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Sunday Bloody Sunday Lyrics

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Duals (2010)

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"Sunday Bloody Sunday" (live from Auckland)

"We were trying to be the Who meets the Clash. I spent minutes on these things rather than hours. So 'Sunday Bloody Sunday,' which was supposed to contrast Easter Sunday with the death of thirteen protesters in Derry on Bloody Sunday, didn't quite come off. And yet melodically and the suggestion of the lyrics stood up to the test of time. I've changed the lyrics when I sing it now just to make it more believable for myself. I don't think anyone else notices. But that's a great song - mostly Edge's song." - Bono, Rolling Stone 2005

Can't believe the news today
I can't close my eyes and make it go away

How long, how long must we sing this song
How long, how long
Tonight we can be as one, tonight

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across a dead end street
I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday

Alright, son

And this battle's yet begun
There’s any lost, but tell me who has won
Trenches dug within our hearts
Mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart

Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday

How long, how long must we sing this song
How long, how long
Tonight we can be as one
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight
Tonight, tonight

Will you welcome back Jay-Z
C’mon, c’mon

Straight up projects
Busting all records
It’s a peaceful protest
Can’t be oppressed
Turn on the radio
You’re tuned in to me
Welcome home to XXZooT
Out in Iran
Elections are fixed
Out in Rwanda
Genocide is sick
Turn on your radio
Let’s all harmonize
To the people in power
Hear the army cries
Bum bum bum
Be the sound of the tool
Don’t make me have to muff
Build some schools
Teach the youth what lies ahead
Teach the truth, everybody

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Put a fist in the air
Passion for your rights

Wipe your tears away
Wipe your tears away
Sunday bloody Sunday
Yeah, yeah
Sunday bloody Sunday

Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday
Sing it now
Sunday bloody Sunday

Yeah, set your hearts out
Reboot yourself
Reshuffle your deck
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah hey yeah hey

Sunday bloody Sunday
Sunday bloody Sunday

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October 19 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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