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U2 — Mysterious Ways
Album: Achtung Baby
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1280









Released: 1991
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Johnny take a walk with your sister the moon
Let her pale light in to fill up your room
You've been living underground
Eating from a can
You've been running away
From what you don't understand...
Love

She's slippy
You're sliding down
She'll be there when you hit the ground

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways

Johnny take a dive with your sister in the rain
Let her talk about the things you can't explain
To touch is to heal
To hurt is to steal
If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel

(on your knees boy)

She's the wave
She turns the tide
She sees the man inside the child

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Lift my days, light up my nights

One day you will look...back
And you'll see...where
You were held...how
By this love...while
You could stand...there
You could move on this moment
Follow this feeling

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright (Love, love)
She moves in mysterious ways (Oh no, oh no)
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright (Move you, spirit, move, making love)
Spirit moves in mysterious ways (Yeah, move, yeah, move, make love)
It's alright, it's alright, alright (You move with it, she moves with it)
Lift my days, light up my nights, love
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 mrselfdestruct wrote:
They changed the "she sees the man inside the child" lyrics in this?
 
Don't think so.  It's there, midway down the lyrics sheet; after (on your knees boy).
I could have sworn RP played this yesterday. No matter - it's a fine tune. Doesn't always work for U2 playing music which doesn't have their house sound, but this works well. When Love Comes To Town and Love Rescue me do not work at all. At least U2 have managed to avoid the fatal error of a white band playing anything with a reggae twist....in the studio that is.
They changed the "she sees the man inside the child" lyrics in this?
 DrLex wrote:

Indeed, this is great and it never gets old. I must crank the volume whenever anything from this album comes up. They never came close to this level in any of their later albums.
 
Only song from a later album that to me comes a bit close is Magnificent.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Mysterious lyrics, inspired guitar work, fantastic orchestration and production and even Bono is singing at his pompous best.

This has to be one of the best U2 songs in my opinion.

At the top of their game and it has an Irish vibe with the names of the characters in the lyrics.

So as Fred_Riley might say - a 10 from the Ulster jury.

 
A 10 from me as well ... my favorite song by U2, and that's high praise!
 

 

 










A 10 from me as well ... my favorite song by U2, and that's high praise!


Mysterious lyrics, inspired guitar work, fantastic orchestration and production and even Bono is singing at his pompous best.

This has to be one of the best U2 songs in my opinion.

At the top of their game and it has an Irish vibe with the names of the characters in the lyrics.

So as Fred_Riley might say - a 10 from the Ulster jury.

 

 

 

My #1 Album of the Ninties
So many better ones to play. This is weak. Thank you.
An Irish friend told me this one: what's the difference between Bono and God? Answer: God doesn't wander around Dublin thinking he's Bono. 
 Will62 wrote:
Nope - another hearing and another underwhelming feeling. Average at best this band and GROSSLY overrated. 

 
Thank you.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Remember when this broke upon the world like a crashing wave? It still hits me like a tsunami! Wickedly sinister bass, mad guitar with all kinds of things going on, going from L to R and fuzzing up the synapses; the powerful drumming, amazing vocals; it feels so good

 
Indeed, this is great and it never gets old. I must crank the volume whenever anything from this album comes up. They never came close to this level in any of their later albums.
 Steely_D wrote:
So I'm gonna state the obvious just in case folks haven't noticed it:
This is a religious song, and Bono is simply singing about God while using the example of a woman. It has nothing to do with how a woman moves.

God works in mysterious ways. If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel. Etc.

From that perspective, it's a really well-written song. I'm not a big U2 fan, except for Unforgettable Fire, but I gotta respect the craft here.

 
You may find this interpretation obvious.  I find it to be more than a bit of a stretch.  Why would they feel the need to disguise "God works in mysterious ways" as "She moves in mysterious ways"?

You've taken the "better learn how to kneel" line out of its context.

I've noticed the similarity to the old saw, but that hardly makes it a song about the supernatural. 
Nope - another hearing and another underwhelming feeling. Average at best this band and GROSSLY overrated. 
So I'm gonna state the obvious just in case folks haven't noticed it:
This is a religious song, and Bono is simply singing about God while using the example of a woman. It has nothing to do with how a woman moves.

God works in mysterious ways. If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel. Etc.

