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October 18th, 2004

Possible New Lyrics from the U2 Camp @ 03:51 am

angelkitten13:
I'm currently feelin: curious curious
I'm currently hearin: U2: Vertigo

Hey Everyone,

I've been lurking for awhile and decided to introduce myself.

I belong to a U2 fan group on Yahoo and today someone posted lyrics to "City of Blinding Lights" from the Top of the Pops performance.

Does anyone know if these are correct?


The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you grow.......
I knew much more than, than anyone else
Neon hearts, Big blue eyes,
City grid from Fireflies
The advertising in the sky
Of people like us....

ahhhhhhhh, you fret and you frown
ohwhowhohoowho x 2
All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight.....!

Don't blink before you laugh
Looking ugly in a photograph
Flash photo, circle eyes
Camera dancing
I see when you walk on the plane
I see it in the clothes you make

ahhhhhhhh, you fret and you frown
ohwhowhohoowho x 2
All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight.....!
Tonight.......tonight
In the city of Blinding Lights......

ahhhhh, ahhhhh, ohhhhhhhh
Gonna be till the end of time....
All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight



Just curious about it.

Anyway, I am a serious U2 fan....and I am looking forward to How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb way tooooo much
 
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From:ryangage
Date:October 17th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
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This is of no help to you, but maybe you can help me.
I've seen the Vertigo video from TOTP. Do you know where I can see the other songs performed on TOTP? or hear them?
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From:axver
Date:October 17th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
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There's some audience recordings (and even a bit of video) of the other songs ... hopefully the files here will work for you. Some other people seem to have had trouble with that site. If you are successful, I highly recommend listening through headphones.

I am presuming the BBC will broadcast ABOY and COBL at a later date. I'm somewhat doubtful that Desire or SAMTM will ever be broadcast, though, considering their improvised nature.
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From:ryangage
Date:October 17th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much for the help! The site is a little slow but I got them :)
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From:axver
Date:October 17th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
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No problem! Hope you enjoy them. In my opinion, City Of Blinding Lights is absolutely stunning.
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From:dark_faith69
Date:October 18th, 2004 05:25 am (UTC)
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I can't get them to work. It keeps saying the connection resets or something.
Suggestions?
I really want to hear the songs!!
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From:axver
Date:October 18th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm not sure if the links are still working, but go to my LiveJournal and in my latest entry (18 October), I posted a couple of links to the files that I uploaded to YouSendIt.com. Give that a try and hopefully they will work for you.
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From:axver
Date:October 17th, 2004 10:33 pm (UTC)

My best attempt at the lyrics.

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Those, in my opinion, are pretty inaccurate.

The lyrics below are my best attempt. Some of it may be off, but some parts I'm pretty sure about. In any case, we'll all know soon enough! I'm doing these lyrics from both the rehearsal and the 'real thing' from the Top of the Pops.

The more you see, the less you know
The less you find out as you grow
I knew much more than, than I do now
Neon heart, day-glow eyes
City lit by fireflies
[Word I'm not 100% about - with/the?] Advertising in the skies
Of people like us

And I miss you ?? [I have no idea about this line, though I am sure 'miss you' is in there]
?? ready to leave the ground [again, not sure]

All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
[TOTP rehearsal only]: In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises
The camera can't see
I see when you walk on the plane [I don't think that's right. I'm sure the last word has an 'f' in it.]
I see it in the clothes you make
See the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you ??
?? ready to leave the ground

All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight, tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Tonight, tonight
[Two-or-so lines that I cannot decipher]

All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
All you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight

[Rehearsal: Tonight, tonight, in the city of blinding lights
When you stand up, I hope you can sing
??-line I'm not 100% about]
[Real thing: Closing two lines seem somewhat similar to the rehearsal, but don't sound exactly the same (for example, I'm sure there's mention of 'the ones who kneel'), and I think the last line has a mention of the BBC, implying they might be improvised lyrics.]
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From:angelkitten13
Date:October 18th, 2004 02:52 am (UTC)

Re: My best attempt at the lyrics.

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Thanks for the clarification!

It sounds beautiful!

Kitten
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From:lespapillons
Date:October 17th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Bono looks as if he's going to tip over!
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From:angelkitten13
Date:October 18th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC)
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I know, doesn't he?

My roommate keeps making jokes about 45 degree angles.

If only....;-)

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