8 pages | PDF | 1.6 MB"With or Without You" is an anthemic song by Irish rock band U2. Written by lead singer Bono and the Edge and released in 1987, the track is one of U2's most popular and enduring songs. It is featured on the band's fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree, and has been featured in numerous films, television shows, and advertisements. The song is composed in a moderate 4/4 time signature and is set in the key of F major, with a bridge in the key of D minor. Its length is 87 measures long and features a mix of acoustic and electric instrumentation. The lyrics of the song are a passionate plea from the narrator asking a partner or lover to stay with them, no matter what life throws at them. The song has become a fan favorite and has been covered by numerous artists over the years. It has become a mainstay of U2's live set and has taken on a life of its own, with the phrase "With or Without You" gaining recognition outside of the song's original context.