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U2 — Bad
Album: The Unforgettable Fire
Avg rating:
7.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2631









Released: 1984
Length: 5:56
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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

To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so fade away

I'm 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 blood shot eyes

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
And so to fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no
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Among the most overplayed FM Frequently Monotonous songs of all time. I once thought it was a great track but familiarity breeds...something or other. Now it's just RP in the background of my work day here at home, but at about this moment it's time to....
Live Aid version of this song put them in orbit. Did they deserve it? By all means.
Imagine the total number of stunix' employers hours that were instead spent on this listicle project. 

....and the amount back patting done as well.

Webfoot wrote:
 Don't hold your breath. No, wait, go ahead.

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

Adumbration, ... (edited mercifully for brevity)

thankyou, please send royalties to my lawyers and send my hat on a learjet.
 


 

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

 
i find them somewhat overrated.  However, the songs I do like from the band, I really love. Hmmmm.
 Don't hold your breath. No, wait, go ahead.

stunix wrote:
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.
 

Wow!  Never really appreciated Bono until now.  That was masterful...
 

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}
Used to like it but overplayed...
#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}


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.
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.
It surprises me how U2 gets such a bad rap on RP.  I think they are great, thanks for playing.
 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.
 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.
 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} 
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 ;)
Imagine how good Radio Paradise would be if they realised how utterly dreadful U2 are. 
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.
 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!
 Webfoot wrote:

Most over-rated boyfriend ever.

 
ouch.  
Saw them play this live last week in Phoenix.  Unbelievable  Show!!
 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. 
 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.
 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.
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.
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.
Aptly named title. Should be the band's name. {#Stop}
 Tomasni wrote:

I arrived here by PSD

I get only silence   :-(  (I love U2)

not    U2
Bad



 
I know exactly what you mean - I hate when I PSD and I lose the sound/connection and you cannot refresh and get the song you were SUPPOSE to hear! 

I arrived here by PSD

I get only silence   :-(  (I love U2)

not    U2
Bad


 fredriley wrote:

Anyone who comes here is a "RP type". It's not some secret society of intellectual illuminati...
  

 
Proclivities wrote:

Wait, you're telling me that this is not a 'secret society of intellectual illuminati'?  Why did I have to learn all of those Aramaic phrases and secret handshakes when I signed up as a member?

 
Shh: your initiation's next week...{#Wink}


kcar wrote:   Posted: Jan 10, 2012 - 00:23
Secret Society of Intellectual Illuminati?!?!?

Certainly Not! (Hastily hiding secret handshake and ritual paraphernalia)

Perish the thought! (untying sacrificial goat)

No dark oaths here, no sacred pot!


Masonic Intimidation Ritual
"...and I solemnly swear to not tell fredriley, on pain of death..." 


secret Masonic-RP handshake
"Fred's not listening this weekend—we can openly mock the unwashed heathens among us!"

  
 paulmcnett wrote:
I remember getting woken up at all hours by my little sister playing this at full volume until the vinyl wore out, and then she bought a new copy. This is the first time I've heard the album version in years and it's so beautiful I'm tearing up. 

This is 9.5, so 10
 
Where does your missing 0.5 come from? I don't have a sis but I didn't sleep much in 1985 either - too many great things to listen to.
 Proclivities wrote:
Wait, you're telling me that this is not a 'secret society of intellectual illuminati'?  Why did I have to learn all of those Aramaic phrases and secret handshakes when I signed up as a member?
 
And I'm still trying to remove the tracking chip they implanted in my gizzard.
 fredriley wrote:
...Anyone who comes here is a "RP type". It's not some secret society of intellectual illuminati, it's a public radio station for all to listen to, and the more that listen the better (not least for Bill & Becky's bank balance)...
 
Wait, you're telling me that this is not a 'secret society of intellectual illuminati'?  Why did I have to learn all of those Aramaic phrases and secret handshakes when I signed up as a member?
 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?   

 
Most over-rated boyfriend ever.
I remember getting woken up at all hours by my little sister playing this at full volume until the vinyl wore out, and then she bought a new copy. This is the first time I've heard the album version in years and it's so beautiful I'm tearing up. 

