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March 27th, 2003

Bonos best lyric? @ 02:23 pm

clayboy103177:
I want to know what lyric really hits home to you guys. Not the objectively "best" lyric, but the lyric that is really personal to you. you can post as many as you like.
Heres mine:
I cant wait any longer
I cant wait till im stronger
I cant wait any longer...
My whole life is in that lyric...thats bonos genius at play...
 
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From:glitterkittykid
Date:March 27th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I relate to:
You talk with out speaking,
Cry with out weeping,
Scream with out raising your voice.
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From:ifyoudont
Date:March 27th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)
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that's mine, too.
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From:simu2fan
Date:March 27th, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC)
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In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Spilling over the brim


Many times, that lyric has mirrored my feelings...

And then there's

If I could, I would let it go

so simple...but that song is what really made me take notice of this Band. It has a very special place in my heart.
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From:izzybeth
Date:March 27th, 2003 03:42 pm (UTC)
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but I still haven't found what I'm looking for
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From:chelsea_energy
Date:March 27th, 2003 06:36 pm (UTC)
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EXACTLY!

That and...

I believe in a kingdom come
Where all the colors will bleed into one


...and it's not so much that I'm religious and believe in this heavenly thing, but I believe there's something better coming for this world and in it differences don't matter.

I think that is their most powerful lyrics ever, and when I hear the Rattle and Hum version of that song I can't resist tears.
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From:slfcllednowhere
Date:March 27th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC)
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"I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me."
From:ashe777
Date:March 27th, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Rejoice rules! October just doesn't get enough credit for its lyrical and musical genius...
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From:cherry_divinity
Date:March 27th, 2003 05:20 pm (UTC)

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this song is me through and through...

If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would
Let it go...

This desperation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
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From:rhythmsextion
Date:March 27th, 2003 06:03 pm (UTC)
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You wanted to get somewhere so badly
You had to lose yourself along the way
From:ju_lay23
Date:March 27th, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)
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They want you to play Jesus
So you go down on one knee,
But they'll want their money back
If you're alive at 33


I can't even explain it.... it's mesmerizing.
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From:kjackson
Date:March 27th, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna taste your saltwater kisses?
Who's gonna take the place of me?


That one really gets me.
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From:achtung12
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC)

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"she's gonna dream of the world she wants to live in, she's gonna dream out loud"

that line is fuckin me!
~affa~
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From:divve197
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)

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...and you can dream so dream out loud......

. don't let the bastards grind you down.
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From:jackieblue
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:09 pm (UTC)
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The whole of "Dirty Day" but extra-specially

"You can hold onto something so tight you've already lost it.
Dragging me down, that's not the way it used to be
You can't even remember what I'm trying to forget"

Then again, if you read my user info you'll see just how much I identify with.
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From:stateless
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:12 pm (UTC)
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besides the one you posted.. i'd have to go with all of bad, all of kite, so many more... but these, yes:

"I want to reach out over the Loch
And feel your hand across the water
Walk with you along an unapproved road
Not looking over my shoulder

I want to see, and I want to hear
To understand your fears
But we're north and south of the river"


"It's not why you're running
It's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming
But what you're gonna do

It's not where you're born
It's where you belong
It's not how weak
But what will make you strong"


"September
Streets capsizing
Spilling over
Down the drain
Shards of glass
Splinters like rain
But you could only feel
Your own pain"

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From:_serendipity
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:28 pm (UTC)
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awesome userpic! I love that song - and what a great lyric...one of my favorites
:)
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:23 pm (UTC)
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* She is raging
She is raging
And a storm blows up in her eyes


* I have spoke with tongues of angels
I have held the hand of the devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for


* Uncertainty can be a guiding light

Hell. The entirety of Gone, Bad, just about every song they've written.
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From:_serendipity
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:27 pm (UTC)

*applause*

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fabulous userpic! I absolutely love that song - and that is one of my favorite lines (great to sing at the top of your voice while driving fast)
:)
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From:_serendipity
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:26 pm (UTC)

great post!

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"I want to run, I want to hide - I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside ... I want to feel sunlight on my face"

"Just as you found me, always I will be a little bit too free with myself"

"Sometimes I feel like checking out...I wanna get it wrong - can't always be strong"

"you bury your treasure where it can't be found, but your love is like a secret that's been passed around"

"looking for to save my - save my soul ... looking for to fill that god-shaped hole"

"you hurt yourself, you hurt your lover, then you discover what you thought was freedom was just free"

"If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind..."

"she carries the world on her hips...no champagne flute for her lips...no twirls or skips between her fingertips"

"running to stand still"

"what you need you give away"

"you want to be the song...the song that you hear in your head..."

"Set me alight..."

(wow, I have too many.... sorry, guys lol)
From:indeegirl
Date:March 27th, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC)
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a few of my personal favourites (and ones that are deeply personal for me):

I'm not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
If you took a look inside


You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

Bad
If you twist and turn away/If you tear yourself in two again/If I could, yes I would/If I could, I would/Let it go/Surrender/Dislocate

If I could throw this/Lifeless lifeline to the wind/Leave this heart of clay/See you walk, walk away/Into the night/And through the rain/Into the half-light/And through the flame

If I could through myself/Set your spirit free/I'd lead your heart away/See you break, break away/Into the light/And to the day

To let it go/And so to fade away/To let it go/And so fade away

I'm wide awake/I'm wide awake/Wide awake/I'm not sleeping/Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they'd/Tell you what I would say/True colors fly in blue and black/Bruised silken sky and burning flag/Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes

If I could, you know I would/If I could, I would
Let it go...

Stay...
Green light, Seven Eleven/You stop in for a pack of cigarettes/You don't smoke, don't even want to
Hey now, check your change/Dressed up like a car crash/Your wheels are turning but you're upside down/You say when he hits you, you don't mind
Because when he hurts you, you feel alive
Hey babe, is that what it is

Red lights, gray morning/You stumble out of a hole in the ground/A vampire or a victim/It depends on who's around/You used to stay in to watch the adverts/You could lip synch to the talk show hosts

And if you look, you look through me/And when you talk, you talk at me/And when I touch you, you don't feel a thing

If I could stay.../Then the night would give you up/Stay...and the day would keep its trust
Stay...and the night would be enough

Faraway, so close/Up with the static and the radio
With satellite television/You can go anywhere
Miami, New Orleans/London, Belfast and Berlin

And if you listen I can't call/And if you jump, you just might fall/And if you shout, I'll only hear you

If I could stay.../Then the night would give you up/Stay...then the day would keep its trust
Stay...with the demons you drowned/Stay...with the spirit I found/Stay...and the night would be enough

Three o'clock in the morning/It's quiet and there's no one around/Just the bang and the clatter/As an angel runs to ground


And I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
You can only take so much
From:ashe777
Date:March 27th, 2003 10:40 pm (UTC)
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"You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been...
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away, a singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom."
- Walk On

And the way he sings it...perfect. He hit this verse perfectly. I can't describe how meaningful it is for me.

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