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September 19th, 2004

(no subject) @ 08:17 pm

I'm currently feelin: cheerful cheerful

So I was coming back to school today, and I was listening to Best Of '80-'90. "All I Want Is You" came on. And in the last minute or so of the song when Bono's repeating "You, All I want is you..." I honestly have to say that those are probably the most beautiful lines I've ever heard in any U2 song. So powerful. A lot of their stuff strikes me as being profound and powerful, but these words especially affected me today.

Anybody else have favorite lines?
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Date:September 19th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC)

The list of favourite lines from U2 seems endless. :)  I was recently struck by "You can't even remember what I'm trying to forget" - man, I know I've been there a few times.
Date:September 19th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
"I have kissed honey lips/felt the healing in her fingertips/and burned like fire/this burning desire" always kill me. As with the other verses of ISHFWILF. Also, not really a lyric, but when Bono starts... erm... wailing right when Larry hits the drums really powerfully in WOWY, my heart skips a beat. So emotional it breaks my heart, every time.
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Date:September 20th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOSH. I was just thinking the same thing about WOWY. I was driving and lsitening to it, and just when that part starts the sun burst forth from the clouds and it was the coolest thing ever.

/fangirling dork
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Date:September 19th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
i always smile and feel my heart wrench when I hear "Your love was a lightbulb hanging over my bed"

any line from both "Running to Stand Still" and "With or Without You" make me feel so emotional. How is it that this one group of men can make me feel such amazing emotions?
Date:September 19th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
I don't have a favourite line, because usually I have lots of favourite lines (usually whole songs :D)

Your father, He made the world in seven
He's in charge of heaven
Could you put a word in for me

Is my favourite at the moment
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Date:September 19th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh how to choose lol
One of my favorite lines is from Bad

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.

I wrote an english essay on it lol
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Date:September 19th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)

depends on my mood, the news, etc...

you're dangerous 'cause you're honest...

If I had anything... anything at all, I'd give it to you..

Hold on, hold on tightly and don't let go...

How long must we sing this song?
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Date:September 19th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
I have to say my favorite would be the following:

Were you just around the corner?
Did you think to try and warn her?
Or are you working on something new?
If there`s and order
In all of this disorder
Is it like a tape recorder?
Can we rewind it just once more

Take the colours of my imagination
Take the scent hanging in the air
Take this tangle of a conversation
And turn it into your own prayer
With my fingers as you want them
With my nails under your hide
With my teeth at your back
And my tongue to tell you the sweetest lies

Or even,
You don't know how you got here
You just know you want out

And then this one is the signature on my outgoing email:

Life should be fragrant,
From rooftop to the basement

It's funny how you can almost find a lyric of theirs to suit any situation/mood. Does anyone esle have that particular experience?

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Date:September 19th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
I have bunches too, somehow so many of their songs seem like bunches of perfect lines you know?

but definitely:

you stumble out of a hole in the ground, a vampire or a victim, it depends on who's around
I put that in my deadjournal userinfo

and definitely:

you say, one love we get to share it, leaves you baby if you don't care for it

I can't live...with, or without you
Date:September 19th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, the city's alight with lovers and lies
And bright blue eyes.
Oh, the city is bright, it's brighter than day tonight.
(Surrender, surrender)
(Surrender, surrender)
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Date:September 20th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)

The fever is white hot!

Lately I've been stuck on Rattle and Hum songs...like Silver and Gold, God Part Whatever and Angel of Harlem.

Before that I was listening to Miami for a while, which is weird because I used to never listen to it. "Getting hot in a pho-to booth."
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Date:September 21st, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)

yeah but...

i dunno, but i think "bad" has the most amazingly powerful stuff out of any U2 song. my friend kate once said "even if you dont like U2, that song can move you". when bono yells "IM WIDE AWAKE... Im not sleeping"... wow.

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