Hen (hue126) wrote in u2,
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The Personal Effect of U2

I've had two things that happened to me relating to U2 in the past two days. Both deal with "The Unforgettable Fire" as an album.

From today:

I wanted to print the lyrics to "Bad" by U2 because I just think it's an incredibly transcendent song that has been sort of speaking to me for the past couple of days. I can't explain it adequately... but it just does! I might just buy the U2 Greatest '80's Hits album.

"Bad" by U2

If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go
Surrender
Dislocate

If I could throw this
Lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

Hoo-hoo

To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they'd
Tell you what I would say
True colors fall in blue and black
Bruised silken sky and burning flag
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes

If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would
Let it go...

This desperation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
And so fade away
To let it go
And so to fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no


I just love the rhyming words at the 4:40 mark of the song. It's beautiful work by Bono and the rest of the band.

And from yesterday:

There's a station in LA, 95.5 KLOS, that played The Unforgettable Fire by U2, the entire album, on the radio. That was cool. I drove home to that stuff. It's really some beautiful music on that particular album.
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