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#1 monica martino

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:07 PM

"Music can pull people together"
Amen to that

http://www.u2.com/ne...people-together


Already in love with The little things that give you away

#2 voicefromdc

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 04:26 AM

Yes, but what do  the lyrics mean?

(​I don't think I have ever felt the need to ask that about one of their songs.)

 

Bono: "Theres a very big tangent at the end of this this, that’s very revealing – but that’s enough for now."

 

What is that??!  

What kind of nonsensical tease is that?

:mellow:   :huh:


Edited by voicefromdc, 15 January 2017 - 03:04 AM.


#3 voicefromdc

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 04:41 AM

"The Little Things That You Give Away" 

 

The night gave you a song
A light had been turned on 
You walked out in the world
Like you belonged there

As easy as a breeze 
Each heart was yours to tease
Is it only me who sees there’s something wrong here
It’s the little things that give you away
The words you cannot say
Your big mouth in the way
It’s the little things that reveal and betray 
Has the hunter now become the prey
It’s the little things, the little things
That give you away

I saw you on the stairs
You didn’t notice I was there
That’s cos you were busy talking at me
Not to me

You were high above the storm
A hurricane being born
But this freedom, it might cost you your liberty 
It’s the little things that give you away
The words you cannot say 
Your big mouth in the way 
It’s the little things that reveal and betray 
Has the hunter now become the prey 
It’s the little things, the little things that give you away


Edited by voicefromdc, 15 January 2017 - 03:02 AM.


#4 voicefromdc

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:58 AM

Hi.  So, I read someone somewhere who wrote that this song, "The Little Things That Give You Away"

 (what does that mean???--maybe if we get the rest of the mysterious lyric, it will be more clear.)

 

At any rate, I read someone who said that this song used to be called "The Morning After Innocence."

But that song has its own lyrics. 

So, is this new song the former melody with new lyrics?  

Here are the old lyrics.  They are very compelling. 

But how does one get from the lyrics of "Little Things" to the one's below, all in the same song?

 

"The Morning After Innocence" (I love this title!)

 

Is that your fountain pen,

navy with a nib of gold?
You never could write so well
or do anything you were told
on 10 Cedarwood Road

I'm your older self
the song of experience.
I've come to ask for some help
from your song of innocence.

Lead me in the way I should go
I'm running out of chances to blow.
That's what you told me
and you should know.

Lead me in the way I should be
unravel the mystery 
of the heart and its defense
the morning after innocence.

 

Monica, can you please ask Bono to come to your thread and answer our questions? :-)

 

I don't think I will ever read a lyric again before hearing a song.  "The Little Things" lyrics sound mean in my ears when just read

like this. I would be sort of surprised if this is a mean-spirited song.  I hope not. 

 I think the music, maybe, is needed-- their music and his actual voice-- in order for the intentions of these songs to become fully clear to me.


Edited by voicefromdc, 15 January 2017 - 03:39 AM.


#5 monica martino

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:35 AM

Ok, I'll give him a call later and ask :P

Unfortunately I can't tell you what those words mean but my feeling is they are much better than the ones from original version which seems to be a perfect song for Songs of Innocence

The new one is more....experienced.
Hopefully we don't have to be waiting for too long for explanation

And yes, now I'm spoiled on the new album which I normally don't like :/