Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bullet the Blue Sky Lyrics


"Bullet The Blue Sky" Lyrics U2


Bullet the Blue Sky is one of the U2's most overtly politically toned songs. U2 play the song nearly every concert with the performances often being used as a means to make references to the political issues of the day. Typically, these have been in the form of comments critical of war and use guns or as the lyrics of the song suggest, American foreign policy.

Bono went on to use the lyrical reference to bullets in the sky in U2's big hit, Vertigo.

The line "In the locust wind
Comes a rattle and hum" was clearly the inspiration for the title of U2's follow up album to the Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum.

U2's Bullet the Blue Sky Lyrics:In the howling wind
Comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly a red orange glow
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
And 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

And this guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colours of a royal flush
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes
Across the mud huts as the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
We take the staircase to the first floor
We turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes deep into saxophone
And through the walls we hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America
America
See across the field
See the sky ripped open
See the rain coming through the gaping wound
Pelting the women and children who run into the arms of America

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