Another Reason to Love U2

Adam, Larry, Bono, and Edge, my hat's off to you. This song is spiritually deeper than many of the so-called-Christian bands' tunes out there.

Check out these lyrics to
"Window In The Skies":

The shackles are undone
The bullets quit the gun
The heat that's in the sun (maybe a play on words with Son?)
Will keep us when there's none

The rule has been disproved
The stone has been moved
The grave is now a groove
All debts are removed, ooh

Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
Oh can't you see what love has done?
What it's doing to me?
...
Oh can't you see what love has done to every broken heart?
Oh can't you see what love has done for every heart that cries?
Love left a window in the skies
And to love I rhapsodize

Oh can't you see?

Listen to it here. (you may have to click on "Window In The Skies")

11 comments:

Mandi, Sean, Peyton and Dylan said...

I knew I liked you! :P I love U2!!!!

Serena said...

My brother got to see U2 in concert in Dublin. Lucky him.

Melanie said...

U2 is my all time favourite band. I love this song; sometimes they paint a picture of truth so clear it amazes me - other times I'm left wondering just how mixed up can a person be. Anyways, at least they don't claim to be proclaimers of the gospel - they are what they are and God reveals truth to whomever He pleases, even if it is in snippets!

Kim said...

I just listened to "All That You Can't Leave Behind" on iTunes (which coincidentally, was featured on Alias...). I love U2.

Kim said...

So two things. 1 - I always thought that the above typed song title was the name of the song - turns out it's just Walk On! Oh well. 2 - I bought this CD today for 9.99 at Target. It is SO good, and I definitely love this song!

Thanks for the recommendation!

dcrmom said...

I'm dying to give a listen. Sounds like a good one. By the way, I nominated you for an award. :-)

Sharlene said...

How can you tell that this song is Christian? If an unsaved person heard this song, would he understand that God's love included a plan to save his soul from sin?

Jess said...

Sharlene,
Thanks for your comment... here's the thing, though: I'm not sure that many "Christian" songs (or even many hymns!) would qualify for your definition of what makes a song Christian or not (containing the full plan of salvation).

I'm convinced that the seeds we sow and songs we sing (as Christians) can ALL be used for His glory (indeed, even the things that we eat and drink)... not solely those that contain a clear, full presentation of the gospel. So I stand by my statement that this song is spiritually deeper than many songs I've heard on "Christian" radio stations.

This song speaks biblical truth into a world full of relativity, mentioning the grave, the stone, and debts that have been removed. The implications are obvious without being overt. Those that have ears to hear and have eyes to see will see and hear the truth written into this song. Those that won't, won't.

I think we can do ourselves harm by only acknowledging biblical truth that comes in the package we would like it to come in.

Respectfully,
Jess

sarah chia said...

Jess,

Right on, girl, about the spirituality of the song.

U2 pretty much rox my sox. DH and I played "Beautiful Day" as our recessional for our wedding. It was without a doubt the coolest exit ever. And I'm not biased at all. ;)

Buffy said...

Excellent answer to the question about the spirituality of the song.

Anonymous said...

I haven't bought a U2 album in about 15 years, but I loved the band's early work.

"40" is an outstanding song and also very spiritual.

Laurie B