Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Exit U2

Exit's lyrics explore the dark impulses of a desperate man. At an Los Angeles U2 concert on November 18, 1987, Bono said of his verse "This is a song about a religious man who became a very dangerous man when he couldn't work out the mystery, on the hands of love."

Bono reference to stars has become a common theme for Bono - see The Fly, If you wear that Velvet Dress, Crumbs from Your Table or Elevation.

Exit Lyrics by U2 from The Joshua Tree

You know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love

His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
A dog started crying
Like a broken hearted man
At the howling wind
At the howling wind

He went deeper into black
Deeper into white
He could see the stars shining
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing
Healing, healing
Healing hands of love


Like the stars shining from above

His hand in his pocket
His finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
In his heart he could feel
It was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
Oh my love, oh my love
Oh my love
My love

See the hands that build
Can also pull down
The hands of love

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