"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" song lyrics by U2

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U2's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" lyrics from Batman Forever


HMTMKMKM was a left over from the recording sessions of the Zooropa album as it was considered to be too 'gothic'.

It ultimately ended up a big hit on the Batman Forever Soundtrack in 1995. As what happens with most songs picked up for movies, the song's lyrics has nothing to do with Batman...

In BP Fallon's book 'U2 Faraway So Close' Bono suggests the lyrics are about "being in a rock 'n' roll band I suppose, being a star, whatever that is."

U2's Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me song lyrics:


You don't know how you took it
You just know what you got
Oh Lordy you've been stealing
From the thieves and you got caught
In the headlights of a stretch car
You're a star

Dressing like your sister
Living like a tart
They don't know what you're doing
Babe, it must be art
You're a headache in a suitcase
You're a star

Oh no, don't be shy
You don't have to go blind
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me

You don't know how you got here
You just know you want out
Believing in yourself
Almost as much as you doubt
You're a big smash
You wear it like a rash
Star

Oh no, don't be shy
It takes a crowd to cry
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me

They want you to be Jesus
They'll go down on one knee
But they'll want their money back
If you're alive at thirty-three
And you're turning tricks
With your crucifix
You're a star

Oh child, of course you're not shy,
You don't have to deny love
Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me

"Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl" Lyrics U2


"Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl" Lyrics U2

"Party Girl" became a regular of the War Tour encores. This happened despite the fact that after the initial performance, Bono stated "that is the first and probably last time we play that song." It continued to be a regular for the next couple of tours (earning an inclusion on the extremely popularlive album Under a Blood Red Sky and the concert film Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky) and has appeared sporadically at U2 concerts since then, usually for special occasions such as the birthday of a band member.

Party Girl Lyrics:

I know a girl
A girl called Party, Party Girl
I know she wants more than a party, Party Girl
And she won't tell me her name

I know a boy
A boy called Trash, Trash Can
I know he does all that he can, wham bam
And he won't tell me his name

I have a heart
A heart that's beating inside
When I was three
I thought the world revolved around me
I was wrong
And so I sing along
And if you dance
Then dance with me

I know a girl
A girl called Party, Party Girl
I know she wants more than a party, Party Girl
I know a boy
A boy called Trampoline
You know what I mean
I think you know what he wants
I think he knows what he wants
I think he knows what he wants


"A Celebration" Lyrics U2


"A Celebration" Lyrics U2

"A Celebration" was a non-album single released by U2 between the October and War albums in 1982. It is probably better known for its B-side, "Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl" (later shortened to "Party Girl"), which has become a fan favorite throughout the years.

Shake, shake
Go go

I believe in the celebration
I believe it set me free
I believe you can loose these chains
I believe you can dance with me
Dance with me

Shake, shake
Shake, shake

I believe in the third world war
I believe in the atomic bomb
I believe in the powers that be but they won't overpower me
And you can go there too
And you can go, go, go, go

Shake, shake
Shake, shake

We can't stop the tide and everything goes round and round
And we don't have the time to watch the world go tumbling down
Go go

I believe in the bells of Christchurch ringing for this land
I believe in the cells of Mountjoy there is an honest man

And you can go there too
And you can go, go, go, go
And you

I believe in the walls of Jericho
Can go there too
I believe they're coming down
I believe in this city's children
And you
I believe the trumpet's sound
Can go, go, go, go
And you can go there too
And you can go, go, go, go
And you
I believe in what I'm doing
Can go there too

Check out Party Girl lyrics from the same release.

"11 O'Clock Tick Tock" Lyrics U2



"11 O'Clock Tick Tock" Lyrics U2


U2's third non-album single was produced by producer Martin Hannett, who was more famous for his work with Joy Division, a band influential on U2. The band first met Hannett while he was producing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" with Joy Division. "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" debuted live in August 1979 with alternate lyrics and was then known as "Silver Lining." It evolved into "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" and was finally committed to vinyl.

11 O'Clock Tick Tock Lyrics:

It's cold outside, it gets so hot in here

The boys and girls collide to the music in my ear
I hear the children crying and I know it's time to go
I hear the children crying, take me home

A painted face and I know we haven't long
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong
I hear the children crying and I know it's time to go
I hear the children crying, take me home

Sad song sad song
Sad song sad song
Sad song sad song
Sad song sad song

"Cedars Of Lebanon" Lyrics by U2





"Cedars Of Lebanon" Lyrics by U2

Bono is probably touching on the Cedar Revolution. It may also be referencing the book of Isaiah from the Bible.