From that perspective, it's a really well-written song. I'm not a big U2 fan, except for Unforgettable Fire, but I gotta respect the craft here.
Remember when this broke upon the world like a crashing wave? It still hits me like a tsunami! Wickedly sinister bass, mad guitar with all kinds of things going on, going from L to R and fuzzing up the synapses; the powerful drumming, amazing vocals; it feels so good
 inceoglu wrote:
Oh man, at one time these guys used to make good music, really good music.

 
I agree, at one time, one time only, even then they had a writer, a producer and an orchestra.
Oh man, at one time these guys used to make good music, really good music.
HEADLINE NEWS FLASH:  BONO FALLS ON HIS ARSE
The majority of us folks who recognize that this is one of the all time greatest bands  are silent on these comment pages.

But this song is a 7.4 
 randyblew wrote:
Outstanding - I went through a Not Like the Album So Much phase during the mid-90's, even though I saw them in Charlotte on the 2nd date of the Achtung tour. But the revisiting just kills it. No be bagging on those who hate the Bono and the U2 - the bigger your stage, the more the back bleachers boo. You don't have to like them at all, but if you don't - well, you're an idiot. Ha! No - just an elitist. If they'd sold 20 million less albums you'd probably love them - some people love to take a position just because it's contrary to what "everyone else thinks". A breathtaking, world-changing band. My two cents.

 
100% behind your sentiments randyblew
 kiarash wrote:
U2's never been my thing...
and Bono is an asshole IMHO

 
.... as they say, "YOU ARE NOT ALONE"
Outstanding - I went through a Not Like the Album So Much phase during the mid-90's, even though I saw them in Charlotte on the 2nd date of the Achtung tour. But the revisiting just kills it. No be bagging on those who hate the Bono and the U2 - the bigger your stage, the more the back bleachers boo. You don't have to like them at all, but if you don't - well, you're an idiot. Ha! No - just an elitist. If they'd sold 20 million less albums you'd probably love them - some people love to take a position just because it's contrary to what "everyone else thinks". A breathtaking, world-changing band. My two cents.
One of my all-time favorite bridges. 

marvelous...  love this song...
 
U2? Time to change the channel.
Relax and enjoy the music ya all

"If you want to kiss the sky, you better learn how to kneel..."

Clever stuff...  practically an allusion to Jimi Hendrix...  great music...  love it...  everybody in my church be kneeling and dancing...
 
U2's never been my thing...
and Bono is an asshole IMHO
"It's all right, it's all right." No Bono it is not. That's three onslaughts of U2 on RP today. Enough is enough. Please.
 fredriley wrote:

Leaderships usually installed and supported by Western imperialist powers, who continue their exploitation of resources at the expense of the ordinary stiffs in those countries who really get the rough end of the imperialist pineapple.

That said, St Bonio and the Tax Dodgers aren't much use in ameliorating the situation. At best, St Bonio had a highly marginal impact on 'world leaders' at Gleneagles, a fleabite on an elephant. Enough to make it scratch, nowhere near enough to stop it stomping on everything in its path. Real change, as the 'Arab Spring' has shown us quite graphically, comes about from popular revolutionary action. Action that imperialist powers pay corrupt dictatorships and kleptocracies handsomely to suppress so that profits can continue to flow to capitalists and corporations in the developing world.

 

Well said Fred.
It opens with a hook and keeps on going ...


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
 tphord wrote:
Poor countries are poor for demonstrable reasons, usually because of horribly massively oppressively corrupt leadership subjugating the general population.
 
Leaderships usually installed and supported by Western imperialist powers, who continue their exploitation of resources at the expense of the ordinary stiffs in those countries who really get the rough end of the imperialist pineapple.

That said, St Bonio and the Tax Dodgers aren't much use in ameliorating the situation. At best, St Bonio had a highly marginal impact on 'world leaders' at Gleneagles, a fleabite on an elephant. Enough to make it scratch, nowhere near enough to stop it stomping on everything in its path. Real change, as the 'Arab Spring' has shown us quite graphically, comes about from popular revolutionary action. Action that imperialist powers pay corrupt dictatorships and kleptocracies handsomely to suppress so that profits can continue to flow to capitalists and corporations in the developing world.

Tphord wrote:

"Poor countries are poor for demonstrable reasons, usually because of horribly massively oppressively corrupt leadership subjugating the general population."


Your comment is so ignorant of history that it almost needs to be completely ignored, but I'll bite.

How do you think these corrupt leaders rose to power? Were they educated by Western colonizers? Did they cut a deal with a multinational corporation to trade mineral/fossil fuel rights for power? Were they the leader of a political/military power who's opposition to communism made Western powers overlook their horrible human rights abuses? Or, were they elected freely only to go on and solidify power/change their countries constitution/eliminate their rivals? Did they leverage their country's few resources to the World Bank in exchange for loans they could never afford to pay back?

