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August 21st, 2010

Every Breaking Wave @ 10:00 pm

canadanne:
Another new song around 26:50!


Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one there'll be one more
Every gambler knows that to lose
Is what you're really there for

Somewhere our spirits nest / Summer outs fearlessness (??)*
Now I speak into an answerphone
Like every silent(?) leaf on the breeze
Winter wouldn't leave it alone

Hey hey now
Hey hey now

I don't know if I'm that strong
I don't know if I'm that strong
Don't know if I'm that strong
To be somebody, to need someone

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
And every shipwrecked soul knows what it is
To live without intimacy

I thought I heard the master's voice
It's hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This was as far as I can reach

Hey hey now
Hey hey now

I don't know if I'm that strong
I don't know if I'm that strong
Don't know if I'm that strong
Enough to be somebody, be someone

The waves know we're on the rocks
And drowning is no sin
You know my heart is
The same place yours has been

We know the fear of winning
So we end before we begin
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oooo-oo-oo-ooh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oooo-oo-oo-ooh

The waves know we're on the rocks
And drowning is no sin
You know my heart is
The same place yours has been

We know the fear of winning
So we end before we begin


Any corrections to make?


EDIT: Now on YouTube...



A few thoughts:
~ Love the falsetto ooooh's (once again Bono proves he *can* sing high notes when he wants to!)
~ Love the harmonies on "You know" / "We know" etc.
~ Something about the guitar reminds me of Springhill Mining Disaster in places. At least, I think that's what it reminds me of. EDIT: On second thoughts, I think it's Van Diemen's Land... or something else I can't put my finger on.
~ Bono recycles a lyric from The Playboy Mansion.
~ I can't decide if I like the lyrics or not. At least they seem well thought out.
~ Wasn't this song meant to be the lead single from Songs Of Ascent? Doesn't sound like a lead single to me. Quite nice, but rather slow and doesn't really have the "wow" factor needed.
~ Could sound really lovely with the full studio treatment, but it's hard to tell how good it is from a live version.

* EDIT: At the Vienna gig, he sings "Summer left me fearlessness" and "Like every fallen leaf". In Zurich it sounds like "Summer I was fearlessness".
 
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From:striped_bouncer
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
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listening to it this very moment. I love it. it's growing on me bythe minute. what a wonderful song this is.

thanks for a take on the lyrics!!
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From:t4_flirt
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
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The more I hear it, I more I fall in love.

I want Adam's EP promise to come true.

It could be Stingray, Glastonbury, North Star, and Every Breaking Wave.
I would approve 115%.
From:striped_bouncer
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
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It could be Stingray, Glastonbury, North Star, and Every Breaking Wave.
I would approve 115%.


oh I'm with you there *nods* that would be awesome.
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From:t4_flirt
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Adam's never let me down yet. *swoon*

His talk of a 4 song EP gives me SUCH hope that it's real.
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From:withashout
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm listening to it too right now! Trying to figure out the lyrics. It's a very beautiful song!
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From:mamoswine
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I much prefer North Star, but I love all the new songs they've been playing. :) Pleeeease just release SOA already!
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From:withashout
Date:August 21st, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Been listening to it while reading your lyrics and everything seems right. The only part I'm not sure of is the Somewhere our spirits nest / Summer outs fearlessness part. It's really hard to hear what he sings. =(
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From:fionaa
Date:August 21st, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
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I've heard this song tonight and I was really impressed. I loved this song so much, especially the lyrics. I even didn't move listening to it. I want a new album so bad. And I want to add (although probably you know it already) that Bono was singing AMAZING tonight. I mean high notes. Italian part of Miss Sarajevo gave me goosebumps. I've never heard Bono singing better than this. And more songs with high notes he sang fantastic. I attented concert tonight and last night and they were really differrent.

P. S. Sorry for mistakes I edited, I'm kinda drunk 8)

Edited at 2010-08-21 10:03 pm (UTC)
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From:onlyechoes
Date:August 22nd, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
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I was there last night and now I feel so bad that I didn't go tonight as well. How were they different? I'm mostly just afraid I saw a completely wrong show even though I loved it last night and it was my first U2 concert, haha.
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From:fionaa
Date:August 22nd, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
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Well, the atmosphere of the show was different. Bono said that his little girl Jordan was there and he was behaving way more happy. He messed up about 3 songs. I mean sometimes he forgot lyrics, sometimes he sang wrong notes, sometimes he sang weird sounds and apologized for it. It was funny and it was so natural. It felt like a really private concert. And I have to add that there was a pouring rain. The audience was wet, all of them were wet so Bono was singing alot about rain))
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From:reecord2
Date:August 21st, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
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Writing music in front of tens of thousands of people. Be still my heart.
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From:ayajedi
Date:August 22nd, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
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I like the song. However it reminds me of another old U2 song but I can't place it exactly
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From:reecord2
Date:August 22nd, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
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If anything, it reminds me of the Elevation Tour intro for The Fly.
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From:canadanne
Date:August 22nd, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
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That did cross my mind, funnily enough, but I haven't heard that version of The Fly many times so I wasn't sure...
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From:withashout
Date:August 22nd, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
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Chris over att http://allu2.blogspot.com/ suggest this:

Every breaking wave
On the shore
Tells the next one there’ll be one more

Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what you’re really there for

Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now I’m speaking to an answer phone
Like every silent leaf
On the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave it alone

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
To be somebody
To need someone

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul
Knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the master’s voice
It’s hard to listen while you preach

Like every broken wave
On the shore
This was as far as I can reach

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
Got to be somebody
To need someone

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
That my heart
Is the same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
So we end before we begin

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
That my heart
Is the same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
So we end before we begin

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"Silent leaf" instead of "falling leave" seems correct but I'm not sure.
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From:canadanne
Date:August 22nd, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm not 100% sure "silent" is right either, but it definitely sounds closer than "falling" so let's go with that! (And yeah, that's a typo, I meant to put leaf...)

Still puzzled by the first line of that verse, it really doesn't sound like the word "else" (and I'm fairly sure he says summer, not somewhere - to tie in with the winter part?) but I can't think of anything that would quite make sense there. It actually sounds like "summer aus fearlessness" but I'm not sure why he'd randomly slip into German mid-sentence, LOL!
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From:reecord2
Date:August 22nd, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
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I am absolutely addicted to this song and need it in the car; I made myself an Mp3 of this and figured I'd share.

https://www.yousendit.com/download/aHlSVWRucVh1Yk94dnc9PQ
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From:canadanne
Date:August 22nd, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! :)
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From:fionaa
Date:August 22nd, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:paolavox
Date:August 23rd, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

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