The last post in this series talked about the cruelty that can occur within marriage.

The song Window in the Skies acknowledges that but then points us to the eternal love that transcends it.

In the first part of the song the chorus is “Oh can’t you see what *our* love has done.”

Part of what “our love” has done is this:

“I know I hurt you and I made you cry
I’ve done everything but murder you and I”

Then for the remainder of the song the chorus shifts to “Oh can’t you see what love has done.”

This, I think, speaks of the eternal love that is there to ease any broken heart:

But love left a window in the skies
And to love I rhapsodize

Oh can’t you see what love has done
to every broken heart
Oh can’t you see what love has done
for every heart that cries
Love left a window in the skies
And to love I rhapsodize

This song also has a reference to Easter near the beginning:

The shackles are undone
The bullet’s quit the gun
The heat that’s in the sun
Will keep us when it’s done
The rule has been disproved
The stone, it has been moved
The grave is now a groove
All debts are removed

The song City of Blinding Lights has a similar upbeat theme.

Although it’s about the city of New York when U2 performed live there shortly after 9/11, it’s also a love song about his wife Ali and a nod to the longevity of their relationship:

I’ve seen you walk unafraid
I’ve seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

And I miss you when you’re not around
I’m getting ready to leave the ground
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time, time, time, time
Time won’t leave me as I am
But time won’t take the boy out of this man

I don’t think there’s any female U2 fan out there who doesn’t feel uplifted when hearing “Oh, you look so beautiful tonight.” :-)

Part 5 will be about girls and how they can emerge from the adolescent years in a way that prepares them better for adulthood, marriage and relationships. Stay tuned.

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