Paul Bono Hewson is one of my few heroes in life.
I saw my first U2 concert before the band had even released their first record.
I was in Paris playing a tournament with my team and last night on the trip I and some school/team mates went to a club on the street were we stayed at a hotel. They did let us in even though we were certainly too young. A band was playing.
The band leader started the show by saying, ‘We are a band from Ireland, and we call ourselves U2″. I was 15 years old. It changed my life.
I still listen to U2 every day.
Here is the lyrics and video of one of my favourite U2 songs, Every Breaking Wave.
Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one there’ll be one more
And every gambler knows that to lose
Is what you’re really there for
Summer I was fearless
Now I speak into an answer phone
Like every fallen leaf on the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave it alone
If you go
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so
Are we so helpless against the tide
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we’re in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing every breaking wave
Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
And every shipwrecked soul knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the captain’s voice
But it’s hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach
You Tube, click here: Abbey Road, U2: Every Breaking Wave