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Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Live from Paris 2015 Lyrics

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"'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

One man comes in the name of love
One man he 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 boy washed on an empty beach
One boy never will be kissed

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
Sing for the peacemakers
Wherever they are in the world
Sing for the peacemakers in our own neighbourhoods
On our own streets
The ones that have the courage to compromise
We have peace in Ireland
And we’re not ready to let go of that peace in Ireland
Because of the ones who lack the courage to compromise
Sing for the peacemakers, come on

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

In the name of love