Electrical Storm
by U2

Album: Best Of 1990-2000 (2002)
Charted: 5 77
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Songfacts®:

  • Bono is comparing relationships to an electrical storm. "Sure hope the weather will break soon" means hopefully the problems in the relationship will resolve. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bill - Johnstown, PA
  • Bono: "It's about a couple in a room feeling a storm brewing in the sky outside and equating that to the pressure they feel in their relationship. I think it captures a sense of unease I feel around the world, especially in America, an air of nervous anticipation. It's not an overtly political song, but I don't think we could have written it before what happened in New York." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 9

  • Nick from La Paz, BoliviaOne of the best U2 songs ever! So underrated! I agree with John about the William Orbit Mix and with Dennis, the video is just pure art. Such a tormenting (pun intended) and haunting song!
  • Chris from Islip, NyJohn I agree with you 100%. The Williams Orbit mix of this song is amazing. I find myself listening to it over and over again. The best line is "If the sky can crack, there must be someway back, for love and only love." Best lyrics EVER!!
  • Gail from Ny, NyBono wrote this about the relationship between his good friend Michael Hutchence and his then wife/girlfriend and about their stormy relationship. The main clue in the song is the line "baby dont cry" which is an Inxs song.
  • Trisha from Okc, Oki agree with you john, that version is better, thats the one i always listen to and i have to repeat it several times cause it just sounds so amazing!
  • John from Waterdown, Canadathe william orbit mix is 7 billion times better than the original version of the song.
  • Trisha from Okc, OkMy favorite U2 song. Please listen to this at night with headphones on. It drowns out everything else and it makes you think. it is amazing, i just close my eyes and i picture a sea during a storm. all the grays and dark blues. it is really cool. it gives me goosebumbs. Bono's voice at his best.
  • Dennis from Chicagoland Burrows, IlNot a U2 fan, but this song is Great! I love it for the video I must confess, with Samantha Morton, the fireworks, the ocean, the black & white... what more could you want
  • Paul from London, EnglandBono has such an amazing voice and I get shivers down my spine whenever I hear Electrical Storm being played. Not many songs do that to me.
  • Danielle from Toronto, CanadaLook for the deer running across the archway in the video (it's pretty hard to miss)...the director (Anton) said it symbolized "innocence, sexuality, and foreboding".
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