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Running to Stand Still (5:04)

rock · u2 · 80s · classic rock

"Running to Stand Still" is the fifth track from U2's 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. It is a soft, slow, piano-based song about a heroin-addicted woman from the Ballymun Seven Towers area of Dublin, shown in the lyric "I see seven towers/But I only see one way out." The woman's addiction is reflected in lines such as "She runs through the streets/With her eyes painted red" and "She will suffer the needle chill." Bono's…

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