78 thoughts on “The hands that built America

  1. Hmmmmm…..It’s interesting. I hate clips because they’re clips. But the song sounds thoughtful if anything. It can’t be worse than “Grace,” and I hope it’s better than “New York.”

  2. Hmmmmm…..It’s interesting. I hate clips because they’re clips. But the song sounds thoughtful if anything. It can’t be worse than “Grace,” and I hope it’s better than “New York.”

  3. “‘It can’t be worse than ‘Grace,” and I hope it’s better than ‘New York.'” These are the worst words I’ve read all day. “Grace” is one of the most beautiful U2 tunes ever. And “New York,” well knocking “N.Y.” is so passe, isn’t it? So what are your favorite U2 tunes anyway?

  4. “‘It can’t be worse than ‘Grace,” and I hope it’s better than ‘New York.'” These are the worst words I’ve read all day. “Grace” is one of the most beautiful U2 tunes ever. And “New York,” well knocking “N.Y.” is so passe, isn’t it? So what are your favorite U2 tunes anyway?

  5. the clip either does the song no justice, or the song is dull. Sounds like a good backing song to a movie (which is maybe all that is intended for it), but it’s not going to get a lot of people excited.

  6. the clip either does the song no justice, or the song is dull. Sounds like a good backing song to a movie (which is maybe all that is intended for it), but it’s not going to get a lot of people excited.

  7. I think that it will be great, its like when the clip for beautiful day came out, a lot of people were skeptical and it turned into such a great song, i think the same will be here, its a new sound and it will be great
    U2 WILL PREVAIL!!!!!
    peace

    love

    lemons

  8. I think that it will be great, its like when the clip for beautiful day came out, a lot of people were skeptical and it turned into such a great song, i think the same will be here, its a new sound and it will be great
    U2 WILL PREVAIL!!!!!
    peace

    love

    lemons

  9. The music sounds superb. The lyrics sound miserable. “Watercolor sky,” Bono? “Watercolor sky”? Good lord. And I won’t even talk about how irritating it is to hear the word “America” sung soulfully…

  10. The music sounds superb. The lyrics sound miserable. “Watercolor sky,” Bono? “Watercolor sky”? Good lord. And I won’t even talk about how irritating it is to hear the word “America” sung soulfully…

  11. Josh, “Velvet Dress” is a beautiful U2 tune, “Bad” and “Stay” are beautiful U2 tunes, and overplayed as it is, “One” is a beautiful U2 tune. But “Grace,” it’s a nice idea, but it’s a terrible song. Don’t get me wrong, the Boys really can do no wrong. But the last third of ATYCLB comes close.

  12. Josh, “Velvet Dress” is a beautiful U2 tune, “Bad” and “Stay” are beautiful U2 tunes, and overplayed as it is, “One” is a beautiful U2 tune. But “Grace,” it’s a nice idea, but it’s a terrible song. Don’t get me wrong, the Boys really can do no wrong. But the last third of ATYCLB comes close.

  13. I think it sounds promising, regardless of the subject of the song(although being a Yank I can’t complain 😉 ).

  14. I think it sounds promising, regardless of the subject of the song(although being a Yank I can’t complain 😉 ).

  15. Well I think Grace is beautiful, it was one of the only ATYCLB songs I loved instantly. Very soothing. And New York rocks. So there. :p

  16. Well I think Grace is beautiful, it was one of the only ATYCLB songs I loved instantly. Very soothing. And New York rocks. So there. :p

  17. Does anyone know the release date of this soundtrack? The song is sounding promising.

  18. Does anyone know the release date of this soundtrack? The song is sounding promising.

  19. Sounds really promising to me, like a mix between ‘Please’ and ‘One’. If these songs are the dregs that have been left to one side for the soundtrack, imagine how amazing the ones for the new album will be!

  20. Sounds really promising to me, like a mix between ‘Please’ and ‘One’. If these songs are the dregs that have been left to one side for the soundtrack, imagine how amazing the ones for the new album will be!

  21. I think this song is damn good. Sounds like a trippy slow song. Almost like Velvet Dress. I’m excited. And by the way, ‘Grace’ was a damn good closing song.

  22. I think this song is damn good. Sounds like a trippy slow song. Almost like Velvet Dress. I’m excited. And by the way, ‘Grace’ was a damn good closing song.

  23. It’s nice to have Edge on the piano again, he doesn’t get there enough. Bono sounds good on the acoustic guitar, his playing has definately improved over the last decade.
    My favorite part of this song is when Larry kicks in on the drums. He’s using some brushes from what I saw. He’s amazing.
    I even like the kooky Ice-Cream truck sound effects in the background. A very promising clip.

  24. It’s nice to have Edge on the piano again, he doesn’t get there enough. Bono sounds good on the acoustic guitar, his playing has definately improved over the last decade.
    My favorite part of this song is when Larry kicks in on the drums. He’s using some brushes from what I saw. He’s amazing.
    I even like the kooky Ice-Cream truck sound effects in the background. A very promising clip.

