Various lyrics


  1. Boy-Girl
  2. Another Day
  3. Touch
  4. A Celebration
  5. Treasure (Whatever happened to Pete the Chop)
  6. Boomerang II
  7. Silver and Gold
  8. Luminous Times (Hold on to Love)
  9. Walk to the Water
  10. Spanish Eyes
  11. Deep in the Heart
  12. The Sweetest Thing
  13. Hallelujah (Here She Comes)
  14. A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel
  15. Night and day
  16. Christmas (baby please come home)
  17. She's a Mystery to Me
  18. In a lifetime (Bono with Clannad)
  19. Slide away (Bono with Michael Hutchence)
  20. Slow dancing
  21. Holy Joe
  22. Summer Rain
  23. Always
  24. Big girls are best
  25. Electrical Storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy-Girl

    Boy-girl, boy-girl
    When a boy meets a girl
    Boy-girl
    
    Finding out
    I'm finding out the things
    That I've been talking about
    I'm finding all the things that loose
    My mind sometimes fall behind
    
    You and I reelin' on the big ship
    And time goes by
    You make up and I believe a lady's lie
    The skinheads call it 'strawberries and cream'
    Sometimes 'icecream'
    
    Boy-girl, boy-girl
    When a boy meets a girl
    Boy-girl
    
    We go out
    A picture or a disco or a roundabout
    I walk you home, I hold you there
    You're giving out
    I open doors so I can shut your face
    Know your place
    
    Boy-girl, boy-girl
    When a boy meets a girl
    Boy-girl
    
    You can take me in your hands
    Stand by dreamswheel
    Come on, up and down and all around
    You will sideways view the ground
    
    Boy-girl......
    

Another Day

    Wake up
    The toll of another dull day
    Shake up
    Your dreams head on your way
    Oh oh ooh
    
    Daylight
    Mother stands in the hall
    Last night
    Head against the wall
    Oh oh ooh
    
    When night turns to day
    And the children come out to play
    Another day
    
    Stop, shake out
    They came my way
    Oh oh ooh
    
    Boy salute in a street uniform
    Toy
    Soldier ripped and torn
    Oh oh ooh
    
    When night turns to day
    And the children come out to play
    Another day
    
    Stop, shout
    They came my way
    Oh oh ooh
    

Touch

    Thank you, you don't mention it
    Pleased to meet you
    I don't think I'm very good at this let me show
    I just wanna know, I just wanna know
    
    F-f-falling, the world is by your side
    C-c-calling to find a place to hide
    I just wanna know, I just wanna know
    
    T-t-touching you, t-t-touching you...
    
    She said the twenty-second floor
    I said I can't think what's that for
    And I just wanna know, I just wanna know
    
    T-t-touching you, t-t-touching you...
    

A Celebration

    Shake], Shake]
    Don't go
    
    I believe in a celebration
    I believe in setting me free
    I believe you can loose this chains
    I believe you can dance with me
    
    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, and you can go there too
    And, and you can go go go go
    Shake] Shake]
    Shake] Shake]
    
    And we don't have the time
    And everything goes round and round
    And we don't have the time
    To watch the world go tumbling down
    
    Shake] Shake]
    GO] GO]
    
    I believe in the bells of Christ Church
    Ringing for this land
    I believe in the bells of Mountjoy
    Doesn't understand
    And, and you can go there too
    and, and you can go go go go
    
    I believe in the walls of Jericho
    I believe they're coming down
    I belive in this city's children
    I believe the trumpet's sound
    

Treasure (Whatever happened to Pete the Chop)

    I like to smile
    But I like mostly to stay with you
    I like good times
    But I can't feel this without you
    By my song
    The heart is in the place I sing this song
    Probably so
    
    If I could sigh
    I'd tell the world I'd felt with you
    I like good times
    I like the feeling when I feel you in my arms
    I'll let you go
    Somebody save me
    Somebody saved me
    
    Sing it
    Sing my, sing my song
    We sing the same old song
    
    Smile, though your heart breaks in two
    Touch me, wen will I be with you?
    
    I like good times
    But I can feel it's going wrong
    You sing the same old song
    Now I think it's time to get it wright
    
    If I could swim, I'd swim in circles
    If I could drown, I'd drown with you
    If I had enough of my life
    I can't tell
    If I had enough of you
    

Boomerang II

    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Blow by blow 
    
    Under her skin I feel her laughing
    Under her nails a piece of me
    Under her weight I feel weightless
    Under her sheets a friend and enemy 
    
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Blow by blow
    In the drift we come
    In the drift we go... 
    
