Peace on Earth Lyrics - U2

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Heaven on Earth, we need it now
I'm sick of all of this hanging around
Sick of sorrow, sick of the pain
I'm sick of hearing again and again
That there's gonna be peace on Earth

Where I grew up there weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies
They say that what you mock
Will surely overtake you

And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you
And it's already gone too far
You say that if you go in hard
You won't get hurt

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth

Tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

No whos or whys
No one cries like a mother cries
For peace on Earth

She never got to say goodbye
To see the colour in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
Peace on Earth

They're reading names out over the radio
All the folks the rest of us won't get to know
Sean and Julia, Gareth, Ann, and Breda
Their lives are bigger than any big idea

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth

To tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

Jesus and the song you wrote
The words are sticking in my throat
Peace on Earth

Hear it every Christmas time
But hope and history won't rhyme
So what's it worth
This peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth






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Peace on Earth | Reviewer: Gilbert | 6/13/12

Wow what a powerful song! I was searching for some of U2' s music in the apple store when I came across this song. I listened to the free sample and when I heard it I knew I had to have it. I don't know to much about what happened at Omagh and my heart goes out to all of the families, but I do know that this song has the same meaning to all that is going on in this world today. Peace on earth?

A Holiday Thought… | Reviewer: JC | 12/5/09

Aren’t humans amazing Animals? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."


~Revised from Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

great song | Reviewer: tsj | 9/21/08

Peace on Earth:

No whos or whys
No one cries like a mother cries
For peace on Earth

She never got to say goodbye
To see the colour in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
Peace on Earth **

They're reading names out over the radio
All the folks the rest of us won't get to know
Sean and Julia, Gareth, Ann, and Breda
Their lives are bigger than any big idea ***

The lyrics is about The Omagh bombing Saturday 15 August 1998.

**The inspiration comes from an article in the Irish Times, dated August 18, in which profiles / tributes to the victims were printed. One victim, James Barker, was remembered this way in the article:

Donna Maria Barker said she never realised how green her son's eyes were until she saw him lying on a mortuary slab. "To see him lying there with half of his head gone and those beautiful green eyes looking out at me as if he was waiting for me was devastating," she said.
"I never realised how green his eyes were. That image will stay with me for the rest of my life."

*** These people are victims of the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland. They died Saturday, August 15, 1998. Some background on the individuals referenced:

- Sean McLaughlin (12), from Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Sean was an altar boy at the local church, St Michael's Oratory. The McLaughlin family live just a few doors away from the Doherty family, who also lost a son in the explosion. Sean was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion.
- Julia Hughes (21), Omagh, County Tyrone. Julia was studying at Dundee University but had returned to Omagh for the summer to find temporary employment. She was working in Image Xpress, a photo shop in the High Street in Omagh, and as she left the shop she was met by the full force of the blast.
- Gareth Conway (18), from Carrickmore. Gareth was about to enroll in an engineering course at the University of Ulster when he was killed. His father Mickey plays handball at the All-Ireland level.
- Anne McCombe (45), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Anne was a close friend of Geraldine Breslin, who also died in the explosion. They both worked together in Watterson's clothes shop. They were having a tea break when the bomb exploded outside the shop. Anne was a Protestant and Geraldine a Catholic but their friendship bridged the sectarian divide. Ann was married with two sons.
- Breda Devine (20 months), from Donemana, County Tyrone. Breda was taken by her mother Tracey (27) into Omagh to shop for a wedding gift. Tracey Devine was seriously injured, suffering burns over 60 percent of her body.

thank goodness someone is writing some real music | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/26/07

u2 IS a good band and they write good and also meaningful songs like this. they write stuff that is so relevant to us in this day and age while other artists only talk about sex and stuff like that. thank goodness that u2 don't write that crap. its probly why they're my favourite band lol. i cant stand songs like 'lick it' and stuff like that it has no point at all

Peace on Earth | Reviewer: Kristie | 5/7/07

What a Beautiful song, I loved it .... Who ever wrtoe this song did a GREAT Job..

U2 - Peace on Earth | Reviewer: Sahara | 2/1/05

What a beautiful song. :D Listen to it! U2 is the most talented rock band in HISTORY!! w0000000000000t!



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