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Pride (in The Name Of Love)

Language
EN
Genre
Pop
Album
The Unforgettable Fire
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Lyrics

play One man come in the name of love
play One man come and go
play One man come he to justify
play One man to overthrow

play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love
play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love

play One man caught on a barbed wire fence
play One man he resist
play One man washed up on an empty beach
play One man betrayed with a kiss

play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love
play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love

play Early morning, April four
play Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
play Free at last, they took your life
play They could not take your pride

play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love
play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love

play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love
play In the name of love
play What more in the name of love

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meaning Meaning

‘Pride (In The Name Of Love),’ was a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. The civil rights pioneer was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Though initially written as a song condemning president Ronald Reagan and his pride in the military strength of the U.S., a visit to an MLK exhibit at the Chicago Peace Museum in 1983 along with a couple of books that Bono had been reading at the time, one on Martin Luther King and Malcom X, altered the lyrics.

The song contains the erroneous reference to King's shooting as "Early morning, April 4," when it actually occurred after 6 p.m. Bono acknowledges the error and in live performances he occasionally changes the lyric to "Early evening...."

vocabulary Vocabulary

to overthrow

leader: remove from power)

  1. The king was overthrown in a military coup.

rings out

Make a very loud noise


they took your life

They killed you


pride

A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect


justify

to free from the guilt of sin


washed up

To be brought to shore by the tide


betrayed

To be be disloyal

  1. Charles I of England was executed for betraying his country.

barbed

having sharp points


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