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Old 10-17-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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Full version Lyrics of ABOY and COBL

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All because Of You

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else at the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
You left me no illusion

Saw your hand cover the moon
And the shadows cast across my room
You had me in my tune
When I was hurt, confusion

All because of you! Ah-Ah-All because of you!
All because of you! I am, ALIVE
mmmmm... (hooooooooo)

hey-y yay-y yeah!
hey-y yay-y yeah!
hey-y yay-y yeah!
And all and all will leave my mind [They skipped this section the first time they sung]

I like the sound of my own voice
I never gave anybody else a choice
Intellectual Tortoise
Race me with your poetry

All because of you! Ah-Ah-All because of you!
All because of you! I am, ALIVE
mmmmm... (hooooooooo)

hey-y yay-y yeah!
hey-y yay-y yeah!
hey-y yay-y yeah!

(guitar solo)

I'm ALIVE! I'm being born
I just arrived, I'm at the door
On the the place I started off from
And now I'm back inside!

All because of you! Ah-Ah-All because of you!
All because of you, I am.



City of Blinding Lights

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you grow
I knew much more then, than I do now

Neon heart, day glow eyes
City lit by fireflies
With advertising in the skies
For people like us

Ahhhh, I miss you now
Ahhhh, I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oohhhhhh
Oohhhhhh

Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight

Don't smirk before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash focuse purple irises the camera can't see

I've seen you walk on the flame
I've seen you in the clothes you made
You've seen the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

Ahhhh, I miss you now
Ahhhh, I’m getting ready to leave the ground

Oohhhhh
Oohhhhh

Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time
Time
I'm gonna be this night
Time
Won't you come home this night

Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:54 PM   #2
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in the ABOY lyrics, there was another verse that Bono sang, they did something weird, they omitted one part of the chorus and sang an extra verse
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Old 10-17-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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I like mine better.


All Because of You


I was born a child of grace
Nothing else at the place (?)
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
You left me no illusion

I saw your hand cover the moon
Your shadows cast across my room
You had me in my cue (?)
The light in the confusion

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am alive
I am...

hey yeah
hey yeah
hey yeah
And all and all will leave my mind (?)

I like the sound of my own voice
I never gave anybody else the choice
Intelectual tortoise
Racing with your poetry (?)

All because of you
All because of you
All because you
I am
I am alive

Hey yeah
Hey yeah
Hey yeah
Ohhhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhhh

I'm alive
I'm being born
I've just arrived
I'm at the door
At the place I started out from
I'm back inside (?)

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am...



City of Blinding Lights


The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you grow
I knew much more then, than I do now

Neon heart, day glow eyes
City lit by fireflies
With advertising in the skies
For people like us

Ahhhh, I miss you now
Ahhhh, you wouldn't wait to leave the ground (?)

Oohhhhhh
Oohhhhhh

Oh, you look so BEA-TI-FUL tonight

Don't smirk before you laugh (?)
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash focuse purple irises the camera can't see

I've seen you walk on the flame (?)
I've seen you in the clothes you made
You've seen the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me

Ahhhh, I miss you now
Ahhhh, you couldn't wait to leave the ground

Oohhhhh
Oohhhhh

Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Tonight
In the city of blinding lights

Time
Time
I'm gonna be there tonight
Tonight
Won't you come home tonight(?)

Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Oh, you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
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Old 10-17-2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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Originally posted by shart1780

The light in the confusion
hmm I really think the word "hurt" is in there, and not light

also theres a whole verse which was sung in one of the versions and not the other:


Some people just watching, crossing the tracks
Some people got highrises on their backs
On the road but you see the cracks
You and your (?)
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Old 10-17-2004, 04:34 PM   #5
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Does anyone else think "no one else at the place" is a really bad lyric? I hope this isn't actually in the song.
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Old 10-17-2004, 04:40 PM   #6
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Does anyone else think "no one else at the place" is a really bad lyric? I hope this isn't actually in the song.

its definately NOT "no one" from the 3 clips we have (windy studio, rehearsal, real thing)

it goes
"Nothing else 'X' the 'Y'"

where X could be
- at
- on
- of

and Y could be
- place
- play
- plate

due to the rhyming nature, its most likely place..



edit:

I just noticed the confusion lyrics in the studio version sounds like
"When I do love confusion"
the rehearsal could go either way
the real thing sounds like
"When I was hurt, confusion"
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Maybe it's "nothing else on my plate".

Like when Bono was a kid he'd eat all his vegetables
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I think instead of "day glow eyes", it's "deep blue eyes" or "dead blue eyes", it just sounds like day-glow because of Bono's accent.

Anybody get that?
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I am dying to hear the studio versions. Especially the "OhhhhhhOhhhhhhOhhhhhhh's" from Blinding Lights. They sound addicting. They remind me of the yelps during Bad.
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Old 10-17-2004, 07:39 PM   #10
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I've seen you walk on the flame (?)
perhaps "I've seen you walk unafraid?"
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perhaps "I've seen you walk unafraid?"
Maybe. Or maybe it's "in the flame", like a reference to the the NY firefighters.
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On the road but you see the cracks
I hear 'I'm not broke but you can see the cracks.'
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I hear 'I'm not broke but you can see the cracks.'
yup.

its also been documented as that in reviews i recall, so that is definitly it.
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:00 PM   #14
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ABOY has cool lyrics!
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:53 AM   #15
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this is more accurate......

COBL

Don't smile before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises the camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you made
You've seen the beauty inside of me
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me
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The link doesn't work!

anyone?!?!?
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i know, had to put them down
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Re: Full version Lyrics of ABOY and COBL

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hey-y yay-y yeah!
hey-y yay-y yeah!
hey-y yay-y yeah!
And all and all will leave my mind [They skipped this section the first time they sung]


I was under the impression that Bono just forgot the words to a verse here. uh: In the rehearsal version, after the chorus, it went straight to:

Quote:
I like the sound of my own voice
I never gave anybody else a choice
Intellectual Tortoise
Race me with your poetry
Then after that was another verse that went:


Some people get squashed crossing the tracks
Some people got high-rises on their backs
I'm not broke but you can see the cracks
You can make _______ (couldn't hear this bit on the recording)



I remembered the high-rises bit cos Bono looked up at all the people standing at the windows of their offices when he sang that
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I posted this in a different thread already, but these are the lyrics I'm hearing for COBL. I think they're pretty accurate.

City of Blinding Lights

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you grow
I knew much more then, than I do now

Neon heart, day-glo eyes
The city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us

CHORUS
And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight...
(In the city of blinding lights)

Don't think before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash bulbs, purple irises the camera can't see

I've seen you walk unafraid
I've seen you in the clothes you've made
Can you see the beauty inside of me?
What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

CHORUS
And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight...
Tonight...
In the city of blinding lights

Time...time....time...won't leave me as I am
But time...won't take the boy out of this man
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL tonight...
(Tonight...tonight
In the city of blinding lights)


Bono changes up the end of the chorus a bit between the rehearsal and "the real thing" version. The ( ) are from the rehearsal version.
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