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When Love Comes To Town – u2

January 16, 2008

When Love Comes To Town

I was a sailor, I was lost at sea
I was under the waves
Before love rescued me
I was a fighter, I could turn on a thread
Now I stand accused of the things I’ve said

Love comes to town I’m gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

I used to make love under a red sunset
I was making promises I was soon to forget
She was pale as the lace of her wedding gown
But I left her standing before love came to town

I ran into a juke joint when I heard a guitar scream
The notes were turning blue, I was dazing in a dream
As the music played I saw my life turn around
That was the day before love came to town

When love comes to town I’m gonna jump that train
When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

[Repeat Chorus]

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

When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that train
When love comes to town I’m gonna catch that flame
Maybe I was wrong to ever let you down
But I did what I did before love came to town

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North & south of the river – U2

January 16, 2008

North & south of the river

I want to reach out over the loch
And feel your hand across the water
Walk with you along an unapproved road
Not looking over my shoulder

I want to see, and I want to hear
To understand your fears
But we’re north and south of the river

I’ve been doing it wrong all of my life
This holy town has turned me over
A young man running from what he didn’t understand
The wind from the loch just get colder, colder

There was a badness that had it’s way
But love wasn’t lost, love will have it’s day
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Can we stop playing these old tattoos
Darling I don’t have the answer
I want to meet you where you are
I don’t need you to surrender

’cause there’s no feeling that’s so alone
As when the one you’re hurting is your own
North and south of the river
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Some high ground is not worth taking
Some connections are not worth making
There’s an old church bell no longer ringing
Some old songs are not worth bringing
North…
(higher ground is not worth taking)
North and south of the river

Peace on earth – U2

January 16, 2008

Peace on earth

Heaven on earth
We need it now
I’m sick of all of this
Hanging around

Sick of sorrow
I’m sick of the pain
I’m 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 mark
Will surely overtake you
And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you

And it’s already gone too far
You said that if you go in hard
You won’t get hurt

Jesus can 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
Peace on earth

No who’s or why’s
No one cries like a mother cries
For peace on earth

She never got to say goodbye
To see the color 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 anne and peter
Their lives are bigger than
Any bigger

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
Peace on earth

Jesus in the 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

People get ready – U2

January 16, 2008

People get ready

People get ready
There’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage you just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel comin’
Don’t need no ticket you just thank the Lord

People get ready
Train to Jordan
Picking up passengers from coast to coast
Faith is key
Open the doors and board them
There’s hope for all among the love the most

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own soul
Have pity on those whose choices grow thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Kingdom’s throne

People get ready
There’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage you just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel comin’
Don’t need no ticket you just thank the Lord

There’s a train there’s a train there’s a train comin’ people
There’s a train there’s a train there’s a train comin’ people
There’s a train there’s a train there’s a train comin’ people
Just get on board

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own soul
Have pity on those whose choices grow thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Kingdom’s throne

People get ready
There’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage you just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel comin’
Don’t need no ticket you just thank the Lord

People get ready
Train to Jordan
Picking up passengers from coast to coast
Faith is key
Open the doors and board them
There’s hope for all among the love the most

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own soul
Have pity on those whose choices grow thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Kingdom’s throne

People get ready
There’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage you just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel comin’
Don’t need no ticket you just thank the Lord

There’s a train there’s a train there’s a train comin’ people
There’s a train there’s a train there’s a train comin’ people
There’s a train there’s a train there’s a train comin’ people
Just get on board

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own soul
Have pity on those whose choices grow thinner
There ain’t no hiding place from the Kingdom’s throne

Sometimes you can’t make it on your own – U2

January 16, 2008

Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff
You’re telling me and anyone
You’re hard enough

You don’t have to put up a fight
You don’t have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I… that’s alright
We’re the same soul
I don’t need… I don’t need to hear you say
That if we weren’t so alike
You’d like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

(Just say his name)
I know that we don’t talk
I’m sick of it all
Can, you, hear, me, when, I, sing
You’re the reason I sing
You’re the reason why the opera is in me

