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March 06, 2009 at 04:49 PM in Music | Permalink
oh yeah... and i'm loving it too!
Jim Newberry |
March 07, 2009 at 09:39 PM
March 09, 2009 at 04:51 PM
Yeah, it's o...okaaayy... The lyrics are kind of terrible. The guitar riffs are still awesome--I think without the Edge this album would go down the pot. He's holding them together. And on a few songs, Bono's voice is pretty rough. But it's mostly the lyrics that are getting to me. E.g. "Force quit, move to trash, oh-oh-oh-oh" or "I was punchin' in my numbers at the ATM machine.." Why didn't someone tell Bono that the "m" in ATM STANDS FOR "machine"?!!!! Oof. That's poor form.
Anyway, I'm still a die-hard loyal U2 fan, so I will listen to the album and it has already grown on me. But I can't say I'm in love.
That said, I like "magnificent" and other than the ATM line, I really do like "moment of surrender"
moe didde |
March 09, 2009 at 07:41 PM
Whoa, Moe, you are turning into a legitimate critic... I'm impressed. That Bono, hmmmm maybe he is spending too much time trying to save the world to write good lyrics. You're right, the EDGE rules.
March 09, 2009 at 09:11 PM
Anyone catch "O Come, O Come, Immanuel" with new lyrics?
March 09, 2009 at 09:15 PM
I found your page a few weeks ago, after purchasing PCYM and enjoy coming back every once in a while...
recently picked up the album... after a dozen hits of track 2, I decided that one song is worth the $13. what's funny, is after hearing the album a few times, I found myself singing, "REJOICE... REJOICE... E-MA-A-A-NU-EL..." and wondering, "where did THAT come from??" lol
March 11, 2009 at 10:46 AM
John, I know me too. Where do you live and how are you involved in youth ministry?
March 11, 2009 at 08:10 PM
Mike, I'm in Fort Worth, TX. I'm the youth pastor here at a church called Capstone Church, as well as the worship pastor, so when I ran across your book at the book store, the subject definitely drew my interest.
March 12, 2009 at 09:56 AM
Cool, good to meet you John. I hope our paths cross in the future.
March 12, 2009 at 03:44 PM
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