  25. After 5 listenings with a headphone, my first impression was…one big American mantra. My 5th impression is something very mellow and beautiful especially if you totally ignore the lyrics. :o) THANK YOU U2

  26. After 5 listenings with a headphone, my first impression was…one big American mantra. My 5th impression is something very mellow and beautiful especially if you totally ignore the lyrics. :o) THANK YOU U2

  27. now that i have the mp3 i am doing what i did when the gbh clip fromt he trailer came out, and the atyclb clips got released, i’m listening to it repeatedly, meaning thats all is in my winamp playlist right now, and i like it even more then i said before! it sounds amazing now, i can’t wait to see whats going on before and after these 30 secs, so anyways, as my mom and i say whenever U2 is mentioned WHOO WHOO WHOO WHOO (one whoo for each member 😉 ) ok so PEACE LOVE LEMONS

  28. now that i have the mp3 i am doing what i did when the gbh clip fromt he trailer came out, and the atyclb clips got released, i’m listening to it repeatedly, meaning thats all is in my winamp playlist right now, and i like it even more then i said before! it sounds amazing now, i can’t wait to see whats going on before and after these 30 secs, so anyways, as my mom and i say whenever U2 is mentioned WHOO WHOO WHOO WHOO (one whoo for each member 😉 ) ok so PEACE LOVE LEMONS

  29. This song sound like it was taken out from the Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack. I love that soundtrack.
    I hope U2 will make another U2 album with tis kind of “sound”. If you ask me All That you can’t leave behind wan not great, it was crap. U2 are hopefully returning with a truefully sound. A very very promising clip The Hands That Built America was.

  30. This song sound like it was taken out from the Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack. I love that soundtrack.
    I hope U2 will make another U2 album with tis kind of “sound”. If you ask me All That you can’t leave behind wan not great, it was crap. U2 are hopefully returning with a truefully sound. A very very promising clip The Hands That Built America was.

  31. to everyone who has a problem with them going all american, this movie is for the movie gangs of new york, about irish immigrants coming to america, so america plays an important role its not that hard!

  32. to everyone who has a problem with them going all american, this movie is for the movie gangs of new york, about irish immigrants coming to america, so america plays an important role its not that hard!

  33. DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT!!!! i FOR WHATEVER gOD FORESAKEN REASON CANT GET THE DAMN CLIP TO WORK…THIS IS HORRIBLE, I HATE THAT PEOPLE ARE LISTENING TO A CLIP OF THE BAND THAT CAN DO NO WRONG AND ACTUALLY COMPLAINING ABOUT IT!!!!!WHAT’S WRONG?? IF IT SOUNDS LIKE ANY OF THE COMPARISONS MADE THUS FAR THAN I AM IN FOR ONE HELL OF A TREAT. WELL, FOR NOW, ENJOY WHAT I HAVE YET TO HEAR…THIS SUCKS!!
    GGRRRRRRR

  34. DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT!!!! i FOR WHATEVER gOD FORESAKEN REASON CANT GET THE DAMN CLIP TO WORK…THIS IS HORRIBLE, I HATE THAT PEOPLE ARE LISTENING TO A CLIP OF THE BAND THAT CAN DO NO WRONG AND ACTUALLY COMPLAINING ABOUT IT!!!!!WHAT’S WRONG?? IF IT SOUNDS LIKE ANY OF THE COMPARISONS MADE THUS FAR THAN I AM IN FOR ONE HELL OF A TREAT. WELL, FOR NOW, ENJOY WHAT I HAVE YET TO HEAR…THIS SUCKS!!
    GGRRRRRRR

  35. Huh? Whats that? U2 are having their “America is so great, we wrote a tribute song to it” phase, or what?

    The hands that built america? I

  36. Huh? Whats that? U2 are having their “America is so great, we wrote a tribute song to it” phase, or what?

    The hands that built america? I

  37. I do believe I’m the only person who thinks “New York” is a decent song. The new song ain’t the best, but it certainly isn’t the worst.

  38. I do believe I’m the only person who thinks “New York” is a decent song. The new song ain’t the best, but it certainly isn’t the worst.

  39. yeah yeah shoosh shoosh, you will all love it once it is released and played a few times 😛

  40. yeah yeah shoosh shoosh, you will all love it once it is released and played a few times 😛

  41. i’m glad it’s on a soundtrack, and pray that it wont be on the next album.

  42. i’m glad it’s on a soundtrack, and pray that it wont be on the next album.

  43. u2 take their music to a different level, a level which involves the listener to have a wide open mind and a good taste in music. I think grace is one of u2’s best songs and The Hands that Built America sounds like its going to be another great song by u2.

