At great risk of being criticized for making every song about God..come on, posters, hear me out.. you know Bono has said it's basically true, and that "every song can be turned into a prayer etc..(:
I can't help but think of how Bono uses "stealing" imagery:
as regards anointing, I put my hand up for this job. I've probably just worn the good Lord out. "OK, you can have the anointing then." I'm sure it wasn't in the cards. It's like the two brothers, Jacob and Esau, who go to Isaac for the blessing and the younger brother, Jacob, pretends he's Esau in order to take the blessing before Isaac passes. I'm like that guy. Why does God Almighty stand over the blessing if it was stolen? Only recently I figured it out. Jacob wanted it more than Esau. He knew how powerful the blessing was. -Bono in Rolling Stone
Some pray for, others steal
Blessings not just for the ones who kneel,
On "Helter Skelter" in RAH:
This is a song Charles Manson stole..we're stealing it back
Steal back your innocence. That's what they stole from you
"stealing from the thieves, etc etc"...He uses "stealing" as an intentionally subversive way: a good and moral thing that is seized and redeemed, as evil/devil/life stole it in the first place
"Stolen days you don't give back" could be connected to
"make the most of every opportunity..redeeeming (buying back) the time, for the days are evil"..
(Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 4:5)
or "steal back the evil days, and don't give them back...make the most of the opportunity you've been given."
Bono, in concert, about receiving the blessings of being in the band
"We're taking it"