December 7, 2015


Bono Details Paris Tribute Song, 'SOS'

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Last month's Paris terrorist attacks have moved U2 frontman Bono to write a new song. The U2 frontman and the band's guitarist The Edge came to CNN to discuss a new tribute track called "SOS," which stands for "The Streets of Surrender," which was initially being written for Italian pop-rock singer Zucchero.

Bono revealed some lyrics from the song on the show:

"Every man's got one city of liberty, for me it's Paris, I love it.
Every time I get lost down these ancient streets, I find myself again. 
You're free, baby, baby. Free now and forever.
It's Christmastime, you can decide to forget or to remember.
You're free, baby, baby. I didn't come down here to fight you.
I came down these streets of love and pride to surrender.
The streets of surrender."

U2 was originally scheduled to perform in Paris on November 14 and 15, but the shows were postponed to this week following the attacks. Last night, the band brought out Patti Smith as a special guest, and performed her 1988 single "People Have the Power" as a Paris tribute.

The second show will air on HBO for U2: Innocence and Experience: Live in Paris on Monday, December 7.