U2 Lyrics

All That You Can't Leave Behind

01. Beautiful Day (4:06)

02. Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out of (4:32)

03. Elevation (3:46)

04. Walk On (4:56)

05. Kite (4:23)

06. In a Little While (3;37)

07. Wild Honey (3:45)

08. Peace on Earth (4:46)

09. When I Look at the World (4:15)

10. New York (5:28)

11. Grace (5:31)

 


  

Beautiful Day :

The heart is a bloom,

shoots up through stony ground.

But there's no room,

no space to rent in this town.

You're out of luck

and the reason you had to care,

The traffic is stuck

and you're not moving anywhere.

You thought you'd found a friend

to take you out of this place.

Someone you could lend a hand...

...in return for grace.

It's a beautiful day, the sky falls

And you feel like it's a beautiful day

It's a beautiful day

Don't let it get away

You're on the road but you got no destination

You're in the mud,

in the maze of her imagination

You love this town,

even if it doesn't ring true

You've been all over,

and it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day

Don't let it get away

It's a beautiful day...

hoo....hoo....hoo

Touch me,

take me to that other place

Teach me,

I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue

See China right in front of you

See the canyons broken by cloud

See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out

See the bedouin fires at night

See the oil fields at first light, and

See the bird with the leaf in her mouth

After the flood, all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day,

don't let it get away

Beautiful day

Touch me,

take me to that other place

Reach me,

I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have,

you don't need it now

What you don't know,

you can feel it somehow

What you don't have,

you don't need it now

Don't need it now.......

Was a beautiful day.....


 

Stuck in a moment you can't get out of :

I'm not afraid of anything in this world

There's nothing you can throw at me

that I haven't already heard

I'm just trying to find a decent melody

A song that I can sing in my own company

I never thought you were a fool

But darling, look at you

You gotta stand up straight,

carry your own weight

These tears are going nowhere, baby

You've got to get yourself together

You've got stuck in a moment

and now you can't get out of it

Don't say that later will be better

now you're stuck in a moment

And you can't get out of it

I will not forsake,

the colours that you bring

But the nights you filled with fireworks

They left you with nothing

I am still enchanted...

...by the light you brought to me

I still listen through your ears,

and through your eyes I can see

And you are such a fool

To worry like you do

I know it's tough,

and you can never get enough

Of what you don't really need now...

my oh my

You've got to get yourself together

You've got stuck in a moment

and now you can't get out of it

Oh love look at you now

You've got yourself stuck in a moment

and now you can't get out of it

I was unconscious, half asleep

The water is warm...

...till you discover how deep...

I wasn't jumping... for me it was a fall

It's a long way down to nothing at all

You've got to get yourself together

You've got stuck in a moment

and now you can't get out of it

Don't say that later will be better now

You're stuck in a moment

and you can't get out of it

And if the night runs over

And if the day won't last

And if our way should falter

Along the stony pass

And if the night runs over

And if the day won't last

And if your way should falter

Along the stony pass

It's just a moment

This time will pass


 

 

Elevation :

High, higher than the sun

You shoot me from a gun

I need you to elevate me here,

At the corner of your lips

As the orbit of your hips

Eclipse, you elevate my soul

I've lost all self-control

Been living like a mole

Now going down, excavation

I and I in the sky

You make me feel like I can fly

So high, elevation

A star lit up like a cigar

Strung out like a guitar

Maybe you could educate my mind

Explain all these controls

I can't sing but I've got soul

The goal is elevation

A mole, living in a hole

Digging up my soul

Going down, excavation

I and I in the sky

You make me feel like I can fly

So high, elevation

Love, lift me out of these blues

Won't you tell me something true

I believe in you

A mole, living in a hole

Digging up my soul

Going down, excavation

I and I in the sky

You make me feel like I can fly

So high, elevation

Elevation...

Elevation...

Elevation...

Elevation...

Elevation...

Elevation...


 

Walk On :

And love is not the easy thing

The only baggage you can bring...

And love is not the easy thing....

