New Asian Virus

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New Asian Virus
« on: March 31, 2020, 02:49:24 AM »
Sixteen of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And I'm coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says you're fine, or dying


Come on folks, how has this not been discussed already?  (OK, I havent been around in a while so maybe it has been.  Whatever).

What do we make of these 2009 lyrics in March 2020?

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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 07:16:24 AM »
The B-man, always a seer. Just like in "Please", written before 9/11...
September, streets capsizing
Spilling over down the drains
Shard of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain.
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight, these tears are going nowhere

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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 07:23:15 AM »
Sixteen of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And I'm coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says you're fine, or dying


Come on folks, how has this not been discussed already?  (OK, I havent been around in a while so maybe it has been.  Whatever).

What do we make of these 2009 lyrics in March 2020?

Those were written during the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.
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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 08:30:09 AM »

Those were written during the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.

Which was in itself an augury of things to come.

I noticed the aptness of that lyric, but didn't think much about it beyond that, tbh.
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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 02:21:23 PM »
Sixteen of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And I'm coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says you're fine, or dying


Come on folks, how has this not been discussed already?  (OK, I havent been around in a while so maybe it has been.  Whatever).

What do we make of these 2009 lyrics in March 2020?

Those were written during the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.

I am aware of that.

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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2020, 03:20:10 AM »
That was a mexican virus. I'm not sure in what month nloth came out, but i don't think bono is that fast. The Asian virus was SARS in 2003. I'm not sure he is talking about that virus specifically
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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2020, 08:36:52 AM »
Breathe is for a different reason weirdly actual in 2020
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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 08:48:21 AM »
"Doc says you're fine or dying"
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight, these tears are going nowhere

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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 09:14:26 AM »
Breathe is for a different reason weirdly actual in 2020

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
The people we meet
Will not be drowned out
There's nothing you have that I need
I can['t] breathe
Breathe now

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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2020, 09:15:40 AM »
Bono should shut up about being relevant, and just wait for the band to be relevant
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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2020, 09:49:27 AM »
That was a mexican virus. I'm not sure in what month nloth came out, but i don't think bono is that fast. The Asian virus was SARS in 2003. I'm not sure he is talking about that virus specifically

Yeah, that would make sense. H1N1 came a bit later than when he would have written the lyrics. SARS-1 is probably correct here.
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Re: New Asian Virus
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2020, 03:08:41 PM »
The B-man, always a seer. Just like in "Please", written before 9/11...
September, streets capsizing
Spilling over down the drains
Shard of glass, splinters like rain
But you could only feel your own pain.

Yeah that verse is about the peace talks in the early 90's in Northern Ireland, but it does sound eerily like a 9/11 comment.

To my knowledge, the only time they addressed 9/11 is in the third verse of Hands that Built America.
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