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"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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  • Avatar for corpsetastic
    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.
  • Avatar for bkuhn1a
    Well the God I believe in isn't short of cash, mister
  • Avatar for kokocijo
    Slappin' them down... One hundred! Two hundred!
  • Avatar for white_lemur
    Brilliant! Killer track, that's true.
  • Avatar for MartianReaper
    soundtrack for the doom to come...
  • Avatar for Bluesegon
    minimal = maximal Topp
  • Avatar for mot00rzysta
    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 :)
  • Avatar for Info_Broker
    It is by far my favorite U2 song as well, but like the studio version far better than the live version I am hearing.
  • Avatar for violettte1
    a man breathes into his sexaphone/ and through the walls he hears the city groan/ outside it's america. <3

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