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Derry, of Londonderry zoals de Britten het noemen, is een erg interessante stad. De geschiedenis is levend hier. Nog niet zo lang geleden, ik liep in luiers, was Derry het centrum van de vrijheidsstrijd in Ierland. Tijdens een protestmars, die tot dan toe vredig verliep, opende de paramilitairen het vuur, er vielen 13 doden. De strijd is nog steeds niet gestreden. Waar je ook loopt zie je de symbolen in de stad.

12 jaar na die dag schreef U2 een liedje over die dag. Ik was een grote fan van U2 in die tijd. Heb de single, de 12-inch en vele liveversies op bandjes.

I cant believe the news today
Oh, I cant close my eyes and make it go away
How long…
How long must we sing this song?
How long? how long…

cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…

Broken bottles under childrens feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I wont heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday bloody sunday…)
(allright lets go!)

And the battles just begun
Theres many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart

Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday

How long…
How long must we sing this song?
How long? how long…

cause tonight…we can be as one
Tonight…
Tonight…

Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
Tonight
Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
(come get some!)

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Wipe your tears away
I wipe your tears away
(sunday, bloody sunday)
I wipe your blood shot eyes
(sunday, bloody sunday)

Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
(here I come!)

And its true we are immune
When fact is fiction and tv reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

The real battle yet begun (sunday, bloody sunday)
To claim the victory jesus won (sunday, bloody sunday)
On…

Sunday bloody sunday
Sunday bloody sunday…

De zogenaamde `Murals` in de stad herinneren aan deze bloederige zondag…

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