Friday, September 29, 2006

New Words to Beautiful Day

To supplement the efforts of A Georgia Lawyer (who posted New Orleans related lyrics added to "The Saints Are Coming" by U2 and Green Day--with some clarification by Big Shot), I'm posting here the revised lyrics to "Beautiful Day" as sung by Bono on Monday night. With no apologies at all to the Library Guy, I liked the whole show a whole lot, and I've watched the video repeatedly, which really bothers "Seamus," my 14-year-old son:
See Gentilly and Lakeview,
Crescent City right in front of you,
Birds singing in broken trees,
Coming home to New Orleans.
Lower Ninth will rise again
Above the waters of Lake Pontchartrain
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth,
After the flood, our colors came out.

H/T to Oyster for the Georgia Lawyer link.

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