Bullet the blue sky

In “Bullet the blue sky” U2 is singing about America Bombers dropping bombs on innocent civilians. U2 criticizes the USA for its military intervention in the third world.

Bono was born in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, on 10 May 1960. He is married to Alison Hewson (née Stewart). He had four children and two daughters: Jordan (b. 10 May 1989) and Memphis Eve (b. 7 July 1991)

He had two sons: Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q (b. 18 August 1999) and John Abraham (b. 21 May 2001).

He had very sensitive eyes to light and he must use sun glasses. Bono was 14 when his mother died on 10 September 1974. Bono was fighting for the world’s poor.

In the 1st verse U2 describes bombs as stinging rain, and military aircrafts as fireflies.

In the 2nd verse U2 describes fighter planes as locust. They are devouring and destroying the land. U2 means that the USA is planting a demon seed, when they attack innocent peoples.

Bullet - ammunition. Ammunition destroying the world

destroying – ødelegget
peel – skrelle
slapp – klappe til
alleys – vei
pounding – slå, banket, hamret

Written by “YV” for a project in “English as a foreign language”
at Briskeby vgs in Norway.

1st vers
In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

2nd vers
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
See them burning crosses
See the flames higher and higher


This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose in a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he’s peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes

Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
You take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America, America

Across the field you see the sky ripped open
See the rain through a gaping wound
Pounding on the women and children
Who run
Into the arms
Of America

Songwriter(s): Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson
Copyright: Polygram Int. Music Publishing B.v.