People have thought I was wrong because it is Bono... and he must be right. People have tried to justify the "artistic license" of getting the facts wrong, usually saying that it may sound better. To these I remind them of why MLK was on his balcony in the evening and other historic indicator of the day's events or I ask them to sing the lyric with "evening", instead of "morning." It sounds the same.
So, during the commercial breaks of the NFC Championship game yesterday I keep switching over to HBO to see who is singing for Obama. I catch U2 and note Bono singing the lyrics right. Of course, this is in front of Obama, who knows when MLK died, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where MLK gave his most famous speech and one day before Americans celebrate MLK day. He had to get it right, huh?
I have heard that, over the year's he periodically gets the lyrics right. However, I have seen U2 live 3 times in the years since and watched DVDs and television concerts yet never heard him get the lyrics right.
But, last night with the world listening and me paying close attention, Bono stepped up. Good job, Sir.