We start this week a new page dedicated to your relationship with a u2 song.
What u2 song do you like most? Why? Do you really know the meaning of the lyrics of that song? Is there any special event related to a song?
This page will host your comments and stories about your favorite song. The best entries will be published in our site and newsletter.
To send your story write an email to u2star[at]hotmail.it with subject “Into the hearth”, your name and your email (if you want it published). If you are a member of our forum you can post in Like A song thread.
Into the hearth Volume 2 (U2 fans speaking about their relationship with a u2 song).
Cathy talks about…
Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.
This song was written about Michael Hutchence, a friend of U2 whom committed suicide. I’ve known people who’ve almost succeeded in suicide and I sadly know people who have succeeded. I counsel to different kids, friends, anyone who needs help and there are some who are on that edge of taking their own life. This song has been such a wonderful tool to help these people realize that it really is just a moment, and this time will pass. Its also helps people (myself included) realize that life is so precious, we can get passed the problems of today because they won’t always be there tomorrow.
I have a strong devotion to Christ and my goal in life is to make my relationship with Him stronger. 40 is one of those songs that describes what your saying deep down, where words by themselves cannot describe your feelings, where you have to have certain beats, certain plucks of a guitar, a certain cry in your heart to express what God has done for you and what your doing now. 40 isn’t just a song, its a prayer as well to sing a new song to God and continue to wait for him during the easy times as well as the hard times.
Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own.
I’ll be honest, I can relate to this song in more then just one way. Bono lost his father, Bob Hewson, of cancer around 2001. In the beginning of the music video Bono wrote “My father Bob worked at the Post Office by day and sang Opera by night. He lived on the northside of Dublin called Cedarwood Way. He had a lot of attitude. He gave some to me – and a voice. I wish I’d known him better.”- Bono.
My father, Bob Burgess, died of cancer in 2005. He was a man who was very stubborn and had a lot of attitued, people who know me well know I got mine from him. My dad loved to sing, and though I don’t have a voice good enough I do have the love of singing. We had our father daughter talks now and then, but I really wish I’d known him better, I was 15 when he died. This song got me through so much during his death, it helped me express emotions I couldn’t at the time express. This song helped me get over some pretty steep hills, and although its been 3 years this song still helps me to this day.
Mooser talks about…
Where the Streets have no name
To this day every time i hear the intro it sends chills down my back, it’s a very powerful song. never thought much of it before i saw the joshua tree tour…just another single/video. but at the concert, freezing to death with thousands of other people in Toronto and hearing that song..it blew me away.
Now when i hear it, those memories flood in as well as all my U2 memories, i guess you can say it is my U2 anthem