This is 9.5, so 10
As in "One Tree Hill," I marvel at the depth of intensity reached for and sustained here... I loved the feeling when they played it live, too
i remember this being performed at the live aid concert. i'm far from a u2 fan, but it was a deeply moving moment for me.
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:

U2 - Bad 
Pink Floyd - Sheep
Suzanne Vega Blood Makes Noise
The Beatles - Come Together
Louis Jordan - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

What a killer set! Thanks Bill, keep it coming buddy!! 



 
The same set just now!! What a coincidence.

Nice!!
This U2 era-sound is sorely missed....! {#Notworthy}
I left the room for awhile. Came back. Still on. 

U2 - Bad 
Pink Floyd - Sheep
Suzanne Vega Blood Makes Noise
The Beatles - Come Together
Louis Jordan - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby

What a killer set! Thanks Bill, keep it coming buddy!! 


 NorthernLad wrote:
 Dazzerb wrote:
this is great but the the live version of this on the "Wide awake in America" EP is incredible.  Well worth checking out.

 

This version from Wembley in 1985 is also quite good.

Too bad the lip sync is way off on my computer, but maybe it will work better on yours...

 
here is the Wide Awake version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPyhYczii8I

 
 Dazzerb wrote:
this is great but the the live version of this on the "Wide awake in America" EP is incredible.  Well worth checking out.

 

This version from Wembley in 1985 is also quite good.

Too bad the lip sync is way off on my computer, but maybe it will work better on yours...
this is great but the the live version of this on the "Wide awake in America" EP is incredible.  Well worth checking out.
Wow, there is some major dislike of this song and U2 in general.  I kind of understand, sort of.  But first of all, it is hard to ignore the massive talent in this band nor the expert production.  Bono uses his pipes here in a manner few males can and I think if he wasn't "Bono" with all the outside-of-music, confused political celebrity, affected eyeware and pretentious singular name, etc.   If he was just the singer of a good band and nothing else he would be regarded of as one of the best male vocalists in rock, without much argument.

And U2 songs in general are often challenging and carry an intensity that are great at first, but can be ponderous when you are not in the mood.  I do not think the are over-rated in the least.  But I can understand why they aren't always welcomed here.
More likely than not to hit PSD on U2 but this really is a good song. 
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?   
This fabulous song's an everlasting testament to their passion; a kaleidoscope of emotions marshaled against the scourge of addiction 
 ShaunJ wrote:

The version on Rattle and Hum is way better {#Guitarist}

 
FYI-It's not on "Rattle and Hum"...

No.TitleWriter(s)PerformerLength
1."Helter Skelter" (live at Denver, Colorado)Lennon–McCartney (lyrics and music) U2 3:07
2."Van Diemen's Land"  The Edge (lyrics) U2 3:06
3."Desire"   U2 2:58
4."Hawkmoon 269"   U2 6:22
5."All Along the Watchtower" (live from "Save the Yuppie Free Concert", San Francisco)Bob Dylan (lyrics and music) U2 2:24
6."I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (live at Madison Square Garden, New York) U2 with The New Voices of Freedom 5:53
7."Freedom for My People"  Sterling Magee (lyrics and music); Adam Gussow (music)Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow0:38
8."Silver and Gold" (live from Denver, Colorado) U2 5:50
9."Pride (In the Name of Love)" (live from Denver, Colorado) U2 4:27
10."Angel of Harlem"   U2 3:49
11."Love Rescue Me"  Bono and Bob Dylan (lyrics) U2 with Bob Dylan 6:24
12."When Love Comes to Town"   U2 with B.B. King 4:14
13."Heartland"   U2 5:02
14."God Part II"   U2 3:15
15."The Star Spangled Banner" (Live)John Stafford Smith (music)Jimi Hendrix 0:43
16."Bullet the Blue Sky" (live at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona) U2 5:37
17."All I Want Is You"   U2 6:30
 Pike wrote:

Making people put their fingers in their ears!

 
Yeah, that 7.9 rating is a dead give-away.
 Pike wrote:

Making people put their fingers in their ears!

 
The version on Rattle and Hum is way better {#Guitarist}
 wabx_air_ace wrote:
u2  doing what they do best.....   

