Take a walk through the U2 lyrics garden

SPRING is in the air and Australian gardens are about to hit their best form of the year.

So it’s an appropriate time to take a stroll through U2’s lyrical garden where you’ll find a carefully manicured yard full of references to trees, plants and flowers.

Here’s a list of tracks that mention some kind of greenery.ny-christmas-tree-copy

Angel of Harlem – New York like a Christmas tree, tonight this city belongs to me.

If God Will Send His Angels – Does love light up your Christmas tree?

Miss Sarajevo – Is there a time for tying ribbons, a time for Christmas trees.


Bullet the Blue Sky – His face red like a rose on a thorn bush, like all the colours of a royal flush.

Deep in the Heart – Thirty years old, sweet as a rose.

One Step Closer
– Finger still red with the prick of an old rose.

Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
– Heaven’s white rose the doors you open, I just can’t close.


Cedars of Lebanon – You’re so high above me, higher than everyone. Where are you in the Cedars of Lebanon?

Deep in the Heart – The scent of cedar, I can still see her.


Cedarwood Road – And that cherry blossom tree, was a gateway to the sun. And friendship once it’s won, it’s won, it’s one.


Deep in the Heart – Green as the leaves, and the cure of the nettle sting.


Heartland – Mississippi and the cotton wool heat. Sixty-six, a highway speaks.


In God’s CountryDesert rose, dreamed I saw a desert rose, dressed torn in ribbons and in bows.


Iris (Hold Me Close)Iris wakes to my nightmares, don’t fear the world, it isn’t there.

Take a deeper look at the lyrics to Iris (Hold Me Close) here


Lemon – She wore lemon, to colour in the cold grey night. She had heaven, and she held on so tight.


One Tree Hill – I’ll see you again, when the stars fall from the sky. And the moon has turned red, over One Tree Hill.


Salome – Baby please, baby don’t say no. Won’t you dance for me under the cherry tree, won’t you swing down low.


Staring at the Sun – Under the shade of a willow tree, creeps are crawling over me.

giant_reed_3645-copyWake Up Dead Man – Listen to the reed in the saxophone, listen over the hum of the radio.

corn-field-green-nature-sunset-wallpaper-768x480-copyWalk to the Water – And like a field of corn, you were blown by the wind.


White as Snow – Now this dry ground it bears no fruit at all, only poppies laugh under the crescent moon.

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