    Under her wings I feel I'm flying
    Under her breath I hear my name
    Under her spell I'm going under
    Under her eyes... I disappear 
    
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Blow by blow
    You blow me away, blow me away 
    
    In the drift we come
    In the drift we go...
    In the drift we come
    In the drift we go... 
    
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Soul wind blow
    Blow by blow 
    
    Under her roof I feel shelter
    Under her hands I feel as clay
    Under her weight I feel weightless
    Under her clock time goes away 
    

Silver and Gold

    In the shit house, a shotgun
    Praying hands hold me down
    If only the hunter was hunted
    In this tin can town
    
    No stars in the black night
    Looks like the sky fall down
    No sun in the daylight
    Looks like it's chained to the ground
    
    Broken back to the ceiling
    Broken nose to the floor
    I scream at the silence
    That crawl under the door
    That crawl under the floor
    
    The warden says
    The exit is sold
    If you want a way out
    Silver and Gold - Silver and Gold
    
    There's a rope around my neck
    There's a trigger in your gun
    Jesus - say something
    I am someone
    
    I see them coming and going
    The captains and the kings
    The navy blue uniforms
    Their bright and shiny things
    
    Yes, captains and kings in the slave ship hold
    They came to collect
    Silver and Gold - Silver and Gold
    
    The temperature is rising
    The fever white hot
    Mister I ain't got nothing
    But it's more than you got
    
    These chains no longer bind me
    Not the shackles at my feet
    Outside are the prisoners
    Inside the free, set them free
    
    Prize fighter in a corner is told
    Hit where it hurts
    Silver and Gold - Silver and Gold
    
    You can stop the world from turning around
    You just got to pay a penny in the pound
    

Luminous Times (Hold on to Love)

    Hey sister love, hey sister soul
    Hey oh my love
    It's only right to love
    Hey sister love
    Save my soul, save my soul
    
    Hold on to love, hold on to love
    Love won't let you go
    Hold on to love
    See the sunshine in her soul
    
    Hey sister love, seems so bright
    She comes like carnival
    She is the big wheel
    She turned my head around
    Turned my head around
    She is thespeedway
    She is the slipstream
    She is coming 'round
    
    Hold on to love, hold on to love
    Love won't let you go
    Hold on to love, hold on to love
    She the sunlight in her soul
    See the sunlight in her soul
    
    She's the gun fire
    She's the car crash
    She's the avalanche
    She's the thunder
    She's the wind waves
    And she pulls me under
    
    I love you 'cause I need to
    Not because I need you
    I love you 'cause I understand
    That God has given me your hand
    He hold me in a tiny fist
    And still I need your kiss
    
    Hold on to love
    

Walk to the Water

    She said it wasn't cold
    She left her coat at home
    She wore canvas shoes
    Around her neck she wore a silver necklace
    'It was given to me by my father' she said
    'It was given me'
    
    She took the backway home
    Passed the lights and the summer hill
    Turned left on to the norths strand
    And on... and towards the sea
    
    He said he was an artist
    But the really painted billboards
    In large capital letters
    In large capital letters
    He was telling jokes
    Nobody else would listen to him
    
    I saw you that day, your lips were cherry red
    Your legs were crossed, your arms wide open
    Your hair was coloured gold
    Like a field of corn
    You were blown by the wind
    Blown by the wind
    
    Walk, walk, walk to the water
    Walk with me a while
    Walk, walk, walk to the water
    Walk me in the light
    
    A room in the wild town
    She facing views
    A man with a suitcase
    Full of things he doesn't need
    I'm looking through your window
    I'm looking through your doorway
    I'm on the outside, let me in
    Let me love you
    Let me love you
    Let me
    
    Walk, walk, walk to the water
    Walk with me a while
    Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
    Walk with me a while
    

Spanish Eyes

    Wey hey hey, baby hang on
    Wey hey hey, baby hang on
    Empty heart, beat tight as a drum
    Stick empty love, she'll shine like a song
    wey hey hey, baby hang on
    Our love shatters my brain
    With those spanish eyes
    Spanish eyes
    
    Across the world for green and gold
    It's those spanish eyes that get me home
    Home again
    
