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The Unforgettable Fire (2009)

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"Bad" (live from East Rutherford)

"'Bad' is just a huge promise of a song. A friend of mine, about as close as you can get, squandered his intelligence and his gifts to heroin. Dublin in the late Seventies and early Eighties was a capital for smack. The Shah of Iran had been deposed, and people smuggled their money out of that country in white gold and pearls, by which I mean heroin. It was cheaper than weed, it was cheaper than smoking spliff, and a lot of sweet teenage kids, who just liked to smoke a little bit of ganja, were offered this cheap high, something beyond their imagination... I tried to describe that with the song, 'Bad, what it was to feel that rush, to feel that elation, and then go on to the nod, awful sleep that comes with that drug..." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Thank you

If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would let it go
Surrender, dislocate

If I could throw this lifeless
Lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could, through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the night
Through the day

Let it go, uh-huh
And so fade away
To let it go, uh-huh
And so fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
I'm not sleeping

We're not sleeping
Are you sleeping

Let it go, uh-huh
So to fade away
To let it go, uh-huh
And so fade away
Let it go, uh-huh
And so fade away
To let it go, uh-huh
And so fade, fade, fade away
Not fade away
Not fade away
Fade away

Let it go, hey
I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
Wide awake
Wide awake, yeah
I'm not sleeping
I'm not sleeping

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