Cedars of Lebanon Lyrics:

Yesterday I spent asleep
Woke up in my clothes in a dirty heap
Spent the night trying to make a deadline
Squeezing complicated lives into a simple headline

I have your face here in an old Polaroid
Tidying the children's clothes and toys
You're smiling back at me
I took the photo from the fridge
Can't remember what then we did

I haven't been with a woman, it feels like for years
Thought of you the whole time, your salty tears
This shitty world sometimes produces a rose
The scent of it lingers and then it just goes

Return the call to home

The worst of us are a long drawn out confession
The best of us are geniuses of compression
You say you're not going to leave the truth alone
I'm here 'cause I don't want to go home

Child drinking dirty water from the river bank
Soldier brings oranges he got out from a tank
I'm waiting on the waiter, he's taking a while to come
Watching the sun go down on Lebanon

Return the call to home

Now I've got a head like a lit cigarette
Unholy clouds reflecting in a minaret
You're so high above me, higher than everyone
Where are you in the cedars of Lebanon

Choose your enemies carefully 'cause they will define you
Make them interesting 'cause in some ways they will mind you
They're not there in the beginning but when your story ends
Gonna last with you longer than your friends

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"Breathe" Lyrics U2


"Breathe" Lyrics U2


Lyrics:

16th of June, nine-oh-five, door bell rings
Man at the door says if I want to stay alive a bit longer
There's a few things I need you to know
Three

Coming from a long line of
Traveling sales people on my mother's side
I wasn't gonna buy just anyone's cockatoo
So why would I invite a complete stranger into my home
Would you

These days are better than that
These days are better than that

Every day I die again, and again I'm reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you can't defeat
Neither down nor out
There's nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now

16th of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And I'm coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says you're fine, or dying
Please
Nine-oh-nine, St. John Divine on the line, my pulse is fine
But I'm running down the road like loose electricity
While the band in my head plays a striptease

The roar that lies on the other side of silence
The forest fire that is fear so deny it

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
The people we meet
Will not be drowned out
There's nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now
Yeah, yeah

We are people borne of sound
The songs are in our eyes
Gonna wear them like a crown

Walk out, into the sunburst street
Sing your heart out, sing my heart out
I've found grace inside a sound
I found grace, it's all that I found
And I can breathe
Breathe now

"White As Snow" Lyrics by U2



"White As Snow" Lyrics by U2


The lyrics to White As Snow reflect Bono's imagining of a dying soldier based in Afghanistan. After watching Sam Mendes's Iraq war film, Jarhead, Bono decided the song should evoke the thoughts of a soldier dying from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. For a band known for it's political views, the song is arguably the only one from the No Line on the Horizon album that is based on politics (or rather the fall out from war)

The song's melody is based on an old hymn, Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel

White as Snow Lyrics:

Where I came from there were no hills at all
The land was flat, the highway straight and wide
My brother and I would drive for hours
Like we had years instead of days
Our faces as pale as the dirty snow

Once I knew there was a love divine
Then came a time I thought it knew me not
Who can forgive forgiveness where forgiveness is not
Only the lamb as white as snow

And the water, it was icy
As it washed over me
And the moon shone above me

Now this dry ground, it bears no fruit at all
Only poppies laugh under the crescent moon
The road refuses strangers
The land, the seeds we sow
Where might we find the lamb as white as snow

As boys we would go hunting in the woods
To sleep the night shooting out the stars
Now the wolves are every passing stranger
Every face we cannot know
If only a heart could be as white as snow
If only a heart could be as white as snow

Check our more lyrics from Ireland's finest: No Line on the Horizon.

"FEZ - Being Born" Lyrics U2



"FEZ - Being Born" song lyrics by U2



From the No Line on the Horizon album.

The 'let me in the sound' opening refrain is from the lead single of NLOTH, Get on Your Boots.

Fez lyrics:

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound

Oh oh oh oh

Six o'clock
On the autoroute
Burning rubber, burning chrome
Bay of Cadiz and ferry home
Atlantic sea, cut glass
African sun at last

Oh oh oh oh

Lights flash past
Like memories
A speeding head, a speeding heart
I'm being born, a bleeding start
The engines roar, blood-curdling wail
Head first, then foot
Then heart sets sail

"Get On Your Boots" Lyrics U2







"Get On Your Boots" Lyrics U2

Get On Your Boots was the lead single off No Line on the Horizon, perhaps an odd first single release, it grew on many listeners with a few listeners. It's kind of like a crazy cousin on Beautiful Day from the Achtung Baby side of the family.