  44. u2 take their music to a different level, a level which involves the listener to have a wide open mind and a good taste in music. I think grace is one of u2’s best songs and The Hands that Built America sounds like its going to be another great song by u2.

  45. U2 has saved rock. I don’t know how people can bash them after over 20 years of being one of the most popular bands in the world. Obviously they’re doing something right. Saying they’re going downhill is flat out stupid. I want to hear peoples reactions when new material comes out. I bet this negative B.S will be silenced. By the way, I heard the new single, “Electrical Storm.” Very good song.

  46. U2 has saved rock. I don’t know how people can bash them after over 20 years of being one of the most popular bands in the world. Obviously they’re doing something right. Saying they’re going downhill is flat out stupid. I want to hear peoples reactions when new material comes out. I bet this negative B.S will be silenced. By the way, I heard the new single, “Electrical Storm.” Very good song.

  47. I’ve been fortunate enough to here all of “The Hands That Built America”. It’s a darn good song to all you people dissing it. Bono really puts feeling into singing it and I think it’s the best song they’ve ever done bar none, but thats my opinion. All of you might have others you like more but this one is awesome! It’s actually a very patriotic song, but it not like other patriotic songs out there. I think it was actually inspired after 9/11 because there’s a reference to it at the end of the song. I love it and you will too!

  48. I’ve been fortunate enough to here all of “The Hands That Built America”. It’s a darn good song to all you people dissing it. Bono really puts feeling into singing it and I think it’s the best song they’ve ever done bar none, but thats my opinion. All of you might have others you like more but this one is awesome! It’s actually a very patriotic song, but it not like other patriotic songs out there. I think it was actually inspired after 9/11 because there’s a reference to it at the end of the song. I love it and you will too!

  49. I’ve been fortunate enough to hear all of “The Hands That Built America”. It’s a darn good song to all you people dissing it. Bono really puts feeling into singing it and I think it’s the best song they’ve ever done bar none, but thats my opinion. All of you might have others you like more but this one is awesome! It’s actually a very patriotic song, but it not like other patriotic songs out there. I think it was actually inspired after 9/11 because there’s a reference to it at the end of the song. I love it and you will too!

  50. I’ve been fortunate enough to hear all of “The Hands That Built America”. It’s a darn good song to all you people dissing it. Bono really puts feeling into singing it and I think it’s the best song they’ve ever done bar none, but thats my opinion. All of you might have others you like more but this one is awesome! It’s actually a very patriotic song, but it not like other patriotic songs out there. I think it was actually inspired after 9/11 because there’s a reference to it at the end of the song. I love it and you will too!

  51. I can’t wait to hear the song the clip was brilliant, does any one know where i can download the song?

  52. I can’t wait to hear the song the clip was brilliant, does any one know where i can download the song?

  53. I think that the song was strong and moving. And i think it’s one of their greatest songs they have ever wrote. the band maybe from ireland. but I feel they’re americans in my eyes.

  54. I think that the song was strong and moving. And i think it’s one of their greatest songs they have ever wrote. the band maybe from ireland. but I feel they’re americans in my eyes.

  55. I love The Hands That Built America (and, btw, for anyone who’s bashing Grace, I’ve got news for ya – Grace and New York are two wonderful songs). I just have a question – who is that that did the operatic thing in the middle of the song? I’ve heard it’s Bono, but I don’t know. Does anyone else know who sings that part?

  56. I love The Hands That Built America (and, btw, for anyone who’s bashing Grace, I’ve got news for ya – Grace and New York are two wonderful songs). I just have a question – who is that that did the operatic thing in the middle of the song? I’ve heard it’s Bono, but I don’t know. Does anyone else know who sings that part?

  57. I love “The Hands That Built America”.Bono always sings with such passion and emotion in his voice,and I think its quality and power really shine through on this track, a lot it does on their new single, Electrical Storm. Ok,as for the others, I agree that Grace and New York aren’t the songs of U2’s that I put on repeat very much because those songs don’t have quite the same sound as their others, but all you have to do is listen to the their lyrics, or the lyrics of any song written by Bono for that matter. He is an amazing poet and I could never get enough of his words.

  58. I love “The Hands That Built America”.Bono always sings with such passion and emotion in his voice,and I think its quality and power really shine through on this track, a lot it does on their new single, Electrical Storm. Ok,as for the others, I agree that Grace and New York aren’t the songs of U2’s that I put on repeat very much because those songs don’t have quite the same sound as their others, but all you have to do is listen to the their lyrics, or the lyrics of any song written by Bono for that matter. He is an amazing poet and I could never get enough of his words.

  59. I think it’s a damn good song and. I just love it like I love all the other U2 songs…By the way, Grace is a beautiful, you just have to listen to it properly…U2 rocks!

  60. I think it’s a damn good song and. I just love it like I love all the other U2 songs…By the way, Grace is a beautiful, you just have to listen to it properly…U2 rocks!

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