Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Entry 4 (Final) : Where The Streets Have No Name

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“Where the Streets Have No Name” is a song by Irish rock band U2. 


It is the opening track from their 1987 album The Joshua Tree
and was released as the album’s third single in August 1987. 

The song’s hook is a repeating guitar arpeggio using a delay effect,
played during the song’s introduction and again at the end. 

Lead vocalist Bono wrote the lyrics in response to the notion that it is possible
to identify a person’s religion and income based on the street on which they lived, 
particularly in Belfast.

The lyrics were inspired by a story that Bono heard about the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, where a person’s religion and income are evident by the street they live on. 

He contrasted this with the anonymity he felt when visiting Ethiopia, saying: 

“…the guy in the song recognizes this contrast and thinks about a world where there aren’t such divisions, a place where the streets have no name. 

To me, that’s the way a great rock ‘n’ roll concert should be: a place where everyone comes together… 

Maybe that’s the dream of all art: to break down the barriers and the divisions between people and touch upon the things that matter the most to us all.”

Quote in italics are all by Wikipedia.
Photo in the video : A street somewhere in Kajang, Malaysia.

With all the bombings in Syria, bloodshed by ISIS, violence and hatred in rampage, despair in the current economic meltdown..

I just feel this is a great tune in this holiday festive mood. 

To know that one of the happiness in living is walking happily together on streets with no name.

Muslims celebrated Prophet Muhammad Birthday on 24th of Dec 2015, and people around the world celebrating Christmas the next day.

Peace, happiness and merry wishes to all of you celebrating whatever holidays at the end of this year.
Salam Maulidur Rasul to fellow Muslims :3