Lyrics of songs sung by The Edge



Lyrics of songs sung by The Edge

The Edge sings on plenty of U2 songs as back up vocalist, often sharing those duties with Larry. Here's a couple of songs where The Edge has taken the lead vocal duty. Clicking on the song name with take you to the lyrics.


Numb


"Numb" was released as the Zooropa's first single. Numb is a repeating, monotonous mantra spoken by The Edge with a drumbeat sampled from the Leni Riefenstahl film Olympia. "Numb" also features backing vocals by Bono and Larry Mullen, Jr i.e. while the The Edge sings in a slow monotone while Bono sings around it in his 'opera' voice.
Van Dieman's Land was the original name used by Europeans for the island of Tasmania, Australia. The lyrics were written and sung by U2's one and only The Edge. The song is dedicated to a Fenian poet named John Boyle O'Reilly, who was deported to Australia because of his poetry. The track itself is from Rattle and Hum.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

During the Pop Mart tour, The Edge took lead vocal duties live on stage for this song. Edge sang alone and with out accompanyment from the rest of U2, save for his own guitar.


The Edge is noted as singing the the first half of the song "Seconds", dual vocals with Bono in "Discotheque" from the Pop album, and the bridge in the song "Miracle Drug".

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