The lyrics are supposedly written from the perspective of a man writing to his first love as he relates how he is taking his family to a fairground in Nice, France at the beginning of the Iraq War. Bono also references the wider spectre of war and perhaps knowingly says he doesn't want to talk about war but saying that he actually is.

Other songs from No Line on the Horizon that refer to the theatre of war include White as Snow and Cedars of Lebanon.

The refrain 'let me in the sound' is also referenced in 'Fez Being Born'.

Get On Your Boots Lyrics:

The future needs a big kiss
Winds blow with a twist
Never seen a moon like this
Can you see it too

Night is falling everywhere
Rockets at the fun fair
Satan loves a bomb scare
But he won't scare you

Hey, sexy boots
Get on your boots, yeah

You free me from the dark dream
Candy floss, ice cream
All our kids are screaming
But the ghosts aren't real

Here's where we gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity
If joy is real

You don't know how beautiful
You don't know how beautiful you are
You don't know and you don't get it, do you
No, you don't know how beautiful
You don't know
You don't know how beautiful you are

That's someone's stuff they're blowing up
We're into growing up
Women of the future
Hold the big revelations

I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don't want to talk about
Wars between nations

Not right now
Hey sexy boots, yeah
No, no, no
Get on your boots, yeah
Not right now
Bossy boots

You don't know how beautiful
You don't know how beautiful you are
You don't know and you don't get it, do you
No, you don't know how beautiful
You don't know
You don't know how beautiful you are

Sexy boots
I don't want to talk about
The wars between the nations
Sexy boots, yeah

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, now
God, I'm going down
I don't wanna drown now
Meet me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Meet me in the sound

Get on your boots
Get on your boots
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey

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"Stand Up Comedy" Lyrics U2


"Stand Up Comedy" Lyrics U2

In a great moment of lyrical self awareness, Bono warns the world to be aware of rock stars...

Stand Up Lyrics U2:

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

I got to stand up and take a step
You and I have been asleep for hours
I got to stand up
The wire is stretched
In between our two towers
Stand up in this dizzy world
Where a lovesick eye can steal the view
I'm gonna fall down if I can't stand up
For your love

Love love love love love

Stand up, this is comedy
The DNA lotto may have left you smart
But can you stand up to beauty
Dictator of the heart
I can stand up for hope, faith, love
But while I'm getting over certainty
Stop helping God across the road
Like a little old lady

Oh, oh
Out from under your beds
C'mon, ye people
Stand up for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

I gotta stand up to ego
But my ego's not really the enemy
It's like a small child
Crossing an eight lane highway
On a voyage of discovery

Stand up to rock stars
Napolean is in high heels
Josephine, be careful
Of small men with big ideas

Oh, oh
Out from under your beds
C'mon, ye people
Stand up for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

God is love
And love is evolution's very best day

Soul rockin' people moving on
Soul rockin' people on and on
C'mon, ye people
We're made of stars
C'mon, ye people
Stand up then sit down for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love
Love love love love love
Love love love love love

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"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" Lyrics by U2



"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" Lyrics by U2


"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" Lyrics by U2


Several of the song's lyrics were influenced by Barack Obama's US presidential campaign.Bono stated to Q magazine that the lyrics "[sound] like a T-shirt slogan to me", and also noting that it was No Line on the Horizon's equivalent to All That You Can't Leave Behind's "Beautiful Day".

Lyrics:

She's a rainbow and she loves the peaceful life
Knows I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight
There's a part of me in the chaos that's quiet
And there's a part of you that wants me to riot

Everybody needs to cry or needs to spit
Every sweet tooth needs just a little hit
Every beauty needs to go out with an idiot
How can you stand next to the truth and not see it
Oh, a change of heart comes slow

It's not a hill, it's a mountain
As you start out the climb
Do you believe me or are you doubting
We're gonna make it all the way to the light
But I know I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight

Every generation gets a chance to change the world
Pity the nation that won't listen to your boys and girls
'Cause the sweetest melody is the one we haven't heard
Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear
The right to appear ridiculous is something I hold dear
Oh, but a change of heart comes slow

It's not a hill, it's a mountain
As you start out the climb
Listen for me, I'll be shouting
We're gonna make it all the way to the light
But you now I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight

Baby, baby, baby
I know I'm not alone
Baby, baby, baby
I know I'm not alone

Oh oh oh

It's not a hill, it's a mountain
As we start out the climb
Listen for me, I'll be shouting
Shouting to the darkness
Squeeze out sparks of light

You know we're gonna go crazy
You know we'll go crazy
You know we'll go crazy if we don't go crazy tonight

Oh, slowly now
Oh, be slow

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"Unknown Caller" Lyrics U2




"Unknown Caller" Lyrics by U2

Some listeners have asked what the lyrical reference to 3:33 means. U2 have used this before and it probably refers to the Bible note of Jeremiah 33:3: "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

 U2's lead singer Bono said in an interview with Rolling Stone, "It's known as 'God's telephone number.'" U2 have previously made this reference to 33.3 - check out the backgroud of the cover of All That You Can't Leave Behind.

