How has the world gone

Achtung Baby!

Released November 19, 1991

IN SOCIETY. We are all in this together.

The world has gone to custard and I’m in the middle of it, on U2’s Achtung Baby.

We are all in this together.

We may be getting off at the zoo station in this world, but just wanting to get off on the other side, safely, but something called illusion is in the way and we are stuck. Is this the end of the world or are we just having a good time? Another departure into showmanship after Rattle and Hum?

Who will be there for you? When you’ve had your day? What if she’s mean spirited? In this fallen world we are in?

Brother sun where are you? Sister moon?

All we need is love and is love blind to the stuff that is going on? You know. “I can’t tell the difference between Hill Street Blues, ABC News and the old man on the gospel hour. Well, the God I believe in ain’t short of cash, mister.”

And was Rattle and Hum pretending to be nothing it wasn’t as it loosened the production strings? Is Achtung Baby loosening the production quality again but adding pretention to the repertoire?

Are both albums’ pieces of showmanship?

Does Achtung Baby add a dash of distinction to it?

At the Zoo Station are we obscurely behind a veneer of looking broken up while staying cool?

What is a Christian perspective to the crazy world we are in?

While we were sinners, Christ died for us.


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