“New Year’s Day”, written by Paul David Hewson, David ‘the Edge’ Evans, Adam Clayton, and Jr. Mullen, is the Peace Song of the Day for Thursday, September 29th. U2 performs this song as a tribute to Solidarity, the successful, nonviolent movement for unions and social change in Poland.
And so we are told in the Golden Age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day…
The Royal Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.