'Force quit and move to trash' is a reference to Apple Mac computers crashing and 'reboot boot yourself' and 'password' are similar computer references. Bono may be commentating one some's lonliness in the 21st century type blues vibe. Who really knows!?

Unknown Caller Lyrics:

Sunshine, sunshine
Sunshine, sunshine

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

I was lost between the midnight and the dawning
In a place of no consequence or company
3:33 when the numbers fell off the clock face
Speed-dialing with no signal at all

Go, shout it out, rise up
Oh, oh
Escape yourself and gravity
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Force quit and move to trash

I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe
Where I wanted to be
I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me

Restart and re-boot yourself
You're free to go
Oh, oh
Shout for joy if you get the chance
Password, you, enter here, right now

Oh, oh
You know your name so punch it in
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Then don't move or say a thing

Check out more of Bono's NLOTH Lyrics from U2

"Moment Of Surrender" Lyrics U2


"Moment Of Surrender" Lyrics U2

Moment of Surrender is one of those classic songs by U2 that could mean anything. The lyrics are so universal you could apply themes of drug addition, victimisation, religion anything... take from it what you want!

U2 have used Moment of Surrender as the final song for every night of the first leg of the 360 degree tour. Check out the set from Cardiff.

Moment of Surrender Lyrics:

I tied myself with wire
To let the horses run free
Playing with the fire
Till the fire played with me

The stone was semi-precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too smart to be
In the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day

We set ourselves on fire
Oh God, do not deny her
It's not if I believe in love
But if love believes in me
Oh, believe in me

At the moment of surrender
I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I've been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My body's now a begging bowl
That's begging to get back
Begging to get back to my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control

I was punching in the numbers
At the ATM machine
I could see in the reflection
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down 'til the pain will stop

At the moment of surrender
Of vision of over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

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"Magnificent" song lyrics by U2



"Magnificent" song lyrics by U2

"Magnificent" Song Lyrics by U2


Bono noted that the lyrics were influenced by both Cole Porter and Bach, and that the song is about "two lovers holding on to each other and trying to turn their life into worship."

Daniel Lanois, one of NLOTH's producers described the song's origins:

 "We wanted to have something euphoric and Bono came up with that little melody. And he loved that melody, and stuck with it. Almost like a fanfare. And then I was involved in the lyrical process on that, because we wanted to talk about sacrifice that one makes for one's medium or one's art. I thought it had for a setting New York in the 50s; looking out a small bedroom window. Maybe a Charlie Parker kind of figure."

U2's Magnificent Lyrics:


Magnificent
Oh, magnificent



I was born
I was born to be with you 

In this space and time

After that and ever after
I haven't had a clue
Only to break rhyme
This foolishness can leave a heart
Black and blue



Only love
Only love can leave such a mark

But only love
Only love can heal such a scar


I was born
I was born to sing for you 

I didn't have a choice
But to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
From the womb my first cry
It was a joyful noise
Oh, oh

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark

But only love
Only love can heal such a scar


Justified till we die
You and I will magnify

Oh, the magnificent

Magnificent

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark

But only love
Only love unites our hearts



Justified till we die
You and I will magnify
Oh, the magnificent

Magnificent

Magnificent

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This is the alternate cover of Magnificent which featured a whole bunch of remixes.

No Line on the Horizon Lyrics U2



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"No Line On The Horizon" Lyrics by  U2

The album No Line on the Horizon is dedicated to Rob Partridge, who signed the U2's first record deal in 1979 and died of cancer in late 2008. What this song is about, who really knows what goes on inside Bono's mind.

No Line on the Horizon Lyrics:

I know a girl who's like a sea
I watch her changing every day for me
Oh yeah, oh

One day she's still, the next she swells
You can hear the universe in her sea shells
Oh yeah, oh

No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

I know a girl with a hole in her heart
She said infinity's a great place to start
Oh

"Time is irrelevant, it's not linear"
Then she put her tongue in my ear
Oh, oh

No, no line on the horizon
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

The songs in your head are now on my mind
You put me on pause
I try to rewind, love, and replay

Every night I have the same dream
I'm hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Oh yeah
Oh

I'm a traffic cop, Rue du Marais
The sirens are wailing
But it's me that wants to get away
Oh

No line on the horizon
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

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"Fast Cars" song lyrics by U2






"Fast Cars" Lyrics U2
Fast Cars was an extra song in included on the end of some vesions of U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. This was the only song to have a lyric reference to a bomb. The answer to how one does indeed dismantle an atomic bomb is with love. 

