#MusicMonday – A secret is something you tell one other person…

Music Monday

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this week’s #MusicMonday. This is my chance to share a track of my liking with you lucky people. This meme was created by the one and only Drew Weldon, The Tattooed Book Geek.

This week’s track comes from one of Ireland’s biggest exports. This is the track that got my attention to this band nearly a year after it released when a fellow brand band member (yes younger me was in the school brass band, worked my way up to the front of cornets) played it to me whilst we were waiting outside the Royal Albert Hall for a Prom performance (yes I went to one of the Proms). It’s not possibly one of their most celebrated tracks but it’s the track that made me buy the album (after saving up my pennies) and go on to buy their previous albums…I’ve not been the biggest fan of their more recent offerings… Enjoy…

The Fly by U2

Oh, baby child

It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
It’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight
They say the sun is sometimes eclipsed by a moon
You know I don’t see you when she walks in the room

It’s no secret that a friend is someone who lets you help
It’s no secret that a liar won’t believe anyone else
They say a secret is something you tell one other person
So I’m telling you, child

A man will beg
A man will crawl
On the sheer face of love
Like a fly on a wall
It’s no secret at all

It’s no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest
It’s no secret ambition bites the nails of success
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief

Over love

A man will rise
A man will fall
From the sheer face of love
Like a fly from a wall
It’s no secret at all

Love, we shine like a
Burning star
We’re falling from the sky
Tonight

A man will rise
A man will fall
From the sheer face of love
Like a fly from a wall
It’s no secret at all

Oh, yeah!
It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
The universe exploded ’cause of one man’s lie
Look, I gotta go, yeah I’m running outta change
There’s a lot of things, if I could I’d rearrange.

Songwriters: David Howell Evans / Paul David Hewson / Adam Charles Clayton / Larry Jr. Mullen

The Fly lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group