U2's Mysterious Ways change

So lately when I hear Mysterious Ways on the radio, the lyric that originally went “… she sees the man inside the chiiiiild…” has been replaced by something else. Has anyone else heard this? Does anyone know why?

It was changed for the Best Of 1990-2000 release, but as far as I can tell no one has ever figured out why. I prefer the original lyric, so I’d like to know too.

Just a bump to see if anyone knows.

Does anybody know what the lyric in question has been replaced with?

Appropriately, the new lyrics are:

The “turn the tide” line was not changed, I just messed it up.

Because the song had been adopted as the NAMBLA theme.


You’re joking right? Right?