The idea for the song came from a kite -flying outing on Killiney Hill overlooking Dublin Bay that Bono attempted with his daughters. The song was at first written with Bono's daughters in mind, or more generally, about a kite as a metaphor for someone or something escaping one's realm of control; the song is, more or less, about Bono realizing a day will come when his daughters will "no longer need him".
During early promotional appearances Bono emphasized the song could be about letting go of any kind of relationship. The music to "Kite" was equally evocative. The song begins with a string loop that the Edge had arranged. The verses feature the Edge playing a simple repeating slide guitar piece, while the chorus featuring an emphatic wail from Bono set against the Edge's churning guitar lines. The song concludes with an odd coda in reference to the new media.
In concert the coda is sometimes repeated, with almost all instrumentation dropped out; Bono later said the coda was intended to pinpoint the narrative by "just setting it in time, saying that's Kite - U2 - MP3 Collection - Часть 2 moment, and then leaving it behind you.
As is Ramases - Space Hymns the case with U2 songs, Noël - George Whitefield Chadwick, National Radio Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar - S heard various things from "Kite".
Rolling Stone magazine saw it describing "the plight of a fraying couple; when Bono glimpses 'the shadow behind your eyes,' his lyric evokes the music's slanted conversations of melody and rhythm and guitar figures.
During the band's Elevation Tour"Kite" was played to a set of swirling images projected against a scrim above the stage, furthering the song's central theme. Bono paid tribute to him with a tearful rendition of this song on the live release, U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castlewhich depicts the band's memorable performance at Slane Castleone day after Bob Hewson's funeral. It was also the first time that "Kite" has closed a concert, and was the regular closer on the Australian leg of the tour, while it also closed the first show in AucklandNew Zealand.
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