Lyrically spare, this song is driven by The Edge's guitar work. Bono doesn't come in until the 1:44 mark, singing about going into the heart of a child, a place he can smile.
An early U2 song, "Into The Heart" was released in their debut album, Boy, and follows seamlessly from "An Cat Dubh," although it is listed as a separate track. U2 always played it together with "An Cat Dubh" when they did it live.
Chris W. from U.s.Boy (1980) I want someone to put this album in my coffin when I pass away. I was born 1980 and if someone found me one day far in the future they could play the album and hear music from the year I was born.
Philippe from Montreal, CanadaI think that the fact they did not put in many words push you to better focus on the beauty of the music....great song!
The first version of The Beatles "Helter Skelter" was a 27 minute jam, so you can imagine what Ringo was going through pounding away all that time. To convince the guys that he needed a break, he screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This was included on the fadeout.