Sow for yourself righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that He may come and rain salvation upon you (Hosea 10:12).

zaterdag 26 maart 2011

One

Eén van de mooieste nummers van U2 is ongetwijfeld 'One'. Zelfs mensen die geen fan van U2 zijn kunnen het waarderen. Er spreekt een ongelooflijk diep verlangen uit naar eenheid en liefde. Dat gaat verder dan de liefde tussen man en vrouw. Gezongen met emotie en gevoel. De sublieme riff van de leadgitaar. 'We're one, but we are not the same',  en aan het eind 'we've got to carry each other'. Wat is er nog aan toe te voegen?



One

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.

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