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U2 -  Sorted Songs


Joshua Tree

Rattle and Hum

Achtung Baby

Zooropa

 

  • Elevation 
    This song is featured in Tombraider Soundtrack

Non-Album Songs

 


New Year's Day


All is quiet on New Year's Day,
A world in white gets underway,
And I want to be with you,
Be with you night and day.
Nothing changes on New Year's Day.
I will be with you again.
I will be with you again.

Under a blood-red sky

A crowd has gathered in black and white.
Arms entwined, the chosen few,
Newspapers say, it says it's true.

And we can break through,
though torn in two we can be one.

I will begin again, I will begin again.
Oh and maybe the time is right,
Oh maybe tonight.

I will be with you again.
I will be with you again.

And so we are told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage.

Though I want to be with you,
To be with you night and day.

Nothing changes on New Year's day.


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 left to win

And nothing else to lose

With or without you
With or without you

I can't live
With or without you


Desire

Yeah, lover I'm on the streets
Gonna go where the bright lights and the big city meet
With a red guitar, on fire

Desire

She's the candle burning in my room
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

Desire, desire

(Burning, burning)

She's the dollars
She's my protection
She's a promise

In the year of election
Sister, I can't let you go
I'm like a preacher
Stealing hearts at a traveling show
For love or money, money, money

Desire


Stay

Green light, Seven Eleven
You stop in for a pack of cigarettes
You don't smoke, don't even want to
Hey now, check your change
Dressed up like a car crash
Your wheels are turning but you're upside down
You say when he hits you, you don't mind
Because when he hurts you, you feel alive
Hey babe, is that what it is
Red lights, gray 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 when you talk, you talk at 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 satellite 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

*The title of this song alludes to the 1993 Wim Wenders film: Faraway, So Close. 


All I want is you


You say you want a diamond
On a ring of gold

You say you want your story
To remain untold

All the promises we made
From the cradle to the grave

When all I want is you
You say you'll give me a highway

With no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night

You say you'll give me riches
On a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest

All the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you want your love to work out right
To stay with me through the night
You say you want a diamond
On a ring of gold
You say you want your story
To remain untold

All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

All I want is you


One


Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you

Now you got someone to blame
You say
One love
One life

When it's one need
In the night
It's one love

We get to share it
It leaves you baby
If you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well it's too late
Tonight
To drag tha past out
Into the light
We're one
But we're not the same

We get to carry each other
Carry each other
One

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come tor raise the dead

Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got

We're one
But we're not the same
We hurt each other
Then we do it again

You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law

You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on

To what you got
When all you got is hurt
One love
One blood
One life

You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life

But we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other

One
One.


Mysterious Ways

 

Johnny take a walk
With your sister the moon
Let her pale light in
To fill up your room

You've been living underground
Eating from a can
You've been running away
From what you don't understand

She's slippy
Your're sliding down
She'll be there
When you hit the ground

It's alright...it's alright...it's alright

She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright...it's alright...it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways

Johnny take a dive
With your sister in the rain
Let her talk about the things

You can't explain
To touch is to heal
To hurt is to steal

If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel (...on your knees boy!)
She's the wave
She turns the tide
She sees the man inside the child

It's alright...it's alright...it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright...it's alright...it's alright

She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright...it's alright...it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright...it's alright...it's alright

Lift my days...light up my nights

One day you'll look back
And you'll see
Where
You were held how
By this love

While 
You could stand
There

And not move on this moment
Follow this feeling

It's alright...it's alright...it's alright

She moves in mysterious ways

It's alright...it's alright...it's alright
We move through miracle days

Spirit moves in mysterious ways

She woves with it
She woves with it

Lift my days and light up my nights


Dancing Barefoot


She is benediction
She is addicted to he
She is the root connection and
She is connecting with me

Here I go and I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
Could it be he's taking over me
I'm dancing barefoot
Headed for a spin
Some strange music drags me in
It makes me come up like some heroine

She is sublimation
She is the essence of thee
She is concentrating on
He who is chosen by she

Here I go when I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
Could it be he's taking over me
I'm dancing barefoot
Headed for a spin
Some strange strange music drags me in
It makes me come up like some heroine

She is recreation
She intoxicated by thee
She has the slow sensation that
He is levitating with she

Here I go when I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
'Til I lose my sense of gravity
I'm dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music drives me on

Makes me come up like some heroine

O God I feel for you
O God I feel for you
O God I feel for you
O God I feel for you


Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

You don't know how you took it
You just know what you've got
Oh Lord you've been stealing
From the thieves and you got caught

In the headlights of a stretch car
You're a star
Dressing like your sister
Living like a tart
They don't know what you're doing
Babe it must be art

You're a headache
In a suitcase
You're a star
Don't be shy
You don't have to go blind

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

You don't know how you got here
You just know you want out
Believing in yourself
Almost as much as you doubt

You're a big smash
You wear it like a rash

Star

Oh Don't be shy
It's a crime to cry

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

They want you to be Jesus
To go down on one knee
But they want their money back
If you're alive at 33

And you're turning tricks
With your crucifix
You're a star
Oh child

Oh 'cause you've no ties
You don't have to deny it

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me


Elevation

high higher than the sun
you shoot me from a gun
i need you to elevate me here

a corner of your lips
is the orbit of your hips
eclipse
you elevate my soul

i've got no self control
been living like a mole now
going down excavation
higher now in the sky
you make me feel like i can fly
so high
elevation


strung out like a guitar
maybe you can educate my mind
explain all these controls
can't sing but i've got soul
the goal is elevation

a mole
digging in a hole
digging up my soul now
going down excavation

higher now
in the sky
you make me feel like i can fly
so high
elevation