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June 30, 2006

I Went Out Walking

I went out walking through the streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
Saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul
I went out walking under an atomic sky
Where the ground won't turn
And the rain it burns
Like the tears when I said goodbye

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering

I went drifting through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in
I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don't want God in it

I went out riding
Down that ol' eight lane
I passed by a thousand signs
Looking for my own name

I went with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you

I went out there
In search of experience
To taste and to touch
And to feel as much
As a man can
Before he repents

I went out searching, lookin' for one good man
A spirit who would not bend or break
Who would sit at his father's right hand
I went out walking with a bible and a gun
The word of God lay heavy on my heart
I was sure I was the one
Now Jesus, don't you wait up
Jesus, I'll be home soon
Yeah I went out for the papers
Told her I'd be back by noon

Yeah I left with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you...
Yeah I left with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you...
I went wandering


U2 / Johnny Cash

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Comments

I LOVE that song!!

Posted by: Jennifer at June 30, 2006 09:19 PM

Indeed, an awesome song!

Posted by: Jake at July 2, 2006 10:44 PM

I totally loved Zooropa. The whole of that CD I have many fond memories of as an Undergrad. Even as a grad student, we looked at Bono's manipulation and mockery of post-modernism lyrically on that disc and realized that it was a very intelligently written commentary on post-modernism...oh, and the title track rocks...

'Get your head out of the mud, baby'

--pete

Posted by: Pete at July 2, 2006 11:51 PM


 
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