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Elevation 2001 Live From Boston (2001)


The Complete U2 (2004)

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"Bad" (live from Boston)

"'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

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

If I could, through myself, set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart astray
Just to see you break
Break away
Into the light
To the rain
Into the light
Out from over the flame

To let it go
So to find a way
To let it go
So find a way
Wide awake
Wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no no no

If you should ask, well, maybe
They'd tell you what I would say
True colours fly in blue and black
Blue silken skies and burning flag
Colours crash, collide in blood shot eyes

If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would let it go
This separation
Separation
Isolation
Not revelation
Isolation
Not revelation
Isolation

Let it go
So not fade away
To let it go
So not fade, fade, fade away
Fade away, fade away
Not fade away
No, no
Not fade away
Not my way
I want to know
Not fade away
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no

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

How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song
How long to sing this song

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@U2 Calendar

October 19 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Tonight in São Paulo

October 21 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Tonight in São Paulo

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