While searching for it online, I started reading the lyrics of some of U2's other songs. Stripped down, without all the busyness, I was able to just reflect on the words; these popular songs transformed into intimate poems, (please spare me the "duh" moment, U2 fans!). I guess I had to come to this realization on my own, but the timing couldn't be better- we are going to the first show on U2's summer tour in a few weeks (my gift to Dan two years ago... but it was postponed because of Bono's surgery) at Mile High Stadium. I am looking forward to hearing this song, and I hope it's introduced the same way- as a tribute to epic punk rocker, Joey Ramone (of the Ramones) who is said to have been listening to this song as his 7-year battle with cancer came to an end.
You can hear Bono's intro in the video below, but I hope the lyrics speak to you in their own way. It's a rock and roll "gospel" song of hope; about 'slowing down our hearts' and being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and believing that there is a chance for us all to have a happy ending... "in a little while".
"In a Little While", U2