U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics for U2 B-sides from A - G

Always

Here today and gone tomorrow
Crack the bone - get to the marrow
To be the bee and the 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
And don't look in the obvious place
The soul needs beauty for a soul mate

Get down off your holy cloud - always
God will not deal with the proud - always
If you dream then dream out loud - always
Eternally yours - always

I want you - I want you - I want you
Touching the other side
I wanted to be in love
I wanted to come

You say can you know yourself - always
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
Turn each song into a prayer - always
Now and forever - for always
For always - always

Are You Gonna Wait For Ever?

All the obstacles in my way now
Are disappearing every day now
I'm getting closer
We're getting closer to home
It won't be long until the summer comes

Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?

Getting out from under my bed now
I'm going to say the things I should have said now
Getting closer
Getting closer to what's true
Gonna find myself in you

Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?

There's no one there behind their eyes
They're in the business - beautiful lies
We'll keep the promise
'Cause we don't know how to break it
The furniture you can rearrange
Don't trade your dreams for some small change
Guard the flame or better - leave it naked

Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Are you gonna wait forever?
Huh
Are you gonna wait forever?
How, how, how long?
Or is it now, now, now?
Or is it now?

A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel

From where I stand
I can see through 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 mystery train
A primitive love
A room at the Heart, the Heartbreak Hotel
A room at the Heartbreak, 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 honey
Turning tricks, you're on the street
Selling your kisses so bitter sweet

A primitive love
And a ride on the mystery train
A primitive love
A room at the Heart, the Heartbreak Hotel

Bass Trap

(Instrumental)

Big Girls Are Best

Oh, oh, oh - oh, oh, oh - baby

As long as the night is coloured 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 - seventeen-o-two
She's cocoa butter - baby, she's the glue
She's got the baby at her breast
She knows big girls are best

Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma --

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

Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma --

She's elliptical - is she political?
Oh, so spiritual - not superficial
Yeah, she's tropical - yes, she's illogical
Those little girls are a pest
Big girls are best

Oh, oh, oh - oh, oh, oh - baby

As long as the night is coloured 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 girls

Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma --

Boomerang

(Instrumental)

Boomerang II

Soul wind blow - soul wind blow
Under her skin I hear her laughing
Under her love there is no pain
Under her hand I hear her breathing
Under her eyes I feel so low
Soul wind blow - soul wind blow
Soul wind blow - soul wind blow
Under her roof I feel happy
Under her breath I hear her love
Under her roof I feel happy
Under her eyes I disappear
Soul wind blow - soul wind blow
Soul wind blow - soul wind blo-ow

Under her hand I'm feeling proud
Dancing away
Throw me away - throw 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 - soul wind blow
Under her skin I feel her loving
Under her sigh there is no fear
Under her hands there is no hurry
Under her eyes I disappear
Soul wind blow - soul wind blow
Soul wind blow - soul wind blow
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
Under her hands someday - throw me away
Fade me away - throw me away
In the drift we come - in the drift we go
In the drift we come - in the drift we go --

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
Finding out the things that I've been missing out
Finding all the things - I lose my mind
Sometimes fall behind

You and I
We live 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 I scream

Boy-girl - boy-girl
When a boy meets a girl - boy-girl

We go out
A picture or a disco or around, about
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 hand
Stand back - leave me - come in

Up and down and all around
You will sideways to the ground

Boy-girl - boy-girl
When a boy meets a girl --

Can't Help Falling In Love

Written by Peretti, Creatore, and Weiss.

Falling in love
Falling in love
Falling in love

Wise men say: only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay? would it be a sin?
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows to the sea
So it goes - some things were meant to be

Take my hand - take my whole life through
But I can't help falling in love with you
I can't help falling in love with you

Falling in love
Falling in love
Falling in love
Falling in love

River flows - a river flows

Falling in love
I can't help falling in love with you
No, I can't help falling in love with you

Dancing Barefoot

Written by Smith and Kral

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 and I don't know why
I spin so ceaselessly
Could it be he's taking over me

I'm dancing barefoot [etc repeated]

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
Till I lose my sense of gravity

I'm dancing barefoot [etc repeated]

Deep in the Heart

Angel, everything's gonna be all right
Angel, everything's gonna work out tonight
Thirteen years old - sweet as a 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
Window sealed to shut out the light
Green as the leaves
And the cure of the meadow stain
Do your work - it'll work out right

Deep in the heart [etc repeated]

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 door is closed behind me now
The windows sealed - they shut out the light
Green as the leaves
And the cure of the meadow stain
I do my work and you'll work out right

Deep in the heart [etc repeated]

Everlasting Love

Written by Gayden & Cason

Hearts gone astray - keeping her when they go
I went away just when you needed me so
You won't regret - I'll come back begging you
Don't you forget welcome love we once knew

Open up your eyes - then you'll realise
Here I stand with my everlasting love
Need you by my side - come and be my bride
You'll never be denied everlasting love
From the very start - open up your heart
Feel the love you've got - everlasting love

This love will last forever
This love will last forever

Hearts gone astray [etc repeated]

Where life's river flows, no-one really knows
Till someone's there to show the way to lasting love
Like the sun it shines - endlessly it shines
You always will be mine - eternal love
Whenever love went wrong - ours would still be strong
We'd have our own everlasting love

This love will last forever
This love will last forever

Open up your eyes [etc repeated]

Everlasting love - everlasting love
Everlasting love - everlasting love

Fortunate Son

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Yeah, the red, white and blue
When the band plays Hail To The Chief
Yeah, they'll point the cannon at you

It ain't me, it ain't me - I'm no millionaire's son
It ain't me, it ain't me - I'm no fortunate one

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Well, they help themselves, yeah
When the taxman comes to the door
House looks a like a rummage sale

It ain't me, it ain't me [etc repeated]

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Yeah, when they send you down to war
Well, when you ask them how much you should give
Yeah, it's always more, more, more

It ain't me, it ain't me - I ain't no senator's son
It ain't me, it ain't me - I'm no fortunate one

It ain't me, it ain't me - I ain't no military son
It ain't me, it ain't me - I ain't no fortunate son

Lyric transcription by Chris Warren

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