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Pride (In The Name Of Love) Lyrics

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U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland (2003)


U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland (2007)

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"Pride (In The Name Of Love)" (live from Slane)

"'Pride' started out as an ecstatic rant. We looked for a subject big enough to demand this level of emotion that was coming out. We had discovered nonviolence and Martin Luther King, not just in relation to his use of the Scriptures and his church background, but also as a solution to the Irish problems. There was a lot of emotion there, but to be honest with you, as a lyric it's daft. No, not daft. It's just not deft. It's a missed opportunity. I even get the time of Dr. King's assassination wrong. I said, 'Early morning-April four.' It was early evening." - Bono, Rolling Stone 2005

For love and then some

One man comes in the name of love
One man come and go
One man comes he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed up on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Love, love, love, love
Love, love, love

Early morning, April four
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Thank you for coming out
Thank you for queueing in the rain
And spending your hard-earned cash
You've given us a great life
This is our love

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

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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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