U2 - A Celebration


A Celebration

Shake! Shake!
Don't go
I believe in a celebration
I believe in setting me free
I believe you can loose this chains
I believe you can dance with me
Dance with me
Shake! Shake!
Shake! Shake!
I believe in the third world war
I believe in the atomic bomb
I believe in the powers that be
But they won't overpower me
And, and you can go there too
And, and you can go go go go
Shake! Shake!
Shake! Shake!
And we don't have the time
And everything goes 'round and 'round
And we don't have the time
To watch the world go tumbling down
I believe in the bells of Christchurch
Ringing for this land
I believe in the cells of Mountjoy
A dozen on the stand
And, and you can go there too
And, and you can go go go go
I believe in the walls of Jericho (And you...)
I believe they're coming down (Can go there too)
I believe in this city's children (And you...)
I believe the trumpet's sound (Can go go go go)
And you can go there too
And you can go go go go...
I believe in what I'm doing
What am I doing here...
  • bells of Christchurch:

    The great bells of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.

  • Mountjoy:

    Mountjoy Prison (Irish: Príosún Mhuinseo), founded as Mountjoy Gaol and nicknamed The Joy, is a medium security prison located in Phibsborough in the centre of Dublin, Ireland. It has the largest prison population in Ireland.

  • Jericho:

    Jericho is a Palestinian city in the West Bank. It is located in the Jordan Valley, with the Jordan River to the east and Jerusalem to the west. It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the city with the oldest known protective wall in the world. It was thought to have the oldest stone tower in the world as well, but excavations at Tell Qaramel in Syria have discovered stone towers that are even older. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of more than 20 successive settlements in Jericho, the first of which dates back 11,000 years (9000 BCE), almost to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch of the Earth's history.

    The Book of Joshua deals with Jericho during the Middle or Late Bronze Age, at around 1500 or 1400 BCE, which is some 6,400 years after the neolithic "Wall of Jericho" fell out of use.

    In the Book of Joshua, the city of Jericho was the first Canaanite city that the Israelites attacked upon their entry into Canaan. The Israelites destroyed the Bronze Age wall of Jericho by walking around it with the Ark of the Covenant for seven days. They circled the walls once per day for the first six days, then circled the walls seven times on the final day. The Israelites under Joshua's command blew trumpets of rams' horns and shouted to make the walls fall down (Joshua 6:14–15). This account from the Book of Joshua is one event in the larger narrative of the Israelite conquest of the biblical Canaan.

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