B is for Bad

Bono loves the crowd

My favorite U2 song that begins with B is Bad. It has always been one of my favorite U2 songs. I love everything about it, the music and the lyrics. It is a song about addiction, but I relate to it as a song about obsession – which is pretty much the same thing. I have many obsessions – U2, Elvis, pizza, Larry Mullen, Brady Anderson to name a few. My favorite line from Bad is, “If I could, I would let it go.”

If you twist and turn away.
It you tear yourself in two again.
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would let it go.
Surrender, dislocate.
If I could throw this lifeless life-line to the wind.
Leave this heart of clay, see you walk, walk away
Into the night, and through the rain
Into the half light and through the flame.
If I could, through myself, set your spirit free
I’d lead your heart away, see you break, break away
Into the light and to the day.
To let it go and so to find away.
To let it go and so find away.
I’m wide awake.
I’m wide awake, wide awake.
I’m not sleeping.
If you should ask, then maybe
They’d tell you what I would say
True colours fly in blue and black
Blue silken sky and burning flag.
Colours crash, collide in blood-shot eyes.
If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would let it go.
This desperation, dislocation
Separation, condemnation
Revelation, in temptation
Isolation, desolation
Let it go and so to find away
To let it go and so to find away
To let it go and so to find away
I’m wide awake, I’m wide awake, wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh no, no, no.

What is your favorite U2 song that begins with B?

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.

4 Comments on B is for Bad

  1. I have the line “Set your spirit free” inked on my arm….


  2. This the best theme ever… next to mine!

    Bring it… to the challenge “B” is for Brilliant!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

  3. Yes, Yes, Yes! This song never grows old!

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