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"I think that love stands out when set against struggle. That's probably the power of [War] in a nutshell."

-- Bono

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L'Incontro Lyrics

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"L'Incontro"

While like a giant, proud and happy, I take my baby in my arms. Fragile, innocent, and alive. And like a little bird, he’s pushing against my chest, abandoned, quiet, and safe. For an instant, almost sweetly, my destiny appears to me like a dream and I see myself, old and surrendered, seated there near the coal fire, waiting for the evening with the anxiety of a child just to see him coming back home with the gift of his smile, of his words and kindness. It’s like a promise that can solve the enormous joy of one of caresses. Then I wake up and I’ve already forgotten, but inside of me the kid’s trapped soul advises me that this newborn child is already more important to me than that of my of my own life.

…E restai davanti a lui per un po’
E ascoltai nell'aria poi l'afferrai
Lui aprì la mano e poi mi toccò il naso sfiorò la bocca
Io l'abbracciai ed il mondo girò di più
Intorno a noi ogni cosa poi fiorì
E restai davanti a lui per un po'
E fu lì che il tempo ci ritrovò
Lui aprì la mano e poi mi toccò il naso ed io sorrisi
Io l'abbracciai ed il mondo girò di più
Intorno a noi ogni cosa poi fiorì

Il mondo è un puntino di luce blu
Che gira e va con il soffio degli angeli
Io l'abbracciai ed il mondo girò di più
Che gira e va con il soffio degli angeli
Io l'abbracciai e restai così, così

English translation of Italian:

…And I stood in front of him for a while
And listened around, then took him in my arms
He opened his hand, then touched my nose
And brushed against my mouth
I held him and the world turned more
Around us everything blossomed
I stood still for a while
And it was there that time found us again
He opened his hand, then touched my nose
And I smiled
I held him and the world turned more
Around us everything blossomed

The world is a tiny point of blue light
That turns and moves with the breath of angels
I held him and the world turned more
That turns are moves with the breath of angels
I held him and stood
Just so, just so

(Bono recites the opening poem of the song, which was written and translated by Andrea Bochelli)

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