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  • Writer's pictureBridget Buckley

13 Days of U2: Day 12

No Line On The Horizon (2009)

People never really responded to this album. Maybe it was the five year break between albums, maybe it was the Moroccan influences, or maybe it was the experimental feel…but I fell in love with the music from first play. I saw the 360° tour twice (one pre-Bono knee injury (at the Rose Bowl) and one post) and it was disappointing that they continued to eliminate songs from this album in their set.

This song goes from 0-60 in less than five seconds and needs to be played loud in a confined space. My 11 year old daughter says it makes her think of the beach because I played it so much that summer. And that just shows how much I responded to the music because it was released in February 2009, and by June, I was still blasting it in the car.

Love this song. Love that Larry creates a Native American tom tom sounding drum beat. Add this song to the U2 list that can be sung in church.

I was born, I was born to sing for you

I didn't have a choice but to lift you up

And sing whatever song you wanted me to

I give you back my voice from the womb

My first cry, it was a joyful noise, oh, oh


Bono has said his favorite song is “Amazing Grace” and his idea of finding grace inside a sound seemed cool enough to me to actually have the lyrics to “Breathe” quoted in my children’s bathroom.

Walk out, into the sunburst street

Sing your heart out, sing my heart out

I've found grace inside a sound

I found grace, it's all that I found

And I can breathe

Breathe now

I want my children to walk out into the street and sing their hearts out….leave a full and meaningful mark on the world, but make mistakes and feel heartbreak and accept grace all along the way.

That’s rock n roll...and worship...U2 style.

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