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U2 - Mysterious Ways


U2 - Mysterious Ways - Meaning of the song


"It's a song about a man who lives with little or no romance," Bono explains. "It's a song about women - or a woman - but it's for him."


He also discusses theology and El Shadi, the Bible's third and least used name for God, which translates as "the breasted one."


"I've always believed that the spirit is a feminine thing," he says.


"Mysterious Ways" isn't about a specific woman. It's about women in general, and how they entice and frequently dominate men. According to Bono, "I do have a tendency to romanticize women at times. It's easy to fall into the trap of dividing them into angels and devils for dramatic purposes. But there's never anything anti-women about it. Our music is not politically correct. They are written from a man's perspective. He's struggling with various issues, and there are flashes of rage and hurt here and there. But I don't believe women fare poorly."


Mysterious Ways - Lyrics


Johnny, take a walk with your sister the moon Let her pale light in, to fill up your room You've been living underground, eating from a can You've been running away from what you don't understand, love She's slippy, you're sliding down She'll be there when you hit the ground It's alright, it's alright, it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright, it's alright, it's alright She moves in mysterious ways, oh Johnny, take a dive with your sister in the rain Let her talk about the things you can't explain To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel On your knees, boy! She's the wave, she turns the tide She sees the man inside the child It's alright, it's alright, it's alright She moves in mysterious ways, oh It's alright, it's alright, it's alright She moves in mysterious ways, oh It's alright, It's alright, alright Lift my days, light up my nights, oh One day you'll look back, and you'll see Where you were held now by this love While you could stand there You could move on this moment Follow this feeling It's alright, it's alright, it's alright She moves in mysterious ways It's alright, it's alright, it's alright She moves in mysterious ways, oh Move you, spirits move you Move, spirits 'its move you, oh yeah Does it move you? She moves with it Lift my days, and light up my nights, oh We move through miracle days Spirit moves in mysterious ways She moves with it She moves with it Lift my days, light up my nights


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