Why? This along with songs like SBS, Pride, WOWY, ISHFWILF, should all be put to rest. These songs no longer sound fresh and it's only use is to please the casual fan. If anyone want to hear these songs live, they can put on any of their DVD's.
Don't know why they don't sing the last verse but will be glad not to hear this song again live. Heard it on the UF Tour, JT Tour, Zoo TV Tour, Popmart, Elevation, Vertigo, and 360. It's outlived it's use. Put it to rest along with other staples.
And if you don't want to hear these songs in concert anymore, you can always make a run to the toilets during them.
I can promise that there won't be a line.
Well, if they want to be called a nostalgic/hits act which they say or at least bono has been going on about, that he doesn't want U2 to become by all means keep on singing them. General consensus was 360 turned into a nostalgic/hits tour after they dropped the NLOTH songs like a bad habit. Even other people are starting to think this as this article would suggest:
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And you noticed NYD was mentioned in the article as one of the songs that had its day.
Oh yeah, I've already started going to the toilet during these songs as they have become boring and lost its effectiveness over the years.