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U2 - The Joshua Tree


Produced and Engineered: Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
Additional Engineering: Dave Meegan with Pat McCarthy
Studio: Windmill Lane, Dublin Ireland
Mixed by: Steve Lillywhite
Recorded by: Flood
© 1987 Island Records, Inc.



Where the Streets Have no Name

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name


I want to feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear 
Without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name


Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building 
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do


The city's aflood
And our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name


Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do
Our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, and I see love
See our love turn to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Oh, when I go there
I go there with you
It's all I can do


I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

I have climbed highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you


I have run 
I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you


But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for


I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire
This burning desire


I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone


But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for


I believe in the kingdom come
Then all the colors will bleed into one
Bleed into one
Well yes I'm still running


You broke the bonds and you
Loosed the chains
Carried the cross
Of my shame
Of my shame
You know I believed it


But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for...


With or Without You

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised, she's got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you
With or without you
Contigo o sin tí

Mira la piedra puesta en tus ojos
Mira la XXX XXX en tu costado
Espero por tí

xxx de mano y giro del destino
en una cama de clavos ella me hace esperar
y yo espero sin tí

Contigo o sin tí
Contigo o sin tí

A través de la tormenta alcanzamos la cosa
Tu lo das todo pero yo quiero más
y estoy esperando por tí

Contigo o sin tí
Contigo o sin tí
No puedo vivir
Contigo o sin tí

Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas

Mis manos están atadas
mi cuerpo maltrecho, ella me tiene sin
nada que ganar
y sin nada que perder

Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas
Y tu te entregas

Contigo o sin tí
Contigo o sin tí
No puedo vivir
Contigo o sin tí

Contigo o sin tí
Contigo o sin tí
No puedo vivir
Contigo o sin tí
Contigo o sin tí

Bullet the Blue Sky

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below


Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue


In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel 
And the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed
You raise a flower of fire
See them burning crosses
See the flames higher and higher


Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue


This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes
Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
You take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America


Across the field you see the sky ripped open
See the rain through a gaping wound
Pounding on the women and children 
Who run
Into the arms
Of America


Running to Stand Still

And so she woke up
Woke up from where she was
Lying still
Said I gotta do something 
About where we're going


Step on a steam train
Step out of the driving rain, maybe
Run from the darkness in the night
Singing ha, ah la la la de day
Ah da da da de day
Ah la la de day


Sweet the sin
Bitter taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out


You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice


You know I took the poison
From the poison stream
Then I floated out of here
Singing...ha la la la de day
Ha la la la de day
Ha la la de day

She runs through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging
She is raging
And the storm blows up in her eyes
She will...

Suffer the needle chill
She's running to stand...

Still.


Red Hill Mining Town

From father to son
The blood runs thin
See faces frozen still
Against the wind


The seam is split
The coal face cracked
The lines are long
There's no going back
Through hands of steel
And heart of stone
Our labour day
Has come and gone


Yeah you leave me holding on
In Red Hill Town
See lights go down, I'm...


Hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
I'm still waiting
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to


The glass is cut
The bottle run dry
Our love runs cold
In the caverns of the night
We're wounded by fear
Injured in doubt
I can lose myself
You I can't live without


Yeah you keep me holding on
In Red Hill Town
See the lights go down on
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
I'm still waiting
Hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
Hold on to


We'll scorch the earth
Set fire to the sky
We stoop so low to reach so high
A link is lost
The chain undone
We wait all day
For night to come
And it comes
Like a hunter child


I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
I'm still waiting
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to


Love...slowly stripped away
Love...has seen its better day


Hanging on
The lights go out on Red Hill
The lights go down on Red Hill
Lights go down on Red Hill town
The lights go down on Red Hill


In God's Country

Yeah


Desert sky
Dream beneath a desert sky
The rivers run but soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight


Desert rose
Dreamed I saw a desert rose
Dress torn in ribbons and in bows
Like a siren she calls to me


Sleep comes like a drug
In God's Country
Sad eyes, crooked crosses
In God's Country


Set me alight
We'll punch a hole right through the night
Everyday the dreamers die
See what's on the other side


She is liberty
And she comes to rescue me
Hope, faith, her vanity
The greatest gift is gold


Sleep comes like a drug
In God's Country
Sad eyes, crooked crosses
In God's Country


Naked flame
She stands with a naked flame
I stand with the sons of Cain
Burned by the fire of love
Burned by the fire of love


Trip Through Your Wires

In the distance
She saw me coming 'round
I was calling out
I was calling out


Still shaking
Still in pain
You put me back together again
I was cold and you clothed me honey
I was down and you lifted me honey


Angel
Angel or devil
I was thirsty 
And you wet my lips


You, I'm waiting for you
You, you set my desire
I trip through your wires


I was broken, bent out of shape
I was naked in the clothes you made
Lips were dry, throat like rust
You gave me shelter from the heat and the dust
No more water in the well
No more water, water


Angel
Angel or devil
I was thirsty
And you wet my lips


You, I'm waiting for you
You, You set my desire
I trip through your wires


(All I need...All I need)


Thunder, thunder on the mountain
There's a rain cloud in the desert sky
In the distance she saw me coming 'round
I was calling out
I was calling out


One Tree Hill

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy love
The sun so bright it leaves no shadows 
Only scars carved into stone 
On the face of earth
The moon is up and over One Tree Hill
We see the sun go down in your eyes


You run like river, on like a sea
You run like a river runs to the sea


And in the world a heart of darkness
A fire zone
Where poets speak their heart
Then bleed for it
Jara sang, his song a weapon
In the hands of love
You know his blood still cries 
From the ground

It runs like a river runs to the sea
It runs like a river to the sea


I don't believe in painted roses 
Or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful
I'll see you again 
When the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red
Over One Tree Hill


We run like a river 
Run to the sea
We run like a river to the sea
And when it's raining
Raining hard
That's when the rain will
Break my heart


Raining...raining in the heart
Raining in your heart
Raining...raining to your heart
Raining, raining...raining
Raining to your heart
Raining...raining in your heart
Raining in your heart..
To the sea


Oh great ocean
Oh great sea
Run to the ocean
Run to the sea


Exit

You know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love


His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
A dog started crying
Like a broken hearted man
At the howling wind
At the howling wind


He went deeper into black
Deeper into white
Could see the stars shining
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing
Healing, healing
Healing hands of love
Like the stars shiny shiny
From above


Hand in the pocket
Finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
His heart he could feel
Was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
Oh my love, oh my love
Oh my love


My love


Saw the hands that build
Can also pull down


The hands of love


Mothers of the Disappeared

Midnight, our sons and daughters
Were cut down and taken from us
Hear their heartbeat
We hear their heartbeat


In the wind we hear their laughter
In the rain we see their tears
Hear their heartbeat
We hear their heartbeat


Night hangs like a prisoner
Stretched over black and blue
Hear their heartbeat
We hear their heartbeat


In the trees our sons stand naked
Through the walls our daughters cry
See their tears in the rainfall