Old 4th April 2005, 15:07   #1
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The meaning behing U2s songs.

I love alot of music by u2 and when i read about the meaning begind the songs it makes me enjoy listening to them even more, I read about how Walk On is about that chick in indonesia or wherever and Sunday Bloody Sunday makes so much more sense now I know its about that russian massacre in early 1900s.

Is there perhaps a website somewhere that goes into depth about the meaning of some of their other popular pieces?
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Old 4th April 2005, 15:13   #2
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Umm, I thought Bloody Sunday took place in Northern Ireland?


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_...istic_reaction
http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=36780

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Old 4th April 2005, 15:14   #3
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SongMeanings is a lyrics sight which lets people discuss the meanings of lyrics to songs, there's occasionally some nice stuff on there. U2 section.

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Re: The meaning behing U2s songs.

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Sunday Bloody Sunday makes so much more sense now I know its about that russian massacre in early 1900s.

got no clue what you are reading but it is a whole lot of bullshit.

the Song sunday bloody sunday has nothing to do with russia.

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Old 4th April 2005, 15:25   #5
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Perhaps "Where the Streets Have No Name" was about Russia?

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Perhaps "Where the Streets Have No Name" was about Russia?
nope that was about the USA , they don't name streets there , they give them numbers

52nd street is a nice example (also a good album by Billy Joel)

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Old 4th April 2005, 15:34   #7
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if you click this link http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=36780 submitted by siebe83 you will see a comment by another person who was under the impression it was about russia, i guess there wer just two "bloody sundays" and the irish one is the one it is really about,

-thanx for the linx
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Not two bloody sundays
The start of the russian revolution by killing the tzaar and his family didn't start on a sunday, but it was bloody that's for sure.

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I just looked it up in my history book, and the revolution in Russia was indeed also called 'Bloody Sunday'.
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Unarmed peaceable, respectful, singing 'God save the Tsar,' a crowd of 200,000 - men, women and children - gathered before the tsar's Winter Palace one Sunday in January 1905. But the tsar was not in the city, and his officials were afraid. Troops marched up and shot down the demonstrators in cold blood, killing several hundred. 'Bloody Sunday' in St. Petersburg snapped the moral bond upon all stable government rests. The horrified workers saw that the tsar was not their friend.
And then the revolution of 1905 began...

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The tsar was killed (in 1918) after another revolution. The one of 1917 (Bolsheviks...).

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I knew it, The Edge was a communist (and the son of a partisan).

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It seems more likely that the Irish group would sing about the Irish Bloody Sunday, though..

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Old 4th April 2005, 23:17   #12
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are they irish?
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