1. Deserves its own topic. Thoughts?



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

    As easy as a breeze
    Each heart was yours to please
    Is it only me who sees
    There’s something wrong there

    Oh, I’m not a ghost there
    I can see you
    You need to see me

    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 tease and betray
    As the hunted I 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 ‘cause you were talking at me
    Not to me

    You were high above the storm
    A hurricane being born
    What was 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 tease and betray
    As the hunted I become the prey
    It’s the little things
    The little things that give you away

    Sometimes
    I can’t believe my existence
    See myself on a distance
    I can’t get back inside
    Sometimes
    The air is so anxious
    All my tasks are so thankless
    And all of my innocence has died
    Sometimes
    I wake at four in the morning
    Where all the doubt is swarming
    And it covers me in fear
    Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
    Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
    Sometimes
    Full of anger and grieving
    So far away from believing
    That any song will reappear
    Sometimes
    The end is not dawning
    It’s not coming
    The end is here
    Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
    Sometimes, sometimes
    I’m full of anger and grieving
    So far away from believing
    That any song will reappear
    Sometimes
    The end isn’t coming
    It’s not coming
    The end is here
    Sometimes
  2. I loved it! I can't wait to hear it in person. This is great song to come in at the end of the show.
  3. anybody think it looks like bono is sad at the end?
  4. Yes it does deserve its own topic!

    Like I said in the Vancouver show topic, the ending lyrics make me wonder if they're thinking about winding down their career. I don't know, though. Just my first instinct when I see the lyrics.

    I think it's a great song. Sounds a bit Mercy-ish to me, which is a good thing.

    Think it works great as a show closer, too, which feels weird to say about a new song/the only new song in the set/one that hasn't been released yet...but it just really works for me there.
  5. I said it when I heard the rehearsal that if SOE sounds as good as this track then we really could have our best album since achtung baby and I definitely stand by that, I think it's one of the best songs they've done in many years.
  6. Great song, bittersweet feelings with it. Is this the first hint at their breakup? All good things come to an end, I sure hope not though
  7. Posted this in the Vancouver thread but maybe this is a better place for it?

    The new song sounds pretty good, but am I the only one that's a little nervous about them debuting it live? I'm afraid that if the song doesn't get the reaction they're hoping for they might lose confidence in it and go back to the drawing board yet again and push the album back even further.

    I know everyone here is stoked to hear new stuff, but in general, people prefer to hear songs they already know at live shows so they can sing along and stuff. The chances of a new song getting an overwhelming reaction when played mostly for people who have never heard it are never great. Especially in this setting (a stadium tour for the 30th anniversary of one of there most revered albums), there's going to be a pretty big portion of casual fans in attendance that aren't going to care about hearing a new song. And the crowd was clearly way more into the main set than the last couple songs. But that's just the nature of doing something like this. That doesn't mean it's not a good song.

    I don't know, it just seems like U2 get spooked easily if they don't think something they do is going to be the biggest thing in the world and it makes them take forever in finishing their records. And I sometimes feel like they're almost looking for any reason to start retooling stuff again.
  8. Originally posted by I_LIKE_U2:I don't know, it just seems like U2 get spooked easily if they don't think something they do is going to be the biggest thing in the world and it makes them take forever in finishing their records. And I sometimes feel like they're almost looking for any reason to start retooling stuff again.


    Like how we never actually got a proper release of the song Mercy, despite it being bloody incredible...

    ...and never got North Star or Glastonbury (although Glastonbury did make it into, what, Volcano and Lucifer's Hands?)...
  9. The second half : Those are some damn hard lyrics to listen to as a U2 fan ...
  10. yes a lot of us have the same thoughts it seems like. one thing we know for sure is they will defiantly tour S.O.E , perhaps then S.O.A swell
  11. Originally posted by u2_michaelc:[..]
    yes a lot of us have the same thoughts it seems like. one thing we know for sure is they will defiantly tour S.O.E , perhaps then S.O.A swell
    aswell*
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