The only baggage you can bring

Is all that you can't leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart

And if the daylight feels

like it's a long way off

And if your glass heart should crack

And for a second you turn back

Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on

What you got they can't steal it

No they can't even feel it

Walk on, walk on...

Stay safe tonight

You're packing a suitcase

for a place none of us has been

A place that has to be believed to be seen

You could have flown away

A singing bird in an open cage

Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on

What you've got they can't deny it

Can't sell it, can't buy it

Walk on, walk on

Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches

And your heart it breaks

And you can only take so much

Walk on, walk on

Home... hard to know what it is

if you've never had one

Home... I can't say where it is

but I know I'm going home

That's where the hurt is

I know it aches

How your heart it breaks

And you can only take so much

Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind

You've got to leave it behind

All that you fashion

All that you make

All that you build

All that you break

All that you measure

All that you steal

All this you can leave behind

All that you reason

All that you sense

All that you speak

All you dress up

All that you scheme...


 

Kite :

Something is about to give

I can feel it coming

I think I know what it means

I'm not afraid to die

I'm not afraid to live

And when I'm flat on my back

I hope to feel like I did

'Cause hardness, it sets in

You need some protection

The thinner the skin

I want you to know

That you don't need me anymore

I want you to know

You don't need anyone,

anything at all

Who's to say where the wind will take you

Who's to know what it is will break you

I don't know which way the wind will blow

Who's to know when the time has come around

Don't wanna see you cry

I know that this is not goodbye

In summer I can taste the salt in the sea

There's a kite blowing out of control on a breeze

I wonder what's gonna happen to you

You wonder what has happened to me

I'm a man, I'm not a child

A man who sees

The shadow behind your eyes

Who's to say where the wind will take you

Who's to know what it is will break you

I don't know where the wind will blow

Who's to know

when the time has come around

I don't wanna see you cry

I know that this is not goodbye

Did I waste it ?

Not so much I couldn't taste it

Life should be fragrant

Roof top to the basement

The last of the rock stars

When hip hop drove the big cars

In the time when new media

Was the big idea

That was the big idea


 

In a Little While :

In a little while

Surely you'll be back

In a little while I'll be there

In a little while

This hurt will hurt no more

I'll be home, love

When the night takes a deep breath

And the daylight has no end

If I crawl, if I come crawling home

WiIl you be there

In a little while

I will blow by every breeze

Friday night running

To Sunday on my knees

That girl, that girl

She's mine

And I've know her since

Since you were a little girl

With Spanish eyes

Oh, when I saw her

In a pram they pushed her by

My, how you've grown

Well it's been

It's been a little while

Slow down my bleeding heart

Man dreams one day to fly

A man takes a rocketship into the skys

He lives on starlets dying in the night

And follows in the trail

The scatter of light

Turn it on

Turn it on

You turn me on

Slow down my bleeding heart

Slowly, slowly love

Slow down my bleeding heart

Slowly, slowly love

Slow down my beating heart

Slowly, slowly love


 

Wild Honey :

In the days

When we were swinging from the trees

I was a monkey

Stealing honey from a swarm of bees

I could taste

I could taste you even then

And I would chase you down the wind

You could go there if you please

Wild honey

And if you go there, go with me

Wild honey

Did I know you?

Did I know you even then?

Before the clocks kept time

Before the world was made

From the cruel sun

You were shelter

You were my shelter and my shade

If you go there with me

Wild honey

You can do just what you please

Wild honey

Yeah, just blowing in the breeze

Wild honey

Wild, wild, wild

I'm still standing,

I'm still standing

Where you left me

Are you still growing wild

With everything tame around you?

