Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bono

A number of blogs that I scan have posted this link to Bono's acceptance speech at the NAACP Awards ceremony. Whether or not you like him or his music, even if you don't agree with his personal views, you can't doubt his passion.

I normally find actors, singers or any famous personality highly annoying when they try to fob their opinions on me simply because there is always a microphone and a camera at the ready to capture their rantings. I do believe Bono to be in a different league than most of them are. He doesn't come at me from any particular political stance but as a true humanitarian. We seem to be in short supply of those today.

He calls us to task on the issues of AIDS and poverty and questions whether we are living out God's command to us.
"Love thy neighbor is not a piece of advice, it is a command. And that means in the global village we’re going to have to start loving a whole lot more people, that’s what that means." Bono
Amen Bono... amen!

(now playing - Gospel - Lean On Me by Kirk Franklin featuring Bono, Mary J. Bilge and R. Kelly among others.

Lyrics
[Bono] Oooooohhh
[Kirk] This is for that little child with no father
For that man that doesn't have a place to stay
For that little boy living with AIDS
[R. Kelly] Can I tell you a story, tell you a story
[Kirk] You can lean on me

[R. Kelly] There's a man (oh yes)
Standing on the corner
He has no home
He has no food
And his blue skies are gone (yes it is)
Can't you hear him cryin' out

[Crystal Lewis] And there's a girl
Searching for a father and a friend
Praying that the storm someday will end
But instead of walking away
Open up your heart and say

[Chorus:]
[Choir] I am here
You don't have to worry
I can see...
[Kirk] I can see your tears
[Choir] ....your tears
I'll be there in a hurry when you call
[Kirk] Yes I will
[Choir] Friends are there to catch you when you fall
[Kirk] Here's my shoulder
[Choir] Here's my shoulder, you can lean on me

[Kirk] halleluia
[Mary J. Blige] Ooooohhhhh
[Kirk] Listen

[Mary J. Blige] Oh, there's a child
Who is sick and begging to be free
But there is no cure for his disease
He looks up to his mother and

[Choir] As she hold (holds), his hand (hand)
[Bono] Prayin' that someday
The sun will shine again
[Kirk] And the pain?
[Choir] And the pain will end
[Kirk] Pain will end....Come on

[Choir] I am here
[Mary J. Blige] I am here
[Choir] You don't have to worry
[Mary J. Blige] You don't have to worry
[Choir] I can see...
[Mary J. Blige] I see...
[Choir] ....your tears
[Mary J. Blige] ....your tears, yeah
[Choir] I'll be there in a hurry when you call
[Mary J. Blige] I'll be there in a hurry when you call
[Choir] Friends are there to catch you when you fall
[Mary J. Blige] I'm your friend and I'll catch you when, when, when you fall
[Choir] Here's my shoulder, you can lean on me
[Mary J. Blige] Here's my shoulder, you can lean on me

[Bridge:]
[R. Kelly] Tell me, how can I, how can I love Jesus
When I've never seen His face
[Bono] Yeah, I see you dying
[Crystal Lewis[ And I turn and walk away

[Crystal] So hold my hand
[Mary J. Blige] Oooooohhhhh
[Bono] Let me take you to a friend of mine
[R. Kelly] He's waiting just to ease your troubled mind
[Kirk] Yeah, yeah, He loves you more than you'll ever know
[Bono] 'Stead of walking away
[Kirk] Open up
[Crystal Lewis] Open up your heart and say
[Kirk] Come on

[Chorus:]
[Choir] I am here
[R. Kelly] I am here
[Choir] You don't have to worry
I can see your tears
I'll be there in a hurry when you call
[Kirk] Alleluia
[Choir] Aaaaaaah
[Tamila Mann - Family] When you call, friends will be there to catch you when, catch you when you fall
[Choir] Here's my shoulder, you can lean on me
[Dalon Collins - Family] Thank you Jesus, yeah
[R. Kelly] OhYeah, oh yeah
[Choir] Here's my shoulder, you can lean on me
Here's my shoulder, you can lean on me
[Bono] You can lean on me
[R. Kelly] Lean on me, yeah, yeah Intro
[Bono] Oooooohhh
[Kirk] YOUR MY FRIEND BUT YOUR ALSO MY BROTHER
[Bono] Here's my shoulder you can lean ooonnn me

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1 Comments:

Blogger marie said...

Considering the incredible humanitarian work Bono is doing, I gotta say....the man rocks!! (his lyrics can be pretty amazing, too)

Monday, May 21, 2007 at 9:17:00 PM CDT  

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