History Music / War

25th Jul '15 12:47:25 PM Camassia
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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Surrender" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."

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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Surrender" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."
25th Jul '15 12:43:06 PM Camassia
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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Surrender" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."

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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Surrender" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."
21st Jul '15 11:51:06 AM Camassia
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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."

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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" Sunday," "Surrender" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."
20th Jul '15 5:19:17 PM Camassia
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**"Drowning Man" quotes from [[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+40:31 Isaiah 40:31]].


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*RefrainFromAssuming: If you only know it from the radio, you can be forgiven for assuming that "New Year's Day" is called "I Will Be With You Again."


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*TitleOnlyChorus: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Two Hearts Beat as One."
15th Jul '15 5:17:31 PM Camassia
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The album cover is in black and white.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The album cover is in black and white.**"Like A Song..." attacks this even more pointedly (see the WarIsHell quote below).



*NonAppearingTitle: "Drowning Man" and "40" (the latter being the number of the psalm it was based on).



**Also "Drowning Man":
-->The storms will pass
-->It won't be long now
-->The storms will pass
-->But my love lasts forever



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: This album directly references the civil war and religious wars that have divided Northern Ireland for decades. This was a very mature and commercially risky subject to tackle for a rock band, but U2 actually managed to get people talking about the subject. Yet, as Bono said himself on their LiveAlbum "Under A Blood Red Sky", before playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday".

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RippedFromTheHeadlines: This album directly references the civil war and religious wars that have divided Northern Ireland for decades. This was a very mature and commercially risky subject to tackle for a rock band, but U2 actually managed to get people talking about the subject. Yet, as Bono said himself on their LiveAlbum "Under A Blood Red Sky", before playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday".



* TimeMarchesOn: "Seconds" mentions the USSR, which has dissolved since 1991.

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* TimeMarchesOn: "Seconds" mentions the USSR, which has [[TheGreatPoliticsMessup dissolved since 1991.in 1991]].
28th Apr '15 1:16:23 PM Patachou
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'''''War''''' is the third studio album by Music/{{U2}}, released in 1983. At the time it surprised many for being a NewSoundAlbum where the band [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] as songwriters. Many songs, including the hits "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day" were very political and directly referred to the civil war in Northern Ireland. It's widely regarded as their first classic album.

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'''''War''''' is the third studio album by Music/{{U2}}, released in 1983. At the time it surprised many for being a NewSoundAlbum where the band [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] as songwriters. Many songs, including the hits "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day" were very political and directly referred to the civil war in Northern Ireland. It's widely regarded as their first classic album. The album was listed at nr. #223 in Magazine/RollingStone's [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]].
1st Mar '15 3:10:04 AM bluesno1fann
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[[AC:Side One]]
# "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - (4:38)
# "Seconds" - (3:09)
# "New Year's Day" - (5:38)
# "Like A Song..." - (4:48)
# "Drowning Man" - (4:12)

[[AC:Side Two]]
# "The Refugee" - (3:40)
# "Two Hearts Beat As One" - (4:00)
# "Red Light" - (3:46)
# "Surrender" - (5:34)
# "40" - (2:36)

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[[AC:Side One]]
[[AC: Side One]]

# "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - (4:38)
# "Seconds" - (3:09)
# "New Year's Day" - (5:38)
# "Like A Song..." - (4:48)
# "Drowning Man" - (4:12)

[[AC:Side Two]]
[[AC: Side Two]]

# "The Refugee" - (3:40)
# "Two Hearts Beat As One" - (4:00)
# "Red Light" - (3:46)
# "Surrender" - (5:34)
# "40" - (2:36)
28th Feb '15 3:26:01 PM Patachou
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[[AC:Side One]]


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[[AC:Side Two]]
5th Feb '15 3:19:07 PM bluesno1fann
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5th Feb '15 1:33:21 PM Patachou
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[[caption-width-right:350:''War''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''War''.]]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''And we can break through, though torn in two, we can be one.'']]



--> ''And it's true we are immune''
--> ''When fact is fiction and TV reality''



* ArcWords and BookEnds: Both the anti violence/war songs "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "40" ask the question:
--> ''How long must we sing this song?''



