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MOFO

  1. Discothèque
  2. Do You Feel Loved
  3. MOFO
  4. If God Will Send His Angels
  5. Staring at the Sun
  6. Last Night on Earth
  7. Gone
  8. Miami
  9. The Playboy Mansion
  10. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
  11. Please
  12. Wake Up Dead Man
  1. Mofo seems to be a personal, emotional song about Bono's mother who died about 2 or 3 years before U2 were formed. He has said so in more than one interview. He has descibed it as the most personal song he has ever written, and it is commonly known to be his favourite.

    He sings about the way in which he rejected or disliked his mother before she died... "Mother, Mother Sucking rock 'n' roll". It's even possible "Looking for Jesus under the trash", could be a young boy been made find the Baby Jesus (from the crib) which he lost or threw away. It could have been real or a metaphor, showing how Bono originally rejected the religion which his mother forced on him.

    He begins to regret his past and later asks, Mother, am I still your son?

    He wants her come back. Mother.. Mother.. Mother..

    MacRock MacRock@mail.com (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  2. It's of course about relationships between Bono and his mother. Bono said it himself! Everybody knows (every fan at least) his mother died when he was 14 and he regrets he hadn't time enough to know her. Moreover, he considers he had lost family and home at this moment:Mother you left me and made me someone/Woo me sister....(until the end).

    Karine Maucourt kmaucour@igr.fr (contributed before the 20:th of February 1998)

  3. "That song 'Mofo' is hardcore. If I could put my whole life into one song, it'd be something close to that." -Bono, from the PopMart Tourbook

    From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi chris@taguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)

  4. MOFO originally had the working title MFRR and is slang for "motherfucker". The lyrics also contain several literary references including "lookin' for to fill that God-shaped hole" from Salman Rushdie and "Still lookin' for the face I had before the world was made" by William Butler Yeats.

    From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi chris@taguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)

  5. "My whole life is in that song. I know very few singers whose mothers are alive. The reason you’d want to be exposed yourself for a living is that there's deep, deep things going on there. The lyric was quite shocking to me." Bono in Q

    From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi chris@taguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)

8th of December 2007