Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Yahweh

I heard yesterday that Bono from U2 turned 50 yesterday. Makes me feel old. I still remember when i first heard about U2 in High School - they were what the punk crowd or 'heads' listened to - them and "10,000 maniacs" & "echo and the bunny men" - who knew how huge they would be

- here is one of their newer songs - one of my favorites - singing about Yahweh
- I find that Bono can sing about God & grace better than most so called 'Christian bands'




Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt
And make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist no
Take this mouth
So quick to critisize
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn


Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
His love is like a drop in the ocean
His love is like a drop in the ocean


Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, tell me now
Why the dark before the dawn?


Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it brave

1 comment:

  1. Hi Allan
    Really enjoyed this post and the song. Thanks.
    Delme

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