A few days ago U2 (or at least Bono and L’Edge) performed their song “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” at their tour stop in Minneapolis, and dedicated it that night to a woman named Amy—a soulful and stylish singer who wasn’t around long enough to scratch the surface of what she might do.
I’m dedicating this particular posting of the tune to Hideki Irabu, a former major league pitcher in America (born in Japan), who died yesterday at the age of 42. When he was a New York Yankee, he didn’t perform at the level many expected, but as a fan I always liked him for the fact that he had wanted above all to be a Yankee.
U2 have written quite a few songs that are kind-of modern day spirituals in one way or another; it’s obviously a mark that they try to hit. I don’t think they’ve ever hit it more squarely than with “Stuck In a Moment.”
And if the night runs over
And if the day won’t last
And if your way should falter
Along the stony pass
It’s just a moment
This too shall pass