Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)

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Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:06:38 AM »
I'm giving this song a 10.

You say when he hits you, you don't mind
Because when he hurts you, you feel alive.

And, if you jump, you just might fall.

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Re: Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 06:44:36 AM »
They haven't written many if any better mid tempo songs since.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 06:52:12 AM »
The most conventional song on Zooropa and the favourite of Joe Public, but it's decent enough to warrant a 7.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 08:11:34 AM »
10

My favorite on Zooropa.
I feel my luck could change.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 08:26:57 AM »
A 9!

That song is just like a movie! And those chords in the ZooTV version -- just great! Appreciate the guitar line built up to the chorus very much (in the studio version).

Didn't give it a 10 because Bono's voice could be a bit annoying and that 'Far away, so close'-verse doesn't make sense

See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 08:50:43 AM »
A 9!

That song is just like a movie! And those chords in the ZooTV version -- just great! Appreciate the guitar line built up to the chorus very much (in the studio version).

Didn't give it a 10 because Bono's voice could be a bit annoying and that 'Far away, so close'-verse doesn't make sense

Faraway, so close
Up with the static and the radio.
With satellite television
You can go anywhere:
Miami, New Orleans
London, Belfast and Berlin.

To me it makes sense...I interpret this as when you can't sleep...going faraway in your mind, even though you are so close to reality, but if you let yourself zone into the television or music or whatever, you can escape that reality for awhile. To me it's a song about escaping the horrible reality that life can sometimes be.


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Re: Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 09:07:11 AM »
10 - Would love them to do the full electric version live.  Zooropa, Lemon, Stay are just peak creative U2.  I feel like that was them at the Top of Mt Everest with a big smile on their face.  They could only stay for a few minutes to conserve oxygen and its been downhill ever since.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 09:44:06 AM »
10.

I need to revisit my list to be sure, but I think it's near my all-time Top10. Maybe just below. Absolutly love it.
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 11:56:03 AM »
10's have been less frequent recently but here's one. Top 5.
Another Time, Another Forum

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 03:59:43 PM »
10

One of their best, easily.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 04:01:06 PM »
8. Makes it into my top 25.
My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2018, 04:33:42 PM »
10 from me. Great video also.

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 05:09:00 PM »
A 9!

That song is just like a movie! And those chords in the ZooTV version -- just great! Appreciate the guitar line built up to the chorus very much (in the studio version).

Didn't give it a 10 because Bono's voice could be a bit annoying and that 'Far away, so close'-verse doesn't make sense

Faraway, so close
Up with the static and the radio.
With satellite television
You can go anywhere:
Miami, New Orleans
London, Belfast and Berlin.

To me it makes sense...I interpret this as when you can't sleep...going faraway in your mind, even though you are so close to reality, but if you let yourself zone into the television or music or whatever, you can escape that reality for awhile. To me it's a song about escaping the horrible reality that life can sometimes be.
Yeah, I get that. But it does feel a bit like a verse from a kids song due to those last two lines
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 05:14:46 PM »
A 9!

That song is just like a movie! And those chords in the ZooTV version -- just great! Appreciate the guitar line built up to the chorus very much (in the studio version).

Didn't give it a 10 because Bono's voice could be a bit annoying and that 'Far away, so close'-verse doesn't make sense

Faraway, so close
Up with the static and the radio.
With satellite television
You can go anywhere:
Miami, New Orleans
London, Belfast and Berlin.

To me it makes sense...I interpret this as when you can't sleep...going faraway in your mind, even though you are so close to reality, but if you let yourself zone into the television or music or whatever, you can escape that reality for awhile. To me it's a song about escaping the horrible reality that life can sometimes be.
Yeah, I get that. But it does feel a bit like a verse from a kids song due to those last two lines
hmmmm. I guess...I don't know...I don't think it hurts the song!

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Re: Rate a song: STAY (FARAWAY, SO CLOSE)
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2018, 05:56:15 PM »
8- lovely.