Song Lyric Sunday – Found

I love today’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday. Jim Adam’s has given us ‘Lost, Found, Hide and Seek’ I’m happy because I get to share my favorite U2 song, ‘I Still Haven’t Found what I’m Looking For’ from the Joshua Tree album.

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According to Wiki, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the second track from their 1987 album The Joshua Tree and was released as the album’s second single in May 1987. The song was a hit, becoming the band’s second consecutive number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 while peaking at number six on the UK Singles Chart.

The song originated from a demo the band recorded on which drummer Larry Mullen Jr. played a unique rhythm pattern. Like much of The Joshua Tree, the song was inspired by the group’s interest in American music. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” exhibits influences from gospel music and its lyrics describe spiritual yearning. Lead singer Bono’s vocals are in high register and lead guitarist the Edge plays a chiming arpeggio. Adding to the gospel qualities of the song are choir-like backing vocals provided by the Edge and producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” was critically acclaimed and received two nominations at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It has subsequently become one of the group’s most well-known songs and has been performed on many of their concert tours. The track has appeared on several of their compilations and concert films. Many critics and publications have ranked “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” among the greatest tracks in music history including Rolling Stone which ranked the song at number 93 of its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lyrics
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
by U2


I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you
 
I have run I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you
 
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
 
I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in the fingertips
It burned like fire
This burning desire
 
I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone
 
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
 
I believe in the Kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
But yes, I’m still running

You broke the bonds
and you loosened chains
carried the cross of my shame, of my shame
You know I believe it
 
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for

But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
But I still haven’t found
What I’m looking for
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Adam Clayton/Dave Evans/
Larry Mullen/Paul David Hewson/Victor Reina
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group

  19 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Found

  1. October 26, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    U2 one of my favorite bands, singing one of my favorite songs of theirs. YAY! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 6:05 am

      Me too Lisa. Also thanks for suggesting g Santana as a name for Jim’s snake!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • October 27, 2019 at 2:58 pm

        You’re welcome! It’s fits the little critter.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Oops meant to say Worm! Jim reminded me ๐Ÿคฃ

      • October 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm

        Not sure what you said but I took it as worm ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Christine Bolton
        October 27, 2019 at 5:53 pm

        I said it was a snake ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • October 27, 2019 at 7:58 pm

        Close enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. October 26, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    A wonderful song, and part of my U2 collection…..

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 6:05 am

      Thanks Ivor

  3. October 27, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Wonderful choice!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 6:04 am

      Thanks Paula!

  4. October 27, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Good choice

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 6:06 am

      Thanks Di ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. October 27, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Great song!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 6:04 am

      Thanks Mel ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. October 27, 2019 at 9:37 am

    What a lovely song to start my day off with, it may not get any better than this. Thanks Christine. Oh and it is supposed to be a worm, not a snake.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Jim. Yes I love that song. I could listen to it all day. Oh, I meant to say worm … sorry ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘ Although I would never refer to Carlos Santana as a snake or a worm!

  7. October 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    U2 songs make me want to take on the world. Very fitting with the theme. Happy Sunday!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 27, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Yes! They are inspiring arenโ€™t they? Thanks Jilly. Hope your day was good ๐Ÿ˜Š

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