The reason why countries stay poor is because its far more expedient for richer, more powerful nations to subjugate less powerful and underdeveloped nations. We take for granted all the aspects of our well developed societies in the west; laws that people follow, courts that work, a system of health care, fair elections - but these institutions are still developing in the poorer countries Bono tries to help. That's why their called "Developing Nations."

Bono has every right to expect ask rich countries to chip in when "disasters" like the AIDS epidemic strike. After all, we profit from them on so many levels.

Food for thought.
U2 hysteria is undeserved and unwarranted in my view.
Bono... (what the hell is a "bono" anyway) is a self-absorbed narcissistic wannabe important person.
What ever happened to the concept that in order to have credibility in a field... or political topic or discipline, one first has to achieve, earn and demonstrate some justification for holding that credibility?
Please, lead singer in a mediocre band... leads to too much time on his hands and too much income... which leads to delusions of grandeur.

As for the "rich countries owe poor countries something" philosophical concept... no country owes any other country anything, unless they inflict harm on the "other" country somehow.
Poor countries are poor for demonstrable reasons, usually because of horribly massively oppressively corrupt leadership subjugating the general population.

It galls me to rate U2 this high - most of their output flat out bores me - but this seems like a solid 8.  This slinky, sexy groove still sounds fresh and exciting all these years later.

Re St. Bono's political activism.

I like the music, and do not agree with the content of his activism but would invite those of you who oppose to at least understand it.

Bono believes that western countries owe poor, developing countries much assistance.  He apparently believes that large amounts of gifted aid will help.  it makes perfect sense for him to hob nob because countries like the USA and Great Britain because these states have access to the biggest pools of resources.

Bono is not leading a fight against the contemporary ethnic cleansing or vestiges of western violent colonialism.

 


 fredriley wrote:

St Bonio invites 'strong opinions' on account of his hobnobbing with world leaders, moralist preaching, serious wealth, and tax avoidance. If he stuck to playing music folk would be more concerned by his musical ability than his personality. I was ok about U2, despite being a militant atheist, before he became a self-publicising world figure lending spurious legitimacy to Bush, Blair et al. Once he made himself a public figure, he deserved everything coming to him.

 
At what point is it possible to separate the music from the personalities I wonder? I'm guessing future generations, not blighted by daily press coverage will have a different angle on U2 etc. The antics of various classical composers I love, dating back a few hundred years, fortunately very rarely spoil the music for me.

The Trabant album! Dated to the fall of the Berlin wall (and Trabants)


 HazzeSwede wrote:
    So,you don't have money,opinions or a VIP pass to anywhere,well too bad for you !
 
Megalomaniacs (sorry 'world leaders') should be brought down, or at least brought down to earth, not hob-nobbed with. You wouldn't catch me hanging out with 'leaders'. St Bonio, Geldof and their like have made negative contributions to social justice by lending dictators (elective or imposed) social and moral legitimacy.

There's an old saying, popularised in the excellent and slyly satirical Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy: anyone who seeks power should on no account be allowed to have it.


 throwback wrote:
{#Wall}

Never have liked U2......

 
Ditto

{#Wall}

Never have liked U2......

I thought this was "Hippie Chick" by Soho at first - would like to hear that (more than this).


I'm writhing on the floor.... will there ever be another "Achtung Baby!"....!!
As being not a fan of U2, they have still some good tunes, but this i dont like much!!!
 fredriley wrote:

St Bonio invites 'strong opinions' on account of his hobnobbing with world leaders, moralist preaching, serious wealth, and tax avoidance. If he stuck to playing music folk would be more concerned by his musical ability than his personality. I was ok about U2, despite being a militant atheist, before he became a self-publicising world figure lending spurious legitimacy to Bush, Blair et al. Once he made himself a public figure, he deserved everything coming to him.

     So,you don't have money,opinions or a VIP pass to anywhere,well too bad for you !


 reindeer wrote:
I have heard this song so many times that I have lost my ability to enjoy it.
 
I feel the same way. There are others on Achtung that I prefer to hear and am not burned out on.

 Alpine wrote:
Man, what a bunch of U2 and Bono haters! Lighten up it's just music.
 