An early version of the song was called "Xanax and Wine".

Fast Cars Lyrics:

My cell is ringing, no ID
I need to know who's calling
My garden's overgrown
I go out on my belly crawling
I got CCTV, pornography, CNBC
I got the nightly news to get to know the enemy

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your face in the locket
Picture in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

I'm going nowhere
Where I am, it is a lot of fun
There in the desert
To dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch you shadow box
Check the stocks, I'm in detox
Want a lot of what you got
What you got can make this stop

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it
I know these fast cars will do me no good

Child inside
Don't you worry 'bout your mind
Don't you worry 'bout my mind
Don't you worry 'bout your mind
Don't you worry 'bout your mind
You should worry 'bout the day
That the pain, it goes away
You know, I miss mine sometimes

The sides are much too big

There is no fiction
That will truly fit this situation
I'm documenting every detail
Every conversation
Not used to talking to somebody in the body
Somebody in the body
Somebody in the body

"Yahweh" Song Lyrics U2

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"Yahweh" Song Lyrics U2

From U2's How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, Yahweh's lyrics refer to devotion to Bono's faith (as the son of a Catholic father and an Anglican mother) and points to the differences in power between God and mankind. The word yahweh has traditionally been by transliterated from Jehovah. Jehovah is supposedly "the proper name of God in the Old Testament".

Lyrics:

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes and make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt and make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul and make it sing, sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them how to carry
Take these hands, don't make a fist, no
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth, give it a kiss

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Still waiting for the dawn
The sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Why the dark before the dawn

Take this city
A city should be shining on the hill
Take this city if it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it break

"Original Of The Species" lyrics by U2



"Original Of The Species" lyrics by U2


The lyrics are probably a message to one of U2's member's children... what do you think? This is also my favourite track from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

Lyrics:

Baby slow down
The end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart

I'll give you everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind

And you feel like no one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel 'cause I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that you're not

Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it

Some things you shouldn't get too good at
Like smiling, crying and celebrity
Some people got way too much confidence, baby
Baby

I'll give you everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind

And you feel like no one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel 'cause I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that you're not

Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it, no
Oh no, oh no no no no no no
Here's the fall

Sugar come on, show your soul
You've been keeping your love under control

Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it, no
Everywhere you go you shout about it
Oh my my

And you feel like no one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel 'cause I want you some more
I want you some more
I want you some more

Oh no, oh no
Oh no, oh no no no no

Check out the lyrics to All Because Of You and A Man And A Woman

"One Step Closer" Lyrics U2



"One Step Closer" Lyrics by U2

"One Step Closer" is billed in the How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb cover notes as being with with thanks to Noel Gallagher of Oasis. The lyrical inspiration of the song comes from a chat Bono had with Noel about Bono's dying father, Bob Hewson. Bono asked, "Do you think he believes in God?" to which Gallagher replied, "Well, he's one step closer to knowing." 

How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb also featured the hit Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own where the lyrics also reflected on Bono's Dad.

"One Step Closer" Lyrics by U2

I'm 'round the corner from anything that's real
I'm across the road from hope
I'm under a bridge in a rip tide
That's taken everything I own

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing

I'm on an island at a busy intersection
I can't go forward, I can't turn back
Can't see the future
It's getting away from me
I just watch the tail lights glowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
Knowing, knowing

I'm hanging out to dry
With my old clothes
Finger still red with the prick of an old rose
Well, the heart that hurts
Is a heart that beats
Can you hear the drummer drumming?

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
To knowing, to knowing
To knowing

"Crumbs From Your Table" lyrics U2




"Crumbs From Your Table" lyrics by U2



Crumbs from your table is from U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The lyrics about the relationship between Western countries and developing countries. The verses and chorus address the relationship from the perspective of citizens from the developing world, focusing on the disparity between the long-term socioeconomic planning stressed by the West ("You speak in signs and wonders") and the developing world's immediate need for sustenance ("But I'm begging for the crumbs from your table"). Bono is well known for his mission to reduce poverty, this song reflects his drive.

