U2: Three Chords and the Truth

Lyrics to the U2 album Under a Blood Red Sky

Gloria

See October lyrics for studio version
This live recording (5th June 1983) is essentially the same

11 O'Clock Tick Tock

This version recorded live on 6th May 1983

It's cold outside
It gets so hot in here
And the boys and girls collide
To the music in my ear

Hear the children crying
And I know it's time to go
I hear the children crying
Take me home

A painted face
And I know we haven't long
We thought that we had the answers
It was the questions we had wrong

Hear the children crying [etc repeated]

Sad song, sad song
Sad song, sad song
[scat singing]
Sad song, sad song
Sad song, sad song

Call out your name
Call out in shame
Call out your name
Call out - you better call out
Call, call - call out

I Will Follow

See Boy lyrics for studio version
This live recording (20th August 1983) is essentially the same

(Trash, Trampoline and the) Party Girl

This version recorded live on 5th June 1983

I know a girl, a girl called Party - party girl
I know she wants more than a party - party girl
And she won't tell me her name - oh no, not me
[scat singing]
I know a boy, a boy called Trash - trash can
I know he does all that he can - wham, bam
And she won't tell me his name - oh no, not me

[scat singing]

When I was three, I thought the world revolved around me
I was wrong, and so I sing along
And if you dance, then dance with me

I know a girl, a girl called Party - party girl
I know she wants more than a party - party girl

I know a boy, a boy called Trampoline
You know what I mean
I think I know what he wants
I think I know what he wants
I think I know what she wants
I think I know what you want
I think I know what you want
I think I know what you want
I think I know what he wants

Sunday Bloody Sunday

See War lyrics for studio version
This live recording (20th August 1983) is essentially the same

Cry/The Electric Co

So many cry - so many cry - so many cry
Will somebody try - somebody try - somebody try something quick
Don't you look back - don't you look back - don't you look back

Well, so many cry - so many cry - somebody cry
Well I can't see why or what for
What for - what for

See Boy lyrics for The Electric Co
This live recording (20th August 1983) is essentially the same

Live performances often included excerpts from other songs
In the original release Bono sang a few notes from America
followed by some words to the tune of Send in the Clowns:

Why must I hide from myself, when I need a crowd?
bring on the crowd - I love the crowd

These additional snippets were edited out of later releases

New Year's Day

See War lyrics for studio version
This live recording (20th August 1983) has two verses only
After an instrumental break, the song finishes as follows:

I will be with you again
I will be with you again --

"40"

See War lyrics for studio version
This live recording (20th August 1983) is essentially the same

Lyric transcription by Chris Warren

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