Out Of Control - different lyrics

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Out Of Control - different lyrics
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:14:17 PM »
I noticed some change in the lyrics of the chorus in Out Of Control.

The original says
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I was of the feeling it was out of control
I had the opinion it was out of control.

The live version says:
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You've got spirit, I've got soul
Some big ideas, it got out of control
Never noticed the lyric change, thought it was normal. Does someone know when they changed it? At Slane Castle it's something like (the first part is not very clear)
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I'm not saying, it got out of control,
Some big ideas, it got out out of control

BONUS:
What does this mean?
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I fought fate
There's blood at the garden gate
The man said childhood
It's in his childhood

One day I'll die
The choice will not be mine
Will it be too late?
You can't fight fate.
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 06:40:29 PM »
Those lyrical changes were really needed. The original chorus sounded clunky and was very awkward to sing.

As for those closing lines, I really see that as Bono admitting futility. He acknowledges that his young "fuck-up-the-world" mentality is ultimately useless (something that he can't even concede at his current age). I really don't understand the pertinence of the "garden gate" imagery though, which I'm sure is what you're most fascinated by.

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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 06:59:21 PM »
Yup, the new lines are better, but I was wondering when it was changed for the first time
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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 06:18:07 PM »
Yup, the new lines are better, but I was wondering when it was changed for the first time


Elevation Tour, for sure.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 04:48:09 PM »
I;'m sure this is part of the inspiration for
"I fought fate at the garden gate""

At the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus fought against fate/God's will.
" In the garden, he prayed, 'Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.'"
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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 05:40:47 PM »
Good call, thanks for that.

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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 06:55:06 PM »
Better late than never. Thanks Dave for your view.

I thought it could be some troubles reference as well
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Re: Out Of Control - different lyrics
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 05:56:14 PM »
agreed
-dave