Lyrics:

From the brightest star
Comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer
Why did you offer your soul
I was there for you baby
When you needed my help
Would you deny for others
What you demand for yourself

Cool down mama, cool off
Cool down mama, cool off

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

You were pretty as a picture
It was all there to see
Then your face caught up with your psychology
With a mouth full of teeth
You ate all your friends
And you broke every heart
Thinking every heart mends

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

"A Man And A Woman" Lyrics U2

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"A Man And A Woman" Lyrics by U2

From the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album

Lyrics

Little sister
Don't you worry about a thing today
Take the heat from the sun
Little sister
I know that everything is not ok
But you're like honey on my tongue

True love never can rent
But only true love can keep beauty innocent

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
'Cos I could never understand
The mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

You can run from love
And if it's really love it will find you
And catch you by the heel
But you can't be numb to love
The only pain is to feel nothing at all
How can I hurt when I'm holding you

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman
And you're the one, there's no one else
It makes me want to lose myself
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

Brown eyed girl across the street
On rue Saint Divine
I thought this is the one for me
But she was already mine
You were already mine

Little sister
I've been sleeping in the street again
Like a stray dog
Little sister
I've been trying to feel complete again
But you're gone and so is God

The soul needs beauty for a soul mate
When the soul wants, the soul waits

No, I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman
For love and sex and faith and fear
All the things that keep us here
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman

You'll see, you'll see
How can I hurt when I'm holding you

If you liked these lyrics, check out some more from the Atomic album, Miracle Drug and Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own.

"All Because Of You" U2's song lyrics

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"All Because Of You" U2 song Lyrics


Bono has said All Because of You is a love song to The Who and was a single released from the How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album.

Lyrics

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else about the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
And it left me no illusions
I saw you in the dark of the moon
In the shadow cast across my room
You heard me in my tune
When I just heard confusion

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am, I am

I like the sound of my own voice
I didn't give anyone else a choice
An intellectual tortoise
Racing with your bullet train
Some people get squashed crossing the tracks
Some people got high rises on their backs
I'm not broke but you can see the cracks
You can make me perfect again

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am, I am

I'm alive
I'm being born
I just arrived
I'm at the door
Of the place I started out from
And I want back inside

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am


Check out some more songs from the same album, One Step Closer, Original Of The Species and Yahweh

"City Of Blinding Lights" lyrics by U2

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U2's "City Of Blinding Lights" lyrics by U2 from How to dismantle an Atomic Bomb


Of the song's origins, Bono has he was inspired by a concert the band played in New York City on their Elevation Tour following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

It was the U2's first time back in the city since the attacks occurred.

When the lights went up during one of the songs, he could see tears streaming down the faces of many fans. It was this passion and emotion of the city's fans that partially inspired the song.

City of blinding lights song lyrics:


The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now

Neon heart, day glow eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time, time, time, time
Time won't leave me as I am
But time won't take the boy out of this man

Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Oh, you look so beautiful tonight
Yeah, the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for, others steal
Blessings are not just for the ones who kneel
Luckily

Check out more lyrics from How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb, One Step Closer and Original Of The Species.

"Love And Peace Or Else" Lyrics U2

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"Love And Peace Or Else" Lyrics U2

The lyrics to Love and Peace or Else are fairly easily to get meaning from at face value, it's a note on the struggles and wars in the world. Most likley those in the Middle East. It's a message firmly in tune with Bono's 'Coexist' appeal.

Bono is searching for peace in war torn countries and prays to the people to put down their weapons. He prays that people should live their entire life and live it peacefully.

Regardless of its noble intent, Love and Peace features a killer solo from The Edge!

The song has a kind of 'reverse anger' to it that reminds me of the intent of the lyrics of Bullet the Blue Sky.

Love and Peace or Else Lyrics:

Bow down

Lay down
Lay down
Lay your sweet lovely on the ground
Lay your love on the track
We're gonna break the monster's back

Lay down your treasure
Lay it down now brother
You don't have time
For a jealous lover
As you enter this life
I pray you depart
With a wrinkled face
And a brand new heart

I don't know if I can take it
I'm not easy on my knees
Here's my heart, I'll let you break it
We need some release, release, release
We need love and peace
Love and peace

Lay down
Lay down your guns
All you daughters of Zion
All you Abraham sons

I don't know if I can make it
I'm not easy on my knees
Here's my heart, I'll let you break it
I need some release, release, release
We need love and peace
Love and peace

Baby don't fight
We can talk this thing through
Between me and you
I'll call or you'll phone
The TV is still on
But the sound is turned down
And the troops on the ground
Are about to dig in
And I wonder where is the love
Where is the love
Where is the love
Love and peace

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Check out more lyrics from How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" Lyrics by U2

"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" song lyrics by U2


"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" lyrics by U2


The lyric was written by lead singer Bono as a tribute to his father, Bob Hewson, who died in 2001. Bono sang this at his funeral. In the video for the song it was prefaced with the following from Bono "My father worked in the post office by day and sang opera by night. We lived on the north side of Dublin in a place called Cedarwood Road. He had a lot of attitude. He gave some to me - and a voice. I wish I'd known him better."

