Crumbs from Your Table (5:04)

Cover of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

From How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and 10 other releases

According to the Crumbs From Your Table Songfacts, Bono wrote the lyrics about how the United States and other rich countries give third-world countries only the crumbs from their tables, meaning very little relief in helping these poor nations out of debt:. Bono is also making a Biblical allusion to a story found in Matthew 15:21-28.

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From the brightest star comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer, why did you offer your soul?
I was there for you baby when you needed my help
Would you deny for others, what you demand for yourself?

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