U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics to the U2 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Vertigo

Unos, dos, tres, catorce
(Turn it up there, captain)

Lights go down, it's dark
The jungle is your head
Can't rule your heart
A feeling so much stronger
Than a thought
Your eyes are wide
And though your soul
It can't be bought
Your mind can wander

Hello, hello (Hola)
I'm at a place called Vertigo (Donde esta?)
It's everything I wish I didn't know
Except you give me something
I can feel, feel

The night is full of holes
There's bullets ripping sky
Of ink with gold
They twinkle as the boys
Play rock and roll
They know that they can't dance
At least they know
I can't stand the beats
I'm asking for the check
The girl with crimson nails
Has Jesus around her neck
Swinging to the music
Swinging to the music

Oooooooh, oooooooh, ooooooh
Hello, hello (Hola)
I'm at a place called Vertigo (Donde esta?)
It's everything I wish I didn't know
But you give me something
I can feel, feel

(Check it..shots fall...she'll make it)

All this, all of this can be yours
All of this, all of this can be yours
All this, all of this can be yours
Just give me what I want
And no one gets hurt

Hello, hello (Hola)
We're at a place called Vertigo (Donde esta?)
Lights go down, and all I know
Is that you give me something
I can feel your love teaching me how
Your love is teaching me how
How to kneel, kneel

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Miracle Drug

I wanna trip inside your head
Spend the day there
To hear the things you haven't said
And see what you might see
I wanna hear you when you call
Do you feel anything at all
I wanna see your thoughts take shape and work right out

Freedom has a scent like the top of a newborn baby's head
The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've seen enough I'm not giving up
On a miracle drug

Science and the human heart
There is no limit
There is no failure here sweetheart
Just when you quit
I am you and you are mine
Love makes no sense of space and time
We'll disappear
Love and logic keep us clear
Reason is on our side Love...oh oh oh

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
I'd give it up
Yeah I'd give it up
For a miracle
A miracle drug
A miracle drug
Yeah yeah oh oh yeah oh
Yeah oh oh yeah oh

I need your help tonight

Beneath the noise
Below the din
I hear your voice
It's whispering
In science and in medicine
I was a stranger you took me in

The songs are in your eyes
I see them when you smile
I've had enough of romantic love
Yeah I'd give it up
Yeah I'd give it up
For a miracle
Miracle drug
Miracle, miracle drug

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

Tough
You think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone you're hard enough
You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches for you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone
And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I, that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need, I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone
And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

She says it
I know that we donít talk
Iím sick of it all
Can you hear me when I am singing?
You're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera's in me
Hey now
I've got to let you know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that's so hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Sometimes you can't make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

Love And Peace Or Else

Lay down, lay down
Lay a sweet lovely on the ground
Lay your love on the track
We're gonna break the monster's back
Ahhahhhhahhh
Eh eh

Lay down your treasure
Lay it down now brother
You don't have time before a jealous lover
As you enter this life
I pray you depart
With a wrinkled face and a brand new heart
I don't know if I can take it
I'm not easy on my knees
It's my heart that you're breaking
We need some release, release, release, release
We need love and peace

Love, love and peace

Lay it down
Lay down your guns
All you daughters of Zion
All your Abraham's sons
I don't know if I can take it
I'm not easy on my knees
It's my heart that you're breaking
We need some release, release, release
We need love and peace
Love and peace
Uh huh

Baby donít fight
We can talk this thing through
Itís not a big problem
Itís just me and you
You can call or Iíll phone
The TV is still on
But the sound is turned down
And the troops on the ground
Are about to dig in
I wonder where is the love?
Where is the love?
Love and peace

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

City Of Blinding Lights

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then, than I do now

Neon heart, dayglo eyes
City lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Ooh oo oo ooh oo oo oo
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Don't look before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises
The camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Ooh oo oo ooh oo oo oo
Ooh oo oo ooh oo oo oo
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time, time, time, time
Time, won't leave me as I am
Time, wonít take the boy out of this man

Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
Oh you look so beautiful tonight
In the city of blinding lights

The more you know the less you feel
Some pray for, others steal
Blessings not just for the ones who kneel
Luckily

All Because Of You

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else about the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
It left me no illusion

I saw you in the curve of the moon
In the shadow cast across my room
You heard me in my tune
When I just heard confusion

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am
I am
I am

I like the sound of my own voice
I never gave anyone else the choice
An intellectual tortoise
Racing with your bullet train

Some people get squashed crossing the tracks
Some people got high rises on their backs
I'm not broke but you can see the cracks
You can make me perfect again

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am
I am
Ho-ooh ho-ooh ho-ooh
I am
I am
I

I'm alive, I'm being born
I just arrived, I'm at the door
Of the place I started out from
And I want back inside

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am

A Man And A Woman

Little sister
Don't you worry 'bout a thing today
Took the heat from the sun
And little sister
I know that everything is not ok
But you're like honey on my tongue
True love never can be rent
But only true love can keep beauty innocent

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance between a man and a woman

No I could never take a chance
Coz I could never understand
The mysterious distance between a man and a woman

You can run from love
And if it's really love it'll find you
Catch you by the heel
But you can't be numb for love
The only pain is to feel nothing at all
How could I hurt when I'm holding you?

