04 Sep: Have You Found What You’re Looking For?

In 1987, the Irish rock band U2, released a song called “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” from The Joshua Tree album. Lead singer, Bono, admitted that the music and the lyrics were inspired by African-American spirituals, which, themselves, were actually inspired by the book of Psalms. More specifically, spirituals were based off of a common genre of psalms called lament psalms, which often began with woes and cries of self-pity and hopelessness, but then ended with words of hope, joy, and worship to the Lord.