Why did Bono change the 'Early Morning' Lyric of Pride

Pride from U2's The Unforgettable Fire was arguably U2's first proper hit single. The song honours Baptist Minister and black rights activist Martin Luther King.

The original version of Pride features the lyric: "Early morning, April four" as the time that MLK was shot.

In reality, this was not the case, MLK was killed much later that day.

The Songs of Surrender version of Pride updates the incorrect 'early morning' lyric to "In the evening April 4" to reflect the actual time of MLK's assassination.

MLK Pride u2 lyrics

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