U2 – Invisible With Official Video

U2 Invisible 1

Official video:

Very cool looking video for sure. Sign of how the tour will look I wonder? I found a bit of Bono trying too hard in spots here but a good effort. Mark Romanek did a great job directing.

Listen/Watch here (I will update with an official video when available):

This is the new U2 song which is a charity track for the Red campaign. You can see the associated Super Bowl commercial and links to the free download here.

Lyrics here, more below:
It’s like the room just cleared of smoke
I didn’t even want the heart you broke
It’s yours to keep
You just might need one

I finally found my real name
I won’t be me when you see me again
No, I won’t be my father’s son

I’m more than you know
I’m more than you see here
More than you let me be
I’m more than you know
A body in a soul
You don’t see me but you will
I am not invisible

That’s right
I’ll be in the invisible world

I don’t dream
Not as such
I don’t even think about you that much
Unless I start to think at all

All those frozen days
And your frozen ways
They melt away your face like snow

I’m more than you know
I’m more than you see here
I’m more than you let me be
I’m more than you know
A body in a soul
You don’t see me but you will
I am not invisible
I am here

There is no them
There is no them
There’s only us
There’s only us
2x

There is no them
There is no them
There’s only you
And there’s only me

There is no them

I love the spirit of this song. Those of us in society we choose to ignore, step over, cross the street to avoid. Our concepts and misconceptions defined by our own prejudices. The ones that are most easily saved our left to die. When we break through that selfish shell we hide behind and realize we are one humanity, change happens. I love that.

That said, the song itself was a bit of a surprise in that I find it kind of boring. I see glimpses and moments that will hopefully explode on the new album. But this song is just good, not great. I will give it more time but this is not a keeper nor a song I want to play on repeat. I really hope the album is a huge step above this.

U2 Invisible 2

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3 Responses to U2 – Invisible With Official Video

  1. larrylootsteen says:

    Reblogged this on Larry Lootsteen's Blog.

  2. U2fan says:

    I completely agree, good but not great. I guess my expectations were a lot higher so this is a bit of a letdown

  3. Pingback: A Journal of Musical ThingsIn Case You Missed It, Here's U2's New Song, "Invisible" » A Journal of Musical Things

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