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August 19th, 2002

U2 Song Explanations...?? @ 03:31 pm

virginblue:
Does anyone know a site or sites online where I can find explanations/stories behind U2 songs...whether it be quotes from the band or other peoples reasoning??

And...I'm really looking for the heart of the songs...for more deeper stuff than the obvious/superfluous details (such as "Pride" is a song about MLK Jr)...

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From:fulpakru
Date:August 18th, 2002 10:55 pm (UTC)
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this could be something like what you're looking for:

http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d4jonas/U2MoL/index.shtml

"Every time you hear any of U2's songs, you can be assured that it have some deeper meaning. A song that's, at the first time, sound like an lovesong, doesn't need to be about love. The problem is that the meaning isn't always obvious."

and this site is a community-oriented site, it lists a lot of u2 songs but not all have been "analyzed":

http://www.songmeanings.net/artist.php?artist=56

"SongMeanings is more than just a site with a bunch of lyrics, we're a community. You can comment on any song, add what you think the song is about, or what it means to you."

hope this helped!
From:virginblue
Date:August 18th, 2002 11:08 pm (UTC)

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Excellent. Thanks muchly...that's a great start! :)
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From:u2biscuit
Date:August 19th, 2002 06:36 am (UTC)
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I don't know about a site, but there's a great book called "Into the Heart" by Niall Stokes that tells the story of every U2 song from Boy to Zooropa. It was published in the mid-90's, so it may be tough to find a copy, but you can check out the online retailers. I'm not totally sure whether "Niall" is spelt with one or two "L's". He is a writer for Hot Press Magaznine in Ireland.
From:virginblue
Date:August 19th, 2002 04:48 pm (UTC)

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Yeah...I found it on Amazon and stuck it on my WhisList (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/registry/VSFPMAETMLHW/)

Cool...thanks.
From:loopaygirl
Date:August 24th, 2002 02:36 pm (UTC)
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actually there's an updated version with songs all through ATYCLB. yay! I don't actually have it myself though. yes it is one of THE books that most u2 fans I've known say you have to have.
From:virginblue
Date:August 25th, 2002 11:30 pm (UTC)

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Let me know if you find out what that book is called. Cheers.
From:loopaygirl
Date:August 27th, 2002 07:47 am (UTC)
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it's the same book. "Into the Heart" by Niall Stokes. :)
From:virginblue
Date:August 27th, 2002 07:06 pm (UTC)

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Oh...! I get you. New edition of same book. Cool.

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