"The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" as written by and Dave Evans Larry Mullen....
I was chasing down the days of fear
Chasing down a dream before it disappeared
I was aching to be somewhere near
Your voice was all I heard
I was shaking from a storm in me
Haunted by the spectres that we had to see
Yeah I wanted to be the melody
Above the noise, above the hurt

I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
In the most beautiful sound I'd ever heard

We got language so we can't communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain, and give it a name

I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
In the most beautiful sound I'd ever heard

We can hear you
We can hear you
We can hear you

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
I get so many things I don't deserve
All the stolen voices will someday be returned
The most beautiful sound I'd ever heard

Your voices will be heard
Your voices will be heard


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"The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    My InterpretationI know this song is supposed to be about musical influences. But I have a feeling that was superimposed over another fully formed thought.

    The recurring theme of the song or psalm in the album War is present here. And the reference to Job is also here (everything I ever lost now has been returned). This sounds like a song about religious conversion to me, and includes a conversation with Deity. And it's likely a compare and contrast between that and the impact music can have on us at its highest level.
    Yzermaneelyon October 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt's awesome that the biggest band in the world (commercially speaking) renders a tribute to an artist well known for his lack of pretentiousness and down to earth personality.


    According to Wikipedia:
    "The song pays tribute to Joey Ramone, the lead singer of Ramones who had a strong influence on Bono.[2] During their teenage years, U2 snuck into a Ramones concert,[3] and the experience of watching Joey perform made Bono feel less self-conscious about his own singing.[4]"
    pijuyoon March 16, 2015   Link

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