Zooropa

Zooropa
Babyface
Numb
Lemon
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car 
Some Days Are Better Than Others
The First Time
Dirty Day
The Wanderer
   
 
 
 
 
 

Zooropa

    Zooropa... Vorsprung durch Technik
    Zooropa... be all that you can be
    Be a winner
    Eat to get slimmer

    Zooropa... a bluer kind of white
    Zooropa... it could be yours tonight
    We're mild and green
    And squeaky clean

    Zooropa... better by design
    Zooropa... fly the friendly skies
    Through appliance of science
    We've got that ring of confidence....

    And I have no compass
    And I have no map
    And I have no reasons
    No reasons to get back

    And I have no religion
    And I don't know what's what
    And I don't know the limit
    The limit of what we got

    Zooropa... don't worry baby. It'll be alright
    Zooropa... you got the right shoes
    Zooropa... to get you through the night
    Zooropa... it's cold outside, but brightly lit
    Zooropa... skip the subway
    Zooropa... let's go to the overground
    Get your head out of the mud baby
    Put flowers in the mud baby
    Overground

    No particular place names
    No particular song
    I've been hiding
    What am I hiding from?

    Zooropa... don't worry baby. It's gonna be alright
    Zooropa... uncertainty... can be a guiding light
    Zooropa... I hear voices, ridiculous voices
    Zooropa... in the slipstream
    Zooropa... let's go, let's go... overground
    Zooropa... take your head out of the mud baby

    (She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in
    She's gonna dream out loud)

Babyface

    Catching your bright blue eyes
    In the freeze frame
    I've seen them so many times
    I feel like I must be your best friend
    You're looking fine, so fine, oh my,
    Dressed up like a lovely day

    Babyface, Babyface
    Slow down child, let me untie your lace
    Babyface, Babyface
    Cover girl with natural grace
    How could beauty be so kind
    To an ordinary guy?

    Coming home late at night
    To turn you on
    Checking out every frame
    I got slow motion on my side
    Turning around and around
    With the sound and colour
    Under my control
    Round and around, going down
    Dressed up like a lovely day

    Babyface, Babyface
    Tin foil hair all tied up in lace
    Babyface, Babyface
    Bitter sweet girl won't you give me a taste
    How could beauty be so kind
    To an ordinary guy?

    Do do do... etc.

    Babyface, Babyface, slow down child,
    Let me untie your lace
    Babyface, Babyface,
    Open that door
    Let me unpack my case
    Babyface, Babyface
    You're everywhere child
    You're all over the place
    Babyface, Babyface,
    You're coming to me from outerspace
    Hou could beauty be so kind
    To an ordinary guy?

Numb

    Don't move
    Don't talk out of time
    Don't think
    Don't worry everything's just fine
    just fine

    Don't grab
    Don't clutch
    Don't hope for too much
    Don't breathe
    Don't achieve
    Don't grieve without leave

    Don't check just balance on the fence
    Don't answer
    Don't ask
    Don't try and make sense

    Don't whisper
    Don't talk
    Don't run if you can walk
    Don't cheat compete
    Don't miss the one beat

    Don't travel by train
    Don't eat
    Don't spill
    Don't piss in the drain
    Don't make a will

    Don't fill out any forms
    Don't compensate
    Don't cower
    Don't crawl
    Don't come around late
    Don't hover at the gate

    Don't take it on board
    Don't fall on your sword (FAT LADY - Backing Vocal)
    Just play another chord
    If you feel you're getting board I feel numb
    I feel numb
    Don't change your brand Too much is not enough
    Don't listen to the band Gimme some more
    Don't gape Gimme some more
    Don't ape Of that stuff love
    Don't change your shape Too much is not enough
    Have another grape

    Don't plead Too much is not enough
    Don't bridle I feel numb
    Don't shackle I feel numb
    Don't grind Gimme what you got
    Don't curve Gimme what I don't get
    Don't swerve Gimme what you got
    Don't lie, die, serve Too much is not enough
    I feel numb
    Don't theorize, realise, polarise,
    Chance, dance, dismiss, apologise
    I feel numb
    Don't spy Gimme some more
    Don't lie Gimme some more
    Don't try Of that stuff love
    Imply Gimme some more
    Detain Too much is not enough
    Explain
    Start again I feel numb

