She feels like water in my hand;
Freeway, like a river, cuts through this land
Into the side of love, like a burning spear.
Just like Rich Mullins refers to an open road as "a woman made from a rib cut from the sides of these mountiains, these great sleeping Adams," so Bono sees Route 66 as cutting through America like the spear that pierced the Savior's side, out of which a river of blood and water flowed.
I'll have what he's having....