Saturday, April 30, 2005

Uno, dos, tres, catorce!

U2 hasnt kept their faith in God a secret, and Vertigo tells of the struggle our favorite rock star has in dealing with success and how it all seems so trivial, and so...wrong. Bono wonders if theyre doing the right thing, if their success was meant to take them where they are, where people adore them, where young women wear Jesus round their necks as jewelry, dancing to their music, and not getting it.

Bono sings his doubts. He sees the people dance, and he wants out. He struggles with the confusion he feels--whether this is what God wants them to do. Rock and roll has been good to the band, bringing them riches beyond their wildest dreams, and Bono echoes Satan's words: 'All of this could be yours.' And all of this--this whole success thing--indeed became theirs, adding to his struggles with himself. But through it all, through all the money, limousines, designer clothes, and private jets, Bono can feel God's love and is humbled by it. 'Your love is teaching me how to kneel.'

How to Dismantle...
opens with Vertigo, and ends with Yahweh where Bono asks God to take everything he has so he could use them for what God wants him to do. This is Bono coming to terms with what he believes all this--all of this--is for.

Vertigo (U2)
Lights go down, it's dark
The jungle is your head
Can't rule your heart
A feeling's so much stronger than
A thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It can't be bought
Your mind can wander

Hello, Hello (¡Hola!)
I'm at a place called Vertigo (¿Dónde esta?)
It's everything I wish I didn't know
Except you give me something i can feel, feel

The night is full of holes
As bullets rip the sky
Of ink with gold
They twinkle as the
Boys play rock and roll
They know that they can't dance
At least they know...

I can't stand the beat
I'm asking for the cheque
The girl with crimson nails
Has Jesus round her neck
Swinging to the music
Swinging to the music
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh,

Hello, Hello (¡Hola!)
I'm at a place called Vertigo (¿Dónde Estas?)
It's everything I wish I didn't know
But you give me something I can feel, feel

Shake it,
Just for,
Jumping on.(yeah)

All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt...

Hello, Hello (¡Hola!)
We're at a place called Vertigo (¿Dónde Esta?)
Lights go down and all I know
Is that you give me something

I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how, how to kneel, kneel

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah


grifter said...

Next stop: Abolishing World Debt! Hallelujah!

Jego said...

Yep. The man walks the walk, allright. With that characteristic rockstar swagger.

grifter said...

So his blood type must be O. nyhahahahah!

grifter said...

The actual album title was on how to "defuse" his dad, who used to be this tightwound, short-fused geezer. "Hey, God, help me out here ... I might kick my old man's butt ..."