Ordinary Love lyrics by U2 - song from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

ordinary love lyric by U2


Ordinary Love lyrics by U2 

U2 have written and recorded a song titled "Ordinary Love" for the film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. The film is based on  Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name.

U2 have been long term supporters of the people of South Africa, the break down of apartheid and of course Nelson Mandela so it's no surprise they've lent their song to the movie. U2 have written a couple of songs for Africa - Silver and Gold and very famously Where the Streets Have No Name.

Of the song itself Bono noted "It's a plea for common decency among the people who've been oppressed and it's a plea for common decency in a marriage as it starts to fall apart.
In 2014 U2 won their second Golden Globe for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture for this song. In 2003 they won for song "The Hands That Build America".
Lyrics:

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore
The sunlight warms your skin
All the beauty that's been lost before wants to find us again

I can't fight you any more, it's you I'm fighting for
The sea throws rock together but time leaves us polished stones

We can't fall any further
If we can't feel ordinary love
And we can't reach any higher,
if we can't deal with ordinary love

Birds fly high in the summer sky and rest on the breeze.
The same wind will take care of you and I.
We'll build our house in the trees.

Your heart is on my sleeve
Did you put it there with a magic marker?
For years I would believe that the would couldn't wash it away

'cause

We can't fall any further
If we can't feel ordinary love
and we can't reach any higher

Are we tough enough for ordinary love?

We can't fall any further,if
We can't feel ordinary love
And we can't reach any higher,
if we can't deal with ordinary love

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Ordinary Love lyrics by U2. 

3 comments:

I Heart Bono said...

I love this song.

Anonymous said...

Pretty stock standard, seems a left over from the sessions of the last album?

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