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In Tribute, U2's Bono Quotes Prince: 'Don't Die Without Knowing the Cross'

By Mark Judge | April 22, 2016 | 3:57pm EDT
Prince (AP photo)

U2 front man Bono took to Instagram on Thursday to celebrate Prince, the superstar musician who died on Thursday.

Bono wrote:

I never met Mozart, I never met Duke Ellington or Charlie Parker 
I never met Elvis 
But I met Prince - Bono

He then reproduced the lyrics to the Prince song "The Cross":

Black day, stormy night
No love, no hope in sight
Don't cry, he is coming
Don't die without knowing the cross
Ghettos to the left of us
Flowers to the right
There'll be bread for all of us
If we can just bear the cross

Sweet song of salvation
A pregnant mother sings
She lives in starvation
Her children need all that she brings

We all have our problems
Some big, some are small
Soon all of our problems
Will be taken by the cross

Black day, stormy night
No love, no hope in sight
Don't cry for he is coming
Don't die without knowing the cross

Ghettos to the left of us
Flowers to the right
There'll be bread for all, y'all
If we can just, just bear the cross, yeah

We all have our problems
Some are big, some are small
Soon all of our problems, y'all
Will be taken by the cross

The cross
The cross

The song appears on the 1987 Prince album "Sign o' the Times."

(Photo: Instagram/Screen capture)

 

 

 

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