Time Enough to Talk

“There are songs you have to rob. There are songs you have to put together slowly, the ones you have to carry on your back for a while. And then there are songs that are gifts.”
–Bono, describing his experience writing songs for film

Bono and Jim Sheridan describe their long-time relationship and experience working together on Sheridan’s film In America in an interview with the Associated Press (via USA Today).

32 thoughts on “Time Enough to Talk

  1. They forgot to mention “Until the End of the World”…which in my humble and ever so ignored opinion…is one of their BEST songs.

  2. They forgot to mention “Until the End of the World”…which in my humble and ever so ignored opinion…is one of their BEST songs.

  3. Bit annoyed at how suddenly this is ‘Bono’s song’. The melody was already there, for fucksake, all he did was ring in part of the lyrics. Also, it was HIS decision to get Andrea to sing it? Pfff. *stomps off angrily*

  4. Bit annoyed at how suddenly this is ‘Bono’s song’. The melody was already there, for fucksake, all he did was ring in part of the lyrics. Also, it was HIS decision to get Andrea to sing it? Pfff. *stomps off angrily*

  5. But that’s the hacks fault right? That’s not Bono’s version of events? Anyhow what’s ‘Time Enough’ like? I’ve never heard it..

  6. But that’s the hacks fault right? That’s not Bono’s version of events? Anyhow what’s ‘Time Enough’ like? I’ve never heard it..

  7. What do u think about the next Superhero’s soundtrack? i think i could be a song like HMTMKMKM which is great!

    I like the songs U2 write for movies, it’s an extra motivation, some new kind of reasons for writing great songs..

    albertovelasquez.pt.vu

  8. What do u think about the next Superhero’s soundtrack? i think i could be a song like HMTMKMKM which is great!

    I like the songs U2 write for movies, it’s an extra motivation, some new kind of reasons for writing great songs..

    albertovelasquez.pt.vu

  9. “in america” is one tawdry snotball of sentimentality, slightly reedemed by that lil’ girl’s great performance. then, cue Corrs, and back to zero right there. one star for trying, one for shooing in New York. barf.

  10. “in america” is one tawdry snotball of sentimentality, slightly reedemed by that lil’ girl’s great performance. then, cue Corrs, and back to zero right there. one star for trying, one for shooing in New York. barf.

  11. I would prefer it when U2 did NOT write songs that are linked to films at all. They had their fun with the passengers album….
    Wouldn’t it be much better if a new U2 album (or THE new U2 album) could make it on its own, without being related to one ore more films? I didn’t like the idea of elevation being related to Lara Croft, I just think they could do without the commercial film-hype. Please concentrate on the album as a whole! Do you guys get my point? anyone else agreeing?

  12. I would prefer it when U2 did NOT write songs that are linked to films at all. They had their fun with the passengers album….
    Wouldn’t it be much better if a new U2 album (or THE new U2 album) could make it on its own, without being related to one ore more films? I didn’t like the idea of elevation being related to Lara Croft, I just think they could do without the commercial film-hype. Please concentrate on the album as a whole! Do you guys get my point? anyone else agreeing?

  13. Excuse me but no-one is ‘related’ here to anyone. Are you that affraid of what your friends will think of you listening to u2? U2 is real good at writing songs for movies. They might have had some fun on passengers….but ‘hands that built’ was a much better song. U2 are songwriters. I don’t think that any of these songs will end up on the new album (something I think they should take all the time needed for). It will make it on its own. It will be brilliant. These guys know a good song or 2…or 3, or more.

    So I do not agree

  14. Excuse me but no-one is ‘related’ here to anyone. Are you that affraid of what your friends will think of you listening to u2? U2 is real good at writing songs for movies. They might have had some fun on passengers….but ‘hands that built’ was a much better song. U2 are songwriters. I don’t think that any of these songs will end up on the new album (something I think they should take all the time needed for). It will make it on its own. It will be brilliant. These guys know a good song or 2…or 3, or more.

    So I do not agree

  15. I know what you mean u2joost, but to me, it doesn’t apply to U2 because they never do anything half-assed, so it’s not like they’re coming up with some mainstream-licking cheapie of a song to satisfy a hook for some film. I personally couldn’t care less about Tombraider, and didn’t pay much attention when Elevation was used, to me, Elevation was a seamless part of the album, and then whatever else they want to use it for is up to them. I would rather they worked with a different kind of film, but they almost never listen to me. And they always will work with soundtracks, if for no other reason than Edge is fascinated with film. I liked the Elevation video only because they were IN it, but thought it was foolish in parts. The only thing I really liked was when the director said to Larry, now whatever you do, don’t turn around when the explosion goes off behind you, and the explosion goes off, and there’s our Larry, turning around….

  16. I know what you mean u2joost, but to me, it doesn’t apply to U2 because they never do anything half-assed, so it’s not like they’re coming up with some mainstream-licking cheapie of a song to satisfy a hook for some film. I personally couldn’t care less about Tombraider, and didn’t pay much attention when Elevation was used, to me, Elevation was a seamless part of the album, and then whatever else they want to use it for is up to them. I would rather they worked with a different kind of film, but they almost never listen to me. And they always will work with soundtracks, if for no other reason than Edge is fascinated with film. I liked the Elevation video only because they were IN it, but thought it was foolish in parts. The only thing I really liked was when the director said to Larry, now whatever you do, don’t turn around when the explosion goes off behind you, and the explosion goes off, and there’s our Larry, turning around….

  17. “Until the End of the World” was only partially written for the film. It was originally a song that is guessed was called “I Feel Free” which was pretty good, too.

  18. “Until the End of the World” was only partially written for the film. It was originally a song that is guessed was called “I Feel Free” which was pretty good, too.

  19. U2 are past their best. They are old. They are not as relevant anymore as they once was. People – move on. Learn to like some new music. Don’t pin your hopes on the new U2 album being brilliant – you will only be hurt. U2 have made mistakes in the past and they will continue to do so.

    Love
    Davo

  20. U2 are past their best. They are old. They are not as relevant anymore as they once was. People – move on. Learn to like some new music. Don’t pin your hopes on the new U2 album being brilliant – you will only be hurt. U2 have made mistakes in the past and they will continue to do so.

    Love
    Davo

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