 
Making people put their fingers in their ears!
u2  doing what they do best.....   
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.    The best example of why there is a PSD.  Apt title too.
 treatment_bound wrote:

Or a Monday afternoon. 

I know it's cool to bash these gazillionaires in 2015, but 30 years ago, before they were pop culture BEHEMOTHS, this song was pretty cool. 

Especially considering this is what might have popped up if you pushed another radio button on your Chevy Celebrity:


 
My Dad had a Celebrity. Eventually, the four-wheel alignment was so badly out of whack that the car drove crooked — it would go down the road in one direction, while pointing off in another. 

You've struck a truth, though, that earlier in my life, I could tolerate this song, and the band, more than I can today. Maybe my alignment's out.
As far as songwriting, or singing styles, I understand all the gripe about U2. But just scroll down through the comment board here a bit and read some stories of what U2's songs mean to some people. It makes me hear this music in a different light. Thanks for sharing your stories everyone.
Hey Bill - maybe you can dig out the excellent live version on this from the "Wide awake in America" EP sometime?  
Pretty please!
Please make him stop!
 Red_Dragon wrote:
THE definitively titled U2 song.

 
That one never gets old  {#Rolleyes}. . .  and neither does this great song. 
 oilydwarf wrote:
Still gives me goosebumps all over, kinda weird for a Monday morning.

 
Or a Monday afternoon. 

I know it's cool to bash these gazillionaires in 2015, but 30 years ago, before they were pop culture BEHEMOTHS, this song was pretty cool. 

Especially considering this is what might have popped up if you pushed another radio button on your Chevy Celebrity:

THE definitively titled U2 song.
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Sorry U2.  You warrant the PSD button every time.

Totally lost all interest in your music. 

 
I liked some of their early material - it was raw, edgy and full of angst. Nowdays its just 3 chord pop.
Sorry U2.  You warrant the PSD button every time.

Totally lost all interest in your music. 
Dear co-workers,

Please go away while I listen to this song.
Thank you,  
 stalfnzo wrote:
What an appropriately named song. Bad.

 
What an original thought.{#Rolleyes}
With a distinctive guitar riff from th Edge and evocative lyrics from Bono mean this is a classic and has passed the test of time. People who just say "bad" are uneducated.
 
U2's "Bad" is just bad. SKIP.
What an appropriately named song. Bad.
 hencini wrote:
Say what you will about U2 as "legitimate artists", this song will forever elicit an emotional reaction from me. So good.
 
Oh, crikey, U2 passed the "legitimate artists" category decades ago.  Prolly every popular band has its detractors.  U2 has made what is for many—Beautiful & Meaningful Music for many years.
Nice segue from Spirit and Black Keys - Bill's truly the best!
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
Today BillG played the Wide Awake in American version and the album version of Bad back-to-back.  Not sure if that was a mistake or not...but playing the two versions together demonstrates IMO how poorly the Unforgettable Fire was mixed.  You can barely hear the looping keyboard on the album, which is unfortunate b/c I find to be quite beautiful.
Say what you will about U2 as "legitimate artists", this song will forever elicit an emotional reaction from me. So good. 
U2 at their very best. Still gives me goosebumps all over, kinda weird for a Monday morning.
listeners need to understand the u2 process at this point in their career.  they were still figuring stuff out.
they were still babies.  everything is new.  they are improvising and it sounds like it.  they are asking, questioning and reworking old stuff. basically they are trying to maintain a groove...so if it sounds a bit repetitive...thats music.
I will always be a fan...just not this song. ick. I guess I need more than two chords for five minutes (or way more if the live version.)
 Cynaera wrote:
romeotuma wrote:
I still have the original vinyl album...  still love it...
  
Me, too.  And I got it on CD, so I could listen to it on road-trips.  This song just moves me and makes me cry... I simply love this album. {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 
Miss you so much, Cynaera...  still love this song...  still love this album...
 misterbearbaby wrote:
In 1984 the big songs on the radio included such misbegotten dreck as
 Karma Chameleon, Culture Club
 All Night Long (All Night), Lionel Richie
 Let's Hear It for the Boy, Deniece Williams
 Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
And all the time U2 was making this glorious music like this. Thanks, U2 and RP.

