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  1. From the album: My singles U2

    Version Australia
  2. just for the heck of it I thought I'd start this thread just to remind you Irish bastards that us Aussies are still here. we are a patient bunch, been just over 7 years since you graced our shores. yes, I know we are a long way from everywhere else but that's what makes us real southerners so appealing. no matter how long you leave it between tours we remember you & welcome you back. I'm currently listening to SOE, I've taken 2 tracks out that I don't like and I'm enjoying the album alot more now. so if you decide to finally come back here & hopefully New Zealand too (can't forget our cousins) please don't skip any cities. I'm in Perth and usually Adelaide are skipped if you play here. please don't skip Perth or Adelaide. especially now that Perth has the best arena in Australia and a brand new stadium.
  3. It's been almost 7 years since we saw U2 in Australia. Please help get them here by signing the petition! https://www.change.org/p/live-nation-and-u2-u2-tour-of-australia?recruiter=25741613&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
  4. Hi everyone, is anyone organising any fan parties/catch up in either Dublin or Belfast? Anyone else doing the long trip from Melbourne?
  5. It's been eight months since the release of Songs of Innocence. Since then, Song for Someone was, for me, one of those tracks to skip on the way to something better. U2 decided to play it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday, May 8. It took a few days to reach our screens in Australia, but I was mesmerised by the performance. The band sounded quite incredible, and Bono's singing hasn't been this good for a very long time. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is going to find them in full flight. It's overwhelmingly exciting. Bono has consistently said it's one of the most personal albums they've written. After watching them perform on Jimmy Fallon, Song for Someone would not get out of my head. Bono was right in the moment. Watch him sing the final verse and you can hear his voice almost break. And then the way he looks at the camera at the very end. He's in the zone, lost in the moment and meaning of the song, even for that brief moment. And line by line, the meaning of the song began revealing itself to me. I could be wrong, but over the course of three days, the revelations were crystal clear. Does Song for Someone revisit the themes of An Cat Dubh on Boy? Bono had a brief fling with someone after a breakup with Ali during their high school days, which was the story behind An Cat Dubh. I believe he's gone back to that episode here, looking back on it through the heart and mind of a mature man (An Cat Dubh = iNNOCENCE, Song for Someone = eXPERIENCE). And it obviously still tears at him after all these years. Takes courage to put it out there in a song and then sing it in front of an audience. Reckon you could do it? I know I couldn't. Suffice to say that I now love this song and won't skip it again. To those of you who will see them live on the first legs of the tour, I hope you enjoy it. I hope with all my might they come to Australia. And my sympathies to Larry and his family after the recent death of his father. I'm sure we all feel like we lost one of our own on Sunday. *Lyrics copied from U2.com lyrics page You got a face not spoiled by beauty I have some scars from where I’ve been Ok, so here we are, Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Dublin, mid 1970s. A teenage Paul Hewson sets eyes on Alison Stewart and is completely besotted by her. He's got some baggage, even at that young age. The tragic death of his mother is still a very fresh wound, his house is not a home, politics shaken and stirred with religion is a matter of life and death, and fear is worn under the sleeve when walking on the street. Some pretty big scars, some of which he carries today. You’ve got eyes that can see right through me You’re not afraid of anything they’ve seen He knows he can't get anything past Ali. She's too wise to not realise something is up.He's also amazed by her strength. Dublin in those days sounds like it was a scary place, but nothing can shake her, not even this unfortunate episode. I was told that I would feel nothing the first time Did the 'other' girl tell Bono he'd feel nothing the first time, to make it seem okay to him? He's using that as an excuse, but now realises the magnitude of his mistake. I don’t know how these cuts heal Again, a reference to Ali's strength. He can't fathom how she's able to overcome the hurt he's put her through. But in you I found a rhyme For a songwriter, a rhyme is the most precious thing on earth. He found his muse with Ali. If there is a light you can’t always see And there is a world we can’t always be If there is a dark that we shouldn’t doubt And there is a light, don’t let it go out The light you can't always see is the solution to a big problem in a relationship. All those negative emotions can cloud the mind and it's impossible to see a way out. We all would love to live in a perfect world, but we hurt each other. We wage wars where killing is accepted, we cheat on each other, we abuse each other. No, we can't always live in a perfect world. The dark that "we shouldn't doubt" I think refers again to the negativity, but here Bono is making sure Ali is aware that he acknowledges he's 'fooked' up. It's not something that either will forget. But yes, there's a light in there somewhere, ever so faint, and he wants it to get brighter. He pleads with her not to give up on what they had. And this is a song, song for someone This is a song, song for someone Does this give us a sense of his shame, where Bono can't even bring himself to mention Ali's name? In the past, Bono has also spoken about how in some facets of religion the Lord's name could not be spoken, but it could be sung (remember the song Yaweh?) There's a reference later in this song where he reveres Ali as much as the Lord. You let me in to a conversation A conversation only we could make You break and enter my imagination Whatever’s in there it’s yours to take Things seem to be on the mend. They are back on speaking terms. Ali is totally blowing his mind, he's fallen deep in love with her again. Here, I'm all yours, take whatever you want. I was told I’d feel nothing the first time You were slow to heal but this could be the night Listen to the way he sings this part. "How could I have cheated on you?" While the relationship is on the mend, this fling still lingers in the air. He can't believe he did this to her, and he realises how long it took her to get over it. But this could be the night - something most blokes say when they start dating a girl. In this case, this could be the night they are intimate again for the first time since the ordeal, which would seal the bond they had previously. If there is a light you can’t always see And there is a world we can’t always be If there is a dark within and without And there is a light, don’t let it go out And this is a song, song for someone This is a song, a song for someone And I’m a long long way from your Hill of Calvary Bono's mistake crucified Ali, but she sacrificed her pain to forgive his sins so they could be together again. And still, he really can't fully comprehend the amount of hurt he put her through, hence why he's so far away from her Hill of Calvary. And I’m a long way from where I was and where I need to be While he's very far from being that person who cheated on Ali, Bono is still not he partner he needs to be. In other words, he's still working on it. If there is a light you can’t always see And there is a world we can’t always be If there is a kiss I stole from your mouth And there is a light, don’t let it go out
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