Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH

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Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:29:41 AM »
I kind of like the lyrics. I kind of like the idea behind it. But overall, I just don't really like it. I'm giving this a 2.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 06:46:21 AM »
7, fine song. I like to refer to drowning man
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 07:40:19 AM »
I am sure there's going to be lots of low votes for this song, but I've always liked it.  It is a much, much better lyric than Sunday Bloody Sunday, and I think it is beautifully produced, as is most of the ATYCLB album - ach, I mentioned the album it comes off now, like a red rag to the haters.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 08:21:43 AM »
2. Snooze on Earth...
Hold on, people! The man's talking about waste management. That affects the whole damn planet.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 08:56:35 AM »
Clunky lyrics - what is all that rubbish about trees and enemies for fucks sake....

Rubbish.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »
Clunky lyrics - what is all that rubbish about trees and enemies for fucks sake....

Rubbish.

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Thanks for making me laugh REALLY loud while the man is still asleep!!!

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »
5 . . . I've warmed to it however.  In the context of a full album listen it is a 6

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »
Clunky lyrics - what is all that rubbish about trees and enemies for fucks sake....

Rubbish.

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This.

Still gave it a 5.
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: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2018, 11:21:43 AM »
6

Weakest song on the album for me.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 11:58:00 AM »
I especially like the lines "And you become a monster, so the monster will not break you" - so pertinent to how we handle conflict in the contemporary world as well as across history (burning witches, etc.).  It has been documented that the line comes from Nietzsche: “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”  I think the rewrite by Bono is more contemporary/human/vulnerable - "Who said that if you go in hard, you won't get hurt" - so I applaud him.

Some interesting commentary on the lyric, collated on wiki:

Irish journalist Niall Stokes calls "Peace on Earth" the band's most "agnostic song yet", saying that it "takes that sense of abandonment" felt in "Wake Up Dead Man" "a stage further". Bill Graham echoes this view asking if this is "'Wake Up Dead Man' part two?". Exclaiming that, "Bono does little to hide the bitterness as he spits out the words "peace on earth".Critics have also compared and contrasted the song with the band's earlier single "Sunday Bloody Sunday". Višnja Cogan writes the "two songs deal with the same subject: the conflict and violence in Northern Ireland, whichever side it comes from. However, 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' deals with an historical event and is approached in a particular way: the ideas of surrender, forgiveness and neutrality are very much present. "Peace on Earth" was written in the aftermath of Omagh and is much more emotional." Ryan Jones of the Bergen Record felt that "Peace on Earth" contained echoes of the band's 1987 song "Mothers of the Disappeared" in its lyrics and the tone of the instrumental prelude.


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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 04:20:18 PM »
4- not their best

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 09:24:20 AM »
1/10

Probably U2's most forgettable song. Tedious.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 11:15:02 AM »

Where I grew up there weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies


Really, really bad lyric. One of the worst of Bono's career


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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 11:24:01 PM »
3. Bleh, like most of ATYCLB.

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Re: Rate a song: PEACE ON EARTH
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2018, 04:03:50 AM »
It made a really good intro to Walk On for the 9/11 TV concert series, but on the album it's just boring.  6
There's a bible verse,
says the last one shall be first.
Well, if that verse is true,
there's hope for me and you.
-Kevin Kerby