START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS, WE’RE LEAVING IT OUT
A long album feature in the Hit section of today’s Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) has an interesting sidebar. Bono reveals to the writer a spoken ending to New York that was left out because “… I didn’t want it to be autobiography. Because it is not autobiography.” Here `tis.
When I’m down on my luck, I often think of Frank Sinatra.
I met him a few times and he was generous in every way.
At dinner once he took a blue napkin off the table, stared at it and said to no one in particular: I remember when my eyes were this blue.
It’s a true story. He said it in front of me.
Then he folded the napkin and put it into his suit…