In The Name Of Love.

Via on Jan 17, 2011

What more in the name of love.

I can’t remember the first time I heard U2’s 1984 hit “Pride,” but it was only several years ago that I learned it was actually written about Martin Luther King, Jr.  Bono has since lamented that the lyrics aren’t more specific:

“I looked at how glorious that song was and thought: ‘What the f*ck is that all about?’ It’s just a load of vowel sounds ganging up on a great man. It is emotionally very articulate—if you didn’t speak English.”

Regardless, it’s still a great song, and bears listening to this MLK day:

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2 Responses to “In The Name Of Love.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Who authored this? An intern, I'm guessing? ~ Waylon

  2. […] going to make this short and sweet. Anyone who knows me knows that my all-time favorite band is U2. For over three decades they have been teaching me, inspiring me and keeping me company on my […]

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