long distance dedication

recently overheard

M: Do you think Bono is a poet?
RM: Hell no!
M: C’mon! Do you ever listen to him…like really listen?

i say that bono can throw down with the metaphor whenever he wants to… and does it without hitting people over the head with it… Mysterious Ways— uhmm, thats god hes talkin bout when he says “She’ll be there when you hit the ground”… but my time is almost up as the piano intro hits and we send this out…


And so she woke up
Woke up from where she was
Lying still
Said I gotta do something
About where we’re going

Step on a steam train
Step out of the driving rain, maybe
Run from the darkness in the night
Singing ha, ah la la la de day
Ah la la la de day
Ah la la de day

Sweet the sin
Bitter taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out

You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

You know I took the poison
From the poison stream
Then I floated out of here
Singing…ha la la la de day
Ha la la la de day
Ha la la de day

She runs through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging
She is raging
And the storm blows up in her eyes
She will…

Suffer the needle chill
She’s running to stand…


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  1. U2 has been my favorite band since 1987, and although i don’t listen to them all the time nowadays, i always play them on long road trips and remember old times.

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