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sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: May 31, 2018 3:33
 

 

maclochness wrote:
The haters are those who aren't able to articulate constructive criticism or honest feedback in an even remotely eloquent way.  It's too bad for this board and all the other online forums.
 



sfyi2001 writes:

   The great songs, like this one, usually leave me at a loss for words, feeling like no matter how well I might do expressing what they make me feel and think and what they mean to me, that I will fall short of the praise they deserve, which to me seems like a betrayal especially when it is music that has moved me for a very long time, like this song, about that evil known as heroin.


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

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so, fade away

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 bloodshot eyes

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
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
And so fade away
To let it go
Oh now, and so to fade away

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





{#Crown}
epiclectic
(O.C. Southern California)
Posted: May 27, 2018 10:41
 

Used to like it but overplayed...
Clyde_Bedow
(Way out there)
Posted: May 18, 2018 9:13
 

#Stunix:
If you can perform it like its the most important social statement in three decades, you might be on to something!

*(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.){#Sunny}


stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: May 17, 2018 10:17
 

My U2 song.    (needs someone to strum E and A on a distorted guitar with heavy chorus and delay.)

Adumbration, perturbation, ratiocination, venation, bifurcation, derogation, delineation, dispensation, dissipation, divination, domination, elevation, execration, expostulation, inflammation, interpolation, inundation, ionization, lactation, ministration, ostentation, renunciation, stagnation, adjuration, denunciation, depreciation, disputation, improvisation, nasalization, aberration, acclimatization, altercation, approbation, asseveration, consternation, conflagration, conformation, defalcation, defamation, degradation, distillation, excitation, expiation, miscegenation, penetration, permutation, peroration, salutation, stipulation, spoliation, divagation, laudation, corroboration, depredation, meditation, revocation, tribulation, veneration, levitation, affirmation, annexation, appellation, condensation, commutation, configuration, denomination, derivation, dissertation, incantation, jubilation, negation, oration, ordination, proclamation, provocation, remuneration, signification, foreordination, innovation, mystification, reparation, abbreviation, abdication, abnegation, abomination, alienation, continuation, convocation, cremation, delectation, declamation, deprivation, determination, dissemination, exploitation, formation, incarnation, justification, limitation, moderation, nomination, trepidation, implication, acclamation, affectation, adoration, alteration, assassination, avocation, connotation, emigration, gestation, accommodation, adulation, affiliation, agglomeration, aggravation, alliteration, amplification, annihilation, annunciation, anticipation, aviation, capitalization, centralization, cessation, collaboration, complication, confrontation, conglomeration, consolidation, coronation, desperation, enunciation, exclamation, extermination, fabrication, fertilization, hallucination, initiation, immigration, inflation, liquidation, narration, numeration, rationalization, respiration, simulation, speculation, syncopation, syndication, variation, vegetation, violation, confederation, detonation, inspiration, intonation, vocation, accusation, arbitration, aspiration, cancellation, certification, computation, consolation, devastation, documentation, exoneration, germination, incorporation, mutation, oxidation, perspiration, probation, preservation, qualification, recommendation, revelation, sensation, solidification, sterilization, termination, fluctuation, equation, exaggeration, frustration, manipulation, temptation, experimentation, administration, application, appreciation, association, civilization, commendation, communication, condemnation, confirmation, conjugation, conservation, coordination, dedication, disintegration, duration, evaporation, fascination, gravitation, hesitation, hyphenation, illustration, imagination, installation, legislation, mispronunciation, modification,multiplication, negotiation, organization, propagation, pronunciation, registration, separation, specification, verification, vibration, decoration, admiration, celebration, circulation, combination, compensation, consideration, cooperation, corporation, demonstration, declaration, destination, discrimination, education, examination, expectation, explanation, exploration, generation, humiliation, identification,  memorization, observation, obligation, occupation, operation, publication, quotation, recreation, situation, transportation, utilization, valuation, graduation, coloration, conversation, crystallization, foundation, information, notation, plantation, population, precipitation, preparation, punctuation, relation, reputation, regulation, constellation, creation, location, nation,station, vacation

thankyou, please send royalties to my lawyers and send my hat on a learjet.
maclochness
(Pennsylvania)
Posted: May 17, 2018 10:06
 

The haters are those who aren't able to articulate constructive criticism or honest feedback in an even remotely eloquent way.  It's too bad for this board and all the other online forums.
SurfDoc
(Everywhere)
Posted: May 02, 2018 15:44
 

It surprises me how U2 gets such a bad rap on RP.  I think they are great, thanks for playing.
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Apr 04, 2018 5:56
 

 redmachine wrote:
Imagine how good Radio Paradise would be if they realised how utterly dreadful U2 are. 

