F is for Fly, The

My favorite U2 song that begins with F is Fly, The – uh I mean The Fly. I had to cheat a little with my favorite U2 F song because there aren’t any U2 songs that begin with F that are my favorites. I love The Fly because of its lyrics, but I didn’t truly appreciate it until the 360 tour last summer- even though I had seen it during its heyday on ZooTv and again on Elevation. I got really excited when U2 played it at the second show in Anaheim and then continued playing it through the rest of the tour. My favorite part was when Bono would shout, “Achtung Y’all!” just as he used to on the ZooTv tour.

It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
It’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight.
They say the sun is sometimes eclipsed by the moon
Y’ know I don’t see you when she walks in the room.
It’s no secret that a friend is someone who lets you help.
It’s no secret that a liar won’t believe anyone else.
They say a secret is something you tell one other person
So I’m telling you, child.
A man will beg Love, we shine like a
A man will crawl Burning star
On the sheer face of love We’re falling from
Like a fly on a wall The sky… tonight
It’s no secret at all
It’s no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest.
It’s no secret ambition bites the nails of success.
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief;
All kill their inspiration and sing about the grief.
A man will rise Love, we shine like a
A man will fall Burning star
From the sheer face of love We’re falling from
like a fly from a wall. The sky… tonight
It’s no secret at all.
Love, we shine like a burning star
We’re falling from the sky tonight
A man will rise Love, we shine like a
A man will fall Burning star
From the sheer face of love We’re falling from
like a fly from a wall. The sky… tonight
It’s no secret at all.
It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
The universe exploding ‘cos-a one man’s lie.
Look I gotta go, yeah, I’m running outta change;
There’s a lot of things if I could I’d rearrange.

What is your favorite U2 song that begins with F?

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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About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (340 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 100) U2 shows I have been to since ZooTv and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. 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 with Elvis, U2, Grizzlies, Broncos, LMP, NKOTB, Orioles. Please connect with me @DeenasDays on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

6 Comments on F is for Fly, The

  1. I’ve always loved this song by U2. I heard it for the first time when I studied abroad in Ireland so it brings back great memories.

  2. I can see that you’re enjoying the challenge!

    –Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

  3. Yes! Love this one. And it was great on 360.

  4. Yes The Fly, one of the best U2’s art of work!!!!!Amazing song!!!!!

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