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Bullet The Blue Sky Lyrics

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Zoo TV Live From Sydney (1994)


Zoo2Live (2006)

Note: U2 has released different versions of most singles in different countries. We are not showing every cover image in this space, just one that's representative of each release.

"Bullet The Blue Sky" (live from Sydney)

"I was angry with what I saw as the bullying of peasant farmers by big aeroplanes supported by American foreign policy and dollars. In Nicaragua, seventeen families ran the country before the revolution; all of the wealth was in the hands of those seventeen families. In Salvador it had been similar. In Chile, a democratic choice had been overthrown by a CIA-backed coupe to impose a killing machine called General Pinochet. There was a lot to despise about America back then, there was shameful conduct int he defence of their self-interest... They were bad times. I had described what I had been through, what I had seen, some of the stories of people I had met, and I said to Edge: 'Could you put that through your amplifier?'" - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See them driving nails into souls in the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
I see a face of fear running scared in the valley below

The sky
The sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky

In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel and the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed, you raise a flower of fire
See them burning crosses, see the flames, higher and higher

The sky
The sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky

Long live never again
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

This guy comes up to me, you see
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colours of a royal flush
He's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
Slapping them down
We're talking one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four
I can see the fighter planes
I can see the fighter planes
Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys and the quiet city streets
We take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
A man breathes into a saxophone
Saxophone
Through the walls we hear the city groan, moan
Outside it's America
America, America
And we run
And we run into the arms

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