I'm totally not religious, I don't believe in a God or anything, and I wouldn't call myself spiritual either. But U2's music lifts me, spiritually, and I feel connected with... something. It's not a religious thing but it's... I can't explain. Something I don't feel at other times. Like listening to WOWY when Bono does the 'we shine like stars...' bit at 3am when it's raining outside and you feel shit. Suddenly you feel full of some kind of joy. It's weird but amazing.
Does anyone else get this? Anyone who's not religious, like me, feel the same? Sometimes I think maybe I'm missing something by not appreciating the religious references in some of U2's songs, but then today I read Bono saying this:
"It's [their faith] there for people who are interested. It shouldn't be there for people who aren't."
and that made me feel a whole lot better! Thanks Bono, ah what a legend. Even if John Lydon thinks his trousers are too tight. *frowns and thinks Bono's trousers need close examination to really form a proper opinion...*