St Bonio invites 'strong opinions' on account of his hobnobbing with world leaders, moralist preaching, serious wealth, and tax avoidance. If he stuck to playing music folk would be more concerned by his musical ability than his personality. I was ok about U2, despite being a militant atheist, before he became a self-publicising world figure lending spurious legitimacy to Bush, Blair et al. Once he made himself a public figure, he deserved everything coming to him.

Play "Magnificent" from the new album!!!!
"Movement is just one of the great mysteries of women?"  Please explain, I'm lost here...

 
araja wrote:


Note that it's "SHE moves in mysterious ways". Movement is just one of the great mysteries of women.
 


Yep.  Look at Beatles late 60s.  Stones 1970 +/- 3 years.  Dylan.  Springsteen.  The list isn't as short as you think.

 kaz wrote:
A decent followup to the Joshua Tree tunes.
Has any band ever produced anything better after such a stellar album?
 


Great album. Even the throw aways rate at least 7-8.  Three maybe four 10's. Doesn't get much better.
 zipper wrote:


Do you dance to this song in mysterious ways?
 

Yes indeed.
Love dancing to this.
Alpine wrote:
Man, what a bunch of U2 and Bono haters! Lighten up it's just music. But that Talking Heads is just a bunch of *&#%.
Not to sound overly sensitive, but I think you're concept of "it's just music" should apply to Talking Heads as well as any other band out there that is not on your list of okay music. Tell us to lighten up over U2 so you can bash TH? WTF. I like em both, have most of their albums, but listen to them rarely. Why? Hell if I know. Groovin on Porcupine Tree at the moment. Next moment, something else. But I still keep it all in perspective. It's all good. And some is great.
A decent followup to the Joshua Tree tunes. Has any band ever produced anything better after such a stellar album?
algrif wrote:
I've never been able to understand how a person can move in mystrious ways. Does it mean they float 2 feet off the ground or something? By the way, I'm dropping this from a 4 to 2 because I'm sick of hearing that meaningless statement.
Note that it's "SHE moves in mysterious ways". Movement is just one of the great mysteries of women.
Man, what a bunch of U2 and Bono haters! Lighten up it's just music. But that Talking Heads is just a bunch of *&#%.
Blasserman wrote:
I like U2, but this song like so many others (of the era) has been so overplayed in the 90's that I'm sick of it. It's amazing how much music I have become sick of simply because of too much play.
agreed.
I like U2, but this song like so many others (of the era) has been so overplayed in the 90's that I'm sick of it. It's amazing how much music I have become sick of simply because of too much play.
algrif wrote:
I've never been able to understand how a person can move in mystrious ways. Does it mean they float 2 feet off the ground or something? By the way, I'm dropping this from a 4 to 2 because I'm sick of hearing that meaningless statement.
You have an uninteresting life, yes? Very literal. Very static.
Well, if you've got $$ to burn that way, donate it RP instead, a much better use. chasech5 wrote:
There is a very short list of songs I know of that I completely detest. Absolutely. Unequivocally. That I would pay a sum of money in order to to be guaranteed never to have to hear again. This song is on that list.
Why are there so many haters on here? This song is so much fun! Lurve the Achtung U2 sound.
I have heard this song so many times that I have lost my ability to enjoy it.
oldviolin wrote:
I love dancing to this song.
Do you dance to this song in mysterious ways?
There is a very short list of songs I know of that I completely detest. Absolutely. Unequivocally. That I would pay a sum of money in order to to be guaranteed never to have to hear again. This song is on that list.
Man, I dislike (mostly) all of Bono. They had many great songs (after awhile) IMO. This is a great one
I love dancing to this song.
LizDeines wrote:
I've been told I resemble this song.
Thus let me inform you that I consider you "most excellent".
I've never been able to understand how a person can move in mystrious ways. Does it mean they float 2 feet off the ground or something? By the way, I'm dropping this from a 4 to 2 because I'm sick of hearing that meaningless statement.
Its been long enough since I last heard this that I can really appreciate it now as simply great iconic U2. Moral: Just say no to commercial radio ;-)
I've been told I resemble this song.
lionirons wrote:
Wish this band would hurry up and find a singer!!
Good to know you are SOOOOO MUCH better & SUCH A SUCCESS!! Read "WALK ON"
Always Love Hearing U2 playing on the radio.
Well captured on the Sydney show that recently came out on dvd. And I agree, their interplay really strengthens the song. slowhand wrote:
Best seen/heard live when Bono trysts w/ a beautiful belly dancer live on stage. I loved the experience.
Cam501 wrote:
