In a Little While – U2
It often surprises US visitors how divisive Irish opinion is on U2. The reasons why are worthy of an undergraduate course by itself. Let’s just say Irish people see nothing contradictory in being immensely proud of and deeply annoyed by the Dublin band. Often at the same time.
U2 need no introduction but casual fans may be less familiar with this gem from All you can’t leave behind. It’s a love song written by Bono for his wife Ali (the pram reference alludes to the teasing he got for dating Ali, despite her being a year younger) However when performing it live, Bono often talks about how one of his personal heroes, Joey Ramone, loved it and that it was the last song the punk icon ever heard. It’s also a good reminder that while nobody does stadium fist-pumping anthems quite like U2, they can do small and beautiful too.
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