Raised by Wolves lyrics by U2


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Raised by Wolves lyrics by U2

A song from the album Songs of Innocence, Raised by Wolves is a recounting of an bombing in Ireland that Bono witnessed. A car bomb killed 33 people.

This is the kind of tale that Bono is using to convey how he see's William Blake's ideology at play in his life.

Lyrics

Face down on a broken street
There’s a man in the corner
In a pool of misery
I’m in white van
As a red sea covers the ground

Metal crash
I can’t tell what it is
But I take a look
And now I’m sorry I did
5:30 on a Friday night
33 good people cut down

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Face down on a pillow of shame
There are some girls with a needle
Tryin’ to spell my name
My body’s not a canvas
My body’s now a toilet wall

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
Raised by wolves
We were raised by wolves
Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
If I open my eyes
You disappear

Running wild
Running wild

Running wild
Boy sees his father
Crushed under the weight
Of a cross in a passion
Where the passion is hate
Running wild
Blue mink Ford
I’m gonna detonate in your den
Running wild
Blood in the house
Blood in the street
The worst things in the world
Are justified by belief
Running wild
Registration 1385-WZ

Running wild
I don’t believe anymore
Running wild
I don’t believe anymore

Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
Raised by wolves
We were raised by wolves
Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
If I open my eyes
You disappear

Running wild
Running wild
Running wild
Running wild
Running wild

Check out the lyrics to Song for Someone, also from U2's Songs of Innocence album.

3 comments:

Tim said...

Anyone know the referent of "Registration 1385-WZ"? Something with N. Ireland?

James Ryan said...

Possibly is the plate of the car that was used as a car bomb...

John Keaveney said...

The second car to explode at 5:30 was a Ford Blue Minx that was stolen that morning.