An Cat Dubh
by U2

  • "An Cat Dubh" is Gaelic for "The Black Cat." English is the common language in Ireland, but schoolchildren are also required to learn Gaelic. Bono failed it in high school.
  • Bono: "It's definitely about sex."
  • This is segued together with "Into The Heart" on Boy. They were always played together when performed live.
  • This is about a woman Bono had an affair with after a falling-out with his girlfriend, Ali. He married Ali in 1982.

Comments: 3

  • Mickey D. from Fremont, Caabout 2:55-3:02, the lyric goes like "two sides sing song then...to fight"
  • Ryan from Rochester, Nydoes anyone have any idea what Bono is saying after the second "Woah-oh-oh
    Yes, and I know the truth about you
    She cat." at about 2:55-3:02 min into this song? it comes right after his....grunting....I've been trying to figure it out for years.
  • Sarah from Cork, IrelandWe don't call it Gaelic in Ireland, it's either Irish or Gaeilge!
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