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U2 lyrics

Album: War [1983]

Tracks10
 01  Sunday Bloody Sunday
 02  Seconds
 03  New Year's Day
 04  Like A Song
 05  Drowning Man
 06  The Refugee
 07  Two Hearts Beat As One
 08  Red Light
 09  Surrender
 10  40
all U2 lyrics



Sunday Bloody Sunday
Yes...

I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away
How long...
How long must we sing this song?
How long? how long...

'cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday bloody sunday...)
(allright lets go!)

And the battle's just begun
There's many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart

Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday

How long...
How long must we sing this song?
How long? how long...

'cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...
Tonight...

Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
Tonight
Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
(come get some!)

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Wipe your tears away
I wipe your tears away
(sunday, bloody sunday)
I wipe your blood shot eyes
(sunday, bloody sunday)

Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
(here I come!)

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and tv reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

The real battle yet begun (sunday, bloody sunday)
To claim the victory jesus won (sunday, bloody sunday)
On...

Sunday bloody sunday
Sunday bloody sunday...back to top
Seconds
It takes a second to say goodbye,
Say goodbye.
It takes a second to say goodbye,
Say goodbye, say bye bye where are you going to now?

Fall, rise and . . . fall, rise and . . .
Lightning flashes across the sky,
]from east to west you do or die.
Like a thief in the night,
You see the world by candlelight.

Fall, rise and . . . fall, rise and . . .
In an apartment on times square,
You can assemble them anywhere.
Held to ransom, hell to pay,
A revolution everyday.
U.s.s.r., d.d.r., london, new york, peking.
It's the puppets, it's the puppets who pull the strings.

Say goodbye, say goodbye.
It takes a second to say goodbye,
Push the button and pull the plug, say goodbye.

Fall, rise and . . . fall, rise and . . .
They're doing the atomic bomb,
Do they know where the dance comes from?
Yes they're doing the atomic bomb,
They want you to sing along.
Say goodbye, say goodbye.back to top
New Year's Day
All is quiet on new year's day,
A world in white gets underway,
And I want to be with you,
Be with you night and day.
Nothing changes on new year's day.
I will be with you again.
I will be with you again.

Under a blood-red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white.
Arms entwined, the chosen few,
Newspapers say, it says it's true.
And we can break through,
Though torn in two we can be one.
I will begin again, I will begin again.
Oh and maybe the time is right,
Oh maybe tonight.
I will be with you again.
I will be with you again.

And so we are told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage.
Though I want to be with you,
To be with you night and day.
Nothing changes on new year's day.back to top
Like A Song
Like a song I have to sing,
I sing it for you.
Like the words I have to bring,
I bring them for you.
And in leather, lace and chains,
We stake our claim,
Revolution once again.

But I won't,
I won't wear it on my sleeve.
I can see through this expression
And you know I don't believe.
I'm too old to be told,
Exactly who are you?
Tonight, tomorrow's to late.

And we love to wear a badge, a uniform,
And we love to fly a flag.
But I won't let others live in hell,
As we divide against each other,
And we fight amongst ourselves.

Too set in out ways to try to rearrange.
Too right to be wrong, in this rebel song.
Let the bells ring out, is there nothing left?
Is honesty what you want?

A generation without name, ripped and torn,
Nothing to loose, nothing to gain,
Nothing at all.
And if you can't help yourself,
Well take a look around you
When others need your time.
You say it's time to go it's your time.
Angry words won't stop the fight.
Two wrings won't make it right.
A new heart is what I need,
Oh god, make it bleed,
Is there nothing left?back to top
Drowning Man
Take my hand
You know I'll be there,
If you can I'll cross
The sky for your love,
For I have promised for
To be with you tonight
And for the time that will come.

Take my hand
You know I'll be there,
If you can I'll cross
The sky for your love
And I understand
These winds and tides,
This change of times
Won't drag you away.
Hold on, hold on tightly,
Hold on and don't let go
Of my love.