And I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance between a man and a woman

And you're the one, there's no one else
And it makes me want to lose myself
In the mysterious distance between a man and a woman

Brown eyed girl across the street
On Rue Saint Divine
I thought this is the one for me
But she was already mine
You were already mine

Little sister
I've been sleeping in the street again
Like a stray dog
And little sister
I've been trying to feel complete again
But you're gone and so is God

Soul needs beauty for a soul mate
And the soul wants, the soul waits

And I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance between a man and a woman

For love and faith and sex and fear
And all the things that keep us here
In the mysterious distance between a man and a woman
You'll see
You'll see
How can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Crumbs From Your Table

From the brightest star
Comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer
Why did you offer your soul?
I was there for you baby
When you needed my help
Would you deny for others
What you demand for yourself?
Cool down mama cool off
Cool down mama cooling off

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

You were pretty as a picture
It was all there to see
In your face caught up with your psychology
With a mouth full of teeth
You ate all your friends
And you broke every heart
Thinking every heart mends

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

And you speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table

One Step Closer

I'm round the corner from anything that's real
And I crossed the road from hope
I'm under the bridge and riptide's taking
Everything I call my own

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing

I'm on an island in a busy intersection
I can't go forward
And I can't turn back
Can't see the future
It's getting away from me
I just watch the tail-lights glowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
Knowing, knowing

I'm hanging out to dry with my old clothes
Finger still red with the prick of an old rose
Well the heart that hurts is a heart that beats
Can you hear the drummer slowing?

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
To knowing

One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
One step closer to knowing
To knowing
To knowing

Original Of The Species

Baby slow down
The end is not as fun as the start
Please stay a child somewhere in your heart
I give everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind
And you feel like no one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel 'cause I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that you're not
Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it

Some things you shouldn't get too good at
Like smiling, crying and celebrity
Some people got way too much confidence baby, baby
I give everything you want
Except the thing that you want
You are the first one of your kind
And you feel like no one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel 'cause I want you some more
I want the lot of what you got
And I want nothing that you're not
Everywhere you go you shout it
And you don't have to be shy about it
No oh no

De-dit, de-dit, de-dit etc
Should I come on?
Show you so?
You've been keeping your love under control
Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it
Everywhere you go you shout about it
Oh my my

And you feel like no one before
You steal right under my door
I kneel 'cause I want you some more
And I want you some more
I want you some more
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

Yahweh

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes and make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt and make it clean (clean)
Take this soul stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul and make it sing (sing)

Yahweh
Yahweh
Always pain before the child is born
Yahweh
Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist
Take this mouth
So quick to criticise
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

Yahweh
Yahweh
Always pain before the child is born
Yahweh
Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn
Still waiting for the dawn

Sun is coming up
Sun is coming up on the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
This love is like a drop in the ocean
Ohhhhhhh
Yahweh
Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh
Tell me now
Why the dark before the dawn?

Ohh ohh ohh ohhh ohhhhh
Ohh ohh ohh ohhh ohhhhh

Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
For no man can own
No man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it break

Fast Cars


(UK and Japanese versions)

My cell is ringing
No ID
I need to know whoís calling

My gardenís overgrown
I go out on my belly crawling
I got CCTV, pornography, CNBC
I got the nightly news
To get to know the enemy

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your face in a locket
Picture in my pocket
I take a pill to stop it

I know these fast cars
Will do me no good

Iím going nowhere
Where I am it is a lot of fun
Theyíre in the desert to dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch them channel hop
Check the stocks
Iím in detox
I want the lot of what youíve got
If what youíve got can make this stop

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to be right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it

I know these fast cars
Will do me no good

Donít you worry about your mind
Donít you worry about your mind
Donít you worry about your mind
Donít you worry about your mind

You should worry about the day
That the pain it goes away
You know I miss mine sometimes There is no fiction
That will truly fit the situation
Iím documenting every detail
Every conversation
Iím not used to talking to somebody in their body
Look, thereís somebody in a body, somebody in a body

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