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Bullet The Blue Sky Lyrics

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Vertigo Live From Chicago (2005)

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"Bullet The Blue Sky" (live from Chicago)

"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 'em driving nails into souls on the tree of pain
From a firefly a red orange glow
I see the 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, 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

When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah, hurrah
When Johnny comes marching home
Home, home
What's a home
What's a home
Where's the home

Peace, please, I want it
Peace

These are the hands that built America
America

When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah, hurrah
When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah, hurrah
Will he be a man, I guess he was a boy
As long as he comes back to Illinois

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