"Love Rescue Me" as written by and Laurence Muller Adam Clayton....
Love rescue me
Come forth and speak to me
Raise me up and don't let me fall
No man is my enemy
My own hands imprison me
Love rescue me

Many strangers have I met
On the road to my regret
Many lost who seek to find themselves in me
They ask me to reveal
The very thoughts they would conceal
Love rescue me

And the sun in the sky
Makes a shadow of you and I
Stretching out as the sun sinks in the sea
I'm here without a name
In the palace of my shame
Said, love rescue me

In the cold mirror of a glass
I see my reflection pass
See the dark shades of what I used to be
See the purple of her eyes
The scarlet of my lies
Love rescue me

Yea, though I walk
In the valley of shadow
Yea, I will fear no evil
I have cursed thy rod and staff
They no longer comfort me
Love rescue me
Sha la la...sha la la la
Sha la la la...ha la la...
Sha la la la...sha la la la
Sha la la la...sha la la
Sha la la la...sha la la la
Sha la la...
I said love, love rescue me

I said love
Climb up the mountains, said love
I said love, oh my love
On the hill of the son
I'm on the eve of a storm
And my word you must believe in
Oh, I said love, rescue me
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah...

Yeah I'm here without a name
In the palace of my shame
I said love rescue me

I've conquered my past
The future is here at last
I stand at the entrance
To a new world I can see
The ruins to the right of me
Will soon have lost sight of me
Love rescue me


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"Love Rescue Me" as written by Laurence Muller Adam Clayton

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    General CommentThis was my last relationships "song". Alright, that may bestupid and pathetic, but we had one. The pain and hurt that the last year of it brought left me in tears too many nights wondering why love wouldn't rescue me. The last verse never was too important to me, but now it is my mantra. The pain is in my past, and I enter tomorrow without that.
    schuttfaceon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDylan and Bono together. A great song. Has almost a western feel, for some reason.
    ButtOfMalmseyon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbuttofmalmsey, is u2 your favorite group?
    angelgarbageon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwants love to rescue him..love being God??
    firthelementon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me i see this song as Bono turnign away from God or at least Christianity, kind of a losing faith.
    My major reasion for thinking that is the miss quote of Ps 23:4 Ps 23:4
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil;
    For You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
    NKJV

    And Bono sings:
    "Yea, though I walk
    In the valley of the shadow
    Yea, I will fear no evil
    I have cursed thy rod and staff
    They no longer comfort me"

    That seems pretty clear to me.

    It is only fitting that he sings it with Dylan (who has rumored to have done very little toward 'co writing' this song), seem Dylan also went throug a stage of writting 'Christian' songs then turnd away from it.

    From this alburm on almost all of Bono's refrences to God or the bible are in a sort of sarcastic or at least questioning way.
    For example take 'Staring at the sun' - "God is great but will he listen' or from 'If God would send his angles' - "God has got his phone off the hook baby, would he even pick up if he could".
    From 'Acrobat' - "I would break bread and wine if there was a church i could recieve in"
    And from 'For the first time' - "My father is a rich man
    He wears a rich man's cloak
    Gave me the key to his kingdom coming
    Gave me a cup of gold
    He said: I have many mansions
    And there are many rooms to see
    But I left by the back door
    And I threw away the key"
    Which is a clear refrence to God and is a quote from the Bible. In this song the character is offerd a place in heaven (for want of a better way to discribe it) but he rejects as he 'left by they back door and threw away the key'

    There are many other examples but i think people are board with it by now lol

    Cheers,

    UCC
    Uncle Chop Chopon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLove the intro of this song, the harmonica is very soothing. I have a life version of Love rescue me, with a gospel choire in it (unfortunatly without the harmonica) which is really nice. That version sounds very religious to me. So I always thought it was about the love of God, saving him from his dark side.
    Anne Marieon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThomas Hood [paraphrased]

    My temples throb
    My pulses boil
    I’m sick of song and ode and ballad
    So Mistral, take your midnight oil
    And pour it on some lobster salad

    My brain feels dull
    My sight feels foul
    I cannot write a verse, I said
    So Pallas, take away your owl
    And let us have a lark instead
    sillybunnyon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song for me is a man lost in love not knowing how to work it all out...the following verse is very strong...

    Many strangers have I met
    On the road to my regret
    Many lost who seek to find themselves in me
    They ask me to reveal
    The very thoughts they would conceal
    Love rescue me


    that is so true in life..its always about finding out about others and what they do wrong in love but who stops to think..what did they do right in love?...maybe love has rescused them but they cant see?
    jcaimbeulon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song does seem like a song in which Bono questions his faith, he clearly didn't lose it for long. Just listen to the song Grace on All That You Can't Leave Behind or read some of his recent interviews about the subject.
    manyloston September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's him turning from Christianity, but rather a faith that is stale and dead. He's turning to something real, something that changes lives. The scriptural reference is a verse that is often quoted by those going through trials, somewhat of a trite, empty comforter. When in trials all someone is really looking for is love. I found an interesting verse...

    Philippians 2:1 - "Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love comforts you. You have fellowship with the Spirit, and you have kindness and compassion for one another."
    mitsukai_zeroon December 04, 2007   Link

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