    Don't triumph
    Don't coax
    Don't cling
    Don't hoax
    Don't freak
    Peak
    Don't leak
    Don't speak
    I feel numb
    Don't project I feel numb
    Don't connect
    Protect
    Don't expect
    Suggest
    I feel numb
    Don't project
    Don't connect
    Protect
    Don't expect
    Suggest
    I feel numb
    Don't struggle I feel numb
    Don't jerk
    Don't collar
    Don't work
    Don't wish
    Don't fish
    Don't teach
    Don't reach
    I feel numb
    Don't borrow
    Don't break
    Don't fence
    Don't steal
    Don't pass
    Don't press
    Don't try
    Don't feel
    I feel numb
    Don't touch
    Don't dive
    Don't suffer
    Don't rhyme
    Don't fantasize
    Don't rise
    Don't lie
    I feel numb
    Don't project
    Don't connect
    Protect
    Don't expect
    Suggest
    I feel numb
    Don't project
    Don't connect
    Protect
    Don't expect
    Suggest I feel numb

Lemon

    Lemon
    See through in the sunlight
    She wore lemon
    Never in the daylight
    She's gonna make you cry
    She's gonna make you whisper and moan
    But when you're dry
    She draws water from a stone

    I feel like I'm slowly, slowly, slowlys slipping under
    I feel like I'm holding onto nothing

    She wore lemon
    To colour in the cold grey night
    She had heaven
    And she held on so tight

    A man makes a picture
    A moving picture
    Through light projected
    He can see himself up close
    A man captures colour
    A man likes to stare
    He turns his money into light
    To look for her

    And I feel like I'm drifting, drifting, drifting from the shore
    And I feel like I'm swimming out to her

    Midnight is where the day begins
    Midnight is where the day begins
    Midnight is where the day begins

    Lemon
    See through in the sunlight

    A man builds a city
    With banks and cathedrals
    A man melts the sand so he can
    See the world outside You're gonna meet her there
    A man makes a car She's your destination
    And builds roads to run (them) on You gotta get to her
    A man dreams of leaving She's imagination
    But he always stays behind

    And these are the days when our work has come assunder
    And these are the days when we look for something other

    Midnight is where the day begins
    Midnight is where the day begins
    Midnight is where the day begins

    A man makes a picture
    A moving picture
    Through light projected
    He can see himself up close Gotta meet her there
    A man captures colour She's your destination
    A man likes to stare There's no sleeping there
    He turns his money into light She's imagination
    To look for her
    She is the dreamer
    She's imagination
    Through the light projected
    He can see himself up close

Stay (Faraway, So Close!)

    Green light, Seven Eleven
    You stop in for a pack of cigarettes
    You don't smoke, don't even want to
    I see you check your change
    Dressed up like a car crash
    The wheels are turning byt you're upside down
    You say when he hits you, you don't mind
    Because when he hurts you, you feel alive
    Is that what it is?

    Red lights, grey morning
    You stumble out of a hole in the ground
    A vampire or a victim
    It depend's on who's around
    You used to stay in to watch the adverts
    You could lip synch to the talk shows

    And if you look, you look through me
    And if you talk it's not to me
    And when I touch you, you don't feel a thing

    If I could stay... then the night would give you up
    Stay, and the day would keep its trust
    Stay, and the night would be enough

    Faraway, so close
    Up with the static and the radio
    With satelite television
    You can go anywhere
    Miami, New Orleans, London, Belfast and Berlin

    And if you listen I can't call
    And if you jump, you just might fall
    And if you shout I'll only hear you

    If I could stay... then the night would give you up
    Stay then the day would keep its trust
    Stay with the demons you drowned
    Stay with the spirit I found
    Stay and the night would be enough

    Three o'clock in the morning
    It's quiet and there's no one around
    Just the bang and the clatter
    As an angel runs to ground
    Just the bang and the clatter
    As an angel hits the ground

Daddy's Gonna Pay Your Crashed Car

    You're a precious stone, you're out on your own
    You know everyone in the world, but you feel alone
    Daddy won't let you weep
    Daddy won't let you ache
    Daddy gives you as much as you can take
    A-ha, sha-la, A-ha, sha-la
    Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

    A little uptight, you're a baby's fist
    Butterfly kisses up and down your wrist
    When you see him coming, you're licking your lip
    Nails bitten down to the quick
    A-ha, sha-la, A-ha, sha-la
    Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car
    Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

    You've got a head full of traffic
    You're a siren's song
    You cry for mama, and daddy's right along
    He gives you the keys to a flamin' car
    Daddy's with you wherever you are
    Daddy's a comfort
    Daddy's your best friend
    Daddy'll hold your hand right up to the end
    A-ha, sha-la, A-ha, sha-la
    Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car
    Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car

    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday's Alright

Some Days Are Better Than Others
    Some days are dry, some days are leaky
    Some days come clean, other days are sneaky
    Some days take less, but most days take more
    Some slip through your fingers and onto the floor

    Some days you're quick, but most days you're speedy
    Some days you use more force than is necessary
    Some days just drop in on us
    Some days are better than others

    Some days.... it all adds up
    And what you got is enough
    Some days are better than others

