Things are not getting better at all. U2 is going to break up, he has no. Bono wrote these words when it was 1991.
The group experienced huge success at the end of the 80s and now they find themselves in a critical point, hoping to arrive at inspiration in Studios Hansa in Berlin.
Sadly, it seemed like the project was coming to an end, just like another example of a short-lived musical endeavor. He was very disappointed because he had invested all his future plans in it, much like the other members of the band.
In the afternoon, like another unproductive studio session, the musician nervously played with instruments and strings. By chance, a miracle happened in the form of a melody that arrived in the afternoon.
Almost everything was gone when words and music slowly flew through the air. This was something new; the boys looked at each other. Everyone recognized it as a special piece. Edge said, “Suddenly, something very powerful was happening in the room.”
Is it getting betterOr do you feel the same?Will it make it easier on you now?You got someone to blameYou say one love, one life (One life)It’s one need in the nightOne love (one love), get to share itLeaves you darling, if you don’t care for it
The members of U2 all felt that the feeling of inevitable separation was coming. The lyrics of One’s animated because we suddenly are different. It needs to be broken, the routine that is common, a story of a break-up. It’s the story.
Did I disappoint you?Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?You act like you never had loveAnd you want me to go without
Well it’s too late, tonightTo drag the past out into the light
Did you not tell me about anything anymore? We realized that we were not destined to stay together, so we planned our future separately. We began this journey together.
Starting anew to assist you, doesn’t it recognize the passage of time, and the way memories are lost? The writer, who feels he has been given a lot but not received much, ponders the hidden question, which also reveals a hint of anger.
Have you come here for forgiveness?Have you come to raise the dead?Have you come here to play Jesus?
Well, did I ask too much, more than a lot?
Can we dare to ask if the question is the heart of the song? Until this point, the tone of the lyrics was still analytical and rational, but here disappointment and anger seem to start. You may feel that they can be accused of another reality that you cannot find words for, but the reality is that destiny wins over you.
You are simply dissatisfied with the long-term plan that has been lost; you are not angry because of something specific; there is nothing that can be fixed, and there is no one to blame.
You gave me nothing, now it’s all I gotWe’re one, but we’re not the sameSee we hurt each other, then we do it againYou say love is a temple, love is a higher lawLove is a temple, love is a higher lawYou ask me of me to enter, but then you make me crawlAnd I can’t keep holding on to what you got, ’cause all you got is hurt
Construct something innovative and rise from this crumbled structure of playing cards. We have the ability to disregard our previous strategies and commence anew, in an alternative manner, based on this fresh circumstance. These aspirations illuminate the final segment.
One loveOne bloodOne lifeYou got to do what you shouldOne lifeWith each otherSisters and my brothersOne lifeBut we’re not the sameWe get to carry each other, carry each other
They were still able to create something beautiful again; they realized that they had to stay together, but they were aware that this was the final separation step from which they could not go back; today, they continue the adventure and started over again from this song, U2.