U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics to the U2 album No Line on the Horizon

No Line On The Horizon

I know a girl whoís like a sea
I watch her changing every day for me
Oh yeah, oh

One day sheís still, the next she swells
You can hear the universe in her sea shells

Oh yeah, oh

No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

I know a girl with a hole in her heart
She said infinityís a great place to start
Oh

Time is irrelevant, itís not linear
Then she put her tongue in my ear

Oh, oh

No, no line on the horizon
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

The songs in your head are now on my mind
You put me on pause
I try to rewind, love, and replay

Every night I have the same dream
Iím hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Oh yeah
Oh

Iím a traffic cop, Rue du Marais
The sirens are wailing
But itís me that wants to get away
Oh

No line on the horizon
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon
No, no line

Magnificent

Magnificent
Magnificent

I was born
I was born to be with you
In this space and time
After that and ever after I haven't had a clue
Only to break rhyme
This foolishness can leave a heart black and blue

Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar

I was born
I was born to sing for you
I didnít have a choice but to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
From the womb my first cry, it was a joyful noiseÖ

Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love can heal such a scar

Justified till we die, you and I will magnify
The Magnificent
Magnificent

Only love, only love can leave such a mark
But only love, only love unites our hearts

Justified till we die, you and I will magnify
The Magnificent
Magnificent
Magnificent

Moment Of Surrender

I tied myself with wire
To let the horses roam free
Playing with the fire
Until the fire played with me

The stone was semi-precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too smart to be
In the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day

We set ourselves on fire
Oh God, do not deny her
Itís not if I believe in love
If love believes in me
Oh, believe in me

At the moment of surrender
I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

Iíve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My bodyís now a begging bowl
Thatís begging to get back, begging to get back
To my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control

I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine
I could see in the reflection
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down ítil the train would stop

At the moment of surrender
Of vision of over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

Unknown Caller

Sunshine, sunshine
Sunshine, sunshine

Oh, ohhh
Oh, ohhh

I was lost between the midnight and the dawning
In a place of no consequence or company
3:33 when the numbers fell off the clock face
Speed dialling with no signal at all

Go, shout it out, rise up
Oh, ohhh
Escape yourself, and gravity
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, ohhh
Force quit and move to trash

I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe where I wanted to be
I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me

Restart and reboot yourself
Youíre free to go
Oh, ohhh
Shout for joy if you get the chance
Password, you, enter here, right now

Oh, ohhh
You know your name so punch it in
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, ohhh
Then donít move or say a thing

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Sheís a rainbow and she loves the peaceful life
Knows Iíll go crazy if I donít go crazy tonight
Thereís a part of me in the chaos thatís quiet
And thereís a part of you that wants me to riot

Everybody needs to cry or needs to spit
Every sweet tooth needs just a little hit
Every beauty needs to go out with an idiot
How can you stand next to the truth and not see it
Oh, a change of heart comes slow

Itís not a hill, itís a mountain
As you start out the climb
Do you believe me or are you doubting
Weíre gonna make it all the way to the light
But I know Iíll go crazy if I donít go crazy tonight

Every generation gets a chance to change the world
Pity the nation that wonít listen to your boys and girls
ĎCos the sweetest melody is the one we havenít heard
Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear
The right to appear ridiculous is something I hold dear
Oh, but a change of heart comes slow

Itís not a hill, itís a mountain
As you start out the climb
Listen for me, Iíll be shouting
Weíre gonna make it all the way to the light
But you now Iíll go crazy if I donít go crazy tonight

Baby, baby, baby
I know Iím not alone
Baby, baby, baby
I know Iím not alone

Oh oh oh

Itís not a hill, itís a mountain
As we start out the climb
Listen for me, Iíll be shouting
Shouting to the darkness
Squeeze out sparks of light

You know weíre gonna go crazy
You know weíll go crazy
You know weíll go crazy if we donít go crazy tonight

Oh, slowly now
Oh, be slow

Get on Your Boots

The future needs a big kiss
Winds blows with a twist
Never seen a moon like this
Can you see it too?

