Anyway...I went and found photos that kind of represent what I see in my head when I hear the middle eight of Beautiful Day...and also a quote from the "Bono in Conversation" book that I am reading right now, in a section where he talks about his first trip to Africa. Maybe you guys could respond to this post and share some pictures of what YOU see in your head when you hear different lyrics (U2 or otherwise). I hope you guys see as much as I do when you hear the middle eight from Beautiful Day...or the first verse of Bullet the Blue Sky...
"...And those big bloody suns! When the sun sets in Africa, you duck." -Bono
See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out
God added: 'This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.'
(P.S. the location of that last photo is Jerusalem...If you look closely you can see the city...)
Edited to add: I've uploaded a .txt file with the code for this post here for those who wish to repost it in their LJ's and MySpaces. Mind you, I don't know how long these sites plan on hosting these photos, but they're used w/out permission anyway. I took the liberty of adding a disclaimer at the end, giving credit where it is due, in case it gets passed around the Internet or something.