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August 7th, 2010

Glastonbury lyrics @ 01:30 am

canadanne:
Attempting to transcribe the lyrics of the new song Glastonbury! Can anyone help with the obviously wrong bits?




Take me to the mountain green
You know it but I've never been
I was packin' since the 10th of May
A few distractions along the way

Pale as snow, my flowering rose
For a flowering rose I would bend my knee
Came to find the flowering rose
The flowering rose of Glastonbury

You are... my pocketful of sunshine*
You are... the miracle I came here to find

Some things you just can't control
Sometimes you just gotta go(?)

This morning it was heaven sent
Our music was a sacrament
Two pilgrims on a mountain green
You knew it but I'd never been

Pale as snow, my flowering rose
For a flowering rose I would bend my knee
I came to find the flowering rose
The flowering rose of Glastonbury

You are... my pocketful of sunshine
You are... the miracle I came here to find

Down at the river where the pilgrims sleepin'
Under the flower of a miracle tree
Sceptred saints had the thought worth keepin'
Even in your dreams you can't be sleepin'(?)

You are... my particle of sunshine
You are... you want the double all the time(?)**
You are... my particle of sunshine
You are... the miracle I came here to find
The miracle I came here to find
Miracle I came here to find



* Not sure about the chorus - it sounds like "particle" in the video above, but I've heard another recording where it sounds more like "pocketful of sunshine" (the lyric I originally thought I heard). I can't tell which is right.

** It also sounds a bit like "You want the devil all the time"... is Bono acknowledging my vision of the perfect U2 show? Haha!
 
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From:starfoozle
Date:August 7th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
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I think you did a great job wih the lyrics -- I tried to translate the garbled Bongolese but failed spectacularly. Can't help, sorry, but thanks for making out most of it! :D
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From:scruby
Date:August 7th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
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I'm in complete shock. They wrote a song about Glastonbury? WTf?! So awesome. If they are preforming there next year I have to go and so them.

OMG a new U2 song, I'm so excited. Listening to a new U2 song at a concert? That is fucking crazy. It almost never happens. Those people are so lucky. The song sounds great.

Thank you so much for putting a link and trying to translate it. (:
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From:rosephile
Date:August 7th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
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I...kind of don't want to know anything until Denver, or I'd try to help. :)
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From:t4_flirt
Date:August 7th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
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Ooooh, you're never gonna make it. They're rumored to be doing Oz, NZ, and Japan before even coming near us again. Best of luck staying away. (I cracked a long time ago...I've got until MI.)
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From:rosephile
Date:August 7th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
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Oh god, I know, I've already seen a couple things. I'm just not actively clicking on things and hoping there will be *something* surprising.

I couldn't get a GA for Michigan, lucky you. It's a show where I'd actually have a place to stay, too, man!
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From:t4_flirt
Date:August 8th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
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We have bleacher seats for MI. We're taking our 4 yr old (who'll be 5 by then), and that's just too young for GA, imo. He loves U2, so I'd rather he's up higher and can see the whole Claw. Hubby & I are thinking about possibly traveling to another show sans child, since we've a whole extra year to save up for it. (I'm holding out hope that they'll add a few extra NA dates since the cancellation was so last-minute.)
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From:t4_flirt
Date:August 7th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
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I do believe it's pocket full of sunshine. Which I adore as a phrase, tbh. "You are my pocket full of sunshine."
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From:silverxflamexx
Date:August 7th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
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The "full of sunshine" bit confuses me too. I can't decide if it's pocket, bucket, or bottle full of sunshine. Leaning towards bottle, but that may have just been the one recording I listened to.
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From:junkets
Date:August 7th, 2010 09:14 am (UTC)
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Thanks for attempting to transcribe the lyrics! I couldn't get a word (apart from Glastonbury) when I was there last night!

By the way... Amazing concert!!!

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