The song shares similar fatherly sentiments with Kite from All That You Can't Leave Behind.

SYCMIOYO debuted at number 1 on the UK charts, the same place as Vertigo, making it the first time a U2 album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, had two number ones in the UK.

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own Lyrics


Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough
You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I, that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need, I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

I know that we don't talk
I'm sick of it all
Can you hear me when I sing
You're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera is in me
Well, hey now
Still got to let you know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Sometimes you can't make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

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"Miracle Drug" lyrics by U2



"Miracle Drug" Lyrics by U2 from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb album.


The lyrics were written about the late Irish writer Christopher Nolan, with whom the band attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School.

Bono said of Nolan:

"We all went to the same school and just as we were leaving, a fellow called Christopher Nolan arrived. He had been deprived of oxygen for two hours when he was born, so he was paraplegic. But his mother believed he could understand what was going on and used to teach him at home. Eventually, they discovered a drug that allowed him to move one muscle in his neck. So they attached this unicorn device to his forehead and he learned to type.

And out of him came all these poems that he'd been storing up in his head. Then he put out a collection called Dam-Burst of Dreams, which won a load of awards and he went off to university and became a genius. All because of a mother's love and a medical breakthrough."

Miracle Drug Lyrics:

I want to trip inside your head
Spend the day there
To hear the things you haven't said
And see what you might see

I want to hear you when you call
Do you feel anything at all
I want to see your thoughts take shape
And walk right out

Freedom has a scent
Like the top of a new born baby's head

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've seen enough, I'm not giving up
On a miracle drug

Of science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here sweetheart
Just when you quit

I am you and you are mine
Love makes nonsense of space
And time will disappear
Love and logic keep us clear
Reason is on our side, love

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up
For a miracle drug, a miracle drug
A miracle drug

Oh God, I need your help tonight

Beneath the noise
Below the din
I hear a voice
It's whispering
In science and in medicine
I was a stranger
You took me in

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up, yeah, I'd give it up
For a miracle drug, for a miracle drug
Miracle, miracle drug

Check out some more U2 lyrics - Love And Peace Or Else or City Of Blinding Lights

"Vertigo" song lyrics by U2

"Vertigo" song Lyrics by U2 from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

"Vertigo" Lyrics by U2 from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb



At the beginning of the Vertigo, Bono counts off in Spanish ¡Uno, dos, tres, catorce! In English, this translates to "one, two, three, fourteen!" (the correct translation of "one, two, three, four" would be "uno, dos, tres, cuatro."

When asked about this possible mistake in an interview for Rolling Stone Magazine, Bono replied "there may have been some alcohol involved."

Booya!

The song features a pretty hand riff from The Edge.

U2's Vertigo lyrics:


Unos, dos, tres, catorce

Turn it up loud, captain

Lights go down
It's dark, the jungle is
Your head can't rule your heart
A feeling is so much stronger
Than a thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It can't be bought
Your mind can wander

Hello, hello
Hola
I'm at a place called Vertigo
Donde esta
It's everything I wish I didn't know
Except you give me something I can feel
Feel

The night is full of holes
As bullets rip the sky
Of ink with gold
They twinkle
As the boys play rock and roll
They know that they can't dance
At least they know

I can't stand the beats
I'm asking for the check
Girl with crimson nails
Has Jesus 'round her neck
Swinging to the music
Swinging to the music

Hello, hello
Hola
I'm at a place called Vertigo
Donde esta
It's everything I wish I didn't know
But you give me something I can feel
Feel

Checkmated
Hours of fun
Show me, yeah

All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want
And no one gets hurt

Hello, hello
Hola
We're at a place called Vertigo
Donde esta
Lights go down and all I know
Is that you give me something
I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
How to kneel
Kneel

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Check out the lyrics to Are You Gonna Wait Forever, the b-side to the Vertigo single.

