"Desire" song lyrics by U2 from Rattle and Hum

"Desire" lyrics by U2 from Rattle and Hum

"Desire" song lyrics by U2 from Rattle and Hum

Based on a Bo Didley guitar riff that the Edge managed to capture, Desire was U2's first UK number one. This was the big single off the Rattle and Hum album, the other singles being All I Want is You and Love Comes to Town of which each proved to be classic U2 songs.

This was the U2 era when the U2 backlash began. It didn't really matter as the band followed up with the classic Achtung Baby album which cemented the band's place in Rock and Roll history.

Desire lyric by U2


Lover, I'm on the street
Gonna go where the bright lights
And the big city meet
With a red guitar on fire

She's a candle burning in my room
Yeah I'm like the needle, needle and spoon
Over the counter with a shotgun
Pretty soon everybody got one
And the fever when I'm beside her

And the fever getting higher
Desire, desire
Burning, burning

She's the dollars
She's my protection
Yeah she's a promise
In the year of election
Oh sister, I can't let you go
Like a preacher stealing hearts
In a traveling show
For love or money, money, money
Money, money, money, money, money
Money, money, money

And the fever, getting higher
Desire, desire, desire, desire
Desire, desire

Rattle and Hum is a classic U2 album and featured the hits When Love Comes To Town the blues ode that is Angel Of Harlem and the lovestruck doom of All I Want Is You.

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