--> ''I waited patiently for the Lord''
--> ''He inclined and heard my cry''
--> ''He brought me up out of the pit''
--> ''Out of the miry clay''



--> ''Push the button and pull the plug''
--> ''Say goodbye, oh, oh, oh''
--> ''Fall, rise and...Fall, rise and...''
--> ''And they're doing the atomic bomb''
--> ''Do they know where the dance comes from?''
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: "Two Hearts Beat As One" attacks this mindset.
--> ''I don't know''
--> ''I don't know which side I'm on''
--> ''I don't know my right from left''
--> ''Or my right from wrong''
--> ''Say I'm a fool''
--> ''You say I'm not for you''
--> ''But if I'm a fool for you''
--> ''Oh, that's something''
--> ''(...) I don't know''
--> ''How to say what's got to be said''
--> ''I don't know if it's black or white''
--> ''There's others see it red''
--> ''I don't get the answers right''
--> ''I'll leave that to you''



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: "Surrender"
--> ''Sadie said she couldn't work out''
--> ''What it was all about''
--> ''And so she let go''
--> ''Now Sadie's on the street''
--> ''And the people she meets you know''
--> ''She tried to be a good girl and a good wife''
--> ''Raise a good family''
--> ''Lead a good life''
--> ''It's not good enough''
--> ''She got herself up on the 48th floor''
--> ''Gotta find out''
--> ''Find out what she's living for''
* HeavyMeta: "Like A Song"
--> ''Like a song I have to sing''
--> ''I sing it for you''



* OneWordTitle: "War".
* ThePowerOfLove: "Two Hearts Beat As One".
* ProtestSong: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" aimed at The Troubles in Northern Ireland, directly referencing the bloodbath of January 30, 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland when 26 civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot dead by British soldiers. "New Year's Day" was inspired by the Polish solidarity movement which came into blossom in 1980 and provided a stance against the communist government.

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* OneWordTitle: "War".
* ThePowerOfLove: "Two Hearts Beat As One".
"War", but also the songs "Seconds" and "Surrender".
* PepTalkSong: "New Year's Day", where the arrival of a new year is seen as a way to "begin again". "Drowning Man" also has an upbeat message
--> ''Take my hand''
--> ''You know I'll be there''
--> ''If you can''
--> ''I'll cross the sky for your love''
--> ''Give you what I hold dear''
* ThePowerOfLove: "Two Hearts Beat As One" and "Red Light".
* ProtestSong: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" aimed at The Troubles UsefulNotes/TheTroubles in Northern Ireland, directly referencing the bloodbath of January 30, 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland when 26 civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot dead by British soldiers. "New Year's Day" was inspired by the Polish solidarity movement which came into blossom in 1980 and provided a stance against the communist government.government.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
--> ''And it's true we are immune''
--> ''When fact is fiction and TV reality''
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: This album directly references the civil war and religious wars that have divided Northern Ireland for decades. This was a very mature and commercially risky subject to tackle for a rock band, but U2 actually managed to get people talking about the subject. Yet, as Bono said himself on their LiveAlbum "Under A Blood Red Sky", before playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday".
--> ''There's been a lot of talk about this next song, [[WhamLine maybe too much talk]].''



* SpecialGuest: Kid Creole and the Coconuts performed backing vocals on three of the tracks.

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* SpecialGuest: Kid Creole and the Coconuts Coconuts, best known for "Annie I'm Not Your Daddy", performed backing vocals on three of the tracks.



* WarIsHell: A huge theme, especially in "Sunday Bloody Sunday".

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* TimeMarchesOn: "Seconds" mentions the USSR, which has dissolved since 1991.
* WarIsHell: A huge theme, especially in theme
**
"Sunday Bloody Sunday".
--> ''And the battle's just begun''
--> ''There's many lost, but tell me who was won?''
--> ''The trench is dug within our hearts''
--> ''And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart!''
** "The Refugee""
--> ''Her papa go to war''
--> ''He gonna fight''
--> ''But he don't know what for?''
** "Like A Song"
--> ''And we love to wear a badge, a uniform''
--> ''And we love to fly a flag''
--> ''But I won't...let others live in hell''
--> ''As we divide against each other''
--> ''And we fight amongst ourselves''
--> ''Too set in our ways to try to rearrange''
--> ''Too right to be wrong, in this rebel song''



''How long, do we sing this song...?''
''How long, do we sing this song...?''
''How long, do we sing this song...?''

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''How long, do we sing this song...?''
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''How long, do we sing this song...?''
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