Boy falls from the sky (live) – lyrics

Transcript of the lyrics of “Boy falls from the sky” as sung live in Coimbra on October 3rd, 2010.

You can change your mind
But you cannot change your heart
It’s a compass and a map
The key to the chart
I’d be myself
If I knew who I’d become
You fly too high
And get too close to the sun
See how the boy falls from the sky
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Not every wanderer
Is lost or far from home
I didn’t have to move so far
To find myself alone
Save, you save yourself
Can’t even get that right
I used to use a single thread to cross the sky
And now the eye of the needle is a heart denied
See how the boy falls from the sky
The city conducts a symphony
The search through shit for melody
A single scrap of dignity
In the junkyard of humanity
On the burning rubble and the sulphur sky
We look for clues yeah, you and I
Although the screams and the sirens wail
[..?] is up for sale
The subway screech soars down the drain
The thunder when there is no rain
So listen hard, listen again
To your own voice and the rain comes back
You know exactly what to do
The you and me, the we and you
Together you start the self esteem
And when you do
And when you do
And you believe

Trailer: U2 360° At The Rose Bowl DVD has released details on their upcoming ‘At the Rose Bowl’ DVD, directed by – the lovely – Tom Krueger.
Shot entirely in HD, the concert was filmed with no less than 27 cameras. They’re competing with fan shot compilation boots, you know!
The DVD will be available in four formats: single DVD, 2-DVD Super Deluxe set, Deluxe 2-DVD set and it’s the first U2 concert available in Blu-ray. The deluxe formats and the Blu-ray will feature a new documentary called Squaring the Circle: Creating U2360° with new interviews from U2, Paul McGuinness and the team behind the touring production. You can check out the different formats on the store. The ‘2 DVD Super Deluxe Box Setbox’ is listed at $39.95 although still has it up as £113.99 – perhaps the Brits will get a magical pony with it?
If you want to have the song ‘Breathe’ (one of the best songs in the set, if you ask me) don’t get the single DVD version. It’s not on it. Because… well, just because.

U2 auction – Do you take cash for that?

{ Lot #116 U2 Stylist’s Measurement Book }
Former U2 stylist Lola Cashman is putting some U2 items up for auction on the music collectibles and memorabilia site U2 sued Cashman in 2006, claiming she acquired some items – including the infamous Stetson hat – without the band’s permission.
The auction includes Bono’s rosary beads, a bible signed by Larry Mullen (‘with real love’) as well as the drummer’s signed, worn sneakers. (Eeew.) Most fun though is the inclusion of the stylist’s ‘measurement’ book, which is sure to raise a smile as well as a few bucks ($800). You can flip through some of the pages on the auction site.
Now what we’d like to know is… who would pay 1,200 dollars for a signed, crumpled copy of Rolling Stone magazine?
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Details of U2 and Anton Corbijn’s film “Linear” revealed

U2 has released details on Anton Corbijn’s film Linear, starring French actor Said Taghmaoui (Three Kings, Lost), which accompanies the album No Line on the Horizon. Linear’s credits are available from and include the running order of the songs as featured in the film.

06. FEZ-Being Born

Corbijn reveals:

“As U2 never do anything in half measures, the record that emerged from the studio in late December 2008 was a very different one than the one I’d made images for. Not only had the running order changed, now there were completely new songs on the record while another song had gone, new lyrics without the characters had emerged, and different sounds dominated the songs I had worked on. Disaster!”

If you buy the hardback book box format, magazine format or digipack format of No Line On The Horizon, you will be able to access and download the film from the website by entering your details, and unlocking the download by entering the cd into your computer’s dvd/cd-drive.

Stills from the movie can be found on

Walmart posts previews of U2’s No Line on the Horizon

We got the heads up from via Twitter: Walmart online has posted previews of all the tracks on No Line on the Horizon.

Update 02/08: Walmart has taken down all the previews, except ‘Boots’.


It’s always hard to tell from random 30-second clips, but early favourites for me are: the title track, Moment of Surrender, Cedars of Lebanon and Fez-Being Born. YMMV.

What are you waiting for? Have a listen and let us know what you think.

Get On Your Boots (3:24) – the credits

These are the credits to Get On Your Boots as printed on the 1-track european CD single:

Music by U2
Lyrics by Bono
Produced by Brian Eno and Danny Lanois
Additional production by Declan Gaffney
Engineered by Richard Rainey
Additional engineering by Declan Gaffney and Carl Glanville
Mixed by Declan Gaffney
Keyboards by Terry Lawless
Additional percussion by Sam O’Sullivan
Published by Universal Music Publishing BV

Thanks to Oli at for the information.

U2 releases details of their new album ‘No Line on the Horizon’

No Line on the Horizon

U2 have uncovered the sleeve, tracklisting and formats of their new album ‘No Line on the Horizon’ and the single ‘Get On Your Boots’ on their official website.

‘Get On Your Boots’ will be released as a digital download on February 15th and a physical format will follow on February 16th.

The statement on the website continues:

“Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, sessions for No Line On The Horizon began in Fez, Morocco, and continued at the band’s Dublin studio, New York’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios, and London’s Olympic Studios.

Released on March 2nd (March 3rd in the US), the album will come in a standard format with 24 page booklet and in digipak format. The digipak includes an extended booklet and the album’s companion film “Linear” by Anton Corbijn. A limited edition 64 page magazine will also be available, featuring the band in conversation with artist Catherine Owens, and new Anton Corbijn photographs. No Line On The Horizon will be released on 180gm vinyl. (More on the formats below)

The album cover artwork is an image of the sea meeting the sky by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.”

Here’s the full track listing:

1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White As Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars Of Lebanon

No Line On The Horizon will be available in five formats;

  • Standard jewel case – with album CD and 24 page booklet (Amazon)
  • Digipak format – limited edition with album CD, 32 page colour booklet and fold out poster. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film. (Amazon)
  • Magazine format – limited edition with album CD, with 64 page magazine. Features access to exclusive downloadable Anton Corbijn film. (Amazon)
  • Box format – limited edition bespoke box containing digipak format album CD, DVD of Anton Corbijn’s exclusive film, 64 page hardback book, plus a fold out poster. (Amazon)
  • LP vinyl – limited edition with 2 black vinyl discs, gatefold sleeve, and a 16 page booklet. (Amazon)

Radio release

Not mentioned in U2’s press release is the single’s radio premiere, which will take place this Monday (January 19th) at 8.10am GMT on The Colm & Jim-Jim Show on RTÉ 2fm, in Ireland. Dave Fanning will play the new single and he will be talking to Colm and Jim-Jim from 7.30am about ‘previous U2 albums, his relationship with the band and memories of one of the greatest bands in the world today’. You can listen to the show online on has details on radio premieres in various European countries.

A blast from the past

We at are once again excited to bring our readers some goodies to keep you company through the holiday season and into the new year.

This year we are happy to share with you a rare gem from our 1/4″ reel tape vault; radio ads announcing the upcoming release of Achtung Baby. One cannot help but to wonder what the media onslaught will look like next year as the boys get ready for the release of the next album.

This download (bittorrent) will be available for a limited time only.

Happy Holidays!