Love. It's a cover.
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From:reecord2
Date:January 11th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
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"love, we shine like a burning star"

"your heart is my home" (mercy)



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From:like__a_song
Date:January 11th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)
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oooh i like the last one!!!!
From:sabneraznik
Date:January 11th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
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These winds and tides, these changing times won't drag you away
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From:whatsername_31
Date:January 11th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
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I really like this one the best "We'll shine like stars in the summer night"...I think it is the most romantic! I would turn to mush if a guy gave me something that said that.
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From:samuti
Date:January 11th, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
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I know, it really appeals to my soft side!
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From:volare
Date:January 11th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)

just in case.....?

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ONE heart ONE hope ONE LOVE


..it's exactly 27 characters/spaces. how scary.


it does double work... mushy lovey bit from the Shine Like Stars coda... but also works as simply a functioning u2 fan's creed if dog forbid something goes wrong between you later on, doesn't have to have the romantic connections only.

but i'm the cynic.
(and also the voice of experience...)
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From:samuti
Date:January 11th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)

Re: just in case.....?

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Exactly 27? Woah.

That's one of the best ideas yet, thanks. I know exactly what you mean about "what if something goes wrong"... his original idea was to have the lyric and then "From A with love". I told him I didn't want to hurl a perfectly good iPod out the window if we subsequently broke up, and he conceded that I was right.

I'm still tempted by shine like stars though... argh.
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From:needtospeak
Date:January 11th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
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I like "The doors you open I just can't close" from Horses.
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From:samuti
Date:January 11th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)
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Very nice.

*uses the same icon* :D
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From:siorai_gra_
Date:January 11th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
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I like "We'll shine like stars in the summer night".

Isn't apple awesome? I thought an engraved ipod was so awesome. I got that for my boyfriend for christmas :) (I'm still kind of mad at Apple though..they lost the ipod at first, and had to send out another at the last minute and it almost didnt arrive by christmas)
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From:samuti
Date:January 11th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
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I hope that doesn't happen to me! :/ At least you got it in the end though :)

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From:canadanne
Date:January 11th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Picking lines from my favourite U2 songs:

She had heaven / And she held on so tight

How can I hurt when I'm holding you

Slow down my beating heart

Lay your sweet lovely on the ground

I don't think any of those are as good as previous ideas though...
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From:irish_klepto
Date:January 11th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
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As tempting as it is, you're probably better off not getting it engraved. Apple is VERY good with replacing iPods under warranty unless they're engraved. They sent me a brand new one when mine broke, but my friend's (that was engraved) broke after only a week and Apple said they couldn't replace it. We had the same problem, too. Just something to consider... enjoy and happy anniversary!

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