Song Lyrics

[Bono = Normal, Beyonce = Italics]

Alright, yeah, wow

This is a tune Beyonce and us have been working on

It’s funny how religious people are sometimes the most judgemental

And anyway, this is a song we wrote it’s called American Prayer

It could be anything, Irish Prayer, could be African Prayer

It’s just a message to the churches that we really need you

To open your door and give sanctuary and break the stigmatization

That goes with being HIV positive

If God loves you, what’s the problem?

And this is the time to finish what we started

And this is no time to dream

This is the room

We can turn off the dark tonight

Maybe then we might see

I wanna know the healing of American Prayer

I wanna know the meaning of American Prayer

I want to believe in American Prayer

But I can hear children screaming American Prayer

This is the ground

That keeps our feet from getting wet

And this is the sky over our head

Remember that, what you see depends on where you stand

And how you jump will tell you where you’re gonna land

I wanna know the healing of American Prayer

I wanna know the meaning of American Prayer

I want to believe in American Prayer

But I can hear children screaming American Prayer

Hold on, let’s not get tired / Hold on, no no no

Don’t kick at the darkness

Make the lights brighter

An African Prayer

This is our African Prayer

I wanna know the healing of an African Prayer

I wanna know the meaning of an African Prayer

I want to believe in an African Prayer

But I can hear children screaming African Prayer

Oh, Quinby, Beyonce… / Bono
How about you babe?