    Hey baby hang on
    Wey hey hey, baby hang on
    'Cause I love the way you talk to me
    And I love the way you mean to me
    And I need you
    
    Wey hey hey, here she comes
    Comes in colours, know she's gonna turn the daylight on
    'Cause I love the way you talk to me, and I love the way you walk to me
    And I need you more than you need me, yeah
    Our love shines like rain in those spanish eyes
    
    Wey hey hey, you know that the night is young
    Dazzled by lights that shine in your eyes
    I'm standing in the shadows to wait for the night
    Forever in fever, forever in heat
    You pick me up to put me out on the street
    
    Wey hey hey, baby hang on
    'Cause I love the way you talk to me
    And I love the way you mean to me
    And I need you
    

Deep in the Heart

    Angel everything's gonna be alright
    Angel everything's gonna work out tonight
    Thirteen years old sweet as rose
    Every petal of her wafer thin
    Love will make you mine creep up from behind
    Get you jumping out of your skin
    Angel it's sink or swim
    
    Deep in the heart, deep in the heart of this place
    Deep in the heart, deep in the heart of this place
    
    Door is closed behind me now
    Windows sealed to shut out the light
    Grey as the leaves and the cure of the mealows stain
    It'll work, it'll work out alright
    
    Deep in the heart, deep in the heart of this place
    Deep in the heart. deep in the heart of this place
    
    The scent of cedar, I can still see her
    You can't return to the place you never left
    Angel we'll make it work out tonight
    Angel I wanna be home tonight
    

The Sweetest Thing

    My love she throws me like a rubber ball
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    But she won't catch me, or break my fall
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    Baby's got blu skies overhead
    But in this I'm a raincloud
    You know she likes a dry kind of love
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    
    I'm losing you
    Oh oh oh, I'm losing you yeah
    Ain't love the sweetest thing
    The sweetset thing
    
    I wanted to run, she made me crawl
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    Eternal fire, she turned me to straw
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    You know I got black eyes
    Buy they burn so brightly for her
    Mine is a blind kind of love
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    
    I'm losing you....
    
    Blue eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    You can sew it up
    But you still see the tear
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    Baby's got blue skies overhead
    But in this I'm a raincloud
    You know we got a stormy kind of love
    Oh oh oh the sweetest thing
    

Hallelujah (Here She Comes)

    I see you dressed to kill
    I know I can't wait until
    Hallelujah, here she comes
    
    I see you dressed in black
    I guess I'm not coming back
    Hallelujah, here she comes
    
    Born and raised
    On the wrong side of town
    You get so high
    That you can't come down
    
    I'm going higher
    When that light's gonna shine
    I'm gonna be there
    When her heart kindles next to mine
    
    I'm gonna be
    Here she comes
    Yeah here she comes
    
    Born and raised
    On the wrong side of town
    You get so high
    That you can't come down
    
    I see the road is rough
    You know I'm not giving up
    Hallelujah, here she comes
    
    I know where the lady goes
    I know she got rings on her toes
    Hallelujah, here she comes
    

A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel

    From where I stand
    I can see thrugh you
    From where you're sitting, pretty one
    I know it got to you
    
    I see the stars in your eyes
    You want the truth, but you need the lies
    Like Judy Garland, like Valentino
    You give your life for rock n' roll
    
    Stand, we're on a landslide of love
    You got everything you want
    But what you need you give away
    
    For primitive love, and a ride on the mistery train
    A primitive love
    A room at the Heart, Heartbreak Hotel
    A room at the Heartbreak, Heartbreak Hotel
    
    You say it's love, it's not the money
    You let them suck your life out like money
    Turning tricks, you're on the street
    Selling your kisses so bittersweet
    
    For primitive love, and a ride on the mistery train
    A primitive love
    A room at the Heart, Heartbreak Hotel
    

Night and day

    (a Cole Porter song covered by U2 on the "Red, Hot, & Blue" charity tribute album) 
    
    With the beat, beat, beat, of the tom tom:
    When the jungles shadows fall,
    Like the tick, tick, tock, of the stately clock,
    as it standing against the wall.
    Like the drip, drip, drip, of the raindrops,
    When the summers shower is through;
    So a voice within me keeps repeating you, you. 
    
