Bono and the Edge made an appearance on Monday’s “Late Show with David Letterman” to discuss Bono’s semi-recent back surgery, their songwriting process and, more importantly, to convince the public that their Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is worth seeing.
As the capper on their conversation with the talk show host, the U2 duo performed an acoustic version of “Stuck in a Moment” while sitting beside Letterman’s desk. It was gorgeous. It was moving. It was sublime.
And then this happened.
The Green Goblin and co. came out to perform a number from “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” And suddenly, the lyrics Bono so beautifully sang just moments ago — “Now you’re stuck in a moment, and you can’t get out of it.” — took on a whole new meaning.
Look, I love U2. But, at least out of context, it’s very hard to take a showtune seriously when it’s being sung by a man in a green monster suit. I’ll let you watch and be the judge.