Heard this song a few times recently with the Chilean miners, so I pulled out Joshua Tree couple nights ago. Good Gravy what an astonishing record ... as classic as any other. I can't name an album that's better.
Pick up this song @ 2:50 and give it two minutes. I dare you to tell me there has EVER been a more visceral, emotive singer ... the guy bleeds every word. And the Edge, wow. I'm not buying all that Paul Bunyan 'he taught himself guitar three months before their first album" nonsense. The sounds he gets and the way he uses them are magnificent, as unique as Bono's voice. At this point these two should really be mentioned in the company of Lennon-McCartney, Page-Plant.