 
Imagine how good the RP boards would be if some of the posters realized that their taste in music is not the be-all and end-all.

... and how utterly dreadful their ceaseless crying is.
sanderobros
Posted: Mar 25, 2018 8:43
 

 Webfoot wrote:

To go a step further, maybe they should just consider not playing anything that rates less than 7.8 (such as in this case). Yeah, that sounds excellent.  {#Drunk} 

 
Well, then you'd still be left with the live version.
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Mar 21, 2018 8:42
 

 redmachine wrote:
Imagine how good Radio Paradise would be if they realised how utterly dreadful U2 are. 

 
To go a step further, maybe they should just consider not playing anything that rates less than 7.8 (such as in this case). Yeah, that sounds excellent.  {#Drunk} 
boltonblue242
Posted: Mar 21, 2018 7:49
 

That's more like it for a brutally early morning RP thank you!
Now I'm feeling motivated all of a sudden.  Hopefully not to be Bad today ;)
redmachine
Posted: Mar 21, 2018 7:48
 

Imagine how good Radio Paradise would be if they realised how utterly dreadful U2 are. 
sb204
(Germany)
Posted: Mar 03, 2018 2:00
 

How I wish I could PSD on my Echo Dot... unfortunately, european users don't seem to make enough donations to deserve the same Alexa skill that american users have.
Lyndont
(Sussex, England)
Posted: Feb 06, 2018 12:17
 

 stunix wrote:
Thank GOODNESS for this song which shows us exactly what Bono can do with his full vocal spectrum, the range of tonal variation and timbre, nuance, pitch and the depth of emotion in the conveyance of message contained within the lyric,  The pinnacle of what he is able to achieve when he applies himself and puts his mind to it.   Apt title too.  I give it a 3..... no, a 2. The best example of why there is a PSD.
 
What he said!
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 2:42
 

 Webfoot wrote:

Most over-rated boyfriend ever.

 
ouch.  
Baketown
(Phoenix, AZ)
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 13:23
 

Saw them play this live last week in Phoenix.  Unbelievable  Show!!
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 13:19
 

 the1theyblame wrote:
I used to have a girlfriend who said this was her favorite band.  Other than that she was a great person.  Can you say, most over rated band ever? How does this song get a 7.9 rating?   

 
I wonder if your ex shares your opinion on the other half of this relationship.

To answer your questions:
1.  No I cannot.  A band must be loved by many, many people for trolls who don't get them to consider them over rated.
2.  2,242 RP listeners have voted.  A pretty high total for this site AND that rating is the average (in spite of whatever lamely low vote you gave it).  So that is how it got to 7.9. 
trailhead
Posted: Sep 10, 2017 18:47
 

 robbeek wrote:
Saw the Joshua Tree 2017 tour back in May at the Rose Bowl. Was excited, amazed, very happy when the tape loop that starts this song started up late in the show...thanks guys.

 
I was trying to tell if they were using backing tracks on this one or not (many songs had backing tracks, but not all).

Edge was definitely using his echo (someone in the sound booth must have been controlling it since he was all over the place).  I think he can play all these parts without a backing track using the echo, and I think that's what he was doing.

Wasn't planning on going to see this tour at all (I thought I was done with stadium shows), but it was really really good.
dwhayslett
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: Aug 07, 2017 7:11
 

 gatorade wrote:
Aptly named title. Should be the band's name. {#Stop}

 
Ooooh, now do the "One" joke.  That one hasn't been done in the last 13 seconds or so either.
robbeek
(the foothills above El Lay....)
Posted: Jul 07, 2017 14:48
 

Saw the Joshua Tree 2017 tour back in May at the Rose Bowl. Was excited, amazed, very happy when the tape loop that starts this song started up late in the show...thanks guys.
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Jul 07, 2017 14:47
 

Thank GOODNESS for this song which shows us exactly what Bono can do with his full vocal spectrum, the range of tonal variation and timbre, nuance, pitch and the depth of emotion in the conveyance of message contained within the lyric,  The pinnacle of what he is able to achieve when he applies himself and puts his mind to it.   Apt title too.  I give it a 3..... no, a 2. The best example of why there is a PSD.