U2 Faith Love and Hope

How many of us have felt like we want to run and hide when
the walls come crushing down upon us. How many of us have felt locked within
the walls and afraid to break out of them. 

U2’s  Where The Streets Have No Nameon so many levels could be the one
song that reaches inside of you and pulls out the very ideas that you buried
deep beyond your every day life. 
Building and burning down love often can be a reflection of ones fear to
commitment beyond our self. 

The reference to love turning to rust and beaten and blown
by the wind could suggest that we must all work at love and that love grows
when we put forth trust in man. 

“I’ll
show you a place High on a desert plain Where the streets have no name” is that
the kingdom of God?


Could Bono and the boys suggest that walking by faith alone
may not be all that you need.  When I
hear the beginning of this song we are immersed in a feeling of possibility and
hope. This week marks another reflection point of our generation.

The song has become a marker for 9/11 – With Bono and the
boys performing to a backdrop of names. Those names are sisters, brothers,
mothers and fathers and yet if all seems so far from possible truth that on one
day the world changed forever; change happens often at a snails pace. However
not on this day, we have been forever marked with images of ones dreams
shattered. 

We all can rejoice that by
faith we can over come; by faith we can be comforted as the music plays on. 

“Where The Streets Have No Name

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear
Without a trace
I want to 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 aflood
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, and I see love
See our love turn to rust
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

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear
Without a trace
I want to 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 aflood
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, and I see love
See our love turn to rust
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

Lyrics by ​U2