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December 11th, 2006

I'm painting and I need some help!! @ 08:14 pm

I'm currently hearin: "Red Hill Mining Town" U2

Hello fellow U2 fans!

I'm doing 2 Joshua Tree-inspired paintings for my 2 sisters for Christmas, and on one, I have some lyrics from "In God's Country", but the other one needs some help!

I'm wondering if anyone knows of any (or has a favorite) quotes from the JT-era that might fit with a painting of the joshua tree/desert.

So far, I've found this one:
"The desert is fascinating to me...It's wide open space for music."

A little background info- my sisters and are all massive U2 fans and also fans of good ol' music in general. Our mom lives in Arizona, but we're from the midwest.

If anyone can help or can even think of a lyric that might look good on this painting, I'd really appreciate the help as the holidays are quickly approaching!!
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Date:December 12th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
"I'll show you a place high on a desert plain where the streets have no name."
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Date:December 12th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
"Desert sky, dreams beneath the desert sky..."

I'm from Arizona too...listen to "Heartland," I always listen to that when I'm driving through the desert. Not Joshua Tree, but still one of my favorite U2 songs ever. Or if you wanted to go more recent at all, from Fast Cars: "I'm going nowhere, where I am it is a lot of fun/There in the desert to dismantle an atomic bomb".
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Date:December 12th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
well the other one says "Dream beneath a desert sky/ In God's country"...but I should definitely listen to Heartland. IT's always been one of my favorites. Don't know how I forgot about it!!
Date:December 12th, 2006 07:54 am (UTC)
props for the "Ozymandias" icon.
Date:December 12th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
"We decided on instinct almost, that it was the right image for the record, but the intellectual reasons I haven't quite sorted out in my own mind. It has a spiritual aspect which this record has, and also a great deal of mystery which I like. It's appropriate on many levels."
Edge describing the desert imagery used on The Joshua Tree 1987
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Date:December 12th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
"The Three Sunrises" is from just a little before JT, but I've always loved
the beginning lines of it.

"Spirit of the rising sun, lift me up/Hold me there and never let me fall"

Seems kind of appropriate, at least if you're doing a sunrise. And I second lemonchan about "Heartland".

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