"Big Girls Are Best" Lyrics U2

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"Big Girls Are Best" Lyrics U2

Released as a B-side when put together as a bonus disk for All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Lyrics:

As long as the night is coloured blue and black
Oh yeah yeah yeah
As long as you're on your knees and she's not on her back
Oh yeah yeah yeah

Avenue Atlantico 1702
She's cocoa butter, baby, she's the glue
She's got a baby at her breast
She knows big girls are best

Mama mama mama

I'm gonna change like the weather, hot to cold
Oh yeah yeah yeah
She keeps it all together, she's got the motherload
Oh yeah yeah yeah

She feels it, every sensation
She's got a smile like salvation
She's got a baby at her breast
She knows big girls are best

Mama mama mama
Sexy mama mama mama
Sexy mama mama mama

She's elliptical, also political
Also spiritual, not superficial
Yeah, she's tropical, yes, she's illogical
Those little girls are a pest
Big girls are the best

As long as the night is coloured blue and black
Oh yeah yeah yeah
As long as you're on your knees and she's not on her back
Oh yeah yeah yeah

She can taste every sensation
She's got a smile like salvation
She's got a baby, a baby at her breast
She walks like she talks
Big girls are best

Big girls
Mama mama mama
Sexy mama mama mama
Sexy mama mama mama
Sexy mama mama mama
Sexy mama mama mama
My mama

"Always" Lyrics U2



"Always" Lyrics U2

Released as on a bonus disk that came with All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Here today, gone tomorrow
Crack the bone, get to the marrow
To be a bee and the flower
Before the sweetness turns to sour

What we have we're gonna keep, always
What we've lost we don't need, always
What is it that won't let you sleep, always

Be the arrow and the target
Put your head over the parapet
Be uncool, yes be awkward
Don't look in the obvious place
The soul needs beauty for a soulmate

Get down off your holy cloud, always
God will not deal with the proud, always
Well if you dream then dream out loud, always
Eternally yours, always

I want you
I want you
I want you
Touch me now inside
I wanted to be a man
I wanted to call

You say you come to know yourself, always
Don't find yourself in someone else, always
And always wear a safety belt, always
Wait for me I'm running late, always
This is the moment that we share for always
Turn each song into a prayer, always
Now and forever
For always

"Summer Rain" lyrics by U2

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"Summer Rain" lyrics by  U2



Summer Rain was included as a b-side on a limited edition disk that came with All That You Can't Leave Behind. It's a nice simple acoustic based song, almost folky in its nature.

Summer Rain Lyrics:

When you stop seeing beauty you start growing old
The lines on your face are a map to your soul
When you stop taking chances you'll stay where you sit
You won't live any longer but it'll feel like it

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain
In the summer rain

Tequila and orange, Jamaica and rum
At the Morella, honey on my tongue
In a small boat on a generous sea
You let me be your enemy
Tiny hand with a grip on the world
Holding our breath now, diving for pearls

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain

Just as you find me always I will be
A little bit too free with myself
Just as you find me always I will be
A little bit too free with myself

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
Now there's no one else in the summer rain
Raining down
Raining down
Rain
Raining down
Raining down

Just as you find me always I will be
A little bit too free with myself
Just as you find me always I will be
A little bit too free with myself

It's not why you're running
It's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming
But what you're gonna do
It's not where you're born
It's where you belong
It's not how weak
But what will make you strong

Another popular U2 song to feature reference to rain, is MLK. This was their ODE to Martin Luther King and can be found on The Unforgettable Fire album which was released in 1984.

U2's "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" song lyrics

U2's "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" song lyrics

"The Ground Beneath Her Feet" song lyrics U2


"The Ground Beneath Her Feet" is a song by U2 from the film, The Million Dollar Hotel, and featured on the film's soundtrack.

The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Her Feet are credited to author Salman Rushdie as its writer because the lyrics are taken from his novel titled the same as the song.

It was released as a bonus track at the end of ATYCLB in only a few territories.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet Lyrics:


All my life I worshipped her
Her golden voice, her beauty's beat
How she made us feel
How she made me real
And the ground beneath her feet
And the ground beneath her feet

And now I can't be sure of anything
Black is white and cold is heat
For what I worshipped stole my love away
It was the ground beneath her feet
It was the ground beneath her feet

Go lightly down your darkened way
Go lightly under ground
I'll be down there in another day
I won't rest until you're found

Let me love you, let me rescue you
Let me bring you where two roads meet
Oh, come back above where there is only love
Only love

My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my

Let me love you true
Let me rescue you
Let me bring to where two roads meet
Let me love you true
Let me rescue you
I want to bring you to where two roads meet

My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my
My oh my

Check out other lyrics from The Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack, "Never Let Me Go" "Stateless" and Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love".