U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics for U2 B sides from H - P

Hallelujah, Here She Comes

I see you dressed to kill
I know I can't wait until
Hallelujah, here she comes
I see you dressed in black
I guess I'm not coming back
Hallelujah, here she comes
Born and raised on the wrong side of town
You get so high that you can't come down

I see the road is rough
You know I'm not giving up
Hallelujah, here she comes
I know where the lady goes
I know she got a ring on her toes
Hallelujah, here she comes
Born and raised on the wrong side of town
You get so high that you can't come down

I'm going higher, higher on love
Higher, higher on love
Higher, higher on love
Higher, higher on love

I'm gonna be there
When that light's gonna shine
I'm gonna be there
When her heart beats next to mine
I'm gonna be-e-e
Here she comes
Yeah, here she comes

I see you dressed to kill
I know I can't wait until
Hallelujah, here she comes
I see you dressed in black
I guess I'm not coming back
Hallelujah, here she comes
Born and raised in the wrong side of town
You get so high you can't come down

I'm gonna be there, high on love
Gonna get higher, high on love
Higher, higher, high on love
Higher, higher, high on love --

Hallelujah, here she comes
Here she comes - here she comes --

Happiness is a Warm Gun

Written by Lennon and McCartney

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun

She's not a girl who misses much
She's not a girl who misses much

Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun --

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun

[She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand]
[Like a lizard on a window pane - the man in the crowd]
[With the multicoloured mirrors on his hobnail boots]
[Lying with his eyes wide open]
[And the hands busy working overtime]
[A soap impression of his wife which he ate]
[And donated to the National Trust]
[Hey, I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down]
[Happiness is a warm gun]
[Happiness is a warm gun] --

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun

[I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down]
[I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down]
I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down
[To the bits that I left uptown]
Down to the bits that I left uptown
[I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down]
I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down
[Happiness is a warm gun]
[Happiness is a warm gun] --

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun --

Holy Joe

I - I'm a humble guy
No - really I try
You know it's hard sometimes

  - Guilty mix -
True - I'm hard working too
Working it up to get to see you
Shame, shame - make shampoo
  - Garage mix -
You - yeah, you're messed up too
My brother's gonna get through
Working my way to get to you

Come on, come on - come on, come on - be good to me
Come on, come on - come on, come on - be good to me
Here it comes - here it comes - Holy Joe

Please - don't make me say please
Champagne and ice cream
It's not what I want, it's what I need

  - Guilty mix only -
Precocious - just a little precocious
Expialidocious
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Devotion and a little appreciation
A little heavy rotation
Looks good on me

  - Guilty mix only -
You know it's not hard
If you think of a lot harder, oh yeah
Just wanted a moment
To last a little longer, oh yeah
Come on, come on [etc repeated]

[Having the best time of anybody's life]
[Closer than ever to everybody's wife]

Come on, come on [etc repeated]

J(ohnny) Swallo(w)

[scat singing]

Johnny Swallow
Stop watching - I take you by the hand

Carol's inside
Paul and me - we walk by

Walk in silence
I saw it was burning
Village on fire
One village on fire

Lady With The Spinning Head

Here she comes - lady luck again
Figure of eight - six and nine again
I - I - my lady with the spinning head

Whatever the deal, she won't let me down
Wherever I go, she's always hanging 'round
I - I - my lady with the spinning head

La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head
La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head

She's been gone, but I knew she'd be back
She's got the rent - she put me in the black
I - I - need the lady with the spinning head

  - original version -
Mean old man took away my car
Those credit guys have got the power
I'm on top when she's around
She's my ticket out of town
  - extended dance mix -
If I ever let go, she'd cure my blues
She's the one in Italian shoes
I'm on top when she's around
She's my ticket out of town

La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head
La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head

Luminous Times (Hold on to Love)

Hey - sister love
Hey - sister soul
Hey - oh, my love
You turn me around tonight
Hey - sister love
Save my soul - save my soul

Hold on to love
Hold on to love
Love won't let you go
Love won't let you go
Hold on to love
See the sunset in her song

Hey - sister love
Hey - seems so bright
She comes like carnival
She is the big wheel
She turned my head around
Turned my head around
She is the speedway
She is the slipstream
She is coming round

Hold on to love
Hold on to love
Love won't let you go
Hold on to love
Hold on to love
See the sunlight in her song
See the sunlight in her soul

She is the gunfire
She is the car crash
She is the avalanche
She is the thunder
She is the waves and
She pulls me under

