How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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Thanks to the Malaysian Bono(you know who you are, I’m so blessed!) for the album. It’s just great to get two U2 goodies (a DVD and then the latest album!) in 2 days!

Thanks to faithasawayoflife for a review by Jeffrey Overstreet

I loved the song “Yahweh” which kind of became the “opening” prayer before plunged into Matthew 3 this morning!


YAHWEH

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes and make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt and make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul and make it sing, sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I’m waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them how to carry
Take these hands, don’t make a fist, no
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth, give it a kiss

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I’m waiting for the dawn

Still waiting for the dawn
The sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Why the dark before the dawn

Take this city
A city should be shining on the hill
Take this city if it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it break..

U2, “How to Dismantle an Atom Bomb” 2004

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