Drowning Man

  1. Much of this song is written from the point of view of David railing at God, but occasionally, it switches, and God replies. yet, the song is addressed to Adam Clayton.

    katie duncan nick_tiger_baby@yahoo.com (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  2. Toward the end of the song, there is a reference to Isaiah 40: 29-31, which says He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired and vigorous young men stumble badly, but those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength; they will rise up with wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Addressed to Adam Clayton, the band must have been begging him not to look to himself but to trust God instead. I don't know what sort of spiritual struggles he was facing at the time, but the rest of the band were obviously strong Christians who wanted Adam to see the same truth they saw.

    Zach Dillon zdillon@leland.stanford.edu (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  3. Adam Clayton was an alcohlic for a good portion of the U2's history. So maybe this song was written by Bono as a way of telling Adam to reach out to the rest of the band, because they would always be there for him.

    Santamonica11978@aol.com (21:st of November 2001)