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"Stranger in a Strange Land" from October


Image hosted by Photobucket.com Who else would win today but Edge? The short notes are so reminiscent of HTDAAB. Actually, it should the other way around. That being said, this song reminds me of a much more serious "Native Son" content wise. It's a politically motivated song, but I can't be too sure as to whom Bono is speaking about. Maybe all those who are being held captive by another country. Stranger in a strange land/He looked at me like I/Was the one who should run.
This line though reminds me of Beefeaters from England, so maybe he's speaking about British occupation of Ireland?
Waited a while to see if we could
Make him laugh


It's a nice little ditty in an otherwise ho-hum album for me.

//Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger
Stranger in a strange land
He looked at me like I
Was the one who should run
We asked him to smile for a photograph
Waited a while to see if we could
Make him laugh

A soldier asked for a cigarette
His smiling face I can't forget
He looked like you across the street
But that's a long way here

And I wish you were here
And I wish you were here

Stranger
A stranger in a strange land
He looked at me like I
Was the one who should run
I watched as he watched us
Get back on the bus
I watched the way it was
The way it was when he was with us

And I really don't mind
Sleeping on the floor
But I couldn't sleep after what I saw
I wrote this letter to tell you
The way I feel

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
To see what I could see
To hear
And I wish you were here

Happy Birthday The Edge!
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