Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Joshua Tree

And so she woke up
from where she was lying still
Said we got to do something about where were going
Step on a steam train
Step out of the driving train
Maybe run from the darkness in the night
Singing ha la la la de day
Singing ha la la la de day
Sweet the sin
But the bitter taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out
You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice, you know
I took the poison, from the poison stream,
Then I floated out of here
Singing ha la la la de day
Singing ha la la la de day
She runs through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging
She is raging and the storm blows up in her eyes
She will suffer the needle chill
She is running to stand still

20 years after its original release; U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ has been fully remastered for release in a series of special formats.

If you don’t have already have a copy of ‘the Joshua Tree’ you need to get one. For so many reasons this is a masterpiece of songwriting and performance and an album that changed music and influenced so much that has come since.

As a side note the first song I ever performed for a real audience was “With or Without You” in Grade 9. Also to note my first born son is named Joshua in honor of this album.

Check it out….


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