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"Dirty Day" is the ninth track on U2's 1993 album, Zooropa. It was co-written by Bono and The Edge. It originates from the band recording "live" jam performances in the studio during the Zooropa sessions on the band's break in the Zoo TV Tour. The song was written about a character who leaves his family and returns years later to meet the son he abandoned. Many of the lyrics are taken from phrases that Bono's father, Bob Hewson, would use… read more

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I don't know you
You don't know the half of it
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I was the bad guy who walked out

U2 - Dirty Day Lyrics


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  • Underrated!
  • Best track on Zooropa aside from the opener. The Zoo TV Live from Sydney version is the greatest.
  • I didn't care about this until I saw the ZooTV dvd. [2]
  • Underrated Zooropa Song
  • Dirty day!
  • Hear what I say, nothing is as simple as you think..
  • my kind of music,..
  • I didn't care about this until I saw the ZooTV dvd.
  • You can hold on to something so tight you've already lost it...
  • play this song on the jersey turnpike, late at night - once you get out of the holland tunnel, pass the gas stations and shit, and get up onto the 95 south ramps and bridges - this song is absolutely perfect for the endless vista of orange lights.

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