The storms will pass
It won't be long now.
The storms will pass
But my love last forever.

And take my hand,
You know I'll be there,
If you can I'll cross the sky
For your love.
Give you what I hold dear,
Hold on, hold on tightly.
Hold on, hold on tightly.
Rise up, rise up with wings,
Like eagles you'll run, you'll run.
You'll run and not grow weary.

Take my hand, take my hand.
Hold on tightly.
Hold on tightly.
This love last forever,
This love last forever,
Take my hand,
Take my hand.back to top
The Refugee
Oh, oh
She's the refugee.
I see your face,
I see you staring back at me.
Oh, oh
She's the refugee
Her mama say one day she's gonna live in america.

In the morning,
She is waiting,
Waiting for the ship to sail,
Sail away.

Her papa go to war.
He gonna fight,
But he don't know what for.
Her papa go to war
Her mama say one day he's gonna come back from far away.

Help me.
How can you help me?
In the evening,
She is waiting,
Waiting for her man to come.
And take her by her hand.
And take her to this promise land.

She's a pretty face,
But at the wrong time and at the wrong place.
She's a pretty face.
Her mama say one days she's gonna live in america.
Yeah, america.

She's a refugee.
She's coming amn, she's coming for company.
She's a refugee.
Her mama say one day she's gonna live in america.back to top
Two Hearts Beat As One
I don't know,
I don't know which side I'm on.
I don't know my right from left,
Or my right from wrong.
Say I'm a fool,
Say I'm not for you.
But if I'm a fool for you,
That's something.
Two hearts beat as one.
Two hearts beat as one.

Can't stop the dance,
This is not our chance.
I can't stop the dance,
Maybe this is not our chance.
Two hearts beat as one.
Two hearts beat as one.

Beat on black,
Beat on white,
Beat on anything,
Go get it right.
Beat on you or beat on me.
Oh
I don't know,
How to say what has got to be said.
I don't know if it's black or white.
There's other's who see it red.
I don't give the answers right.
I'll leave that to you.
Is this love out of fashion?
Or is it the time of year?
I have these words to sections.

Too late to one of you.
Two hearts beat as one.
Two hearts beat as one.

I'll shine my spirit aloud.
Try to explain.
What I feel.
Two hearts.
I can't stop the dance.
Baby, this is my last chance.
I said don't stop the dance.
Baby this is not our last chance.
I said, can't stop the dance.back to top
Red Light
You said you're not going to hell.
But you can't ask it.
If your running from yourself.
I give you my love.
I give you my love.
Still you walk away.

It's a bright light child.
As you jump to the street below.
But where can you go
To leave yourself behind?
Lonely on the spotlight,
Your not really traveling.
I give you my love.

Holding the city.
I give my love to you.
And I'll bring you through.
See your not alone.
I give you my love.
I give you my love.back to top
Surrender
The city's alight
With lovers and lies
Bright blue eyes.
The city is bright,
Brighter than day tonight,

Surrender, surrender.

Sadie said she couldn't
Work out what it was all about.
And so she let go,
Now sadie's on the street
And the people she meets you know.
She tried to be a good girl
And a good wife
Raise a good family,
Lead a good life.
It's not good enough
She got herself up on the 48th floor
Got to find out, find out
What she's living for.
Surrender, surrender.

The city's a fire,
A passionate flame
That knows me by name.
The city's desire
To take me for more and more.
It's in the street getting under my feet,
It's in the air it's everywhere I look for you,
It's in the things I do and say.
If I want to live, I've got to die to myself someday.

Papa sing my sing my song.
Papa sing my sing my song.back to top
40
(taken from psalm 40)

I waited patiently for the lord
He inclined and heard my cry.
He brought me right out of the pit,
Out of my reglade.
I will sing a new song,
How long to sing this song?
He set my feet upon a rock,
And made my footsteps heard.
Many will see,
Many will see and fear.
I will sing, sing a new song.
How long to sing this song?back to top
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