The new U2 album that was pretty much forced onto iTunes users when the 2014 Apple Keynote Event happened caught everyone by surprise... but not so much in a good way. Twitter was riddled with complaints about U2's new album Songs Of Innocence even being in their library. Mostly because nobody likes U2 anymore since they've produced maybe two good songs in the last decade or so. They've gone the way of old guys who're still making music that can fill up stadiums, but nobody's heart. Like Coldplay does now. Anyway, after giving this album a truly honest, actual try (I mean, it was free so why not?), I realized why people were so angry.
This album really, really, really sucks. But more shocking than anything else is the idea that this album, really plainly called Songs Of Innocence was written by a grown man. Like, a grown ostensibly intelligent man with a lot of philanthropy and a "Man of Peace" award under his belt. What the hell? The lyrics are like that of a high school student who doesn't pay attention in English on that day where the teacher makes you think up and write out different kinds of poems while in class.
So, I thought it'd be good to put these lyrics together along with pictures of Bono to emphasize how ludicrous it is that a grown man would have these thoughts, then put them on an album with songs that are supposed to make people feel emotions.
You can tell they're phoning it in.
These are the absolute worst lyrics on Songs of Innocence. Every song has at least one terrible lyric. Even the "short" ones.The lyrics on U2's new album Songs of Innocence were probably written by an automatic-lyric machine that they give to stadium rock gods after having performed for over 15 years.