U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics for U2 B-sides from Q - Z

Salomé

Baby please - baby please don't go
I got lies to feed
They want skin and seed
Now don't make me crawl

Please - baby don't bite your lip
Give you half what I got
If you untie the knot
It's a promise

Salomé - Salomé
Shake it, shake it, shake it, Salomé
Shake it, shake it, shake it, Salomé
Salomé - shake it, shake it, shake it, Salomé

Baby please - baby what's that tune?
Well I heard it before
When I crawled from your door
And my blood turned blue

Please - baby please slow down
Baby I feel sick
Don't make me stick to my promise

Salomé [etc repeated]

Baby please - baby don't say no
Won't you dance for me
Under the cherry tree
Won't you swing down low?

Please - baby please say yes
Baby don't go away
You're spilling me
And your precious love

Salomé [etc repeated]

Satellite Of Love

Written by Lou Reed

Satellite's gone, up to the sky
Things like that drive me out of my mind
I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Oh, satellite of love
Ah, satellite of love
Ooh, satellite of love
Satellite

Satellite's gone, way up to Mars
Soon it will be filled with parking cars
I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Ooh, ah, satellite of love
Ah, satellite of love
Satellite of love
Satellite

I've been told that you've been bold
With Harry, Mark, and John
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Harry, Mark, and John

Satellite's gone, up to the sky
Things like that drive me out of my mind
I watched it for a little while
I love to watch things on TV

Ooh, satellite of love
Ah, satellite of love
Ooh, satellite of love
Satellite of ...

Satellite - satellite
Satellite - satellite --

Slow Dancing

My love is cruel as the night
She steals the sun - shuts out the light
All of my colours, they turn to blue
Win or lose

She does it slow dancing
Slo-ow dancing
She does it slo-o-ow dancing
All night long

Scarlet eyes and a see-through heart
She saw me coming right from the start
She picked me up, but had me down on my knees
Just a-begging her, begging her please

Take me slow dancing
Slo-ow dancing
She took me slo-o-ow dancing
All night long

And I don't know why a man
Search for himself in his lover's eyes
No, I don't know why a man
Sees the truth, but needs the lies

My love is restless as the wind
She moves like a shadow across my skin
She left with my conscience, I don't want it back
It just gets in the way

If you wanna go slow dancing
Slo-ow dancing
She took me slo-o-ow dancing
All night long

Slow dancing
Slo-ow dancing
Slo-o-ow

Spanish Eyes

Hey, hey, hey, baby hang on
Hey, hey, hey, baby hang on
Empty heart - beat tight as a drum
Empty love - she'd shine like a song
Hey, hey, hey, baby hang on

Our love shines like rain
In those Spanish eyes - Spanish eyes

Hey, hey, hey, here she comes
She comes in colours
You know she gonna turn the daylight on
'Cause I love the way you talk to me
And I love the way you walk on me
And I need you more than you need me

Our love shines like rain
In those Spanish eyes - Spanish eyes

I'll cross the world for green and gold
But it's those Spanish eyes
That get me home - home again

Hey, hey, hey, baby hang on
Hey, hey, hey, you know that the night is young
Dazzled by lights that shine in your eyes
I'm standing in the shadows and wait for the night
Forever in fever, forever in heat
You pick me up to put me out on the street

Hey, hey, hey, baby hang on, hang on
Hey, hey, hey, baby hang on, hang on
'Cause I love the way you talk to me
And I love the way you're mean to me
And I need you

Summer Rain

When you stop seeing beauty, you start growing old
The lines on your face are a map to your soul
When you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit
You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it

I lost myself in the summer rain - I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain
In the summer rain

Tequila and orange - Jamaica and rum
At the Morella - honey on my tongue
In a small boat on a generous sea
Let me be your enemy
Tiny hand with a grip on the world
Holding our breath now - diving for pearls

I lost myself in the summer rain - I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain

Just as you find me, always I will be
A little bit too free with myself
Just as you find me, always I will be
A little bit too free with myself

I lost myself in the summer rain - I lost myself
Now there's no-one else in the summer rain
Raining down - it's raining down - rain
Raining now - raining now

Just as you find me [etc repeated]

It's not why you're running - it's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming, but what you're gonna do
It's not where you're born - it's where you belong
It's not how weak, but what will make you strong

Touch

Thank you - don't mention it
I'm pleased to meet you
Don't think I'm very good at this
Let me show
I don't wanna know
I just wanna go

