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May 9, 2008

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Googling For

Filed under: tom-foolery — Duncan Hull @ 8:03 am
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Irish GoogleTwenty one years ago this month, in May 1987, Irish rockers U2 released their classic Joshua Tree single, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. Those twenty one years have seen incredible technological change: the adoption of desktop computers, mobile phones, the birth of the Web and the widespread use of search engines like Google. So with sincere apologies to Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry, it’s time we updated the lyrics for the 21st century. So, I give you “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Googling For” (21st anniversary, 2008 webby edition)…

I have climbed the highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you.

I have run, I have perled
I have scaled these webby walls
These webby walls
Only to be with you.

But I still haven’t found what I’m googling for
But I still haven’t found what I’m googling for

I have kissed honey lisp
Felt the healing in her finger tips
It burned like fire
This burning desire

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone.

But I still haven’t found what I’m googling for
But I still haven’t found what I’m googling for

I believe in the Kingdom Come
Then all the data will bleed into one
Bleed into one.
But yes, I’m still blogging.

You broke the bonds
And you loosed the chains
Carried the cross of my shame
Oh my shame, you know I believe it.

But I still haven’t found what I’m googling for
But I still haven’t found what I’m googling for.

References

  1. Official “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” from U2.com
  2. I see from Alf Eaton’s blog, that I’m not the only person butchering U2 song titles and lyrics, see With or Without UIDs, from XTech 2008 in Dublin, Eire.


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6 Comments »

  1. well done on that.

    Comment by Adam Clayton — May 9, 2008 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks, glad you liked it.

    Comment by Duncan — May 9, 2008 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  3. I like this! I’m going to link to this post on my blog.

    I can’t believe Joshua Tree came out 21 years ago.

    Comment by Serena — May 9, 2008 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  4. […] U2 song gets a cool tech makeover Jump to Comments Can you believe it’s been 21 years since U2 released Joshua Tree?  On the blog https://duncan.hull.name/ the author Duncan has updated the lyrics to their hit song I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. His cool new tech inspired version is called, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Googling For.  Check out the post here. […]

    Pingback by U2 song gets a cool tech makeover « Sheez a Nerd — May 9, 2008 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

  5. Wow! twenty one years ago…..NOW I feel old. I actually still have this album too. Funny twist on the lyrics and cool way to bring the song into this day and age…. only now it( the tune)is stuck in my brain. “…and I still haven’t found what I was Googling for…”
    ~~scottie

    Comment by Scottie — May 9, 2008 @ 5:06 pm | Reply

  6. Wonderful 🙂 But as Scottie, it makes me feel old as well … this was the first riff I picked up!

    Comment by Animesh Sharma — May 21, 2008 @ 8:29 pm | Reply


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