Whether or not this song was a mainstream hit or not is irrelevant to me. If i like it, I like it mainstream or not. I like that they can mix some obscure tunes I've not been exposed to with some favorites. No one else has the b***s to do that. Everyone else seems to think you have to be one or the other, that's a bunch of bs.
All these arguments about music here being too 'mainstream' would dissolve away if people just didn't listen to so much popular music on the radio. I think that's why I can keep coming back to this album and others (good example: Any Zeppelin), I watch my intake of Popular Culture(TM). Too much and it all starts to seem stale. Or staler than it already is.
I was in the Peace Corp in Africa when this came out. Someone got hold of the tape. We rocked the grass hut hard to this Album, Stomped some serious Dung floor! Still works for me.
Wish this band would hurry up and find a singer!!
Whether or not this song was a mainstream hit or not is irrelevant to me. If i like it, I like it mainstream or not. I like that they can mix some obscure tunes I've not been exposed to with some favorites. No one else has the b***s to do that. Everyone else seems to think you have to be one or the other, that's a bunch of bs.
pret-a-porter wrote:
going out on a limb here I have no concept of why this would be played on rp
Because it's great?! Honestly, I've bashed later U2 as many times as most U2 haters on this little paradise of ours. But this album and the Joshua Tree are timeless masterpieces.
One of the most powerful bass tracks in modern music. Best seen/heard live when Bono trysts w/ a beautiful belly dancer live on stage. I loved the experience.
ElSupreme wrote:
Eclectic doesn't mean that something 'isn't mainstream' but rather a selection from many genres. And by playing this set, I would tend to think eclectic. If all you play is off beat random stuff you become LESS eclectic than a station that occasionally plays mainstream music. 8:21 am - Belle & Sebastian - Summer Wasting 8:17 am - U2 - Mysterious Ways 8:13 am - The Orb - Toxygene And don't get me started on that cutting edge comment. I believe that Beethoven has the two of the top 5 rated songs on the list.
Agreed. This isn't an indie station. And there's nothing wrong with this song. Just because you've heard it on mainstream radio doesn't mean it doesn't belong here. The difference between RP and others is that RP will go out there and do sets like those songs. I, for one, enjoy hearing classics every now and then, as well as being exposed to stuff I've no knowledge of. And for the record, I've rated this song a 6, and you don't see me complaining. :)
Sunman wrote:
I'm with you on that...hardly eclectic or cutting edge.
Eclectic doesn't mean that something 'isn't mainstream' but rather a selection from many genres. And by playing this set, I would tend to think eclectic. If all you play is off beat random stuff you become LESS eclectic than a station that occasionally plays mainstream music. 8:21 am - Belle & Sebastian - Summer Wasting 8:17 am - U2 - Mysterious Ways 8:13 am - The Orb - Toxygene And don't get me started on that cutting edge comment. I believe that Beethoven has the two of the top 5 rated songs on the list.
I like U2. I like this song. I can hear it on any radio station across the country. I am sure one of my local stations is playing it right now. That is why I listen to RP.
toddschmutz wrote:
Timeless
Exactly, Sounds like a brand new song, but when I think back on when I bought this album I was 13 and it was a cassette!
pret-a-porter wrote:
going out on a limb here I have no concept of why this would be played on rp
I'm with you on that...hardly eclectic or cutting edge.
One of my favorites.
It would be nice to have a break from the ubiquitous, over-played, and after a while gratingly sanctimonious U2 and the oh-so-saintly Bono. Less, please.
going out on a limb here I have no concept of why this would be played on rp
Timeless
:music:
highwindows wrote:
Trivial I know - but I just have a slight problem with Bono's addiction to ALWAYS sporting dark glasses! :cry:
Not always dark. Sometimes cute pink ones :idea:
I luuuuuuuuurrrrrrrve this song! :kiss: :heartkiss: :hug: :hearteyes:
exciter76 wrote:
the same amletic question since I was 15een..... the joshua tree....or achtung baby?.....this is the question.....still I haven't decided which of this 2 is the best U2's album.... anyway....so cool listen mysterious ways in the office guys....I think to jump on the desk and dance! :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2:
I'm with you, honey! :dancingbanana:
drover wrote:
U2 sucks in mysterious ways. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Haha!
Early 90s night here at RP....
exciter76 wrote:
the same amletic question since I was 15een..... the joshua tree....or achtung baby?.....this is the question.....still I haven't decided which of this 2 is the best U2's album.... anyway....so cool listen mysterious ways in the office guys....I think to jump on the desk and dance! :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2:
