U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics to the U2 album Boy

I Will Follow

I will follow

I was on the outside
When you said, you said you needed me
I was looking at myself
I was blind - I could not see

A boy tries hard to be a man
His mother takes him by his hand
If he stops to think he starts to cry
Oh why?

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away - I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away - I will follow

I was on the inside
When they pulled the four walls down
I was looking through the window
I was lost - I am found

Walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away - I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away - I will follow

Your eyes make a circle
I see you when I go in there
Your eyes, your eyes
Your eyes, your eyes

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away - I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away - I will follow
I will follow

Twilight

I look into his eyes
They're closed but I see something
A teacher told me why
I laugh when old men cry

My body grows and grows
It frightens me you know
The old man tried to walk me home
I thought he should have known

Twilight
Twilight - lost my way
Twilight - can't find my way

In the shadow boy meets man
In the shadow boy meets man

I'm running in the rain
I'm caught in a late night play
It's all - it's everything
I'm soaking through the skin

Twilight - darkened day
Twilight - lost my way
Twilight
Twilight - can't find my way
Can't find your way
Can't find my way
Can't find your way

Twilight - darkened day
Twilight - lost my way
Twilight - night and day
Twilight - can't find my way

In the shadow boy meets man
In the shadow boy meets man

An Cat Dubh

Say goodnight
She waits for me to put out the light
When I'm still
She waits to break my will
O-o-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
O-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
Yes, if I know the truth about you
She-cat

And in the daylight
A blackbird makes a violent sight
And when she is done
She sleeps beside the one
O-o-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
O-o-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
Yes, if I know the truth about you
She-cat

O-o-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
O-o-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
O-o-o-oh, o-o-oh
Yes, if I know the truth about you
She-cat

Into The Heart

Into the heart of a child
I stay awhile - I can go back

Into the heart of a child
I can smile - I can go there

Into the heart
Into the heart of a child
I can go back - I can stay awhile

Into the heart

Out Of Control

Monday morning - eighteen years are dawning
I say how long? you say how long?
It was one dull morning
Woke the world with bawling
I was so sad - it was so bad

I once used to feel it was out of control
I had the opinion it was out of control

Boys and girls go to school, and girls
They make children - not like this one

I once used to feel it was out of control
I had the opinion it was out of control

I once used to feel it was out of control
I had the opinion it was out of control

Out of control - out of control --

I fought fate - there's blood on the garden gate
The man said: childhood - it's in his childhood
One day I'll die
The choice will not be mine
Will it be too late? you can't fight it

I once used to feel it was out of control
I had the opinion it was out of control

Stories For Boys

There's a place I go and I am far away
There's a TV show and I can grow
Sometimes the hero takes me
Sometimes I don't let go
Hello, hello

There's a picture book with coloured photographs
There's a comic strip that makes me laugh
Sometimes the lady takes me
Sometimes I don't let go
Hello, hello

Stories for boys - stories for boys
Stories for boys - stories for boys

There's a place I go and it's a part of me
There's a radio and I will crawl
Sometimes the hero takes me
Sometimes I won't let go
Hello, hello

Stories for boys - stories for boys
Stories for boys - stories for boys

The Ocean

A picture in grey - Dorian Gray
Just me by the sea
And I felt like a star
I felt the world could go far
If they listened to what I said

Washes my feet
Washes my feet
Splashes the sole of my shoes

A Day Without Me

I'm starting a landslide in my ego
Look from the outside to the world I left behind
I'm dreaming - you're awake
If I were sleeping, what's at stake?
A day without me

Whatever feelings I keep feeling
What are the feelings you left behind?

Today's a day without me

I started a landslide in my ego
Look from the outside to the world I left behind
In the world I left behind
Wipe your eyes and then let go
To the world I left behind
Shed a tear and then let go

Another Time, Another Place

Bright morning lights
Wipe the sleep from another day's eyes
Turn away from the wall and there's nothing at all
Being naked and afraid
In the open space of my bed
I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
We lie on a cloud - we lie

Just as I am
I awoke with a tear on my tongue
I awoke with a feeling of never before
In my sleep I discover the one
But she ran with the morning sun
I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
We lie on a cloud - we lie

Another time, another place - we lie
Another child has lost the race - we lie
Another time, another place - we lie
Your time - your price

We lie - another time, another place
We lie - another child has lost the race
[several words in a foreign language]
We lie - another time, another place
Your time - your price

The Electric Co

Boy, stupid boy
Don't sit at the table until you're able to
Toy, broken toy
Shout and shout - you're inside out
If you don't know - Electric Co
If you don't know - Electric Co

Red, running red
Play for real - talk and feel
Hole in your head
You won't shout - you're spoon-fed

If you don't know - Electric Co
If you don't know - Electric Co
If you don't know - Electric Co
If you don't know - Electric Co

Shadows and Tall Trees

Back to the cold restless streets at night
I talk to myself about tomorrow night
Walls of white protest - a gravestone in name
Who is it now? it's always the same

Who is it now? who calls me inside?
Are the leaves on the trees just living disguise?
I walk street rain tragi-comedy
I'll walk home again to the street melody

But I know, oh no
But I know, oh no
But I know

Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees

Life through a window - discoloured pain
Mrs brown's washing is always the same
I walk street rain tragi-comedy
I'll walk home again to the street melody

But I know, oh no
But I know, oh no
But I know

Do you feel in me anything redeeming?
Any worthwhile feeling?
Is life like a tightrope hanging from the ceiling?

But I know, oh no
But I know, oh no
But I know

Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadow, shadow, shadow

Lyric transcription by Chris Warren

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