Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?

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laoghaire

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Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:13:54 PM »
Ok, it's about a woman. Who is living. Like it's the last night on Earth.

Here, take a shovel. Let's dig. What do you see?

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
Always assumed it was about a girl who was living a hedonistic life and taking drugs and she's dying but she's accepted it, knows she can't do anything about it and is just fucking going out in a blaze of glory.

Sample lyrics

"The more you take the less you feel"

"She hasn't been to bed in a week
She'll be dead soon, then she'll sleep"

The girl knows the sands of time are running out (the guy in the video with the sand running through his hands!) and she is largely at peace with that fact - she'll just do her thing until its over. Fuck it. There are no consequences now - she's past that, there is no other road to go down now...."She's not waiting on a saviour to come"


As an aside the video was for my money just about the last good u2 video - it's a cool clip.
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laoghaire

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 07:07:08 PM »
That's interesting.

I saw "the more you take the less you feel" not in the context of taking drugs but being a taker, as in greedy. "What you thought was freedom is just greed." And, "you gotta give it away."

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 07:15:24 PM »
Wow, an tha...I think you hit it dead on.
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight, these tears are going nowhere

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 07:17:06 PM »
That's interesting.

I saw "the more you take the less you feel" not in the context of taking drugs but being a taker, as in greedy. "What you thought was freedom is just greed." And, "you gotta give it away."

That line is from Gone though....

Although i take your point about the other line.

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laoghaire

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 07:19:43 PM »
Whoops, I kind of see LNOE and Gone as joined at the hip.

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 07:49:20 PM »
You know, there's basically two ways one could live like it's the last night on Earth.

You could go all hedonistic.

Or you could try to fix all your mistakes.

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 07:56:21 PM »
Isnít it about Naomi Campbell who Adam was dating the time


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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 08:44:58 PM »
Always assumed it was about a girl who was living a hedonistic life and taking drugs and she's dying but she's accepted it, knows she can't do anything about it and is just fucking going out in a blaze of glory.

Sample lyrics

"The more you take the less you feel"

"She hasn't been to bed in a week
She'll be dead soon, then she'll sleep"

The girl knows the sands of time are running out (the guy in the video with the sand running through his hands!) and she is largely at peace with that fact - she'll just do her thing until its over. Fuck it. There are no consequences now - she's past that, there is no other road to go down now...."She's not waiting on a saviour to come"


As an aside the video was for my money just about the last good u2 video - it's a cool clip.
Sums it up makes sense.Good interpretation.
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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 02:51:35 PM »
All I know about it is that she's not a liverpool fan since "she's at the busstop with the news of the world and the sun"
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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 03:00:03 PM »
What do those rags have to do with Liverpool?

I mean, are they pro Manchester or something?

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 03:15:49 PM »

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2019, 12:34:23 AM »
What do those rags have to do with Liverpool?

I mean, are they pro Manchester or something?

The Sun had a rush to judgement concerning the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 because of a prejudiced view of Liverpudlians and painted the Liverpool fans in a very bad light.  They wouldn't apologize for that and so Liverpudlians did the right thing by boycotting the paper.

Where have I seen something like that recently?

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2019, 12:37:02 AM »
Always assumed it was about a girl who was living a hedonistic life and taking drugs and she's dying but she's accepted it, knows she can't do anything about it and is just fucking going out in a blaze of glory.

Sample lyrics

"The more you take the less you feel"

"She hasn't been to bed in a week
She'll be dead soon, then she'll sleep"

The girl knows the sands of time are running out (the guy in the video with the sand running through his hands!) and she is largely at peace with that fact - she'll just do her thing until its over. Fuck it. There are no consequences now - she's past that, there is no other road to go down now...."She's not waiting on a saviour to come"


As an aside the video was for my money just about the last good u2 video - it's a cool clip.

I agree about the meaning of the song.  I still think it is the least interesting song on the album though.

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Re: Last Night On Earth. Wat dus et meen?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 01:43:41 AM »
What do those rags have to do with Liverpool?

I mean, are they pro Manchester or something?

The Sun had a rush to judgement concerning the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 because of a prejudiced view of Liverpudlians and painted the Liverpool fans in a very bad light.  They wouldn't apologize for that and so Liverpudlians did the right thing by boycotting the paper.

Where have I seen something like that recently?

Side note here: the documentary ę Hillsborough Ľ is one of the best sports doc Iíve seen. Check it out if you can.




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