    Some days are slippy, other days sloppy
    Some days you can't stand the sight of a puppy
    Your skin is white but you think you're a brother
    Some days are better than others

    Some days you wake up with her complaining
    Some sunny days you wish it was raining
    Some days are sulky some days have a grin
    Some days have bouncers and won't let you in

    Some days you hear a voice
    Taking you to another place
    Some days are better than others

    Some days are honest some days are not
    Some days you're thankful for what you've got
    Some days you wake up in the army
    And some days... it's the enemy

    Some days you work, most days you're lazy
    Some days you feel like a bit of a baby
    Lookin' for Jesus and His mother
    Some days are better than others

    Some days... you feel ahead
    You're making sense of what she said
    Some days are better than others

    Some days you hear a voice
    Taking you to another place
    Some days are better than others

The First Time
    I have a lover,
    A lover like no other
    She got soul, soul, soul, sweet soul
    And she teach me how to sing

    Shows me colours when there's none to see
    Gives me hope when I can't believe that
    For the first time I feel love

    I have a brother,
    When I'm a brother in need
    I spend my whole time running
    He spends his running after me

    When I feel myself goin' down
    I just call and he comes around
    But for the first time I feel love

    My father is a rich man
    He wears a rich man's cloak
    Gave me the keys to his kingdom (coming)
    Gave me a cup of gold
    He said "I have many mansions
    And there are many rooms to see"
    But I left by the back door
    And I threw away the key...
    For the first time
    For the first time
    For the first time
    I feel love

Dirty Day
    I don't know you . . . and you don't know the half of it
    I had a starring role . . . I was the bad guy who walked out
    They said be careful where you aim
    Because where you aim you just might hit
    You can hold onto something so tight
    You've already lost it

    Dragging me down
    That's not the way it used to be
    You can't even remember
    What I'm trying to forget

    It was a dirty day
    A dirty day

    You want explanations . . .
    I don't even understand
    If you need someone to blame . . .
    Throw a rock in the air
    You're bound to hit someone guilty

    From father to son
    In one life has begun
    A work that's never done
    Father to son

    (And love . . . it won't last kissin' time)

    Get it right
    There's no blood thicker than ink
    Hear what I say
    Nothing's simple as you think

    Wake up
    Somethings you can't get around
    I'm in you
    More so when they put me in the ground

    It was a dirty day
    A dirty day
    Hank says
    THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE HORSES OVER THE HILLS

The Wanderer
    I went out walking through the streets paved with gold
    Lifted some stones
    Saw the skin and bones
    Of a city without a soul
    I went out walking under an atomic sky
    Where the ground won't turn
    And the rain it burns
    Like the tears when I said goodbye

    Yeah I went with nothing
    Nothing but the thought of you
    I went wandering

    I went drifting through the capitals of tin
    Where men can't walk
    Or freely talk
    And sons turn their fathers in
    I stopped outside a church house
    Where the citizens like to sit
    They say they want the kingdom
    But they don't want God in it

    I went out riding
    Down that ol' eight lane
    I passed by a thousand signs
    Looking for my own name

    I went with nothing
    But the thought you'd be there too
    Looking for you

    I went out there
    In search of experience
    To taste and to touch
    And to feel as much
    As a man can
    Before he repents

    I went out searching, lookin' for one good man
    A spirit who would not bend or break
    Who would sit at his father's right hand
    I went out walking with a bible and a gun
    The word of God lay heavy on my heart
    I was sure I was the one
    Now Jesus, don't you wait up
    Jesus, I'll be home soon
    Yeah I went out for the papers
    Told her I'd be back by noon

    Yeah I left with nothing
    But the thought you'd be there too
    Looking for you...
    Yeah I left with nothing
    Nothing but the thought of you...
    I went wandering

Album Information

U2
Bono -- Vocals & Guitar
The Edge -- Guitar, Piano, Synthesizers & Vocals
Adam Clayton -- Bass Guitar
Larry Mullen -- Drums Percussion & Backing Vocals
Paul McGuinness -- Manager
Studio Crew
Joe O'Herlihy -- Monitoring
Des Broadbery -- Programming, Keyboard & Guitar Technician
Fraser McAlister -- Guitar Technician (Bono)
Sam O'Sullivan -- Drum Technician
Stuart Morgan -- Bass Guitar Technician
Dallas Schoo -- Guitar Technician (Edge)
Colm "Rab" McAllister -- Studio Technician
Suzanne Doyle -- Studio Production Manager
Anne-Louise Kelly -- Album Production Manager
Recorded In
The factory, Windmill Lane Studios and Westland Studios, Dublin.
Additional Recording Facilities: Terry Cromer & Julian Douglas, Audio Engineering, Dublin.
Special Thanks to: Ellen Darst & Gavin Friday
Words: Bono
Music: U2

 

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