U2: Poem Before Beautiful Day in Edmonton

As has become a tradition now on this leg of the tour, Bono pulls a woman (or two or three!) from the audience and they read a poem or lyrics before Beautiful Day is played. This night was Neil Young’s Heart of Gold.

Here’s the clip from the show:

Here’s Neil Young performing the song:

And here’s the lyrics:
I want to live,
I want to give
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

I’ve been to Hollywood
I’ve been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean
for a heart of gold
I’ve been in my mind,
it’s such a fine line
That keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

Keep me searching
for a heart of gold
You keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I’m growing old.
I’ve been a miner
for a heart of gold.

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