Music Friday: U2!
At first I wasn’t sure or rather had not thought of an artist that had been colouring my youth. With lots od old music I grew up myself in upcoming pop, rap and dance scene. So much had changed in just a little time. Had to crack my brain today to come to the following name. U2.
The memory of them was from around the age of 8 when they came with ‘New Year’s day’ and ‘Sunday bloody Sunday’. Clearly they have been around a while longer and had some other song before these like ‘I will follow’. They left a great impression on a young man like myself. Unaware of what they meant at that time they changed a lot around us. More so when the meaning of the song came over the years. To me the music was just following the path of guitars I already listened to but adding that edge of new wave to it. All in all it was a refreshing sound that swept me away.
Art by Ian Gibson
I look into his eyes
They’re closed but I see something.
I was on the outside when you said;
You said you needed me.
I was looking at myself.
Who is it now? who calls me inside
Are the leaves on the trees just a living disguise?
I walk the sweet rain tragicomedy
I’ll walk home again to the street melody.
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.
I don’t know,
I don’t know which side I’m on,
I don’t know my right from left,
Or my right from wrong.
Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white,
Arms entwined, the chosen few.
The newspapers says, says,
Her papa go to war,
Her mama say one day he’s gonna,
Come back from far away.
And the battle’s just begun
There’s many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice.
If you should ask then maybe they’d
Tell you what I would say
True colours fly in blue and black
Blue silken sky and burning flag
Colours crash, collide in blood shot eyes.
Come forth and speak to me
Raise me up and don’t let me fall
No man is my enemy
My own hands imprison me
Love rescue me.
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You…you said you’d wait
’til the end of the world
You got to do what you should
With each other
But we’re not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
I can only hope you enjoyed the read and the creation with only their own lyrics. There are so many and each is great to use and tell a different story. Thank You for reading and U2 thank you for the words. And I will only share one song today as I am sure each of you will know a song or two.