"Když to není rozbité, nespravuj to."

Září 2007

Is That All?

10. září 2007 v 17:50 October
Oh to sing this song makes me angry
I'm not angry with you.
Is that all?
Is that all?
Is that all?

Oh to sing this song makes me happy
I'm not happy with you.
Oh to sing this song makes me dance.
Is that all?
Is that all?
Is that all?

Is that all?
Is that all?
Is that all?
Is that all you want from me?

Scarlet

10. září 2007 v 17:48 October
Tato píseň je založená na jediném slově, které se neustále opakuje.

Stranger In A Strange Land

10. září 2007 v 17:45 October
Stranger, stranger in a strange land.
He looked at me like I was the one who should run.

We asked him to smile for a photograph
Waited a while to see if we could make him laugh.

The soldier asked for a cigarette
His smiling face I can't forget.
He looked at me across the street
But that's a long way here.

Oh, and I wish you were here.
Oh, and I wish you were here.

Stranger, stranger in a strange land.
He looked at me like I was the one who should run.

I watched as he watched us get back on the bus
I watched the way it was
The way it was when he was with us
And I really don't mind sleeping on the floor
But I couldn't sleep after what I saw
I wrote this letter to tell you the way I feel.

Oh I wish you were here
Oh I wish you were here
To see what I could see
To hear
And I wish you were here.

With A Shout (Jerusalem)

10. září 2007 v 17:44 October

Oh, where do we go,
Where do we go from here?
Where to go?
To the side of a hill
Blood was spilt
We were still looking at each other.
But we're going back there?

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Shout, shout, with a shout
Shout it out, shout
Shout it out.

I want to go, to the foot of Mount Zion
To the foot of He who made me see
To the side of a hill blood was spilt
We were filled with a love
And we're going to be there again

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Shout, shout, with a shout
Shout, with a shout.

October

10. září 2007 v 17:37 October

October and the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear.
What do I care?

October and kingdoms rise
And kingdoms fall
But you go on
And on.

Tomorrow

10. září 2007 v 17:35 October

Won't you come back tomorrow
Won't you come back tomorrow
Won't you come back tomorrow
Can I sleep tonight?

Outside, somebody's outside
Somebody's knocking at the door.
There's a black car parked at the side of the road
Don't go to the door
Don't go to the door.

I'm going out.
I'm going outside mother.
I'm going out there.

Won't you be back tomorrow,
Won't you be back tomorrow,
Will you be back tomorrow?
Can I sleep tonight?

Who broke the window
Who broke down the door?
Who tore the curtain
And who was it for?
Who heals the wounds
Who heals the scars?
Open the door, open the door.

Won't you come back tomorrow?
Won't you be back tomorrow?
Will you be back tomorrow?
Can I sleep tonight?

'Cause I want you
I, I want you
I really want you.
I, I want, I, I
Want you to be back tomorrow
I want you to be back tomorrow.
Will you be back tomorrow?
Can I sleep tonight?

Fire

10. září 2007 v 17:33 October

Falling falling
Falling falling
The sun is burning black
Falling falling
It's beating on my back
With a fire
With a fire
Falling falling
The moon is running red
Falling falling
It's pulling me instead
With a fire
Fire

But there's a fire inside
When i'm falling over
There's a fire in me
When i call out
I feel the fire
I'm going home

Falling falling
The stars are falling down
Falling falling
They knock me to the ground
With a fire
Fire

But there's a fire inside
When i'm falling over
There's a fire in me
When i call out
There's a fire inside
When i'm falling over
I feel the fire
I'm going home

Rejoice

10. září 2007 v 17:32 October

It's falling, it's falling
And outside a building comes tumbling down.
And inside a child on the ground
Says he'll do it again.

And what am I to do?
What in the world am I to say?
There's nothing else to do.
He says he'll change the world some day
I rejoice.

This morning I fell out of bed
When I woke up to what he had said
Everything's crazy but I'm too lazy to lie.

And what am I to do?
Just tell me what am I supposed to say?
I can't change the world
But I can change the world in me
Rejoice.
Rejoice.

And what am I to do?
Just tell me what am I supposed to say?
I can't change the world
But I can change the world in me.

I rejoice.

I Threw A Brick Through A Window

10. září 2007 v 17:07 October

I was talking
I was talking to myself
Somebody else
Talk talk talking
I couldn't hear a word
A word you said
He was my brother
I said there was no other
Way out of here
Be my brother
Gotta get out
Gotta get out

I was walking
I was walking into walls
I'm back again
I just keep walking
I walk into a window
To see myself
And my reflection
When i thought about it
My direction
Going nowhere
Going nowhere

No one...no one is blinder
Than he who will not see
No one...no one is blinder
Than me

I was talking
I was talking in my sleep
I can't stop talking
I'm talking to you
It's up to you

Be my brother
There is another way out of here
In my brother
Gotta get out
Gotta get out
Gotta get out of here

I Fall Down

10. září 2007 v 16:45 October

Julie says, John I'm getting nowhere
I wrote this letter, hope to get someplace soon
I want to get up
When I wake up
But when I get up
I fall down.

Julie wake up, Julie tell the story
You wrote the letter, said you were gonna
Get there someday
Gonna walk in the sun
And the wind and the rain
Never look back again
Now you fall down
You're falling down
You fall down
You fall down.

