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U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Lyrics Meaning

I still haven't found what I'm looking for by U2 was released in 1987 and reached number 1 in the US charts and number 4 in the UK charts.

The lyrics in this song refer to a search for love and spiritual enlightenment. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bono said the song was "an anthem of doubt more than faith."

The Edge thought up the melody and title, and Bono took that and wrote the lyrics around it.

This is one of many spiritual songs by U2. This one makes obvious references to Jesus Christ: "I believe in the kingdom... you broke the bonds and you loosed the chains" he is talking about salvation but he still hasn't found what he is looking for.

The need for more out of life leaves him feeling disappointed and disillusioned with regard to his faith.

This setback leaves him feeling confused but instead of getting back onto the road towards a better faith, another disappointment occurs and he feels like he would rather just give up.

What really comes across from the lyrics of this song is the feeling of doubt and how the singer is desperate to overcome it.

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