Thursday, March 02, 2006

In Praise of U2

Let's post our favorite U2 lyrics here. Not whole songs, but lines or phrases that are just amazing and inspiring. What you got?

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Robb said...

Scream without raising your voice.

Robb said...

As you enter this life, I pray you depart with a wrinkled face and a brand new heart.

Darla said...

"We're wounded by fear
Injured in doubt.
I can lose myself
You I can't live without."

Robb said...

good one, darla! i've seen you over at David's site. welcome to the grenz.

Darla said...

hey... yes, i've been a lurker of the grenz now for a little while - this seemed like a good one to come out of the closet on! :) my husband and i have a love of U2 as well - just watched rattle and hum a couple of weekends ago - and haven't seen that one since the late 80s... so it was quite a throw back for us. anyway - thanks for the welcome!

kingsjoy said...


"You can't always get what you want." Oh, wait...darn! Wrong band!

Robb said...

David, you are dangerously close to having your post deleted! There is no Rolling Stones in a U2 thread!

A said...

"I gave you everything you ever wanted
It wasn't what you wanted.
The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass right through you like a ghost."

"She wears my love like a see-through dress . . .
Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled underfoot."

"You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left there on a beach."

"Don't believe the devil
I don't believe his book
But the truth is not the same
Without the lies he made up.
Don't believe in excess
Success is to give
Don't believe in riches
But you should see where I live.
I, I believe in love."

"I wanna run, I want to hide
I wanna tear down the walls
That hold me inside."

"I don’t know if I can make it
I’m not easy on my knees
Here’s my heart and you can break it
I need some release, release, release

We need
Love and peace
Love and peace"

"It's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
The universe exploding 'cos-a one man's lie.
Look I gotta go, yeah, I'm running outta change;
There's a lot of things if I could I'd rearrange."

I could go on, and on, and on. I just can't pick one, or even a few. Once I start I just keep thinking of more.

Robb said...

Where you live should not decided
Whether you live or whether you die

ness said...

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle...

You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold....
When all I want is you

*Darla, btw, is super cool. Her dream job is to be a court reporter in Hawaii. She's on my daily list. Hi Darla.

A mole
Digging in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation

Higher now
In the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high


I like the sound of my own voice
I didn't give anyone else a choice


I'm not broke but you can see the cracks


What no man can own, no man can take

...and from the song that made me marry my husband....

Well you stole it 'cause I needed the cash
And you killed it 'cause I wanted revenge
Well you lied to me 'cause I asked you to
Baby, can we still be friends

F.B. Jones said...

I think Henry Rollins has a few. Hee Hee

A said...

"And what am I to do?
Just tell me what am I supposed to say?
I can't change the world
But I can change the world in me

"In the locust wind
Comes a rattle and hum.
Jacob wrestled the angel
And the angel was overcome."

"I was there when they crucified my Lord
I held the scabbard when the soldier drew his sword.
I threw the dice when they pierced his side
But I've seen love conquer the great divide."

Courtney said...

ness took my line--"a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle"

and all of "40" from War...heck, just all of War really

Robb said...

Court, Vinny's favorite song is Sunday, Bloody Sunday.

Darla said...

"You know he got the cure...but then he went astray,
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love...
His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
He went deeper into black
Deeper into white...he could see
The stars shine
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing
Healing, healing, healing
Hands of love"

p.s. hi ness - you're supercool too! you're on my daily list as well. (said in my best ND voice) does this mean we're like best friends now?? BFF!! :) ha ha

rocket said...

"And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and t.v. reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die
The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won.

ness said...

Insert Cheese Grin

for Darla's benefit.

klasieprof said...

I simply *can't* help it!!
I love kingsjoy...LOL.

Darla said...

got the windows open - it's a glorious day, got my stereo on random - U2 being one of the CDs and these lines are being sung right now by the ever amazing Bono:

"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, no
And you'll never be alone
Come on now show your soul
You've been keeping your love under control"

kingsjoy said...

what rocket said.