You're falling down
You fall down
You fall down.

Julie say something, Julie say you're sorry
You're gonna get better, you better not
Leave me here anyway
I want to get up, when you wake up
But when I get up
I fall down
I'm falling down
I fall down
I broke myself.

I fall, I fall down
I'm falling down
I fall down
When you fall
I fall with you
And when you're falling down
Is when I hit the ground.
I fall with you
I fall down.

Gloria

10. září 2007 v 16:43 October

I try to sing this song
I, I try to stand up
But I can't find my feet.
I, I try to speak up
But only in you I'm complete.

Gloria
In te domine
Gloria
Exultate
Gloria
Gloria
Oh, Lord, loosen my lips.

I try to sing this song
I, I try to get in
But I can't find the door
The door is open
You're standing there, you let me in.

Gloria
In te domine
Gloria
Exultate
Oh, Lord, if I had anything, anything at all
I'd give it to you.

Gloria
In te domine
Gloria
Gloria

Yahweh

10. září 2007 v 16:38 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Jahve je jméno židovského boha, které věřící nesmějí vyslovit.
"Vyhnuli jsme se to mu tak, že jsme ho zazpívali" - a zazpívali modlitbu, která zakončuje pozitivně tohle album.

Original Of The Species

10. září 2007 v 16:37 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Bono je kmotrem Edgovi dcery Holly. Tato píseň je o ní. Je o mládí a o pochybách z něj plynoucích. The Edge v jednom rozhovoru prohlásil, že když naposledy brečel, bylo to při poslechu této písně.

One Step Closer

10. září 2007 v 16:35 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Po "Sometimes..." je další z písní o smrti Boba Hewsona. Základní myšlenku téhle písni dal Noel Gallagher (ze skupiny Oasis). Když se s ním Bono bavil o svém umírajícím otci, Noel poznamenal "Well, he's one step closer to knowing, isn't he!" ("Dobrá, je tedy o krok blíž k poznání ne ?").
Nádech blížící se smrti je z této písně cítit na sto honů.
- ..Is a heart that beats Can you hear the drummer slowing? -

Crumbs From Your Table

10. září 2007 v 16:33 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Píseň o boji s AIDS. Jednou měl Bono proslov před Americkými křesťanskými fundamentalisty a prosil je o peníze na léčbu a výzkum AIDS. "Bylo to, jako bych se pokoušel vymáčknout krev z kamene." Sestra Anne, zmiňovaná v písni, pracuje v hospicu v Ugandě, který Bono navštívil.

A Man And A Woman

10. září 2007 v 16:32 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Little sister don't you worry about a thing today
Take the heat from the sun
Little sister
I know that everything is not ok
But you're like honey on my tongue

True love never can be rent
But only true love can keep beauty innocent

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman
No I could never take a chance
'Cos I could never understand
The mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

You can run from love
And if it's really love it will find you
Catch you by the heel
But you can't be numb for love
The only pain is to feel nothing at all
How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

And you're the one, there's no-one else
You make me want to lose myself
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

Brown eyed girl across the street
On rue Saint Divine
I thought this is the one for me
But she was already mine
You were already mine…

Little sister
I've been sleeping in the street again
Like a stray dog
Little sister
I've been trying to feel complete again
But you're gone and so is God

The soul needs beauty for a soul mate
When the soul wants… the soul waits …

No I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

For love and sex and faith and fear
And all the things that keep us here
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

All Because Of You

9. září 2007 v 15:19 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Adam o písni řekl, že klidně může být o bohu, o otci, o přátelích, o publiku. The Edge k tomu dodal, že podle něj je to spíš o životě. Že by mohl být jednodušší, kdybychom nevěděli všechno co už víme (vyplývá to i ze slov písně).

City Of Blinding Lights

9. září 2007 v 15:18 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Je to píseň o New Yorku, o dni, kdy ho skupina poprvé navštívila.

Love And Peace Or Else

9. září 2007 v 15:17 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Lay down
Lay down
Lay your sweet lovely on the ground
Lay your love on the track
We're gonna break the monster's back
Yes we are…
Lay down your treasure
Lay it down now brother
You don't have time
For a jealous lover

As you enter this life
I pray you depart
With a wrinkled face
And a brand new heart

I don't know if I can take it
I'm not easy on my knees
Here's my heart you can break it

I need some release, release, release

We need
Love and peace
Love and peace

Lay down
Lay down your guns
All your daughters of Zion
All your Abraham sons

I don't know if I can make it
I'm not easy on my knees
Here's my heart and you can break it

I need some release, release, release


We need
Love and peace
Love and peace

Baby don't fight
We can talk this thing through
It's not a big problem
It's just me and you
You can call or I'll phone
The TV is still on
But the sound is turned down
And the troops on the ground
Are about to dig in

And I wonder where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Love and peace

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

9. září 2007 v 15:16 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Bono byl velmi zasažen smrtí svého otce v roce 2001.
Jde vlastně o rozmluvu mezi Bonem a jeho otcem (Bobem Hewsonem), který miloval operu a byl tenorem.
- Sing, you're the reason I sing You're the reason why the opera is in me… -

When I was fourteen my mother died. I lived with my father, and it was a house but it wasn't really a home after that. I always ended up sleeping on the floor of other people's places.