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Bullet the Blue Sky (5:16)

"Bullet the Blue Sky" is the fourth track from U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. The song is one of the band's most overtly politically toned songs, with live performances often being heavily critical of war and guns. Today it receives regular airplay on rock radio stations.

The song was originally written about the United States' military intervention during the 1980s in the El Salvador Civil War. Bono told The Edge to "put El Salvador through an amplifier". The song… read more

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  • Ain't this about the terrorist hating, terrorist creating nation united states of democracy fucking up el salvador or something? What an ungodly basket of splendidness this track is, I don't give a shit what anyone says about Mr Shades, he is impressive.
  • Well the God I believe in isn't short of cash, mister
  • Slappin' them down... One hundred! Two hundred!
  • Brilliant! Killer track, that's true.
  • soundtrack for the doom to come...
  • minimal = maximal Topp
  • To this day, the only U2 song that I like. Killer track! [4] well not the only one, cause there are a few more that I like - but this one is THE GREATEST :)
  • It is by far my favorite U2 song as well, but like the studio version far better than the live version I am hearing.
  • a man breathes into his sexaphone/ and through the walls he hears the city groan/ outside it's america. <3
  • To this day, the only U2 song that I like. Killer track! [3]

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