Friday, September 8, 2017

U2 on 'Fallon'

U2 were the musical guests on The Tonight Show last night and played their new single, "You're The Best Thing About Me," and the classic "Bullet the Blue Sky," and reworked the lyrics to the fourth song on The Joshua Tree, to be a bit more relatable to the news of today.

Watch the performances, above, and read the lyrics, below:
In the howlin’ wind
Comes a stingin’ rain
See it drivin’ nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain.
From the firefly
A red orange glow
See the face of fear
Runnin’ scared in the valley below.
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue.
In the locust wind
Comes a rattle and hum.
Jacob wrestled the angel
And the angel was overcome.
You plant a demon seed
You raise a flower of fire.
We see them burnin’ crosses
See the flames, higher and higher.
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue
Suit and tie comes up to me
Face orange as a rose on a thorn bush
Skin as thin as orange crush
And he’s peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred
Two hundred
I can see those fighter planes
I can see those fighter planes
WMD in their veins
Ground shakes but the children can’t weep
Vaporized in a single tweet
The emperor rises from his golden throne
Never knowing, never BEING known
The lights are on, the president’s home
Oh my god, I’ve never felt so alone
Outside it’s America
Outside it’s America
In a far off palace in a far-fetched land
Another baby plays a baby grand
Fingers on the keys of a siren song
Finger on the button of oblivion
And all I can think of is my son
All I can think of is my son
He misses his ma, misses his da
And he runs
And he runs
And he runs
Into the arms of America

Bono and The Edge also sat down with host Jimmy Fallon to talk about their new single, the upcoming new album, and Trump's America. Watch the interview, below:

Earlier in the day, the band also went to the Top of the Rock at NBC Studios where they film The Tonight Show to hang with fans.