Bridgie (starlightm42) wrote in u2,

"When the sun sets in Africa, you duck."

I posted this in both my LiveJournal and MySpace, and I thought I'd share it here and in Interference, too. There's a little bit of religious/spiritual content in here, so if you think you'll be offended you might want to skip this one. However, I hope you'll see the beauty in it, even if you're not a believer in God....I mean, I'm not. *shrugs* Bono has such a knack for creating visual images, and I get such a rush of color and motion in my head when I hear their songs...especially the Joshua Tree, which was designed to be that's a "cinematic" album.

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.'

Genesis 9:12-13

(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.
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