Category: U2

City of Blinding Lights by U2

“City of Blinding Lights” by U2

U2’s “City of Blinding Lights” explores the concept of gaining exposure and experience to the detriment of one’s youthful innocence. The singer uses a lot of imagery to describe how the city of New...

Vertigo by U2

“Vertigo” by U2

U2’s “Vertigo” focuses on modern day culture and how people are more concerned about their feelings and sensations rather than doing what is needful. The singer likens the state of this culture to Vertigo...

U2's "Put 'Em Under Pressure"

U2’s “Put ‘Em Under Pressure”

“Put ‘Em Under Pressure” can best be described as a football song and more specifically a celebration of the Irish national soccer team. The lyrics serve two primary purposes. One is to celebrate the fact that...

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U2’s “Van Diemen’s Land” Lyrics Meaning

U2’s classic 1980s track “Van Diemen’s Land” is actually dedicated to a famous Irish born American poet named John Boyle O’Reilly. As a young man, O’Reilly joined a revolutionary group known as the Irish...

The Hands That Built America by U2

“The Hands That Built America” by U2

This track is a U2 classic, and accordingly it features some pretty-complex symbolism and historical background. However, there are some definitive ideas which we can ascertain. First is that it was written specifically for a film entitled...