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March 21st, 2008

A Question and a Favor @ 06:36 pm

anirien:
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Hi everyone! I'm brand new to this community and I have a question and a favor to ask.

I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere, but I've noticed that during live performances of "One" Bono almost always sings "lepers in your bed" instead of "lepers in you head". I'm aware that Bono often changes up or extemporizes song lyrics but I was curios as to whether there was ever any reason or theory on why he tends to say "bed" instead of "head". It's been bugging me.

Secondly I was wondering if anyone has an mp3 of U2's performance of "Walk On" at the 2002 Grammy awards. I love that performance but I can't seem to locate an audio version of it to play obsessively on my iPod.

(Yes this is the best I can do U2 icon-wise. Must fix that.)
 
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From:sapphires13
Date:March 21st, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
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I believe 'lepers in your bed' is a reference to AIDS patients, which makes sense considering the proceeds from the One single went to AIDS research, and even more so in recent years, given Bono's work in Africa.

And I don't have the Walk On you're looking for, but I'm sure someone will come up with it.

(Also, check out u2icons for your icon needs =)

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From:anirien
Date:March 21st, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Ooh that makes some sense. I hadn't thought of that explanation. Thank you.
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From:bonobaby
Date:March 22nd, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
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becaause Bono forgets the lyrics to his songs and makes up new ones?


As for the mp3 i will see what i can find
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From:atomic_joe2
Date:March 22nd, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)
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Shit, Bono could read out the phone book over 'One' and it'd still sound raw and heartfelt.

The boy's got talent!
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From:anirien
Date:March 22nd, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Heh true. He does have talent. I think he'll go far. ;)
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From:atomic_joe2
Date:March 22nd, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, call me kooky but this singing thing could just work out for the lad!
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From:sophistiquated
Date:March 22nd, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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Welcome!

I found the performance of Walk On from the 2002 Grammy awards. I got it from U2start.com. The quality is pretty good:

www.sendspace.com/file/bo3f44

You might like the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" performance too. That's my favorite one.
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From:anirien
Date:March 22nd, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
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Ooh thank you so much. I'll definitely check out "A Tribute to Heroes". I've kind of been digging around to find older U2 live performances recently, so suggestions are quite welcome.
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From:tinamachina
Date:March 22nd, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Welcome!

And I like your icon.
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From:anirien
Date:March 22nd, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I like yours too. Yay Nightcrawler!
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From:livsins_tonleik
Date:March 23rd, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Yay Scott, lol ;)
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From:canadanne
Date:March 22nd, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
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Welcome to our humble madhouse. :)
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From:wydok
Date:March 24th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I've also heard him sing "cuz I did" for that line:

"Have you come here to play Jesus?
cuz I did."

Which is either a reference to the singer trying to act Christlike, or a reference to Bono's Messianic complex.
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From:anirien
Date:March 25th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
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Heh. Probably both. When he sings "Until the End of the World" he sometimes seems to forget he's supposed to be singing as Judas, not Jesus. ;D

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