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U2’s (re)Unification Song: One April 25, 2011

Filed under: friends,inspiration,joy — Langley Writes @ 7:14 pm
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U2. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. comprise one of the best and longest-running rock bands of our time. U2 joined together in 1976. As with all long-term commitments, however, the band hit a rough patch while recording Achtung Baby. Creative difference ran so high, the band considered breaking up.

In the recording studio, The Edge was improvising on his guitar and came up with a chord progression that caught the band’s attemtion. The guys joined in and spontaneously composed One. Bono wrote the lyrics, and although the message is interpreted a variety of ways, the song was undeniably inspired by the band’s splintering relationship.

So this U-day on the A-Z Blogging Challenge is dedicated to U2. And unification. I celebrate the fact that U2 worked out their differences and continue to bring the world brilliant and relevant music.

One is U2’s (re)Unification Song. Here you go:

You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can’t be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life

What’s your favorite U2 song?

Sources: YouTube, Wikipedia, lyrics007
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7 Responses to “U2’s (re)Unification Song: One”

  1. Joy Says:

    Can’s Help Falling in Love and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For are two that I like very much.

  2. Karen Bishop Says:

    I absolutely love U2! There’s a couple of songs I like more than others..Sunday Bloody Sunday, With or Without You are my two favorites.

  3. Eliza Wynn Says:

    I also blogged about U2 yesterday. It’s hard to pick my favorite U2 song, but I’m sure it’s one of the ones from the late ’80s.

  4. Julie Says:

    Hi Langley!
    One is probably my favorite song of all time, I just love it. It seems a lot of bloggers wrote about U2 yesterday! 😀 Great post!

  5. Wendy Says:

    It’s funny. I’ve heard of U2 and Bono, but I’d never known the other members’ names until this post. I guess that’s OK because I still can’t remember what band Steven Tyler was with, other than he was lead guitar (guess you can tell which genre I didn’t listen to, right?) I do like that they had an epiphany that held them together, though. They are very well-respected, as is Bono himself.

  6. Loki Morgan Says:

    My dad told me once that he met Bono in a bar, but I think he is full of it! 🙂


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