U2 for You
It’s no secret that the rock band U2 has been a special interest of mine for years. Since I first saw
them live in 1983, I’ve been an avid lover of their passion, music and art. These four guys are artists
in a way not commonly found these days. The amount of music they have recorded over their 25+
year history is volumes more than most groups ever hope to. BUT, the songs are rooted in spiritual
longings, plumbing the height and breadth of our experience and journey before God.
In 2005, I was able to meet Bono and the Edge before the San Diego show… what a treat! Their
latest record, HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB is thick with spiritual thoughts, and
ends with a worshipful song, Yahweh that has been called “the first true post-modern hymn”.
The latest album, No Line On The Horizon (2008) continues this rich and artistic exploration of
spirituality in a world gone mad. The song 'Magnificent' is a no-holes barred worship song to God,
and the tune 'Breathe' has the classic line "I've found Grace inside a sound/I've found Grace-it's all
I've found/and now I can breathe"... amen!
Here are a few web sites that can help you explore U2…
OFFICIAL WEB SITE
BIBLICAL REFERENCES IN U2 MUSIC
Angela P’s wonderful “U2-Drawing Their Fish in the Sand”
A blogspot by numerous ministers and pastors who follow U2’s journery
WAY MORE THAN MUSIC...
U2 (especially thru Bono) have become a major voice for the African poor and are part of a world-wide
movement to 'make poverty history' in our time... be sure and JOIN the movement!
LONG LIVE THE JOSHUA TREE
The famous tree from their stellar 1987 record… and what happened to it
One of the heavier U2 fan sites
The ‘atu2’ site is a dedicated group of U2 lovers, lot’s of current news
LYRICS AND DISCOGRAPHY
How do they do it…? Very comprehensive