I love you 'cause I need to
Not because I need you
I love you 'cause I understand
That God has given me your hand
He holds me in a tiny fist
And still I need your kiss

Hold on to love
Hold ...
See the sunlight in her song
See the sunlight in her soul

Mercy

I was drinking some wine
And it turned to blood
What's the use of religion
If you're any good?
I know I'm weedkiller honey
And you're sugar
If you're the prosecution
I'd get away with murder

If you were ice
I'm water
And with your telescope
I can see further
We're binary code
A one and a zero
You wanted violins
And you got Nero

You're gravity
Searching for the ground
You're silence
Searching for a sound
Your heart is aching
Your heart is my home
It's fascinating
I know I'll never be alone

When I'm ripping the stitches
You got two hands to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone else's love

Love hears when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again

If you're hunger
Baby let me feed it
If your heart is full
Baby let me bleed it
And happiness is for
Those who don't really need it
You love me
Too much
You always loved me
Too much

When I was ripping the stitches
You got two fists to rub
I'm digging the ditches
Of someone else's luck

Love hears when I lie
Love puts the blue back in my eye
Love is come again
I am gone again

Love's got to be with the weak
Only then love gets a chance to speak
Love will come again
I'll be gone again
Again

I, I can't escape myself
I heel, you toe
Fear nothing
I fear nothing
Fear

I can hear summer
Fear nothing
I can hear summer
Fear nothing
Oooooooh oooh

Love is come again
I am gone again
Love is the end of history
The end of me
Of misery
Love is come again
I am gone again

Love is justice
A charity
Love brings with it a clarity
Love is come again
I'm alive again
Alive

I am alive
Baby I'm born again
And again and again
And again and again
And again, again

Neon Lights

Written by Kraftwerk

Neon lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of lights

Neon lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of lights

Da, da da da da da da da da da da... (etc)

[Shut that fool up]
[Shut up]

Neon lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of lights

Neon lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of lights

Night and Day

Written by Cole Porter

Talk to me when the jungle shadows fall
Like the tick, tick, tock of the eye of the clock
That's standing up against the wall
Like the drip, drip, drip of the rain drops
When the summer shower's through
So a voice within me keeps revealing you - you

Night and day - you are the one
Only you beneath the moon and under the sun
Whether near to me or far
It's no matter, baby, where you are
I think of you - night and day

Day and night - why is it so?
That this longing for you follows wherever I go
In the roaring traffic boom
In the silence of my lonely room
I think of you - night and day

Night and day - under the hide of me
Such a hungry yearning, burning inside of me
This torment won't be through
Till you let me spend my life making love to you
Day and night - night and day

North and South of the River

Co-written with Christy Moore

I want to reach out over the lough
And feel your hand across the water
Walk with you along an unapproved road
Not looking over my shoulder
I want to see, and I want to hear
To understand your fears
But we're north and south of the river

I've been doing it wrong all of my life
This holy town has turned me over
A young man running when he didn't understand
The wind from the lough just get colder, colder
There was a badness that had its way
Love wasn't lost - love will have its day
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Can we stop playing this altar tune?
Darling, I don't have the answer
I want to meet you where you are
I don't need you to surrender
'Cause there's no feeling that's so alone
As when the one you're hurting is your own
North and south of the river
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Some high ground is not worth taking
Some connections are not worth making
This old church bell no longer ringing
Some old songs are not worth bringing
North - north and south of the river

Paint It Black

Written by Jagger and Richards

I see a red door and I want to paint it black
No colours anymore - I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love - both never to come back
I see them turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new-born baby, it just happens every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and I want it painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you.
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

Wanna see me paint it - paint it black - paint it black?
Wanna see me paint it - paint it black - paint it black?

Pop Muzik

Written by Robin Scott

New York, London, Paris, Munich
Everybody talk about pop muzik

Pop, pop, pop, pop muzik
Pop, pop, pop, pop muzik --

[scat singing]

Radio, video
Boogie with a suitcase
You're living in a disco
Forget about the rat race

Let's do the milkshake
Sell it like a hotcake
Try some - buy some
Fee fie foursome

Talk about pop muzik
Talk about pop muzik --

Dance to the PopMart
Top of the food chain
Listen to the countdown
They're playing our song again

If you wanna be a gunslinger
Don't be a rock singer
Eenie, meenie, minie, moe
Anyway you wanna go

Talk about pop muzik
Talk about pop muzik --

Pop, pop, pop, pop muzik
Pop, pop, pop, pop muzik --

Lyric transcription by Chris Warren

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