U2 just released their 12th studio album today worldwide  – and here i am taking a trip down the memory lane towards possibly their most underrated album, even more so than POP, but the most ground breaking album in terms of sound, arrangement and the approach band took while producing this gem.

Zooroopa the song remains for me as one of the hidden treasure of the U2 discography, in line with stunning songs such as  So Cruel, Exit, Do you Feel Loved, and a few others. 

Love this part of the song particularly, which happens to be the last part of the song, a two minute outro where Bono comes up with some fantastic symbolism and weave these lyrics with the most brilliant, yet experimental U2 music – till date. 

Enjoy ! 

And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons
No reasons to get back

And I have no religion
And I don’t know what’s what
And I don’t know the limit
The limit of what we’ve got

Don’t worry baby, it’ll be alright
You got the right shoes
To get you through the night
It’s cold outside, but brightly lit
Skip the subway
Let’s go to the overground
Get your head out of the mud baby
Put flowers in the mud baby
Overground

No particular place names
No particular song
I’ve been hiding
What am I hiding from

Don’t worry baby, it’s gonna be alright
Uncertainty can be a guiding light
I hear voices, ridiculous voices
Out in the slipstream
Let’s go, let’s go overground
Take your head out of the mud baby

 

She’s gonna dream up
The world she wants to live in
She’s gonna dream out loud
She’s gonna dream out loud

                                                      Zooropa – By U2 from the album ‘Zooropa’

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