Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold just passing time
Last time we met was a low-lit room
We were as close together as a bride and groom
We ate the food, we drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you
You were talking about the end of the world

I took the money
I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days if you stop to think
You lead me on with those innocent eyes
You know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

Love, love, love
Love
Love, love
Love, love, love
Love (love)
Love, love

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait
'Til the end of the world


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"Until the End of the World" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentHey gang, first time writer here.

    A few insights maybe you haven't considered on this one.
    1) Reference to the bride and groom is clearly a reference to the Church and Christ -- Ephesians, where Paul talks about the Church being the bride for Christ the groom. This makes sense as it was the Last Supper -- the institution of the great sacrament of the Church.

    2) You miss too much these days if you stop to think. Judas, was the keeper of the purse according to the Scriptures (he also criticizes the woman who anoints the feet of Jesus as 'wasting money'). Those who are good with money are usually good with numbers -- and 'thinkers'. Judas was obviously a 'bright' guy in the worldly sense. But this 'brightness' is the same thing that kept him from seeing the Kingdom of Heaven. "Unless you become like a child, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven..."

    Someone may have said this, but I didn't see it. A tart is a prostitute etymologically. In other words, Judas 'sold out' or 'prostituted' himself.

    "You said you'd wait till the end of the world" certainly refers to the final judgment where all the nations of the world will be assembled and the shepherd will separate us as sheep and goats (why are the goats condemned? Because goats don't listen). According the book of Revelation there is a judgment when we die, but then a final judgment at 'the end of the world'.

    The Catholic Church has never officially declared that even Judas is necessarily in hell.

    "I spiked your drink" -- why spiked? What was the drink? His blood. What is a spike? A nail. He was part of nailing him (the passion). A brillant turn of a phrase by Bono (probably the best one in the song). This was obviously intentionally done.
    Peace this day.

    Great song.
    refreshing29on May 29, 2007   Link

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