Rate a song: DROWNING MAN

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Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:33:40 AM »
This is a wonderful, deep song. I'm giving it an 8.


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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »
What a great song.  One of my favourites off of War. It's a 9 from me.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 12:18:31 PM »
8.  One of Edges best strummers.  The strings and lyrics make it a great addition to War.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 12:19:50 PM »
Not really a favourite of mine.  It's a bit thin, musically, and at that point in their careers Bono was not very good at love songs, as this one shows.  But I'll give it a solid 6.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 12:23:44 PM »
Really a 10! Just without a doubt. Heartfelt and great. That violin is what I love the most about the music. Just not distracting and very moving.

Not really a favourite of mine.  It's a bit thin, musically, and at that point in their careers Bono was not very good at love songs, as this one shows.  But I'll give it a solid 6.
Il_Capo, it is not just a love song
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 12:28:06 PM »
Really a 10! Just without a doubt. Heartfelt and great. That violin is what I love the most about the music. Just not distracting and very moving.

Not really a favourite of mine.  It's a bit thin, musically, and at that point in their careers Bono was not very good at love songs, as this one shows.  But I'll give it a solid 6.
Il_Capo, it is not just a love song

Sure, I have heard that it's also a religious song as it references Isaiah 40: "They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” but I still don't think there's anything strikingly original or interesting about the lyric, and it's not a great song for me.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 12:34:34 PM »
7

It's a beautiful song, though Bono sounds a bit strained and the rough production doesn't quite fit. I would love to hear them finally give this a live treatment.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 02:32:33 PM »
Really a 10! Just without a doubt. Heartfelt and great. That violin is what I love the most about the music. Just not distracting and very moving.

Not really a favourite of mine.  It's a bit thin, musically, and at that point in their careers Bono was not very good at love songs, as this one shows.  But I'll give it a solid 6.
Il_Capo, it is not just a love song

Sure, I have heard that it's also a religious song as it references Isaiah 40: "They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” but I still don't think there's anything strikingly original or interesting about the lyric, and it's not a great song for me.
When I read about that lyric the song got me, and I became official fan, I think.

First thinking it was just a love song. Then it appeared a song written for Adam. Was a great eye-opener about what kind of band U2 is. Thinking about that, I maybe understand why they haven't played it live (yet). It's just too personal for the band.

This love will last.. this love wil last forever
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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 03:42:50 PM »
I love it. Maybe it's not fully realized. Maybe Bono is a bit croaky. Love the lyrics. Love that they are for Adam. Love the haunting background vocals. Not quite a classic, but strong enough for an 8 which means I'd love to hear it live and it's essential.
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 04:07:36 PM »
Boss.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 04:59:42 PM »
Boss.

Electric Co. and Even Better than the Real thing are just "ok", and this song is "boss"?   You sure you've heard the songs in question?

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 05:09:45 PM »
Some songs from War have dated rather badly, but this isn't one of them. I rate it a solid 8.

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 05:18:25 PM »
Boss.

Electric Co. and Even Better than the Real thing are just "ok", and this song is "boss"?   You sure you've heard the songs in question?

Songs?

What songs?...

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Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 05:24:32 PM »
Really a 10! Just without a doubt. Heartfelt and great. That violin is what I love the most about the music. Just not distracting and very moving.

Not really a favourite of mine.  It's a bit thin, musically, and at that point in their careers Bono was not very good at love songs, as this one shows.  But I'll give it a solid 6.
Il_Capo, it is not just a love song

Sure, I have heard that it's also a religious song as it references Isaiah 40: "They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” but I still don't think there's anything strikingly original or interesting about the lyric, and it's not a great song for me.

Though I'm sure it has that interpretation, you do know Bono is on record as saying it was written to and about Adam?

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guest4

Re: Rate a song: DROWNING MAN
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 05:24:47 PM »
Boss.

Electric Co. and Even Better than the Real thing are just "ok", and this song is "boss"?   You sure you've heard the songs in question?

Songs?

What songs?...
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