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Old 10-16-2004, 03:04 AM   #1
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The ABOY and COBL lyrics

Does anyone have the lyrics yet? AussieU2FanMan?
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Yep I transcribed the lyrics a while ago for City of Blinding Lights, I’ll do All because of You in a second. Here they are, there are some holes and corrections are more than welcome….

City Of Blinding Lights

VERSE

The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you grow.......
I knew much more than, than I do know
Neon hearts, Day Glo eyes, (Thanx Drumsticks )
City lit from Fireflies
The advertising in the sky
Of people like us....

CHORUS

You wear a new crown...
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL, tonight.....!

VERSE 2

Don't blink before you laugh
Look ugly in a photograph
Flash photo, circle eyes
Camera dancing
I see when you walk on the plane
I see it in the clothes you make
You give me, the fire inside of me

CHORUS

I need you in my life
You wear a new crown
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL, tonight.....!
Tonight.......tonight
In the city of Blinding Lights......

Gonna be till the end of time....
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL, tonight
Oh you look so BEAU-TI-FUL, tonight


What great lyrics to a masterpiece of a song.....
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thanks man, awesome lyrics
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ALL BECAUSE OF YOU

VERSE 1

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else out of place
Everything was lovely such a beautiful face
You left me no illusion
Stolen hand across the world
Shadow cast across my room
You and me in my shoes
The light in the confusion

CHORUS

All because of you
ALLLL because of you
All because of you
I am, ALIVE

VERSE 2

Hey, yeh yeh
No no just me and my mind
I like sound of my own voice
I never gave anybody else a choice
Intellectual, Your choice
Break the will of your demand

CHOURS

All because of you
ALLLL because of you
All because of you
I am, ALIVE

I'm Alive, under the roar
Adjust the light, I'm at the door

(cuts out)

CHORUS

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


Any corrections?
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Great job, Jordan is yours....
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Great job, Jordan is yours....
DAMN STRAIGHT
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Thanks for your work Aussie U2FanMan!!!

I can't tell from the mp3s going around, cos it's not too clear, but a while ago there were some pics of Bono in Blackbook magazine with his hand writing around them. Some of the words he wrote there were:

Neon heart, day glo eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They use advertising in the skies
For people like us...

I'm guessing that's what the actual lyrics are for that part of COBL...?
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Yey you're right, I remember that pic. I made the corrections, thanks alot
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Stolen hand across the world
Shadow cast across my room
You and me in my shoes
The light in the confusion

Any corrections?
Saw your hand cover the world
And the shadow passed, across my room
You had me, in my cue
And I Love Confusion!


I had these lyrics down from the original windy version of ABOY posted months ago

also.. Bono says "Intellectual Tortoise" in the second verse

one more thing.. he says "Everything was lovely BUT your beautiful face"
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great lyrics
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Intellectual Tor-toise.
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what's tor(-)toise?
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what's tor(-)toise?
"Any of various terrestrial turtles, especially one of the family Testudinidae, characteristically having thick clublike hind limbs and a high, rounded carapace."

in other words, hes trying to say hes old fashioned & slow, forcing his views on other people
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I knew much more than, than I do know
I think that is 'than I do now.'

Quote:
You wear a new crown...
Honestly, I just can't hear that. I keep hearing 'leave' and 'ground' in there, but when I listen closely, I can't pick anything out enough to be sure.
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There have been so many articles and reviews lately that I can't remember which one this was in, but in one of them Edge says that the lyrics on the new album are their most direct ever, without metaphors. I have to ask, What's he talking about?
All of the lyrics we've heard, including Veritgo, seem like classic metaphorical Bono to me (which I love). I wish I could find the exact quote. Anyone?
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I hear:

"Intellectual dog toys"
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I think that is 'than I do now.'
you're right about that one, i missed it when i first read his lyrics, but thats what it is
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I also think there's a part when he goes..."I'm ready for _____"
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It's 'I'm alive, I'm being born,' rather than 'I'm alive, under the roar.'
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Not so sure....I could be wrong...need to listen again
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