I send you flowers

Cut flowers for your hall

I know your garden's full

But is there sweetness at all?

oh oh oh

If you go there with me

Wild honey

Won't you take me, take me please

Wild honey

Yeah, swinging through the trees

Wild honey

Wild, wild, wild


 

Peace On Earth :

Heaven on Earth

We need it now

I'm sick of all of this

Hanging around

Sick of sorrow

Sick of pain

Sick of hearing again and again

That there's gonna be

Peace on Earth

Where I grew up

There weren't many trees

Where there was we'd tear them down

And use them on our enemies

They say that what you mock

Will surely overtake you

And you become a monster

So the monster will not break you

It's already gone too far

Who said that if you go in hard

You won't get hurt

Jesus could you take the time

To throw a drowning man a line

Peace on Earth

Tell the ones who hear no sound

Whose sons are living in the ground

'Bout peace on Earth

No whos or whys

No-one cries like a mother cries

For peace on Earth

She never got to say goodbye

To see the colour in his eyes

Now he's in the dirt

Peace on Earth

They're reading names out over the radio

All the folks the rest of us won't get to know

Sean and Julia, Gareth, Ann and Breda

Their lives are bigger, than any big idea

Jesus can you take the time

To throw a drowning man a line

Peace on Earth

To tell the ones who hear no sound

Whose sons are living in the ground

'Bout peace on Earth

Jesus this song you wrote

The words are sticking in my throat

Peace on Earth

Hear it every Christmas time

But hope and history won't rhyme

So what's it worth?

This peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth


 

When I Look At The World :

When I look at the world

What is it that you see?

People find all kinds of things

That bring them to their knees

I see an expression

So clear and so true

That it changes the atmosphere

When you walk into the room

So I try to be like you

Try to feel it like you do

But without you it's no use

I can't see what you see

When I look at the world

When the night is someone elses

And you're trying to get some sleep

When your thoughts are too expensive

To ever want to keep

When there's all kinds of chaos

And everyone is walking lame

You don't even blink now, do you

Or even look away

So I try to be like you

Try to feel it like you do

But without you it's no use

I can't see what you see

When I look at the world

I can't wait any longer

I can't wait till I'm stronger

Can't wait any longer

To see what you see

When I look at the world

I'm in the waiting room

Can't see for the smoke

I think of you and your holy book

While the rest of us choke

Tell me, tell me, what do you see?

Tell me, tell me, what's wrong with me


 

New York :

In New York

freedom looks like too many choices

In New York

I found a friend

to drown out the other voices

Voices on the cell phone

Voices from home

Voices of the hard sell

Voices down the stairwell

In New York,

just got a place in New York

In New York summers get hot,

well into the hundreds

You can't walk around the block

without a change of clothing

Hot as a hairdryer in your face

Hot as a handbag and a can of mace

In New York,

I just got a place in New York

New York, New York

In New York you can forget,

forget how to sit still

Tell yorself you will stay in

But it's down to Alphaville

New York, New York, New York

New York, New York, New York

The Irish have been coming here for years

Feel like they own the place

They got the airport, city hall,

concrete, asphalt,

they even got the police

Irish, Italians, Jews and Hispanics

Religious nuts,

political fanatics in the stew,

Living happily not like me and you

That's where I lost you...

New York

New York, New York

New York, New York

In New York

I lost it all to you and your vices

Still I'm staying on

to figure out my mind life crisis

I hit an iceberg in my life

But you know I'm still afloat

You lose your balance, lose your wife

In the queue for the lifeboat

You got to put the women

and children first

But you've got

and unquenchable thirst...

...for New York

New York, New York

New York, New York

In the stillness of the evening

When the sun has had its day

I heard your voice a-whispering

Come away child

New York, New York


 

Grace :

Grace

She takes the blame

She covers the shame

Removes the stain

It could be her name

Grace

It's a name for a girl

It's also a thought that

Changed the world

And when she walks on the street

You can hear the strings

Grace finds goodness

In everything

Grace

She's got the walk

Not on a wrapper on chalk

She's got the time to talk

She travels outside

Of karma, karma

She travels outside

Of karma

When she goes to work

You can hear the strings

Grace finds beauty

In everything

Grace

She carries a world on her hips

No champagne flute for her lips

No twirls or skips

Between her fingertips

She carries a pearl

In perfect condition

What once was hers

What once was friction

What left a mark

No longer stains

Because grace makes beauty

Out of ugly things

Grace finds beauty

In everything

Grace finds goodness

In everything


 

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