Does anyone remember Ahimsa?

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WookieeWarrior

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Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« on: June 09, 2020, 10:21:47 PM »
Or how it sounds? I can't tell if we're forgetting it willfully or not because while I'm sure it is woeful to most, the song wasn't released too long ago, and I've yet to read an allusion to it for as long as I've been back here.

However it goes, Ahimsa makes me feel bad. U2 has never been more pandersome in my book. Shit like The Best Thing may be desperate, but how U2 could shift attention from American youngsters to the Indian subcontinent, of all fucking places, is beyond me.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 10:32:40 PM »
Or how it sounds? I can't tell if we're forgetting it willfully or not because while I'm sure it is woeful to most, the song wasn't released too long ago, and I've yet to read an allusion to it for as long as I've been back here.

However it goes, Ahimsa makes me feel bad. U2 has never been more pandersome in my book. Shit like The Best Thing may be desperate, but how U2 could shift attention from American youngsters to the Indian subcontinent, of all fucking places, is beyond me.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 12:00:02 AM »
If Bono thought there were a bunch of multi-billionaires in Pyongyang with even a .01% chance of giving to Red/One, you better believe a tour stop would be considered and a tribute song could be part of the 'package' too.

It's the new U2 VIP 'experience'.

Get with the program young lad.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 01:11:31 AM »
Which remix?

I have Ahimsa amnesia.
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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2020, 03:39:40 AM »
I can’t remember a single thing about the song apart from laughing when I heard it.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2020, 07:00:28 AM »
Nope
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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2020, 09:49:41 AM »
One partial listen was MORE than enough for me. Never see the time in my life, where i will ever need to hear that song again.
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2020, 09:52:14 AM »
Thought it only fair to mention, that when it was released, there was a fair amount of love for the song, over on the u2 Friends Facebook group. Not from me tho.

It does occasionally rear its ugly head now and then on the group. As recently as last week i think.
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2020, 10:51:02 AM »
I listened to it once and really can't remember anything about it. Songs stick in my head pretty easily, so this one must have been a clunker to be so forgettable.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2020, 11:00:55 AM »
Was he an Indian fast bowler?


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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2020, 01:35:15 PM »
They might as well have named this tokenistic effort 'Token Gesture'.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2020, 02:24:06 PM »
I have no idea how it goes, but the same can be said of California, GOOYOW, and SFS.
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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2020, 02:57:24 PM »
I actually like the Indian bit.

Then Bono starts with "I'll meet you where" .... and I lost  the song.
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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2020, 05:08:10 PM »
Uh oh, it might be coming back to our consciousness. I think it's going to be attached to a Gandhi documentary being released later this year.

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Re: Does anyone remember Ahimsa?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2020, 05:24:19 PM »
for some reason i thought this thread was about asthma

based on some of the responses i think asthma might fare better
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