U2 — Where the Streets Have No Name
Album: The Joshua Tree
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Released: 1987
Length: 5:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I wanna run
I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I wanna reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I wanna feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear without a trace
I wanna take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love,
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do

The city's a flood
And our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love,
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do

Our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh yes, in dust
See our love turn to rust
And we're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do
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johnalexford wrote:
I won't bash this song however to others' points, it has been overplayed to a fault. Their older stuff leading up to and including The Unforgettable Fire was by far their best. Although there were some good tracks on Achtung. Saw them twice and they do put on a solid show. Have to give 'em that.

 
For me Achtung baby is pretty decent album. Like it a lot. Probably one of their best (just my taste) :) But won't deny that older albums are good.
I won't bash this song however to others' points, it has been overplayed to a fault. Their older stuff leading up to and including The Unforgettable Fire was by far their best. Although there were some good tracks on Achtung. Saw them twice and they do put on a solid show. Have to give 'em that.
vabbé, sempre bella
 kingart wrote:

I was never a huge U2 fan—like so many other main-brand acts, the endless payola promo repetitions of a handful of their tunes on commercial FM (usually mediocre tracks that did not pass the tests of numerous ear assaults) turned me off to the band as a whole—but I'm on your page with your view of this song. Genius.  

 
Oh yes. Especially after Zooropa, or Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me song (1995). Everything after that was pure garbage or rehash of old stuff. As far as I'm concerned, relevant U2 is from 1984-1993/5.
I am a big early U2 fan, but this song is the new American Pie.  It has been so overplayed that I really can't listen to it anymore.  

Yes!   Can't wait to see them play this live next week in Phoenix!   
 poetdancer wrote:
So I glad I saw U2 just recently on their Joshua Tree tour. Still an amazingly relevant band, and the show was fantastic.

 
Just saw them two nights ago myself. By god I was actually impressed. Saw them twice before but this one was a step above. (Beck opening didn't hurt things either. ^_^)
 maboleth wrote:
The ultimate U2 song, nothing comes close. And one of their best albums ever.

 
I was never a huge U2 fan—like so many other main-brand acts, the endless payola promo repetitions of a handful of their tunes on commercial FM (usually mediocre tracks that did not pass the tests of numerous ear assaults) turned me off to the band as a whole—but I'm on your page with your view of this song. Genius.  
 On_The_Beach wrote:

And you go there often, apparently.  ; )

 
Looks like he went "there" at least 14 times on that day.
The ultimate U2 song, nothing comes close. And one of their best albums ever.
So I glad I saw U2 just recently on their Joshua Tree tour. Still an amazingly relevant band, and the show was fantastic.

I've never considered myself a fan of U2, probably cuz I was only 10 when this album came out, so too young for their early years, and I was more on the Jazz/Blues/R&B/Funk/Hip-Hop/Rap, etc.

I rated this one a 9, and even though I've heard it hundreds of times, I don't think I ever enjoyed it until a few years ago.  Maybe it's wisdom as I get older?  Or having lost loved ones?  Nonetheless, I've always tried to remain open-minded about U2, and maybe I'll go out and buy one of their albums one day....this one probably....why  not?!

Long Live RP!


Sing it!
"Still building then burning down love."  Timeless words.
 ploba wrote:
O yes, I remember the hours and hours of enjoyment I received from listening to this album when it first came out

 
There you have it right there,  The reason why U2 are one of the greats - because people love their music. Simple.

Many people dislike Bono and his persona but that is beside the point.  He/they could write and perform music that appealed to a whole generation across the world. 

I have just got to bump it up from 8 > 9. 
O yes, I remember the hours and hours of enjoyment I received from listening to this album when it first came out
 trevc wrote:
However bad Coldplay get they will never be this bad. Why do all their songs sound the same and equally bad?

 
Perhaps it is your lack of compassion and humanity.
The best!
 Rochoa78 wrote:
When I go there, I go there with you.

 
Have you considered Depakote for your epilepsy?