Original of the Species (4:42)

Cover of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

From How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and 19 other releases

Written as a tribute to their respective children, specifically their daughters, Bono and Edge penned this song together during the Elevation sessions, but the track didn’t seem to fit that project. It was added to Atomic Bomb and was never meant to be released as a single, but the song resonated and went on to chart in the top 40 in 2005.

Admittedly, Bono has never really been comfortable performing the song live claiming that, “we’re still trying figure this one out live.

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