E Pluribus Unum

Source: “E pluribus unum” – Gallery; Goals for Americans Foundation





Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you
Now you got someone to blame
You say one love, one life
When it's one need in the night
It's one love
We get to share it
It leaves you baby
If you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it's too late tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head
Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got
We're one but we're not the same
We hurt each other, then we do it again

You say love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter but then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on to what you got
When all you got is hurt
One love, one blood, one life
You got to do what you should
One life with each other
Sisters, brothers
One life but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other


Bono/U2 - Achtung Baby © 1991




We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. 


~  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.







When we've all begun to see the world we're on
Don't you see there's only one
Then we'll all begin to see the skin we're in
It's just the same
There's only one
There's only one...


~ Graham Nash “There’s Only One” - Songs for Beginners © 1971




“It is a song about coming together, but it's not the old hippie idea of "Let's all live together."  It is, in fact, the opposite.  It's saying, "We are one, but we're not the same."  It's not saying we even want to get along, but that we have to get along together in this world if it is to survive.  It's a reminder that we have no choice.”  ~  Bono, 1993




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