U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
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Release date: 29 March 2010
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- Miracle Drug
- Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
- Love And Peace Or Else
- City Of Blinding Lights
- All Because Of You
- A Man And A Woman
- Crumbs From Your Table
- One Step Closer
- Original Of The Species
There's sentimentality, shocking omissions and too much new stuff… but somehow it all works. Hampden Park, Glasgow, Tuesday, August 18
- Aug 27, 2009
No Line On The Horizon
- Feb 26, 2009
The Joshua Tree: Remastered
- Dec 3, 2007
Band spotted entering New York's Electric Lady Studios where Danger Mouse is reportedly mixing the new record
Trapdoor spider found in Joshua Tree National Park named A. Bonoi after the frontman
Band are working on new material with no release date in place
U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: Wikipedia Album Entry
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in November 2004. Much like their previous album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was commercially successful and critically acclaimed and maintains a more traditional rock sound after the band experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with others involved in the production including Flood, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, and Carl Glanville. The title of the album derives from a lyric in the song "Fast Cars", which was only available on some versions of the album.
U2 lead singer Bono described the album as "our first rock album. It's taken us twenty years or whatever it is, but this is our first rock album." Although not a concept album in the traditional sense, most of the music on the record deals with the world at the crossroads of its existence. Love and war, peace and harmony, and approaching death are themes of the album.
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and its singles won all nine Grammy Awards for which it was nominated (U2 themselves were awarded eight out of the nine). The album also was the fourth biggest selling album of 2004 , selling over 9 million copies and yielded several successful singles in "Vertigo", "City of Blinding Lights", and "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own".
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Unos, dos, tres, catorce!
Lights go down it's dark
The jungle is your head
Baby slow down
The end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart
I'm 'round the corner from anything that's real
I'm across the road from hope
I'm under a bridge in a rip tide
That's taken everything I call my own
From the brightest star comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer, why did you offer your soul?
I was there for you baby when you needed my help
Would you deny for others, what you demand for yourself?
Little sister don't you worry about a thing today
Take the heat from the sun
And little sister I know that everything is not okay
But you're like honey on my tongue
I was born a child of grace
Nothing else about the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
And it left me no illusion
The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then, than I do now
Lay down , lay down
Lay your sweet lovely on the ground
Lay your love on the track
We're gonna break the monster's back
Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough
I wanna trip inside your head
Spend the day there
To hear the things you haven't said
And see what you might see
Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit