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"Sunday Bloody Sunday" (2022) - Bono and The Edge: all about the new version of the song

In January 2022, after 39 years, Bono and The Edge released a new version of the song "Sunday Bloody Sunday". In the article you will find the history of the creation of the song, the official video.

New 2022 version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by Bono and The Edge

Bono and The Edge shared new version of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" on the band's official YouTube channel.

This is an acoustic, soulful rendition of a song from their 1983 album War, released on January 30, 2022 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of shootings 13 unarmed civilians in Derry, Northern Ireland, by British Army Paratroopers. 14th person later died from injuries sustained at the time. The shooting occurred during a protest march against internment without trial. This incident was the main source inspiration for the original U2 track.

A new version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" has been released on YouTube with a simple message "Love, Bono and The Edge" and re-arranged lyrics in the final quatrain:

"Here at the murder scene/The virus of fiction, reality TV/Why so many mothers cry/Religion is the enemy of the Holy Spirit guide/And the battle just begun/Where is the victory Jesus won?"

what does it mean in translation:

"Here at the scene of the murder / Virus of fiction, reality show / Why are so many mothers crying / Religion is the enemy of the guide of the Holy Spirit / And the battle has just begun / Where is the victory for Jesus?"

Ahead of U2's November release of "Your Song Saved My Life" from the Sing soundtrack, they have released a new playlist called "Songs That Saved Our Lives", in which each member of the band chooses ten of their favorite songs. Bono's selections included Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through The Night", Bob Dylan's "Most of the Time", as well as tracks by Sinead O'Connor, Joy Division and The Verve.

Edge's list includes "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles, "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder and "London Calling" by The Clash. Larry Mullen Jr.'s favorites include Sandy Nelson's "Let There Be Drums", Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" and Van Morrison's "Moondance". Adam Clayton listed "What's Going On" by Marvin Guy, "Exodus" by Bob Marley and The Wailers, and "Super Bad Pts.1 & 2." James Brown.

 

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