2022-04-08

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Songs Performed:

  • "Walk On"

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Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:

Description:

Bono and The Edge perform a highly altered version of “Walk On” for #StandUpForUkraine

Show Details:

Bono and the Edge perform as part of the #StandUpForUkraine campaign. The campaign organized by Global Citizen sees many artists performing on their social media channels, or making a statement about the war in Ukraine, and asking people to use the hashtag to bring awareness to the war, the plight of refugees from the war and more. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy thanked Bono and U2 in an address on March 26, 2022 for their involvement in setting up the Global Citizen initiative. Bono and The Edge perform “Walk On” together, with highly altered lyrics. It is unknown where the performance took place, but both had been in New York for a couple of days, and the performance the night before by Hal Willner in New York was filmed by a professional crew.

Also as part of the initiative Zucchero shared “Someone Else’s Tears” on his social media pages. That song is one that he wrote with Bono and released on his 2010 album, Chocabeck.

The altered lyrics of “Walk On” reflect the situation in the Ukraine currently. President Zelenskyy was a comic in his earlier days, and also appeared on a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ style show in Ukraine. The opening verse starts there. The new line, “Home. You don’t know what it is until you’re forced to flee one” is particularly hard-hitting in face of the fact that as of the day the performance aired 4.4million Ukrainians have fled the country and their homes. Our take on the lyrics is below.

Walk On (For Ukraine)

And if the comic takes the stage and no one laughs
Does a dance on his own grave for a photograph
This is not a curtain call
This is the greatest act of all
Stand up for freedom
Whoa whoh

Walk on
Walk on
What you got they can’t steal it
They can’t even feel it

Walk on
Walk on
Stay safe tonight

And if the dancer gets it wrong and will still dare
Can’t tell the singer from the song if it gets you there
And there’s a kind of rage
That you can’t keep inside a cage
You fight or you fly
We’re born or we die for freedom
Whoa whoa

Walk on
Walk on
What you got they can’t deny it
Can’t sell it or buy it

Walk on
Walk on
Stay safe tonight

I know it aches, your heart it breaks
You can only take so much

Home
You don’t know what it is until you’re forced to flee one
Home
Till I know where it is, I will have to be one
Home
That’s where the hurt is. Hurt.

Whoa-oh

Walk on
Walk on
???

I know it aches, your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on
Walk on

All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
Whatever they break
All that you dream of
All you design
All that you can’t leave behind
All that you reckon
All that you dare
All that you fought for
When it wasn’t there
All that is stolen
The hills that you climb
All that you can’t leave behind

Not gonna leave it behind
No!
Not gonna leave it behind, no.
Not gonna leave it behind Walk on
Not gonna leave it behind Walk on

(Thank you to Sherry for some additional information!)

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