It seems we might be doing a little time travelling for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, with Jim asking us to pick songs on the theme “past, present or future”. I thought I would go for “past”.
I believe this song was actually write after a period the band had been rather disunited, and yet it has become known as an anthem for unity and used at countless charitable causes.
This is “One Love” from Irish superstars U2.
Credits: Adam Clayton, David Evans, Paul David Hewson and Laurence Mullen
Is it getting better Or do you feel the same Will it make it easier on you now You got someone to blame You say One love One life When it's one need in the night One love We get to share it Leaves you baby if you don't care for it Did I disappoint you Or leave a bad taste in your mouth You act like you never had love And you want me to go without Well, it's Too late Tonight To drag the past out into the light We're one, but we're not the same We get to carry each other Carry each other One Have you come here for forgiveness Have you come to raise the dead Have you come here to play Jesus To the lepers in your head Did I ask too much More than a lot You gave me nothing Now it's all I got We're one but we're not the same Well we hurt each other Then we do it again You say Love is a temple Love a higher law Love is a temple Love the higher law You ask me to enter But then you make me crawl And I can't be holding on To what you got When all you got is hurt One love One blood One life You got to do what you should One life With each other Sisters Brothers One life But we're not the same We get to carry each other Carry each other One One