Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
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R.I.P. Michael Hutchence!
As many fans knows, as many fans don't know, this is written to INXS' frontman, Michael Hutchence, died on 22nd November 1997. If anyone knows the tragical story, they also can relate to the lyrics. You can really feel that pain Bono express to his close friend, they really was close friends both. Michael was actually "stucked in a moment, he could get out of." A quote from Bono and Rolling Stone magazine: "Bono told Rolling Stone that Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of was inspired by the mysterious death of INXS singer Michael Hutchence, and that the pair discussed suicide prior to his death and decided it was "pathetic". 'We discussed suicide a few times and we both agreed how pathetic it was.' He said they had 'kinda promised each other' neither would ever kill themselves. 'Stuck In A Moment... is an argument,' he said. 'It's a row between mates. You're kinda trying to wake them up out of an idea. In my case it's a row I didn't have while he was alive. I feel the biggest respect I could pay to him was not to write some stupid soppy fucking song, so I wrote a really tough, nasty little number... slapping him around the head. And I'm sorry, but that's how it came out of me.'" And found this quote at @U2, also by Rolling Stone magazine: "I think other people who have lost a mate to suicide will all tell you the same thing-just the overpowering guilt that you weren't there for that person. As anyone around here will tell you, friendship is a thing that I hold very sacred. Cocteau, I think he only wrote one serious essay in his life, and it was on the subject of friendship-friendship is higher than love... Can you really be that busy that you don't notice your mate on the slide, as it were?... I just remember feeling this overpowering sense of guilt. And then anger. and then annoyance. That song is an argument. It's a row between mates. You're trying to slap somebody around the face, trying to wake them up out of an idea. In my case it's a row I didn't have while he was alive." - Bono, Rolling Stone 2001"
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This is easily one of the best U2 videos ever and the best song off of ATYCLB
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