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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why aren't the other "Fruit" CDs listed?  Pinapple, Mango, etc?
2. Why do you guys do this?  What do you get back from it?
3. Can I use your information / images / other in my webpage?
4. Why aren't the lyrics for song ---- the same as what's in the cd booklet?
5. Can you transcribe ---- concert in the unofficial lyrics section?
6. Why does the site look odd?
7. What do the markings on the lyrics transcriptions mean?
More questions and answers coming soon.


1. Why aren't the other "fruit" CDs listed? Pineapple, Mango etc?
Because these other "fanclub only" CDs are bootlegs compiled from singles and mp3s from the internet in some cases.  They've been put together by someone unassociated with the band, and although intriguing, most of this stuff is still readily available in it's original form. [top]

2. Why do you guys do this?  What do you get back from it?
We do it because we enjoy it.  It's fun to meet other fans through the internet medium.  It's been really enjoyable to figure out how to code HTML while working on a fun project.  We pay for this site out of our pockets.  We don't have any advertising, and don't ask that others contribute anything but information.  If this became financially hurtful then we would look at other options or discontinue working on this site - but for now the thanks and the friends we've made along the way is enough to keep it going. [top]

3. Can I use your information / images / other in my webpage? 
The quick answer is 'no'.  U2 Wanderer has been built with the input and contributions of dozens of people. To speak for all of those people would be impossible.  We would prefer that you not use images, or our writing in any manner.  That being said we have made exceptions in the past.  We do ask that you contact us to ask regarding the specific project.  Sites which have provided us help in the past are usually welcome to use our information in return, but we still ask that we be informed of when material is being used.

Use of our images, text etc. in Ebay auctions is strictly prohibited.  We don't exist to help you sell your items.  We are a resource for information for collectors and fans, not a sales database.  Do not ask to use our items on Ebay. [top]

4. Why aren't the lyrics for song ---- the same as what's in the cd booklet?
A: Chances are it was originally in here and then we changed it. The 'official' lyrics are often just what people hired by the studio hear, at the very least they leave out a lot of the background singing, repeats, or muttered or hard to hear phrases. Some of the lyrics sung by Bono are often so thick in 'Bongloese' that they are open to interpretation. Feel free to drop a line telling us what you think he's singing. [top]

5. Can you transcribe ---- concert in the unofficial lyrics section?
A: The purpose of the unofficial lyrics section of mysterious ways is not to have lyrical transcriptions of every u2 live show. Rather it will try and document the 'defining moments' in songs as they are played live, when new verses get thrown in, lyrics significantly changed, and so forth. I'll also have some outtakes and other oddities. If you have something you think that qualifies, or are wondering about some unreleased song, feel free to send in requests! [top]

6. Why does the site look odd?
Hopefully it just isn't your reaction to the design! Make sure your monitor is set to at least 800*600 resolution, and text size is set to normal/default/medium in your browser. *Nix users may want to get this core fonts package to properly emulate Arial and Verdana. The site currently displays perfectly in recent versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla based browsers. There is a known glitch where Safari does not render the top each page correctly, but it does not affect navigation. [top]

7. What do the markings on the lyrics transcriptions mean?
Move your mouse over the highlighted parts of the lyric entry below to see what each element means (that includes the dash at the end!).

[Taken from the u2.com clip, so the song is incomplete.]

These are the hands that built America / Ah-ah-ahhn
(Washington tree, Washington tree now)
Hand... America... / Oh-ah-ahh

Last saw your face in a watercolour sky -

Words that are spoken normally are usually not distinguished from those sung. Bono has a tendancy at times (especially live) to blur the line between a melodically spoken and low-pitched musical phrase, so if it feels like part of the song it will be treated the same regardless of delivery. If the lead singer sings the same lyrics as the background singers do, it will just be notated as normal lead singing to not cause undue clutter except in circumstances where they were both concurrently singing the different lines, then had one or two which were the same. [top]

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