Chass (sapphires13) wrote in u2,

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I Am?

I wonder if anyone else has ever noticed this or thought about it.

A few weeks ago I was listening to my iPod in bed (as I usually do), and All Because Of You was playing. Suddenly something in the song made me have to get up in the night and find my bible. I was quite curious about a certain lyric.

The chorus is basically "All because of you, I am" which makes perfect sense taken at face value. However, I started wondering if there was a bit of hidden meaning there.

So I got the bible, and flipped to Exodus 3:14. But it wasn't particularly the verse that interested me, it was the footnote for it.

Exodus 3:14 - God said to Moses "I AM that I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

The footnote stated: The Hebrew word for Lord sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for I AM.

Now, I sort of already knew that, which is why the lyric interested me so much. If you think about the words "I AM" meaning "Lord", then the chorus of the song could be taken as "All because of you, Lord" which also makes sense, especially in the context of the song.

It just really interests me that it can be taken both ways, and make perfect sense both ways. I'd like to assume that Bono did that on purpose, he's a clever man.

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