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One – U2 (song)

Today I thought I would blog about one of my favourite U2 songs – “One”, from their 7th studio album Achtung Baby. “One” was released as a single in March 1992, and was the 3rd single to be released from Achtung Baby, following on from “Mysterious Ways”. The words to “One” were written by Bono, with the music by the band.

The lyrics to “One” talk of the fractures that Bono felt were developing in the band, but also which he saw in Berlin, where they went to record the album just after the wall had fallen. Whilst, in theory, by then a united city, Bono saw dislocation and isolation all around him as the city struggled to become one after over forty years of being divided.

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…life
One

Here is one of the official videos of this song; the other one was a mesmerising black and white video showing a bison. I am sure that you will be able to find it online. Enjoy!

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