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October 18th, 2004

Whee! @ 09:22 pm

mrslat:
I'm currently feelin: excited excited
I'm currently hearin: U2 // Until The End Of The World

Hola, hola!

I've been reading this community and liking U2 for a while, but I've never posted anything here, besides a comment on some long-ago post, explaining why I think "Vertigo" is about prison rape.

So... I'm introducing myself. Yo. I wuv U2. I enjoy their music, I admire their politics, and I'm impressed with the wonderful, meaningful, lyrics in all their songs, and the... passion that Bono sings with. U2 had better stay awesome with this new album, or I'll be sad. "Vertigo" is okay, but nothing special. Hopefully the rest of the album with at least be on par with that.

So... yes. And for the sake of trivia, I think my favorite song ever is "One." It rawks!

--Me

P.S. The local alternative/modern rock radio station, which generally just plays a lot of punk/emo crap, has been playing "Vertigo" a lot recently, and I found out today that it's at number one on their... whatever. Charts? So some damn punks are getting an education in good music.
 
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From:seven86
Date:October 18th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
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welcome back i guess. chris.
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:October 18th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
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I think "Vertigo" is about prison rape.

rofl! as a u2 slash writer I had to laugh at that! Nice to hear from you (if you were new I'd say, uh, welcome!)

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From:hew_
Date:October 18th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC)
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"I think "Vertigo" is about prison rape."

LMAO. Do explain. :P

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From:crazyrach
Date:October 18th, 2004 07:44 pm (UTC)
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i like you :)

always glad to meet a fellow "one" fan. best song ever.
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From:lespapillons
Date:October 18th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Vertigo is about Prison rate? I must've missed that one!
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From:mrslat
Date:October 19th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
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Yes, "Vertigo" is about prison rape. From a Hispanic inmate, which explains the Spanish. Just listen to the lyrics..

The lights go down, it's dark-- prison rape happens at night, when it's dark.

You head can't rule your heart-- it's not up to your brain to decide who you're gonna love, it's up to the other inmates.

The whole thing about being in a place called vertigo is about how your mind goes to its own little "happy place" when you're being raped in prison. The Spanish lines are spoken by the Hispanic rapist.

It's everything I wish I didn't know-- prison rape is not something you'd wish to know.

You give me something... I can feel-- speaks for itself.

The night is full of holes-- what kind of holes? Exactly.

The girl swayin' to the music is the sexual fantasy the guy tries to have to make his experience less painful.

"Now give me what I want, and no one gets hurt." -- spoken by the rapist.

Lights go down and all I know is you give me something-- speaks for itself.

Your love is teaching me how to kneel? Indeed.

Hope that clears up any confusion.
From:seven86
Date:October 19th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
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thats just hilarious...poor Bono

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