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Pride (in The Name Of Love)

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

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   wire  
play One man he resist
play One man   up on an empty  
play One man   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   , April four
play Shot     in the Memphis sky
play Free at last, they   your  
play They   not take your  

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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‘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...."

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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