    Night and day
    you are the one
    Only you beneath the moon
    and under the sun
    Whether near to me or far
    it's no matter baby where you are
    I think of you
    night and day 
    
    Day and night
    Why is it so
    That this longing for you
    Follows wherever I go
    In the roaring traffic boom
    In the silence of my lonely room
    I think of you
    Night and Day 
    
    Night and Day
    Under the hide of me
    Oh, such a hungry yearning
    Burning inside of me
    And it's torment won't be through
    Til you let me spend my life
    Making love to you
    Day and night 
    Night and day
    Ooohh, Night and Day
    
    Night and Day
    Under the hide of me
    Oh, such a hungry yearning
    Burning, burning inside of me
    And it's torment won't be through
    Til you let me spend my life
    Making love to you
    Day and night 
    Night and day 
    
    Night and day
    Night and day
    Night and day
    Night night night and day
    Night night night and day
    Night and day
    Night
    Night and day
    
    

Christmas (baby please come home)

    (It's Christmas ... baby, please come home) 
    
    The snow's comin' down (Christmas)
    I'm watchin' it fall (Christmas)
    Lots of people around (Christmas)
    Baby, please come home 
    
    The church bells in town (Christmas)
    They're ringin' a song (Christmas)
    What a happy sound (Christmas)
    Baby, please come home 
    
    CHORUS: 
    
    They're singin' 'Deck the Halls'
    But it's not like Christmas at all
    I remember when you were here
    And all the fun we had last year 
    
    Pretty lights on the tree (Christmas)
    I'm watchin' 'em shine (Christmas)
    You should be here with me (Christmas)
    Baby, please come home
    Baby, please come home
    Baby, please come home 
    
    CHORUS 
    
    If there was a way (Christmas)
    I'd hold back these tears (Christmas)
    But it's Christmas day (Christmas)
    Baby, please come home
    Baby, please come home
    Baby, please come home 
    
    
    

She's a Mystery to Me

      (from Roy Orbison's "mystery Girl")
      Words:  Bono
      Music:  Bono & Edge
    
    Darkness fall and she will take me by the hand
    Take me to some twilight land
    Where all but love is grey
    Where time just slips away
    Without her as my guide
    
    Night falls I'm cast beneath her spell
    Daylight comes our heaven turns to hell
    I'm left to burn
    And burn eternally
    She's a mystery to me
    She's a mystery girl
    She's a mystery girl
    
    In the night of love words tangled in her hair
    Words soon to disappear
    A love so sharp it cuts like switchblade to my heart
    Words tearing me apart
    She tears against my bleeding heart
    I want to run, she's pulling me apart
    Fallen angel cries
    Then I just melt away
    She's a mystery to me
    She's a mystery girl
    She's a mystery girl
    She's a mystery girl
    

In a lifetime

    (Bono with Clannad)
    
    hard to tell 
    or recognise a sign 
    to see me through 
    a warning sign 
    
    first the thunder 
    satisfied, if the past it will not lie 
    then the storm 
    torn assunder 
    the future you and I get blown away 
    in the storm 
    in a lifetime 
    and as the rain it falls 
    begin again, as the storm breaks through 
    heavy in my heart 
    believe the light in you 
    so the light shines in you 
    without color, faded and worn 
    torn asunder in the storm 
    
    unless the sound has faded from your soul 
    unless it disappears 
    
    first the thunder 
    selfish storm 
    then the storm 
    hold on the inside 
    torn asunder 
    one life 
    in the storm 
    in a lifetime 
    in a lifetime 
    

Slide Away

    (Bono with Michael Hutchence, from Hutchence's posthumous solo album released in late 1999) 
    
    I wanted to let it go 
    I just couldn't let it go 
    I wanted to let it go 
    I just couldn't let you go 
    
    I would catch you 
    I'd catch you as you fall 
    I would catch you 
    I'd catch you if I heard your call 
    
    But you tore a hole in space like a dark star falls from grace 
    You burn across the sky and I'd find you wings to fly 
    And I would catch you 
    And I would catch your fall 
    
    I just want to slide away and come alive again 
    I just want to slide away and come alive again 
    I will see that love again and find that life again 
    I just want to slide away and come alive again 
    

Slow dancing

    My love is cruel as the night
    she steals the sun and shuts out the light
    all of my colors, they turn to blue
    win or lose 
    
