H is for Heartland

My favorite U2 song that begins with H is Heartland. In fact, Heartland is one of my top five favorite U2 songs. I love it because it’s about Memphis. My worlds colliding – my favorite group singing about my favorite city. Heartland is also a favorite because it brings me back to Rattle and Hum when Larry is talking about Elvis and U2 are touring Graceland – Heartland is playing. And I think about that every time I hear Heartland.

See the sunrise over her skin
Don’t change it.
See the sunrise over her skin
Dawn changes everything, everything.
And the delta sun
Burns bright and violent.
Mississippi and the cotton wool heat
Sixty-six – a highway speaks
Of deserts dry
Of cool green valleys
Gold and silver veins
All the shining cities
In this heartland
In this heartland
In this heartland.
Heaven knows
This is a heartland.
Heartland, our heartland.
See the sunrise over her skin
She feels like water in my hand
Freeway, like a river
Cuts through this land
Into the side of love
Like a burning spear
And the poison rain
Like dirty tears
Through the ghostranch hills
Death Valley waters
In the towers of steel
Belief goes on and on
In this heartland
In this heartland
In this heartland
Heaven knows
This is a heartland.

What is your favorite U2 song that begins with H?

This blog post is part of my A to Z April Challenge – my 26 favorite U2 songs. Thanks for stopping by. I am also blogging the A to Z Challenge on my other blog DeenasDays.

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