"All I Want Is You" Lyrics by U2

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"All I Want Is You" Lyrics  by 
U2 from Rattle and Hum.


A classic track from the U2 album that a lot of people disliked following the massive popularity of The Joshua Tree.

The video of the song is almost as famous as the song itself. It tells the tragic story of a dwarf (played by Paolo Risi) who falls in love with a trapeze artist (played by Paola Rinaldi), one of whom apparently dies towards the end. While there is disagreement amongst fans about exactly who has died, The Edge was quoted as saying it is the trapeze artist who dies.

All I Want Is You lyrics:

You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you'll give me a highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you want your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break from the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You
All I want is you
All I want is you
All I want is you

Check out Angel of Harlem, an ode to Billy Holiday, also from the Rattle and Hum album.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This song's coda is amazing. It evokes the songs lyrics somehow and puts a dangerous spin on them, a kind of wistful longing that's not necessarily safe...

Jimmy Jangles said...

All I want is U2 for Xmas.