U2 don't just sing about Africa and MLK, you know..

u2 protesting about nuclear waste


U2 don't just sing about Africa and MLK, you know..


Here's some pretty sweet 'articles' I wrote which attempt to pull together some of the common themes that U2 have written about. And maybe some other areas of interest!

North and South of the River lyrics by U2 - B-Side

North and South of the River lyrics by U2

North and South of the River lyrics by U2


This song was a b-side on U2's Starring at the Sun single which was from the Pop album.

It was co-written by U2 and Christy Moore, a fellow Irish musician. The song went through several versions by Moore and was originally only released under his name - U2 eventually released their own version.

Lyrics

I wanna reach out over the lough
And feel your hand across the water
Walk with you along an unapproved road
Not looking over my shoulder
I wanna see and I wanna hear
To understand your fears
But we're north and south of the river

I've been doing it wrong all of my life
This holy town has turned me over
A young man running from what he didn't understand
As the wind from the lough just blew colder and colder
There was a badness that had its way
Love wasn't lost
It just got mislaid
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Can we stop playing these old tattoos
Darling, I don't have the answer
I wanna meet you where you are
I don't need you to surrender
There is no feeling so alone
As when the one you're hurting is your own
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Some high ground is not worth taking
Some connections are not worth making
There's an old church bell no longer ringing
And some old songs are not worth bringing

North and south of the river
North and south of the river

The Best Thing lyrics by U2

The Best Thing song lyrics by U2


We're speculating that this is the new song that long time U2 producer Steve Lillywhite is mixing.

The Best Thing has immediate similarities to Even Better Than The Real Thing.

Lyrics