Well hey now, still gotta let ya know
A house doesn’t make a home
Don’t leave me here alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own
Sometimes you can’t make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

Sometimes you can’t make it on your own – U2

January 16, 2008

Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff
You’re telling me and anyone
You’re hard enough

You don’t have to put up a fight
You don’t have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I… that’s alright
We’re the same soul
I don’t need… I don’t need to hear you say
That if we weren’t so alike
You’d like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you when I don’t pick up the phone
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

(Just say his name)
I know that we don’t talk
I’m sick of it all
Can, you, hear, me, when, I, sing
You’re the reason I sing
You’re the reason why the opera is in me

Well hey now, still gotta let ya know
A house doesn’t make a home
Don’t leave me here alone

And it’s you when I look in the mirror
And it’s you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own
Sometimes you can’t make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can’t make it on your own

Red Hill Mining Town – U2

January 16, 2008

Red Hill Mining Town

From father to son
The blood runs thin
See faces frozen still
Against the wind

The seam is split
The coal face cracked
The lines are long
There’s no going back
Through hands of steel
And heart of stone
Our labour day
Has come and gone

Yeah you leave me holding on
In Red Hill Town
See 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

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
See the lights go down on
I’m hanging on
You’re all that’s left to hold on to
I’m still waiting
Hanging on
You’re all that’s left to hold on to
Hold on to

e’ll scorch the earth
Set fire to the sky
We stoop so low to reach so high
A link is lost
The chain undone
We wait all day
For night to come
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 its better day

Hanging on
The lights go out on Red Hill
The lights go down on Red Hill
Lights go down on Red Hill town
The lights go down on Red Hill

Lady with the spinning head

January 16, 2008

Lady with the spinning head

Here she comes
Lady luck again
Figure of eight
Six and nine again

My lady with the spinning head

Whatever the deal
She won’t let me down
Wherever I go
She’s always hanging ’round

My lady with the spinning head
La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head
La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head

She’s been gone
But I knew she’d be back
She’s got the rent
She put me in the black

The lady with the spinning head

Took my mind
Took away my car
Do you dare to ask
What I’m talking about

I’m on top
When she’s around
She’s my ticket
Out of town

La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head
La la la la la la la la la la la
Lady with the spinning head

If God Will Send His Angels – U2

January 16, 2008

If God Will Send His Angels

Nobody else here baby no one else here to blame
No one to point the finger … it’s just you and me and the rain
Nobody made you do it , no one put words in your mouth
Nobody here taking orders when love took a train heading south
It’s the blind leading the blond
It’s the stuff the stuff of country songs

HEY IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
AND IF GOD WILL SEND A SIGN
AND IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
Would everything be alright?

God has got his phone off the hook baby would he even pick up if he could?
It’s been a while since we saw that child hangin’ round this neighbourhood
See His mother dealing in a doorway see Father Christmas with a begging bowl
Jesus sister’s eyes are a blister … THE HIGH STREET never looked so low

It’s the blind leading the blond
It’s the cops collecting for the cons
So where is the hope and where is the faith … and the love?
What’s that you say to me
Does love .. light up your Christmas tree?
The next minute you’re blowing a fuse
And the cartoon network turns into the news

HEY IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
AND IF GOD WILL SEND A SIGN
AND IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
WHERE DO WE GO

Jesus never let me down you know Jesus used to show me the score
Then they put Jesus in show business now it’s hard to get in the door

It’s the stuff it’s the stuff of country songs
But I guess it was something to go on

HEY IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
I SURE COULD USE THEM HERE RIGHT NOW
WELL IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS
WHERE DO WE GO …

Into the heart

January 16, 2008

Into the heart

Into the heart of a child.
I stay awhile, I can go back.

Into the heart of a child.
I can smile.
I can go there.

Into the heart of a child.
Into the heart of a child.
I can go back.
I can stay awhile.
Into the heart.