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The Joshua Tree

 

Where the Streets Have No Name

 

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

I want to feel sunlight on my face
See that dust cloud disappear
     without a trace
I want to take shelter from the poison rain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
We're still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
(It's all I can do)

The cities a flood
And our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Still building
Then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there
I go there with you
(It's all I can do)

And our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Blown by the wind
Ooh, I see love, see our love turn to rust
Blown by the wind, blown by the wind
Ooh, when I go there
I go there with you
(It's all I can do)

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

 

I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you

I have run I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls,
     these city walls
Only to be with you
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire
This burning desire
I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
I was cold as a stone
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

I believe in the Kingdom Come
Then all the colours will bleed into one
But yes I'm still running
You broke the bonds
You loosed the chains
You carried the cross
And my shame
Oh my shame
You know I believe it
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

With Or Without You

 

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you
Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait... without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised, she's got me with
Nothing left to win
And nothing else to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

Bullet the Blue Sky

 

In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails into souls
     on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear running scared
     in the valley below

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

In the locust wind comes
     a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel and the angel
     was overcome
Plant a demon seed, you raise
     a flower of fire
See them burning crosses, see the flames,
     higher and higher

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

So this guy comes up to me
His face red
Like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colours of a royal flush
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
(Slapping them down), one hundred,
     two hundred,
And I can see the fighter planes
And I can see the fighter planes
Across the mud huts
     as the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
Up the staircase to the first floor
We turn the key and
     slowly unlock the door
A man breathes deep into saxophone
Through the walls we hear
     the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America

So across the fields
See the sky ripped open
See the rain pur through
A gaping wound
Pelting the women and children
Who run
Into the arms
Of America

Running To Stand Still

 

And so she woke up
From where she was lying still
Said we got to do something about
     where we're going
Step on a steam train
Step out of the driving rain
Maybe run from the darkness in the night
Singing Ha La La La De Day
Singing Ha La La La De Day
Sweet the sin
But bitter the taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out
You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice, you know
I took the poison, from the poison stream,
Then I floated out of here
Singing Ha La La La De Day
Singing Ha La La La De Day
She runs through the streets
With her eyes painted red
Under black belly of cloud in the rain
In through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging
She is raging and the storm blows up in her eyes
She will suffer the needle chill
She in running to stand still

Red Hill Mining Town

 

From Father to Son
The blood runs thin
Our faces frozen (still) against the wind
The seam is split
The coal face cracked
The lines are long
And there's no going back
Through hands of steel
And a heart of stone
Our labour day has come and gone
And you leave us holding on
In Red Hill Town
See the lights go down
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
I'm holding on
You're all that's left to hold on to

The glass is cut
The bottle run dry
Our love runs cold
In the caverns of the night
We're wounded by fear
Injured in doubt
I can lose myself
You I can't live without
Yeah you keep me holding on
In Red Hill Town as the lights go down
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
I'm still waiting
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to

And we scorch the earth
Set fire to the sky
Stoop stoop so low to reach so high
A link is lost
The chain undone
We wait all day
For the night to come
And it comes
And it comes
Like a hunter (child)
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
I'm still waiting
I'm hanging on
You're all that's left to hold on to
Love slowly stripped away
Love, has seen his better day
I'm hanging on
Lights go down on Red Hill Town
Lights go down on Red Hill Town

In God's Country

 

Desert Sky
Dream beneath a desert sky
The rivers run
But soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight
Desert rose
Dreamed I saw a desert rose
Dress torn in ribbons
And in bows
Like a siren she calls (to me)
Sleep comes like a drug...
     In God's Country
Sad eyes crooked crosses...
     In God's Country
Set me alight
We'll punch a hole right through the night
Everyday the dreamers die
To see what's on the other side
She is Liberty
And she comes to rescue me
Hope faith, her vanity
The greatest gift is gold
Sleep comes like a drug...
     In God's Country
Sad eyes crooked crosses...
     In God's Country

Naked flame
She stands with a naked flame
I stand with the sons of Cain
Burned by the fire of love
Burned by the fire of love

Trip Through Your Wires

 

In the distance
She saw me coming
I was calling out
I was calling out

Still shaking
Still in pain
You put me back together again
I was cold
And you clothed me honey
I was down
And you lifted me honey

Angel or devil
I was thristy
And you wet my lips

You, I'm waiting for you
You, you set my desire
I trip through your wires

I was broken, bent out of shape
I was naked in the clothes you made
My lips were dry, throat like rust
You gave me shelter
From the heat and the dust
There's no more water in the well

Angel or devil
I was thirsty
And you wet my lips

You, I'm waiting for you
You, You set my desire
I trip through your wires

Thunder, thunder on the mountain
There's a rain cloud in the desert sky
In the distance you saw me coming
I was calling out
I was calling out

One Tree Hill

 

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy
Your sun so bright it leaves no shadows,
     only scars
Carved into stone on the face of earth
The moon is up and over One Tree Hill

We see the sun go down in your eyes
You ran like a river to the sea
You ran like a river to the sea
And in our world a heart of darkness,
     a firezone
Where poets speak their hearts,
     then bleed for it
Jara sang, his song a weapon,
     in the hands of love
You know his blood still cries
     from the ground
It runs like a river to the sea
It runs like a river to the sea
I don't believe in painted roses
     or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful
I'll see you again when the stars
     fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red
     over One Tree Hill
We run like a river to the sea
We run like a river to the sea

Oh great ocean, oh great sea
Run to the ocean, run to the sea

Exit

 

You know he got the cure...
     you know 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
A dog started crying
Like a broken hearted man
At the howling wind...
In the howling wind

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
Like the stars shiny, shiny...
From above

He put his hands in the pocket
His finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
his heart he could feel
Was beating, beating
Beating, beating oh my love
Oh my love, oh my love
Oh my love

He saw the hands that build
Could also pull down...
The hands of love

Mothers of the Disappeared

 

Midnight, our sons and daughters
Were cut down and taken from us
Hear their heartbeat...
We hear their heartbeat
In the wind
We hear their laughter
In the rain
We see their tears
Hear their heartbeat...
We hear their heartbeat
Night hangs like a prisoner
Stretched over balck and blue
Hear their heartbeat...
We hear their heartbeat
In the trees
Our sons stand naked
Through the walls
Our daughters cry
See their tears in the rainfall

U2Rendezvous2001-2002