In The Name Of Love.

Via elephant journal
on Jan 17, 2011
get elephant's newsletter

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:


About elephant journal

elephant journal is dedicated to "bringing together those working (and playing) to create enlightened society." We're about anything that helps us to live a good life that's also good for others, and our planet. >>> Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>> elephant's been named to 30 top new media lists, and was voted #1 in the US on twitter's Shorty Awards for #green content...two years running. >>> Get involved: > Subscribe to our free Best of the Week e-newsletter. > Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook. > Write: send article or query. > Advertise. > Pay for what you read, help indie journalism survive and thrive.


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 […]