Live “Gig” Video: U2’s Bono explains and recites lyrics to new Paris attack-inspired song ‘Streets of Surrender’ to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

By on Wednesday, 9th December 2015 at 4:00 pm
 

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This isn’t exactly a gig video (hence the double quotes in the title) but it’s worth sharing after the events of last month in Paris.

Bono has been in the news and remembered more in the last 2 years less for U2‘s music or his humanitarian efforts in Africa with (RED) than for freak accidents. In November 2014, he was involved in a cycling accident in Central Park that resulted in cancellations of live appearances due to his surgery and rehabilitation. Shortly after in the same month in an unusual turn of events, he was a passenger in a private Lear jet whose rear door fell off midair, though thankfully no-one aboard the flight was injured.

As with many of the artists we know and love, he was able to shake off these bizarre incidents and forge ahead with what he does best, songwriting. His latest announced work is a song he began to write for Italian pop singer Zucchero but he changed the lyrics to after the Paris attacks last month. In this interview with CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Bono explains how U2 want to be “useful” to the world at large, and he recites the new lyrics to the Christmas-themed ‘Streets of Surrender’. Watch below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubC0nCGewgE[/youtube]

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