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Old 08-17-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
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Bullet the Blue Sky in Boston...

On the DVD of the Elevation tour in Boston...on Bullet the Blue Sky, Bono makes a speech at the end in which he says:
"Pull the trigger, on a rock and roll nigger; he's bigger than Jesus on a bumper sticker."
Who or what does that line refer to?
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Old 08-18-2003, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Bullet the Blue Sky in Boston...

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On the DVD of the Elevation tour in Boston...on Bullet the Blue Sky, Bono makes a speech at the end in which he says:
"Pull the trigger, on a rock and roll nigger; he's bigger than Jesus on a bumper sticker."
Who or what does that line refer to?
The rock and roll nigger part is a reference from a Patti Smith song.
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Just before Boston, I think he came up with that whole new 'speech'. It's in reference to Mark Chapman who 'assasinated' John Lennon. At the end he starts saying Mark Chapman's name over and over.
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From when he said the Beatles where bigger than Jesus, John became the "rock 'n' roll nigger'
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Question - in reference to the song itself.... i heard or read or watched somewhere that this song was written in reaction to the US invasion of Grenada.... is that true? What is the classical interpretation of this song?
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