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Sunday Bloody Sunday

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“Sunday Bloody Sunday” is the opening track from U2’s 1983 album, War. The song was released as the album’s third single on 11 March 1983 in Germany and the Netherlands. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is noted for its militaristic drumbeat, harsh guitar, and melodic harmonies. One of U2’s most overtly political songs, its lyrics describe the horror felt by an observer of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, mainly focusing on the Bloody Sunday incident in Derry where British troops shot and killed unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders. Along with “New Year’s Day”, the song helped U2 reach a wider listening audience. It was generally well-received by critics on the album’s release. The song has remained a staple of U2’s live concerts. During its earliest... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Sunday Bloody Sunday ... cause tonight...we can be as one ... Oh, wipe your tears away

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This song is listed #268 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Simon Boyers wrote on April, 19th 2008 at 2:49am:
Bandwagon jumping rich men, still it was an aboniation who's ever side you're on.

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