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October 4th, 2002

ATYCLB @ 09:48 am

awoehler:
So... I'd just like to know. Does anyone else just LOVE the song "When I Look at the World" from ATYCLB? After my first few listens it's the song that really stood out for me, but they don't play it live and it wasn't a single. Thoughts?
 
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From:goblingemini
Date:October 4th, 2002 09:00 am (UTC)
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I do - it always gives me goosebumps, it's one of my favorites from the album.
From:awoehler
Date:October 4th, 2002 09:03 am (UTC)
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I'll put it on repeat in my truck and just let it go and go...
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From:kjackson
Date:October 4th, 2002 09:42 am (UTC)
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The guitar solo is especially wonderful... it reminds me of "The Unforgettable Fire" (the song, not necessarily the album). Alternating between WILATW and New York on the Elevation Tour would've been a nice touch.
From:goblingemini
Date:October 4th, 2002 10:50 am (UTC)
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Well, for me, I would have loved to have *just* had WILATW on Elevation ... New York was never a favorite of mine.
From:ju_lay23
Date:October 4th, 2002 10:59 am (UTC)
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It is my FAVORITE song on the album... by far!

I read somewhere that it's Bono's second intentional love song to his wife (after 'Sweetest Thing')... he's trying to say how wonderful she is and how she is always so hopeful and helpful, but he 'can't see what you(Ali) sees when I(Bono) look at the world."

At the risk of sounding like a teenage girl, I would die if anyone sang that to me. It has to be the ultimate admission of admiration.
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From:stateless
Date:October 4th, 2002 12:17 pm (UTC)
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YES! the first time i heard it it was all over. that is the song i wished and hoped i would be able to hear live. *sigh*.. lucky people in kansas city..

its cool to know there are others out there who feel the same, cos its a song that seems to get overlooked.
From:awoehler
Date:October 4th, 2002 12:21 pm (UTC)
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THEY PLAYED IT IN K.C.!!??!?!??!?!?!!!???!!?!?!!?

I went to both Denver shows and NADA!
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From:stateless
Date:October 4th, 2002 01:11 pm (UTC)
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yep, just a snippet between bad and streets, but still. i had been to 13 shows at that point and when i heard that they did it i assumed they would keep doing it.. i was like, thats it! im going to miami!! but had no money, so didnt. they never played it again tho.
funny enough, the night they did that i was having a conversation with a friend about how it was like the 'acrobat' or 'red hill' of atyclb, that they just werent gonna do it no matter how much we wanted them to - and then they did!

thanks. yeah, stateless is from mdh. amazing song :-)
From:awoehler
Date:October 4th, 2002 12:21 pm (UTC)
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Like your user name too...
Isn't that the name of a song from the Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack?
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From:quasiangel
Date:October 4th, 2002 01:36 pm (UTC)
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i love the song too. the lyrics are so beautiful (as are all of bono's lyrics). and i have heard it live on an elevation show and think they should have played it more often.
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From:neverletmedown
Date:October 4th, 2002 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Ever since I heard it, it was one of my favourites on the album. It stood out as a quasi-swan song... the music (but not necessarily) had that kind of potential to emphasize reminiscence. Kind of weird to explain, I admit,but I've always loved that song. The solo too sends chills down my spine.
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From:ruffian114
Date:October 4th, 2002 05:03 pm (UTC)
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when ATYCLB first game out my friend helen was raving on it so i decided to downloaded some of the songs and Walk On, Beautiful Day & WILATW were the 3 that i got. i always thought bono's voice seemed kind of off though, i don't know i just felt like they should have made it better but still love the song. it makes you appreciate how great U2 are when you think of all the wonderful songs that they never released.
From:virginblue
Date:October 4th, 2002 06:22 pm (UTC)

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I love that song...well...I love the whole album! I think the "big 3 ATYCLB songs" (Beautiful Day, Elevation, Walk On) are totally awesome and all...but the hidden treasures of the album, to me, are definately 'When I look at the world, 'peace on earth' and 'in a little while'. They are all special songs. Its just a great album. :)
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From:melissajenny
Date:October 6th, 2002 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I agree completely... Peace on Earth, In A Little While, and When I Look at the World are my favorite songs from the album... but they're all kind of my favorite :-)

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