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"God knows it's not easy

Taking on the shape of someone elses pain

God now you can see me

I'm naked and I'm not afraid

My body's sacred and I'm not ashamed"

 

struggling to put into words just how this speaks to me, if only I were a great lyricist...is there a great lyricist in the house?...oh wait a minute...see above!

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The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
 
ARTIST

U2

COMPOSER

U2

LYRICS

I was chasing down the days of fear
Chasing down a dream before it disappeared
I was aching to be somewhere near, 
Your voice was all I heard 
I was shaking from a storm in me, 
Haunted by the spectres that we had to see 
Yeah I wanted to be the melody, 
Above the noise, above the hurt.

I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
In the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard.

We got language so we can’t communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain, and give it a name

I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
In the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard.

We can hear you
We can hear you
We can hear you

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
I get so many things I don’t deserve
All the stolen voices will someday be returned
The most beautiful sound I’d ever heard

Your voices will be heard
Your voices will be heard

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febottini - yes, shortened you to fe on my way out the door. bigwave, thanks for the link. AJ - agree it's innocent experiences with strong emotion moderated by time & more experience (on first impression).

 

Miracle sounds like the opener - the crowd taking up the cheering, like they've learned from using Arcade Fire as an opener. Album really sounds ripe to be taken over the top by a responsive crowd - some of these songs could really take off.

 

Keep (only on my fourth listen) thinking Michael Jackson on Sleep Like a Baby Tonight. Lykke Li - pleased to hear her. Have her albums, and think her voice works nicely with Bono's. Cedarwood Road is the favourite. I dub them "on fire" ;)

 

Oh so I was right! haha.

 

No problem, close friends call me that way and you're one too.  ;)

 

About the album, I still don't know which songs are my favourites! For now, loving all of them.

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very different world now North Bowman - U2 aren't The Ramones, and they are in a very different market. U2 want their message heard, just as The Ramones did - that's why they are both great artists, but the methods for 'getting heard' have changed, and with what they've done today U2 have put themselves back at the top of their game - it's not about selling out - they're artists, and artists want their art out there for people to see/hear - I love what they've done today :)

 

As well they also want to make money, you can't live on happy thoughts and sunshine after all.

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Anyone know how to access the album if I do not have a computer and my phone is an android?!?!  I am very frustrated, to say the least.

Thanks!

 

(If this has already been asked and answered, I apologize.  I am too impatient to scroll through all the previous posts before posting this myself!)

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First tentative listen - absolutely love "Iris (hold me close)". Amazing how things just resonate with this band. Reminds me of a personal loss last year in a joyous way. And I must eat my words - 'Every Breaking Wave' sounds fantastic on the new album, I was just never a fan of the earlier live performances of the track during last tour.

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