The best of 1980 1990. Tt does not necessarily have to be january 1 it could mean new year s day as in a time to start over the war is over and it is time to start a new year or chapter in his life.
What u2 s new year s day really means.
New year s day song meaning u2. Even in all this. The lyrics we know today were inspired by poland s solidarity movement co founded by human rights activist lech walesa. The lyrics refer to the movement for solidarity lead by lech walesa in poland.
However there is also an element of love mixed therein. New year s day is no different. Under a blood red sky the crowd has gathered.
New year s day by u2. Coincidentally after the song was released poland s. At the time bono used to make up a lot of his lyrics on the spot in the studio and he had been reading the news about lech walesa then the leader of the polish solidarity movement.
New year s day began life as a much simpler thing. This song is a warning about the end days. The lyrics in fact refer to the persecuted leader of the polish solidarity movement lech walesa.
As such two of the primary themes of the lyrics are undying affection and political revolution. Meaning of new year s day by u2. Frontman bono had originally penned the lyrics as a love song to his wife.
General commentto me this song is about on new year s day when everyone plans on changing. New year s day lyrics. New year s day by the irish band u2 is primarily a song referencing polish solidarity.
New year s day was the first single from u2 s third album war. However true to u2 custom they were eventually re fashioned to suit a more political purpose. After this was recorded poland announced they would abolish martial law coincidentally on new year s day 1983.
A love song by the 22 year old bono for his new wife alison who had been his girlfriend since his teens. New year s day by u2 song meaning lyric interpretation video and chart the lyrics refer to the movement for solidarity lead by lech walesa in poland. New years day lyrics meaning.
U 2 has shown again and again who their masters are.