"Sky Hawk" (2004)

Demo Song

Background Information

On January 19, 2004, quoting industry sources, U2Log.Com name a number of songs:

“Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”… is a version of the song Bono sang at his father’s funeral in 2001. This one you probably knew; it’s been buzzed about since 2001 — note, however, one source suggests it’s “Can”, not “Can’t”. “Sky Hawk”… was described to us as “epic, highbrow rock,” and is intended for the soundtrack to a major 2004 superhero film — and therefore, could end up as the first song to reach the public. “Love And Peace Or Else”… is reportedly “bluesy.” “Jahweh”… is a title that, you may recall, we slipped to you a while back. One source made a case for it as “one of the greatest songs U2 have ever recorded.” Make of that what you will…

Another update by U2Log.Com would explain where the song ended up:

City of Blinding Lights: ‘Big’ music makes a comeback. This tune was first mentioned to us as ‘Skyhawk’. Since then it apparently got re-titled ‘Firefly’ (Joss Whedon wouldn’t have liked that.) and it finally comes to us with yet another name. It doesn’t matter what it’s called, really, as this is one people will remember regardless. Vintage U2 grandeur with a touch of sean-nos meandering, a driving beat and, god help me, I hear a bit of the Simple Minds in it. I should hate it, but I can’t help but like it a lot.

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