 
Yes, same thoughts from me. 
 robkom wrote:
i love love this song............what a song writer......it truly transports me to the 90's and prob who i was with at the time and where i was!!!!!!!!!!!!
Didn't read your profile, but you must be young (kinda/sorta wish I was).  Released in 1984.  Glad they went on to much better songwriting...good as this is.


 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
.... as it finished yet
 

Sadly not....
i love love this song............what a song writer......it truly transports me to the 90's and prob who i was with at the time and where i was!!!!!!!!!!!!
.... as it finished yet
Yes, BAD. VERY bad. Lousy band, lousy vocals. Just what folks see in U2 baffles me.
In 1984 the big songs on the radio included such misbegotten dreck as
 Karma Chameleon, Culture Club
 All Night Long (All Night), Lionel Richie
 Let's Hear It for the Boy, Deniece Williams
 Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
And all the time U2 was making this glorious music like this. Thanks, U2 and RP.
Still awesome. Still gorgeous.
 1wolfy wrote:
It surprises me how many people dislike U2.  They 'jumped out' at me in the 80s like no other band.
 
I am not a hater in everything U2does. But in this song Bono takes a lot of my nervs.
I like the way each instrument seems to play its own tune and, however, it is a fantastic harmony in this song. U2 at their best!
Really nice song. Great lyrics. One of their best to be sure. Not sure what the hating is about, but oh well, to each his own.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Nyah} The worlds most overrated band - sucko barfo
 
{#Beat} 
It surprises me how many people dislike U2.  They 'jumped out' at me in the 80s like no other band.
 teleskialaska wrote:

The dude has (had) a powerful voice.



 

Has.
Even when he's not singing.
 buddy wrote:
Dedicated to a meth addict I once knew, and loved. I hope she found her way back. I'm still working on forgiveness.

 
Word...best to you.
Evokes the all-night college road trip from Peoria to pick up a buddy in St. Louis...played this tape over and over. Good times... 
My stereo is on 11. 

The dude has (had) a powerful voice.


Tremendous song.  It's like three songs for the price of one.  
Listened to this song over and over again in the dark as a teenager after losing someone. Still brings tears. 

Jeezus, can this song really be almost 30 years old? 
Back when U2 was God's own R&R band.  I used to LOVE this group, but they lost me starting with Zooropa.
Aptly named tune. This is Bad, and not in a good way.
Le meilleur groupe au monde.

thx 
Dedicated to a meth addict I once knew, and loved. I hope she found her way back. I'm still working on forgiveness.
AGREED. Magical album.

Lazarus wrote:

This is a gorgeous atmospheric song from a beautiful album...
 

 

when U2 were good.... {#Good-vibes} great album {#Notworthy}
I'm not a big fan of U2 at all, but this one is pretty good. Excellent, in fact.

This is a gorgeous atmospheric song from a beautiful album...
I would like to dedicate this song to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his using-crack-cocaine-caught-on-video scandal/denial {#Beat}
 DanFHiggins wrote:

Yes I am - a different minute but the same time

To RP - man what a set of music. Congrats 
 

Hope life is grand for you right now...  different set today, but still a great one...  love this song...
 Middleton wrote:
Best U2 song.  Ever.
 
This and "One", IMO.
I do think it gets played too often here on RP, however.
I'm so glad that RP is not too up-itself to play U2 - this is a fantastic song!
 Lazarus wrote:


Thank you!  Hope you are having a great time right this minute...


love this song...
 
Yes I am - a different minute but the same time

To RP - man what a set of music. Congrats 
 agd3 wrote:
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Welcome back!
 

Thank you!  Hope you are having a great time right this minute...


love this song...

 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Welcome back!
How can this not be a 10?
All time fave!

Everybody in my church loves this song...

 DanO-1 wrote:

Yup, and 52 people rated this a 1.       {#Stupid}
 
Whilst nearly 1200 rate it an 8,9, or 10.
I think all the negative votes are more about what U2 has BECOME then what they WERE when this perfection was released.... 
This has always been my favorite U2 song.  Pure heart, soul and emotion.

And to the haters out there, when you are emotional, in rock and roll, you often wail. 

Love it. I'M WIDE AWAKE.  I'm not sleeping.