Re: Bono on IGWSHA

The Haley ([email protected])
Wed, 08 Jul 1998 11:59:41 PDT

>Where was it I read Bono saying that IGWSHA is all about a guy >chiding
his lover for always looking to God to provide answers

i've actually read where bono said that it was about "a guy beating up
his girlfriend for her faith" or something to that effect.

>I get the impression that the song is being narrated by a guy who >used
to be one of the devoutly faithful, but along the way has >become so
disillusioned with his faith that he's just about >abandoned it.

That's the impression I get. I have a hard time hearing the voice of a
batterer in that song. It doesn't sound like the voice of violence or
frustration; it sounds lost.

>Now am I the only one on the planet who thinks the album version is
>superior to the single?

possibly, I like the single version a bit more. it's more tender, more
vulnerable. (it better fits my interpertation of the song)

> And someone posted a while back what Bono says at the very
>very end of the song, a barely audible line. . .could somebody out
>there please remind me what it was?

Baby, just like that, you turn away from my love.
Peace, Love and Vegetables
* *

'"I went mad for a while," said Ford Prefect,
"did me no end of good....and then I decided I
was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself
amused all that time by jumping in and out of gin
 and tonic."'

-douglas adams, "life, the universe and everything"

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