Originally posted by indiewaremassiveI've just now realised what a GREAT GREAT song it is, you know that feeling you get when you realise the qualities of a song after sort of dismissing it as average.
This song is another AB classic
It's an amazing song, I really love it!!! and live versions are increidble!!!
That song is just amazing. It completely blew me away the first time I listened to AB. Right from the start I was like ... OW MY GOD! It's got great lyrics, vocals are done wonderfully by Bono and the live shows with Mirrorball man are just the best!
I just don't feel that the time of this song has come for me...this tune is great (as each track on AB), but it's definately not its finest moment. Ultra Violet is an inseparable part of the album, but as a stand-alone track...well it's just simply good, but not breathtaking. Unfortunately the live versions did not add much vitality to it, especially when performed after 'Desire'.
"It's about the experience of looking rather than touching. I think my favourite image is the image of glass, where he melts the sand so he can see the world outside." - Bono on "Lemon"
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.