Bono is back. Geinspireerd door de lockdown.


Bono is back

Bono de frontman van U2 laat weer van zich horen en ik vind het wel wat. In mijn jeugd was ik echt een U2 liefhebber maar sinds het laatste concert dat ik bijgewoond heb van U2 was dat eigenlijk helemaal weg. Te groots, te massaal, en te politiek correct. Ik vond echt dat er grenzen over gegaan werden die niet correct waren. De ellende van een ander uitdragen in een show is voor mij een no go al zullen veel mensen dat als een roep om aandacht voor de situatie hebben ervaren. Maar ik denk dat dit ook anders had gekund. Maar nu kwam ik dus dit lied tegen van Bono en dat is toch zoals ik hem en U2 het liefste zie en waar ik ook vind dat hij/zij het beste passen. Klein, in de kroeg of kleinere concertzalen. Zonder al die poespas. Het is niet geweldig gezongen, zo eerlijk moet ik dan ook wel zijn maar toch ......... ik hoop dat hij weer deze kant op zal gaan. Gewoon weer music puur.

Bono liet zich voor dit inspireren door de Italianen die tijdens de lockdown vanwege het coronavirus samen zongen vanuit hun woningen. Dat was natuurlijk ook indrukwekkend. Ik heb de filmpjes ook gezien en dat deed mij wel wat.

Lees mee met de tekst (onder het filmpje) terwijl je luistert:

Yes, there was silence

Yes, there was no people here

Yes, I walk through the streets of Dublin

And no one was near

Yes, I don't know you

No, I didn't think I didn't care

You live so very far away from

Just across the square.


And I can't reach

But I can ring

You can't touch

But you can, you can

Sing across rooftops

Sing down the phone

Sing and promise me you won't stop

Sing your love be known

Oh, let your love be known


Yes, there is isolation

You and me we're still here

Yes, when we open our eyes

We will stare down the fear

And maybe I said the wrong thing

Yes, I made you smile

I guess the longest distance

Is always the last mile

And I can't reach 

But I can ring

You can't touch

But you can, you can

Sing across rooftops

Sing to me down the phone

Sing and promise me you won't stop

Sing and you're never alone

(And again)

Sing as an act of resistance

Sing though your heart is overthrown

Sing, when you sing there is no distance

So let your love be known

Oh, let your love be known

Though your heart is overhtrown

Let your love be known (1)

#music #muziek #Bono #U2 #corona  #coronaviruslockdown #italie #inspiratie  Header is van pixabay van Ri_Ya

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Tania Kross is Carmen
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Leijpark013 9 & 10 maart 2021
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