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Old 02-08-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question about U2's "Miracle Drug"

At 3:02 into the song, right after the guitar solo, there are four lines of lyric sung. The "of science and of medicine" part.

The question is: is that the Edge singing those lines? I heard it rumoured somewhere that it was, and it doesn't really sound like Bono.

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Old 02-10-2005, 07:48 AM   #2
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Hey there.

I'm pretty sure its Bono. Did U try a community at a U2 site or something? They would know everything lol
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:11 AM   #3
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I never took too much notice, but now that I listen to it over, it does sound like Edge. Obviously not his high pitched harmony tune but his beautiful low voice, I don't know it could be him, and it might not.

Does anyone know what this song is about? If you don't, when you read the meaning, it takes on a whole new note, when I read about it I blasted the song and I was moved to tears, it's so sad.
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no never sat down and read the lyrics but its one of my fav songs on the album. the thing about u2 for me is that neither the edge or bono technically are superior to those in other high class bands but the melodies are so great and the songs very well written. have to respect a guy like bono for what he does in the political arena. much easier to be a trendy lefty then to actually get stuff done like he does and have a guy like bush willing to listen to you.
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:04 AM   #5
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I think it sounds pretty much like Bono, although Edge IS a good singer!
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Yes, Hayley, Miracle Drug is one of those U2 tunes that, in a few years, will be considered a classic, right there with "Where the Streets..." and "One". The story behind the song is amazing.

But, seriously, I think it IS the Edge there...
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I don't know how well Miracle Drug is going to do, if people don't know the meaning to the song then it's really nothing, it can be shallow.

And yeah I keep on listening to it but still can't make up my mind, grr that's annoying lol
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:25 AM   #8
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Miracle Drug right up there with One or Where the Streets Have No Name? ummmm good song but those songs are classics and for good reason. I saw Matchbox 20 cover where the streets....and it was alright but it lacked the passion...sums up that band basically.
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:32 AM   #9
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Matchbox 20 covered Streets? Holy crap no no no. That's bad.

You want kick ass U2 songs? Get Achtung Baby, and listen to these songs:
- Ultra Violet
- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
- Love Is Blindness

Crap, get all of their records .... ahhhhh U2 rocks
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Quote: (Originally Posted by revisfoot) Yes, Hayley, Miracle Drug is one of those U2 tunes that, in a few years, will be considered a classic, right there with "Where the Streets..." and "One". The story behind the song is amazing.
Don't think it'll be as big or as classical as One!
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OK, I sorta guessed what the words were about for miracle drug, but I dont really know...aaahhh what is it? I feel like a moron, waaahhh!
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Quote: (Originally Posted by - hayley -) Matchbox 20 covered Streets? Holy crap no no no. That's bad.

You want kick ass U2 songs? Get Achtung Baby, and listen to these songs:
- Ultra Violet
- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
- Love Is Blindness

Crap, get all of their records .... ahhhhh U2 rocks

you mean a couple of greatest hits albums and atomic bomb is not enough? damn!
the problem with matchbox is that nearly their whole fanbase are casual fans and teenage girls at that. the band has a wicked audience for their hits and in between that everyone sits down. anyhow back to U2 i really should get around to getting their other albums but i really don't like pulling my bankcard out of my wallet!
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:55 AM   #13
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LOL well pull some notes out instead! muahahhaaaaaa
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Quote: (Originally Posted by Sincirr) LOL well pull some notes out instead! muahahhaaaaaa
lol i am famous for not carrying cash so i don't spend it.......
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:50 AM   #15
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Bump this thread!

Quote: (Originally Posted by Sincirr) OK, I sorta guessed what the words were about for miracle drug, but I dont really know...aaahhh what is it? I feel like a moron, waaahhh!
The song is about a man named Christopher Nolan, who was paraplegic. Bono, Larry, Adam, and Edge knew him very closley at school, and his story is so beautiful, yet so sad:

Quoted from Bono: Bono: "We all went to the same school and just as we were leaving, a fellow called Christopher Nolan arrived. He had been deprived of oxygen for two hours when he was born, so he was paraplegic. But his mother believed he could understand what was going on and used to teach him at home. Eventually, they discovered a drug that allowed him to one muscle in his neck. So they attached this unicorn device to his forehead and he learned to type. And out of him came all these poems that he'd been storing up in his head. Then he put out a collection called Dam-Burst of Dreams, which won a load of awards and he went off to university and became a genius. All because of a mother's love and a medical breakthrough."


So Christopher had lived his whole life trapped inside his own body, not being able to speak, show emotion. This song is so beautiful, the faith a mother can have in her child is amazing. And to think that all of his life, he had memorised these poems, inside his head, not on paper like we would be able to, but stored away inside his head, not being able to speak the words. It's so beautiful to think that a simple drug could become a miracle in someones life. Miracle Drug.

Now pump the song and feel the emotion, people!
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