It's tough call, indeed. Achtung Baby is more varied and has more and IMO better Edge guitar solos. The Joshua Tree has better songs, though.
bigstory wrote:
Sad, isn't it?
A mite overstated, but U2 certainly is a band that deserves its R&RHOF status.
the same amletic question since I was 15een..... the joshua tree....or achtung baby?.....this is the question.....still I haven't decided which of this 2 is the best U2's album.... anyway....so cool listen mysterious ways in the office guys....I think to jump on the desk and dance! :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2:
highwindows wrote:
Trivial I know - but I just have a slight problem with Bono's addiction to ALWAYS sporting dark glasses! :cry:
Maybe he has terrible eyesight and doesn't want the people to see how thick the lenses are AKA The style of Roy Orbison!!
coloradojohn wrote:
These guys are each in their own right amazingly gifted and creative artists who put 100% of everything into everything. Single out the bass, it rocks like the bed of all grooves. The guitar is interacting with it like a live thing. The awesome Celtic drums are often completely overlooked. and who in the Universe can hang onto even one of the solar flares shooting out from that man with the mic? These guys will be revered another 30 years, and then some. The BEST!
Sad, isn't it?
IT'S ALRIGHT IT'S ALRIGHT IT'S AL-FREEKING-RIGHT!!!
Trivial I know - but I just have a slight problem with Bono's addiction to ALWAYS sporting dark glasses! :cry:
These guys are each in their own right amazingly gifted and creative artists who put 100% of everything into everything. Single out the bass, it rocks like the bed of all grooves. The guitar is interacting with it like a live thing. The awesome Celtic drums are often completely overlooked. and who in the Universe can hang onto even one of the solar flares shooting out from that man with the mic? These guys will be revered another 30 years, and then some. The BEST!
yeaaaaaaaahhh -- allright!!!
Mack wrote:
Achtung Babay. Better than Joshua Tree? I think not, but this one's pretty darn good.
At the time I was blown away by their ability to do something so "Un-U2" - that at the same time was innovative and new. It just seems like they haven't been able to break away from the Achtung U2 :sad:
Most Excellent :bounce:
bwanab wrote:
Can anybody say "...the silent majority..."?
That's such a cop-out. The "silent majority" is a nice euphemism for "too lazy to push a button". Go out a find your silent majority and get them to vote!
amcallis wrote:
Disagree, but funny!!!! I might modify that by saying U2's Politics suck in not-so-mysterious ways.
How eloquently stated. You are a true humanitarian.
U2 seems to be SOOO overplayed and burned out now-a-days, but this song and album in general is still excellent. My enjoyment of U2 has successively dropped off as each of their new album since Achtung Baby has been released.
ColoBacon wrote:
Every time I hear this song I think of my friend who was driving and singing this at the top of his lungs. Right on the chorus and on beat, he drove right into another car and totaled his car. Why does that bring a smile to my face?
Because you are a sick SOB?
Mack wrote:
Achtung Babay. Better than Joshua Tree? I think not, but ...
Not even close.
nice set!!!
a friend of mine once described U2 as "chart rebels", whilst I like some U2 stuff (mainly earlier stuff up until rattle & hum), I can understand how he came up with that description.
Every time I hear this song I think of my friend who was driving and singing this at the top of his lungs. Right on the chorus and on beat, he drove right into another car and totaled his car. Why does that bring a smile to my face?
jah_blessed wrote:
I hated this song back then because it was so un-U2ish. I've come to like it over the years. A solid 8.
Good music survives and wins in the end.
Guitar solo: "Home where my thought's escaping, Home where my music's playing, Home where my love lies waiting Silently for me."
I hated this song back then because it was so un-U2ish. I've come to like it over the years. A solid 8.
Tux wrote:
No, because if the majority were silent this song would not have gotten 122 ratings. I think that the people that do NOT like it, just don't bother to rate it. There is just no other way I can explain a score this high.
Yes, it's ever so painful to choose from a drop-down. "Ow! I'm not gonna bother." Accept, Tux, that while there are people who do not like this, there are more people who do. Read that again: more. As in majority. Accept it. Move on. You don't like U2. That's cool. Most people do like them. Cool too. Excellent tune.
bwanab wrote:
Can anybody say "...the silent majority..."?
No, because if the majority were silent this song would not have gotten 122 ratings. I think that the people that do NOT like it, just don't bother to rate it. There is just no other way I can explain a score this high.