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J Swallo Lyrics

Found On:


Fire/R.O.K. (1981)


The Complete U2 (2004)


October (1981)

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"J Swallo" a.k.a. Johnny Swallo

"'Johnny Swallow' was a studio experiment. Again pressed for a B-side, we took the drums of another song and slowed them right down by playing the tape machine at half speed and started a new song over them. You can't sit down at a piano and write a pice like this. It could only have come out of playing around with sound in the studio." - The Edge, War 2008

Johnny Swallo
Stop watching
I take you by the hand
Stop inside
Paul and me
We walk by
Walking silent
I saw
It was burning
Village
On fire
Was a village on fire

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12/16 - 12/17/2017

Bono & The Edge on Dave Fanning

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December 16 2017

09:00 PM - 11:00 PM - The Joshua Tree - U2 Tribute Band Performance

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