Falling - the world is by your side
Falling - did you find a place to hide
I just wanna know
I just wanna go

Touching you - touching you - touching you

She said: the twenty second floor
But I said: I can't think what it's for
I just wanna know
I don't wanna go

Touching you - touching you - touching you

Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)

I like to smile
But I like to most dance with you
I like good times
But I can't feel this without you
By my song
The heart is in my place
I sing this song
[scat singing]

If I could sigh
I'd tell the world I dance with you
I like the time
I like the feeling when
I feel you in my arms
I take you in my hand
I let you go
[scat singing]

Sing it - sing my, sing my song
We sing the same old song loud

Smile though your heart breaks in two
Touch me - when will I be with you?

I like good times
But I can feel it going wrong
You sing the same old song
Now I think it's time to get it right

Sing it out, sing out
Sing this same old song

If I could swim, I'd swim in circles
If I could drown, I'd, I'd drown with you
If I had enough of my life - I can't tell
If I had enough of you, I'd run away
[scat singing]

Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
You think I'm no good - well I know I've been bad
Took you to a place - now you can't get back
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Walked together down a dead end street
We were mixing the bitter with the sweet
Don't try to figure out what we mighta had
Just two shots of happy, one shot of sad

I'm just a singer - some say a sinner
Rolling the dice - not always a winner
You say I've been lucky - well, hell, I've made my own
Not part of the crowd, but not feeling alone

Under pressure, but not bent out of shape
Surrounded, we always found an escape
Drove me to drink but, hey, that's not all bad
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Guess I've been greedy all of my life
Greedy with my children, my lovers, my wife
Greedy for the good things as well as the bad
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Maybe it's just talk, saloon singing
The chairs are all stacked, the swinging's stopped swinging
You say I hurt you - you put the finger on yourself
Then after you did it, you came crying for my help

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
I'm not complaining - baby I'm glad
You call it a compromise - well, what's that?
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad

Unchained Melody

Written by Zaret and North

Oh, my love - oh, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long and lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea
Lonely rivers sigh: wait for me, wait for me
I'll be coming home - wait for me

Oh, my love - oh, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long and lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

I need your love
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me
God speed your love to me

Walk to the Water

She said it wasn't cold - she left her coat at home that day
She wore canvas shoes - white canvas shoes
Around her neck she wore a silver necklace
It was given to me by my father, she said
It was given to me

She took the back way home
Passed the lights and the Summerhill
Turned left onto the North Strand
And on, and towards the sea

He said he was an artist, but he really painted billboards
In large capital letters - large capital letters
He was telling jokes
Nobody else would listen to him

I saw you that day - your lips were cherry red
Your legs were crossed - your arms wide open
Your hair was coloured gold, and like a field of corn
You were blown by the wind
You were blown by the wind

Walk, walk, walk to the water
Walk with me a while
Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
Walk me in the light

A room in the Royal Hotel - sea facing views
A man with a suitcase full of things he doesn't need
I'm looking through your window
I'm walking through your doorway
I'm on the outside - let me in
Let me love you
Let me love you
Let me

Walk, walk, walk to the water
Walk with me - yeah
Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
Walk with me again

Where Did It All Go Wrong

Did you get it - did you need it?
Is it really what you wanted?
Was it good in the sun?
Did you really have your fun?

Did you crack it - did you grab it?
Did you reel it like a rabbit?
Did you rock - did you roll?
Did you bring this record home?

And how did you do?
And did your soul sing this song?
Where did it all go wrong?
Where did it all go wrong?

Did you grab it - did you need it?
Is it really what you wanted?
Did you run in the sun?
Did you really take a walk?

Did you catch it - did you grab it?
Did you gun it like a rabbit?
Did you rock - did you roll?
Did you bring this message home?

And how do you do?
And when you sang it in the sun
And it's all coming through
Where did it all go wrong?

[scat singing]

Did you drown it - did you smooth it?
Did you smash it - did you roll it?
Did you clean it - clean it up?
Did you rub it - did you soap it?

Did you steal it - did you feel it?
Did you really, really need it?
Did you run in the sun?
When the weather's getting warm

When the world is at your feet
And when it's our time to say
It's all gone wrong
Where did it all go wrong?

[scat singing]

You lose your guy
You walk on by - you walk on by
You walk on by - you walk on by
Did you lose the guy?
Did you lose the guy? --

Lyric transcription by Chris Warren

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