Lots of emotions are flowing around the future of U2. We all feel the same way.
I thought about my personal views on the idea and while I was never really one to share my thoughts on the future of U2 and wondered why not.
Why not share what I thought about the whole matter.
However before we venture down that path here's the comments that have been flying around about the band and their future.
A source commented that: “They never wanted to be the kind of band who just toured over and over again without new material.
“Bono would rather pack it in if it got to that stage.
“At the earliest they will hit the road at the end of this year and after that it’s hard to see how they could carry on.
“Bono is always getting offers to go solo and write his own album. That’s looking like a very likely option in the coming years.”
Earlier this year Bono admitted the band were living in fear of becoming irrelevant.
He said: “We were trying to figure out why would anyone want another U2 album?
“And then we said ‘Why would we want one?’ There was some unfinished business.
“We felt like we were on the verge of irrelevance a lot in our lives.”
The idea of irrelevance really bugs the crap out of me. I think that I have a voice and that sometimes U2 music speaks well for me. I think that the future does belong to be as much as it belongs to that snot nosed little pisser of a kid that comes up behind me.
The music is more about beliefs in something greater than me. A higher place, a freedom from what holds me back. Yet I know that in order to grow I must let go of yesterday and look towards the future.
U2 has give us a great collection of music that can stand the test of time. The themes still hold true today. While some say that God has no place in music others delight in the idea that that you can be a bad boy or girl and be saved daily by grace.
Sure I would love for U2 to grow older with me and carry me into those remaining years. U2 does not owe me the fan anything, the music was made for me to enjoy.
The shows allowed me to breathe life into a community of friends. I am not mad nor upset if this really is the end. I know others will not agree. However that's what makes the whole idea of being a U2 fan beautiful.
And love, it's not the easy thing
The only baggage, that you can bring
Not the easy thing, the only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind
Maybe hidden in those words was the message that you can't leave U2 behind that that U2 will forever be within your hearts and isn't that the place you would want them to be most often.
So ask yourself why do you want another U2 album ?