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‘The Fly’ by U2

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After becoming a worldwide stadium band – thanks to The Joshua Tree album – at the end
of the eighties Irish mega rockers U2 went to Berlin, as so many other artists did before, to reinvent themselves musically and mentally. And did it work! Absolutely! ACHTUNG BABY became their best longplayer ever. New sound, new outlook, new drive. An adventurous, inventive, electr-o-fying and no fillers/all killers album. First single THE FLY was a gloriously sharp and loud & clear statement from a newborn band. Hot as hell. It topped the UK singles chart on 3 November 1991. Twenty-five years ago. Release the beast…

It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
It’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight
They say the sun is sometimes eclipsed by a moon
You know I don’t see you when she walks in the room

It’s no secret that a friend is someone who lets you help
It’s no secret that a liar won’t believe anyone else
They say a secret is something you tell one other person
So I’m telling you…child

(Love…we shine like a burning star)
(We’re falling from the sky…tonight)

A man will beg
A man will crawl
On the sheer face of love
Like a fly on a wall
It’s no secret at all

It’s no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest
It’s no secret ambition bites the nails of success
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief
Oh love…

(Love…we shine like a burning star)
(We’re falling from the sky…tonight)

A man will rise
A man will fall
From the sheer face of love
Like a fly from a wall the sky
It’s no secret at all

(Love…we shine like a burning star)
(We’re falling from the sky…tonight)

A man will rise
A man will fall
From the sheer face of love
Like a fly from a wall the sky
It’s no secret at all

It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
The universe exploded ’cause of one man’s lie
Look, I gotta go, yeah I’m running outta change
There’s a lot of things, if I could I’d rearrange

achtung
Masterpiece… ACHTUNG BABY

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