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Friday, February 01, 2013

U2: "thank You for the unanswered question"

In the gear up towards the (hopefully) fall release  of the new U2 album, probably NOT  to be called "Ten Reasons to Exist" fans are anticipating the usual leaked clips, and reposting old ones as if new ones.  I never noticed this one(click for audio) from  a batch of 2006 leaks   It's a version of the song Daniel Lanois once sang on TV and Bono snipepted to Brian Williams  (here).  Bono often says all their songs "can be turned into prayer," but it's sometimes startling to find one that doesn't need  turning (especially in the Lanois version (words included in above link)>

I haven't spent enough time deciphiring, but "Then we will know as we shall be known"  at 2:16ff  sounds like a riff on  1 Corinthians 13:12's  "then I shall know, just as I have been known." 

Possible words from one listener. Love the first line here:


Thank you for the
  G       C  
unanswered question
       Am 
Thank you for ev- 
     G     C
ery new direction
    Am
Thank you for the day
    G        C 
And by then we should know
       Am  G      C
What .....??? reflection

               Am
Thank you for skies
   G          C
I told you right
               Am
Thank you for gold
G        C
??? in time
               Am
Thank you for rea-ding
G     C
to a part I kneel
      Am       G C
And I know you would be mine

Em        A
How, we don't know
Em       A
When will we know
      D
But in the night
    A        Em
We show our soul
            D
I'm on the back
   A        Em  
I know we hide
     D
And in the night
       A       Em
Reach for the door
     Am  G 
Thank you for the day.
    C
Oh oh ohoh
                   Am G
Thank you for the day.
    C 
Oh oh ohoh

  Am
Thank you for dessert
      G         C
and thank the trees
                   Am
Thank you for our love
       G     C
That casual breathe
              Am
Thank you for ev-ery 
G            C
heart that breaks 


I know they

Am         G       C
brought me to my knees

Em            A
When will we know

Em              A
As in shall we know

             D
But in the night

    A        Em
We show our soul

            D
I'm on the back 

    A     Em 
I know we hide

             D
And in the night
      A      Em
Reach for the door
                   Am  G
Thank you for the day.
    C
Oh oh ohoh
                    Am  G
Thank you for the day.
    C
Oh oh ohoh

[Piano part]

      D
But in the night

    A        Em
We shall be known

            D 
And in the day
         A   Em
That is over us
             D 
And in the night
    A       Em
We lose control
            D
And in the dark
A         Em
We love alone
                 D
And through the night
A           Em
We love so cold
     D
And through the deeps
     A    Em
of long enough
          D
In the night
     A    Em
We love ???
             D
And in the depth
      A        Em
Lies hope and love
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