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Bono reveals some lyrics to "American Soul"
« on: October 19, 2017, 02:13:34 PM »
"Blessed are the superstars, in their luminescence we discover our own inadequacy.
Blessed are the filthy rich,
for you can only truly own what you give away, like your pain.
Blessed are the arrogant,
for theirs is the kingdom of their own company.
Blessed are the bullies,
for one day they will have to stand up to themselves.
Blessed are the liars
because the truth can be awkward.
 "American Soul"
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Re: Bono reveals some lyrics to "American Soul"
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Re: Bono reveals some lyrics to "American Soul"
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 05:34:22 PM »
So can we assume that 'brother john' is John Lennon?

Than this quote would make sense.

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There's a moment in a life when a soul dies.

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Re: Bono reveals some lyrics to "American Soul"
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 11:56:09 PM »
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So can we assume that 'brother john' is John Lennon?

Than this quote would make sense.

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There's a moment in a life when a soul dies.

The way I read it, in that section of "American Soul" you have a conversation between younger and older Bono a la "Volcano." One of them is idealistic about America, while the other one sees the pain in the country as outweighing the possibilities. "Brother John" is then Bono himself as viewed by his younger or older self.