New U2 – The Flowering Rose of Glastonbury – updated

U2 are in Turin currently rehearsing for the restart of the 360 tour. There have been rumblings that they would play a new song or two as part of the updated show. That was confirmed Sunday with the playing of this:

Here’s an updated video, more complete including intro – Aug 3:

Best guess based on what I can hear is that this is called The Flowering Rose of Glastonbury. Perhaps something they had written for the Glastonbury event they missed because of Bono’s back injury.

The title is interesting. According to some folklore, Glastonbury is considered The Matrix of God. A portal if you will. And the symbolism used in the area is the Rose. A specific rose used as the symbol for Mary Magdalene.

Anyway, I took a crack at the lyrics. It’s rough and much is likely wrong but I think I got the bulk of the words. Send any corrections or additions you can decipher!

Updated Aug 3:

Take me to the house of rain
You know I’m gonna never be
Matches in a simple way
As the structure sits along the way

Hey that`s known as the flowering rose, a flowering rose that said my name
Kings and wine the flowering rose, the flowering rose of Glastonbury

Yeah, oh, rock and roll sunshine
Yeah, oh, a miracle will give you time

Some things you just can`t control
Sometimes you have to let go

Going to a brand new set
Music it will set me right
Nothing for the house of rain
Nothing that has ever been

Hey that`s known as the flowering rose, a flowering rose that said my name
Kings and wine the flowering rose, the flowering rose of Glastonbury

Yeah, oh rock n roll sunshine
Yeah oh a miracle will give you time

Living like a pilgrim sleeping
Under the flower of the American dream
Set the scene like a thought worth keepin
Livin in a dream jeez you can’t be sleepin

Yeah, oh, rock n roll sunshine
Yeah, oh, A miracle will give you time
Yeah, oh rock n roll sunshine
Yo oh rock n roll sunshine
A miracle will give you time
A miracle will giv you time
A miracle will let you fly
A miracle

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6 Responses to New U2 – The Flowering Rose of Glastonbury – updated

  1. Carlo says:

    This is from the live concert in Torino http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQn_KBwkOcM&feature=channel
    It’s in HD.

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  3. kimberly says:

    I cannot wait for June 2011! My concert was rescheduled for next June, due to the surgery, and now its like I get a little extra bonus for waiting! Sort of a “thank you for your support” from the band.

    Keep up the good work here, and on Wire, Larry – I read your posts all the time but rarely have time to reply.

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  5. dvblg says:

    Cannot wait three days for Turin…god bless U2

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