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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Unknown Caller Lyrics by U2

Unknown Caller Lyrics by U2

Unknown Caller is writtten by Irish rockers U2 and is from the No Line on the Horizon album.

Sunshine, sunshine
Sunshine, sunshine

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

I was lost between the midnight and the dawning
In a place of no consequence or company
3:33 when the numbers fell off the clock face
Speed-dialing with no signal at all

Go, shout it out, rise up
Oh, oh
Escape yourself and gravity
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Force quit and move to trash

I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe 
Where I wanted to be
I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me

Restart and re-boot yourself
You’re free to go
Oh, oh
Shout for joy if you get the chance
Password, you, enter here, right now

Oh, oh
You know your name so punch it in
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Then don’t move or say a thing

6 comments:

REMurmur said...

'Password, you enter here, right now / You know your name so punch it in') yet seems to find himself talking to the inner voice of God ("Escape yourself, and gravity / Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak").

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/neil_mccormick/blog/2009/02/16/u2_no_line_on_the_horizon__full_review_plus_what_bono_really_thinks

Anonymous said...

First, this song & Horizon as a whole rock my world. Period.

The inner voice of God? Or something more literal encountered in escaping gravity via sound, number, word in the wee small hours of an entheogenic journey? Only Bono knows ...

If the latter, perhaps these voices/transmissions whisper with urgency, care, love. Let's listen with our hearts ... and only then speak/respond with generosity, patience, the golden rule, creativity, focus and wisdom. Like to like, gnostic truths upheld in the one and many.

333, according to one numerologist, means the following: ""You are completely surrounded, protected, loved and guided by the benevolent ascended masters."

So glad these ever-ascending descended masters are in our midst again - leaked, downloaded, popagandizing via IM ... & ever present on the edge of the known universe.

password entered: peace&respect

Javier said...

man, what a song!!! the best of the album, in my opinion of course :)

Anonymous said...

3:33 is a reference to Jeremiah 3:33 in the Old Testament. In this passage, God is speaking to the prophet Jermiah and he says, "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Anonymous said...

Correction: It's Jeremiah 33:3...

Anonymous said...

There's a making-of-horizon video on youtube where they clearly say: forgive yourself, and return to me! So powerful, wish they had left it in the final version.

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