Holy Joe

  1. I find this to be a great but very atypical U2 song (perhaps why it was released as a b-side to only one single). The subject of this song appears to be a man struggling with his addiction to lust. Most of the lyrics could possibly be reconciled under another interpretation, but the line Having the best time of anybody's life/ Closer than ever to everybody's wife is hard to read any other way. That line and many others seem to refer to masterbation and the guilt it brings (Shame, shame).

    AD whatntheworld@excite.com (20:th of September 2000)