"Miami" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
Weather 'round here choppin' and changin'
Surgery in the air
Print shirts and southern accents
Cigars and big hair
We got the wheels and petrol is cheap
Only went there for a week
Got the sun got the sand
Got the batteries in the handy cam
Her eyes all swimming pool blue
Dumb bells on a diving board
Baby's always attracted to the things she's afraid of
Big girl with the sweet tooth
Watches the skinny girl in the photo shoot
Freshmen squeaky clean
She tastes of chlorine

My mammy

Love the movies, babe
Love to walk those movie sets
Get to shoot someone in the foot
Get to smoke some cigarettes
No big deal we know the score
Just back from the video store
Got the car and the car chase
What's he got inside the case
I want a close up of that face
Here comes the car chase

I bought two new suits
Miami
Pink and blue
Miami
I took a picture of you
My mammy
Getting hot in a photo booth
Miami
I said you looked like a madonna
You said maybe
Said I want to have your baby
Baby
Baby
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn't be a problem
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn't be a problem
At least not in Miami
You know, some places are like your auntie
But there's no place like

Miami
Miami
My mammy

Miami
Miami


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"Miami" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentWhy would anyone hate this song? More to the point, why would anyone hate "Playboy Mansion" which is as much about LA as it is Miami... or "Velvet Dress," which is the sexiest song ever.

    What the hell?

    The point of nearly EVERY song on POP is the artificiality of American culture, that we Americans strive to be more artificial. Plastic surgery, sexier clothes, shinier car, let's look like movie stars, don't tell me anything important or deep, I don't want to know. Pardon me while I put more gel in my hair.

    If you don't like these songs you're either not very bright, or you're so amazingly vapid in the broader sense that the songs describe you better than you will ever know.
    Keyser Sushion August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has GOT to be about the MIAMI VICE TV show-----Bono & Co. either really love it or hate it!
    pdmon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, pdm, I hate it! What an awful song. This is the reason Pop was so underrated! It was a good album but then they put this garbage in the middle of it. That and Playboy Mansion! It's okay U2! I'll forgive you because of all the good music you've givin us.
    Aftermathon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentare you nuts? this is an awesome song from one of their best albums. it's funny that u2 fans never realize this as they prefer songs to sing along with when half drunk. the 80's are dead people. u2 is not reo speedwagon. they were one of the few groups to actually not make identical CD's one after another...why they still remain. i lived in miami and this is the first song i heard to actually potray it as it really is...bright and fun but artificial and pretencious.
    rageshdcon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI've been living in SoBe for the past 5 years (I know, I will mature eventually), and you can experience the whole POP album just by walking down the streets.
    I would have chosen something more appealing to inspire me, but hell, so many flies can't be wrong.
    Believe it or not, the taste of chlorine provokes a Pavlovian reflex, kicking the libido up a notch.
    I know, is sick, but hell, Miami is where you all come to die, so...
    krikkoron April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell done rageshdc. certainly one of U2s best songs - or if you disagree with this, at least its difrent. i find bonos voice very sexy in this song, and im a straigh guy. if i was a chick id be loving it. MIAAAAMI, my mammy.
    atthedrive-inon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, great album, fairweather fans hate POP.
    I love how you can't find the groove the first few times you hear it but over the course of 2 minutes the instruments drip in, and then after the 'car chase' solo (which Sounds like a car chase) the drums kick in and that crazy loop drops out, I Love it.
    amshuston January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, especially the "C-car chase," and then the solo. Great song.
    claudiathefishon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the weakest song on U2's worst ever album and is the black mark on their otherwise perfect record. Now, let's never mention it again.
    Macphisto12on December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPOP is ok, Miami's an ok song, but POP will never measure up against U2's best songs (most of which were from... the 80's! And will never die!).
    Reynard Muldrakeon March 05, 2006   Link

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