Breathe – my spiritual journey with U2

After Get On Your Boots, Breathe is my favorite song off No Line on the Horizon. I loved when U2 opened with Breathe for the 360 Tour in 2009, mainly because Larry walked on stage first by himself and started playing the drums.

I love the lyrics of Breathe, especially “I’ve found grace inside a sound, I found grace, it’s all that I found,” which is a precursor to my favorite lyric from Get On Your Boots “Let me in the sound.” Divine Grace is defined as “Grace in this context is something that is God-given, made possible only by Jesus Christ and none other. It is God’s gift of salvation granted to sinners for their salvation.” For U2, their grace is their song. For me too. Through U2’s music and music in general, I find peace, solace and happiness. My grace, I hope, is sharing my experiences through writing. There is a lot wrong in the world, but in grace one has done all one can do. And everyone has grace, that special gift that God created for them to use. Ephesians 2:8-10 says,  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

16th of June, nine 0 five, door bell rings
Man at the door says if I want to stay alive a bit longer
There’s a few things I need you to know. Three
Coming from a long line of travelling sales people on my mother’s side
I wasn’t gonna buy just anyone’s cockatoo
So why would I invite a complete stranger into my home
Would you?
These days are better than that
Every day I die again, and again I’m reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you can’t defeat
Neither down or out
There’s nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now
16th of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And I’m coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says you’re fine, or dying
Please
Nine 0 nine, St John Divine, on the line, my pulse is fine
But I’m running down the road like loose electricity
While the band in my head plays a striptease
The roar that lies on the other side of silence
The forest fire that is fear so deny it
Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
The people we meet
Will not be drowned out
There’s nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now
Yeah, yeah
We are people borne of sound
The songs are in our eyes
Gonna wear them like a crown
Walk out, into the sunburst street
Sing your heart out, sing my heart out
I’ve found grace inside a sound
I found grace, it’s all that I found
And I can breathe
Breathe now

I’ve found grace inside a sound, I found grace, it’s all that I found. Let me in the sound!

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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (276 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. After 3 years living in Memphis and 3 months driving across America following the U2 360 Tour in 2011, I am back home in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. Now I am making my way as a Social Media Manager and Blogger as I try to get my book about my U2 travels published. My motto is "It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't." So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, LMP, Grizzlies, NKOTB, Orioles.

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