Rolling Stone: How U2 Fell in Love With Nashville and Influenced Today’s Country Music

“…As for the ‘She’s a Mystery to Me’ writing session, Roy Orbison Jr says, ‘[Bono] liked the idea that there was some pressure building. I imagined he was thinking of himself as being in an apartment building [with] a revolution going on in the streets, or maybe Mardi Gras, where you’re up on the balcony, with something bubbling up under the surface. That’s what he wanted with the beat and that’s what he wanted with the energy of the song. He came up with those great lines, you know, ‘Like a switchblade to my heart / Words tearing me apart.’ That’s good, that’s Orbison-y, but my dad never wrote anything quite so graphic.'”


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