Night is falling everywhere
Rockets at the fun fair
Satan loves a bomb scare
But he won't scare you

Hey, sexy boots
Get on your boots, yeah

You free me from the dark dream
Candy floss ice cream
All our kids are screaming
But the ghosts aren't real

Here's where we gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity
If joy is real

You don't know how beautiful
You don't know how beautiful you are
You don't know, and you don't get it, do you?
You don't know how beautiful you are

That's someone's stuff they're blowing up
We're into growing up
Women of the future
Hold the big revelations

I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don't want to talk about wars between nations

Not right now

Hey sexy boots...
Get on your boots, yeah
Not right now
Bossy boots

You don't know how beautiful
You don't know how beautiful you are
You don't know, and you don't get it, do you?
You don't know how beautiful you are

Hey sexy boots
I don't want to talk about the wars between the nations
Sexy boots, yeah

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Meet me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, now
God, I'm going down
I don't wanna drown now
Meet me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Meet me in the sound

Get on your boots
Get on your boots
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey

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

Stand Up Comedy

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

I got to stand up and take a step
You and I have been asleep for hours
I got to stand up
The wire is stretched in between our two towers
Stand up in this dizzy world
Where a lovesick eye can steal the view
Iím gonna fall down if I canít stand up
For your love

Love love love love love

Stand up, this is comedy
The DNA lottery may have left you smart
But can you stand up to beauty, dictator of the heart
I can stand up for hope, faith, love
But while Iím getting over certainty
Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady

Out from under your beds
Címon ye people
Stand up for your love

Love love love love love

I gotta stand up to ego but my egoís not really the enemy
Itís like a small child crossing an eight lane highway
On a voyage of discovery

Stand up to rock stars, Napolean is in high heels
Josephine, be careful of small men with big ideas

Out from under your beds
Címon ye people
Stand up for your love

Love love love love love

God is love
And love is evolutionís very best day

Soul rockiní people moving on
Soul rockiní people on and on
Címon ye people
Weíre made of stars
Címon ye people
Stand up then sit down for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

Being Born

Six oíclock
On the autoroute
Burning rubber, burning chrome
Bay of Cadiz and ferry home
Atlantic sea cut glass
African sun at last

Lights flash past
Like memories
A speeding head, a speeding heart
Iím being born, a bleeding start
The engines roar, blood curling wail
Head first then foot
Then heart sets sail

White As Snow

Where I came from there were no hills at all
The land was flat, the highways straight and wide
My brother and I would drive for hours
Like years instead of days
Our faces as pale as the dirty snow

Once I knew there was a love divine
Then came a time I thought it knew me not
Who can forgive forgiveness when forgiveness is not
Only the land the white as snow

And the water it was icy
As it washed over me
And the moon shined on me

Now this dry ground bears no fruit at all
Only part is left under a crescent moon
The road refuses strangers, the land the seeds we sow
Where might we find the land as white as snow

As boys we would go hunting in the woods
To sleep ????
Our walls are every passing stranger
Every face we cannot know
If only a heart could be as white as snow
If only a heart could be as white as snow

Breathe

16th of June, nine-oh-five, door bell rings
Man at the door says if I want to stay alive a bit longer
Thereís a few things I need you to know
Three

Coming from a long line of
Traveling sales people on my motherís side
I wasnít gonna buy just anyoneís cockatoo
So why would I invite a complete stranger into my home
Would you

These days are better than that
These days are better than that

Every day I die again, and again Iím reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you canít defeat
Neither down nor out
Thereís nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now

16th of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And Iím coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says youíre fine, or dying
Please
Nine-oh-nine, St. John Divine on the line, my pulse is fine
But Iím running down the road like loose electricity
While the band in my head plays a striptease

The roar that lies on the other side of silence
The forest fire that is fear so deny it

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
The people we meet
Will not be drowned out
Thereís nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now
Yeah, yeah

We are people borne of sound
The songs are in our eyes
Gonna wear them like a crown

Walk out, into the sunburst street
Sing your heart out, sing my heart out
Iíve found grace inside a sound
I found grace, itís all that I found
And I can breathe
Breathe now

Cedars Of Lebanon

Yesterday I spent asleep
Woke up in my clothes in a dirty heap
Spent the night trying to make a deadline
Squeezing complicated lives into a simple headline

I have your face here in an old Polaroid
Tidying the childrenís clothes and toys
Youíre smiling back at me, I took the photo from the fridge
Canít remember what then we did

I havenít been with a woman, it feels like for years
Thought of you the whole time, your salty tears
This shitty world sometimes produces a rose
The scent of it lingers and then it just goes

Return the call to home

The worst of us are a long drawn out confession
The best of us are geniuses of compression
You say youíre not going to leave the truth alone
Iím here Ďcos I donít want to go home

Child drinking dirty water from the river bank
Soldier brings oranges he got out from a tank
Iím waiting on the waiter, heís taking a while to come
Watching the sun go down on Lebanon

Return the call to home

Now Iíve got a head like a lit cigarette
Unholy clouds reflecting in a minaret
Youíre so high above me, higher than everyone
Where are you in the Cedars of Lebanon?

Choose your enemies carefully Ďcos they will define you
Make them interesting Ďcos in some ways they will mind you
Theyíre not there in the beginning but when your story ends
Gonna last with you longer than your friend

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