    She does it slow dancing ... all night long 
    
    Scarlet eyes and a see-through heart
    she saw me coming right from the start
    she picked me up, but had me down on my knees
    just a-begging her, begging her please 
    
    Take me slow dancing ... she took me slow dancing ... all night long 
    
    And I don't know why a man
    searches for himself in his lover's eyes
    no, i don't know why a man
    sees the truth but believes the lies 
    
    My love is restless as the wind
    she moves like a shadow across my skin
    she left with my conscience -- don't want it back
    it just gets in the way 
    
    If you wanna go slow dancing ... she took me slow dancing ... all night long ... slow 
    
    

Holy Joe

    I'm a humble guy
    no really I try
    you know it's hard sometimes 
    
    true...and hard working too
    working...to get to see you 
    
    come on....be good to me
    come on....be good to me
    here it comes here it comes holy joe 
    
    please..don't make me say please
    to champagne and ice-cream
    it's not what I want, it's what I need 
    
    precocious...just a little precocious
    expialidocious...yeah yeah yeah 
    
    devotion....and some appreciation
    a little heavy rotation
    looks good on me 
    
    you know it's not hard I can think of a lot harder...oh yeah
    just wanted our moment to last a little longer...yeah 
    
    come on....be good to me
    come on....be good to me
    here it comes here it comes holy joe 
    
    having the best time of anybody's life
    closer than ever to everybody's wife...oh yeah 
    
    come on....be good to me
    come on....be good to me
    here it comes here it comes holy joe 
    

Summer Rain

    (B-side "Beautiful Day" single) 
    
    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 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 
    
    To keep it honest
    To make it the most
    At the ???
    Honey on my tongue
    In a small boat on a generous sea
    Let me be your enemy
    A 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 
    
    I lost myself in the summer rain, I lost myself
    Now there's no one else in the summer rain
    Raining down
    It's raining down
    It's rain 
    
    Raining now
    Raining now 
    
    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 
    

Always

    (B-side "Beautiful Day" single) 
    
    Here today, gone tomorrow
    Crack the bone, get to the marrow
    To be a bee and a 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)
    And if you dream then dream out loud (Always)
    Eternally yours (Always) 
    
    I want you
    I want you
    I want you 
    
    ??????
    ??????
    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 (Always)
    Turn each song into a prayer (Always)
    Now and forever, for always
    For always (Always)
    For always (Always) 
    

Big girls are best

    (B-side "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of" single) 
    
    As long as the night is colored 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 cold, cold color
    Baby she's the glue
    She's got the baby at her breast
    She knows big girls are best 
    
    I'm gonna change like the weather hot to cold
    Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
    She keeps it all together she's got the motherlode
    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 
    
    Sexy momma, momma, momma
    Sexy momma, momma, momma 
    
    ??? political
    Also spiritual, not superficial
    Yeah, she's tropical
    Yes, she's logical
    Those little girls are a pest
    Big girls are the best 
    
    As long as the night is colored 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 walk like she talk
    Big girls are best 
    
    Big girl, momma, momma, momma
    Sexy momma, momma, momma
    Sexy momma, momma, momma 
    
    My momma 
    
    

Electrical Storm

    
    
    The sea it swells like a sore head
    and the night it is aching
    Two lovers lie with no sheets on their bed
    and the day it is breaking 
    
    On rainy days we go swimming out
    on rainy days, swimming in the sound
    On rainy days we go swimming out 
    
    You're in my mind all of the time
    I know that's not enough
    if the sky can crack
    there must be some way back
    for love and only love 
    
    Car alarm won't let you back to sleep
    you kept awake dreaming someone else's dream
    coffee is cold, but it will get you through
    compromise, there's nothing new to you
    let's see colours that have never been seen
    let's go to places no one else has been 
    
    You're in my mind all of the time
    I know that's not enough
    if the sky can crack
    there must be some way back
    to love and only love 
    
    Electrical Storm
    Electrical Storm
    Electrical Storm
    Baby don't cry 
    
    It's hot as hell, honey in this room
    sure hope the weather will break soon
    the air is heavy, heavy as a truck
    we need the rain to wash away our bad luck 
    
    heeeey... heeeey..... 
    
    If the sky can crack, there must be some way back
    for love and only love 
    
    Electrical Storm
    Electrical Storm
    Electrical Storm
    
    Baby don't cry
    Baby don't cry
    Baby don't cry
    Baby don't cry 
    
    

 

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