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U2. Yeah Ummm, hmmm I can't believe the news today Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away How long, how long must we sing this song? How long,

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2 Yeah Ummm, hmmm I can't believe the news today Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away How long, how long must we sing this song? How long, how long Cause tonight We can be as one tonight How long, how long must we sing this song?

3 Broken bottlesBroken bottles under children's feet Bodies strewn across the dead end street But I won't heed the battle call It puts my back up Puts my back up against the wall But I won't heed the battle callwall Sunday, bloody Sunday Sunday, bloody Sunday Sunday, bloody Sunday

4 And the battle's just begun And the battle's just begun There's many lost, but tell me who has won The trench is dug within our hearts And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apartSunday, bloody Sunday

5 How long, how long How long, how long must we sing this song? How long, how long Cause tonight We can be as one Tonight, tonightSunday, bloody Sunday

6 Wipe the tears from your eyes Wipe your tears away Oh, wipe your tears away Oh, wipe your tears away Sunday, bloody Sunday Oh, wipe your bloodshot eyes Sunday, bloody Sunday Sunday, bloody Sunday Sunday, bloody Sunday

7 And it's true we are immune When fact is fiction and TV reality And today the millions cry We eat and drink while tomorrow they die (Sunday, bloody Sunday)

8 The real battle just begun To claim the victory Jesus won On Sunday bloody Sunday, yeah

9 U2 Biography  U2 started in Dublin, Ireland by Larry Mullen Jr. in U2 ‘s original name was feedback until Clayton acting as manager asked some people in the music industry for Ideas on how to get the band rolling Steven Rapid of the Radiators suggested U2. In Ireland U2 Peaked the charts with their single “Another Day” but, they were still struggling to gain a foothold in both the USA and Great Britain. In November of 1983 U2 released their live album “under a blood red sky”. U2 has continued through out the 80s and 90s releasing hit albums and sell-out concerts. In 2005 U2 won three Grammy Awards all for their hit song “Vertigo” and were inducted into the US Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. U2 official web site Band members

10 Citations  "U2." Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians®, Centennial Edition. Nicolas Slonimsky, Editor Emeritus. Schirmer, Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale,  "Ireland Information Guide." Bloody Sunday (Northern Ireland 1972). N.p., 13 May Web. 14 May Photo of U2. N.d. Durham Magazine - The DM Blog. Durham Magazine, n.d. Web. 28 May "U2 song meanings - Sunday Bloody Sunday." lyricinterpretations. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May

11 Rhyming  This song does not follow a consistent rhyme scheme but many lines do rhyme and in all case it is one after the other with no lines in between Back

12 repetition  Bono repeats several lines for emphasis Back To learn about other literary devices click here here

13 alliteration  Is the repetition of the first letter or sound in consecutive words like “broken bottles” Back

14 But I won't heed the battle call  U2 wont take sides. They are only calling to end the bloodshed. Back

15  While singing this Bono would wave a white flag as a call for peace Back

16 History  There are to bloody Sunday’s in Irish history, one in 1920 and one in this song is mostly about the latter Back

17 1972  In the bloody Sunday 1972 Jan. 30, 1972 thirteen people were shot by British paratroopers firing indiscriminately into a crowd marching in protest. The British attacked to try and take out IRA agents in Dublin. Back To learn more click herehere

18 1920  The first bloody Sunday in Irish history was an assassination of multiple British intelligence officers in Dublin, Ireland (still part of Great Britian). The British intelligence was known as the Cario Gang. Thirteen were killed and another six were wounded. That afternoon at a football game police fired into an open crowd in retaliation. 14 civilians were killed.Cario Gang  To learn more click herehere Back

19 IRA  The IRA was formed in `1919 to combat the British in Ireland. They used raids and ambushes to force the British government to negotiate. The subsequent treaty basically left most of Ireland to the Irish but left northern Ireland as part of the British empire. The IRA was split between those who supported the treaty (the official IRA) and those who wanted all of Ireland (“irregulars”). The civil war resulted in the defeat of the irregulars. However neither side disbanded completely Back to 1972 To learn more click herehere

20  Bono is comparing Bloody Sunday to Easter Sunday, which is supposed to be a peaceful holiday for both sides (Catholic and protestant). Back

21  Bono is tired of going back to old events. “quit reopening old wounds Back

22 Band Members  “Bono”- lead singer Paul Hewson Dublin, Ireland May 10, 1960 Bono was originally Bono Vox which means good voice in latin  Adam Clayton- Base guitar Dublin, Ireland March 13, 1960  “The Edge”- David Evans guitar Wales Aug. 8, 1961  Larry Mullen- drums and percussion Dublin, Ireland Oct. 31, 1961 Back


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