Lit & Lyric: Bomb

From "Yahweh": Take this city/ A city should be shining on a hill/ Take this city/ If it be your will...

The "city on a hill" can be interpreted as being as some kind of an ideal. Mention of an ideal city can be found in Plato's Republic and it occurs again through a Christian point of view with St. Augustine's City of God. Bono's mention of the city on the hill, an ideal place which is regardless in God's hands, is yet another mention in a long line of the oft-used metaphor.

Finally, a literary mention in Bomb.

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