Rate a song: SMILE

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Zeropartii

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Rate a song: SMILE
« on: March 27, 2018, 01:14:19 PM »
One of those early 2000s rarities that came out with Complete U2 IIRC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeyyJx29ZUE

Not bad . . . but not good.  as a result it gets a

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Re: Rate a song: SMILE
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 01:24:41 PM »
5

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Re: Rate a song: SMILE
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 03:59:52 AM »
4. Fragments seem to be shared with Mercy. I'd never heard this before. Feels like a proto-song, a scrapbook of ideas some distance from maturing into a finished product.

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 09:54:13 AM »
7

I've always been fond of this one.

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Re: Rate a song: SMILE
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 11:07:03 AM »
4. Another oddity from MRAR.

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 02:59:10 PM »
I love this song and wish it had a place on one of their albums
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Re: Rate a song: SMILE
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 03:51:19 PM »
Never heard this song before so won't vote on it after a single listen- but not that impressed by it.

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Re: Rate a song: SMILE
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 05:17:07 PM »
A u2 song from the 00's called smile....?

I think i'll live happily in the bliss that is ignorance of it...

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 07:03:38 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 10:13:33 PM »
A u2 song from the 00's called smile....?

I think i'll live happily in the bliss that is ignorance of it...
It's actually quite decent. Definitely not finished, Bono's vocal is good but lyrics are unfinished and typical 2000's style but it's still a good effort
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Re: Rate a song: SMILE
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 11:43:48 PM »
A u2 song from the 00's called smile....?

I think i'll live happily in the bliss that is ignorance of it...

It's not what you think. It's dark. It speaks to the devil.

The rawness and style sound like late 80s U2.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 06:28:17 AM »
A u2 song from the 00's called smile....?

I think i'll live happily in the bliss that is ignorance of it...

It's not what you think. It's dark. It speaks to the devil.

The rawness and style sound like late 80s U2.

That would actually make sense - hence it not being on any of the albums!

I'll give it a try, cheers.

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2019, 11:26:50 AM »
Had a listen - I wouldn't quite describe it as you have, Laoghaire - but whilst I am not especially taken by it, they have certianly committed much worse tracks to album in the last 20 years.

Might be one of those that would be a grower.

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 01:05:58 PM »
Well, it's a B-side for sure. It ain't Streets.

But I think it's musically as good as, say, Hallelujah Here She Comes, and lyrically well beyond that.

For people who find the religious stuff inspiring, it has an emotional catharsis in rejecting Satan and recognizing God, in that very U2 way with emotional vocals from Bono: "God knows, He knows me / Knows me, lonely / He sees me / Hear me, Love."

But no, it ain't Streets.

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 01:21:28 PM »
Well, it's a B-side for sure. It ain't Streets.

But I think it's musically as good as, say, Hallelujah Here She Comes, and lyrically well beyond that.

For people who find the religious stuff inspiring, it has an emotional catharsis in rejecting Satan and recognizing God, in that very U2 way with emotional vocals from Bono: "God knows, He knows me / Knows me, lonely / He sees me / Hear me, Love."

But no, it ain't Streets.
i love smile. I consider it an underrated piece that they should have finished.
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