U2:TODAS LAS LETRAS DE SONGS OF INNOCENCE

largePor su peculiar importancia, porque quizá sean las mejores LETRAS  de Bono en muchísimos años, con la contemplación de «Songs of innocence» de William Blake, estas son las letras del nuevo álbum de .

THE MIRACLE OF JOEY RAMONE.-

I was chasing down the days of fear

Chasing down a dream before it disappeared
I was aching to be somewhere near
Your voice was all I heard
I was shaking from a storm in me
Haunted by the spectres that we had to see
Yeah, I wanted to be the melody
Above the noise, above the hurt

[Pre-Chorus]
I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

[Chorus]
I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
The most beautiful sound I’d ever heard

[Verse 2]
We got language so we can’t communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain, and give it a name

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
We can hear you
We can hear you
We can hear you

[Chorus]
I woke up at the moment when the miracle had come
I get so many things I don’t deserve
All the stolen voices will some day be returned
The most beautiful sound I ever heard

[Outro]
Your voices will be heard
Your voices will be heard

EVERY BREAKING WAVE.-

[Verse 1]
Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one there’ll be one more
Every gambler knows that to lose
It’s what you’re really there for
Summer I was fearless
Now I speak into an answer phone
Like every falling leaf on the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave it alone, alone

[Chorus]
If you go?
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so?
Are we so helpless against the tide?
Baby every dog on the street
Knows that we’re in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing
Every breaking wave

[Verse 2]
Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul, knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the captain’s voice
It’s hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
The sea knows where are the rocks
And drowning is no sin
You know where my heart is
The same place that yours has been
We know that we fear to win
And so we end before we begin
Before we begin

[Chorus]

CALIFORNIA(THERE IS NO END TO LOVE).-

[Intro x4]
Bar-Bar-Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bar-Bar-Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bar-Bar-Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bar-Bar-Barbara, Santa Barbara

[Verse 1]
California, then we fell into the shining sea
The weight that drags your heart down
Well that’s what took me where I need to be
Which is here
Out on Zuma
Watching you cry like a baby
California, at the dawn you thought would never come
But it did
Like it always does

[Chorus 1]
All I know
And all I need to know is there no end to love

[Verse 2]
I didn’t call you
Words can scare a thought away
Everyone’s a star in our town
It’s just your light gets dimmer if you have to stay
In your bedroom
In a mirror
Watching yourself cry like a baby
California, blood orange sunset brings you to your knees
I’ve seen for myself
There’s no end to grief
That’s how I know

[Chorus 2]
That’s how I know
And why I need to know that there is no end to love
All I know and all I need to know is there is no end to love

[Guitar Solo]

[Chorus 3]
All I know
And all I need to know is there is no end to love
We come and go
Stolen days you don’t give back
Stolen days are just enough

SONGS FOR SOMEONE.-

[Verse 1]
You got a face not spoiled by beauty
I have some scars from where I’ve been
You’ve got eyes that can see right through me
You’re not afraid of anything they’ve seen

[Pre-Chorus 1]
I was told that I would feel
Nothing the first time
I don’t know how these cuts heal
But in you I found a rhyme

[Chorus 1]
If there is a light you can’t always see
And there is a world we can’t always be
If there is a dark that we shouldn’t doubt
And there is a light, don’t let it go out

And this is a song, song for someone
This is a song, song for someone

[Verse 2]
You let me in to a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You breaking and enter my imagination
Whatever’s in there it’s yours to take

[Pre-Chorus 2]
I was told that I would feel
Nothing the first time
You were slow to heal
But this could be the night

[Chorus 2]
If there is a light you can’t always see
And there is a world we can’t always be
If there is a dark within and without
And there is a light, don’t let it go out

And this is a song, song for someone
This is a song, song for someone

[Outro]
And I’m a long long way from your hill of Cavalry
And I’m a long way from where I was and where I need to be
If there is a light you can’t always see
And there is a world we can’t always be
If there is a kiss I stole from your mouth
And there is a light, don’t let it go out

Songs-of-innocence

IRIS (HOLD ME CLOSE).-

[Verse 1]
The star
That gives us light
Has been gone a while
But it’s not an illusion
The ache
In my heart
Is so much a part of who I am
Something in your eyes
Took a thousand years to get here
Something in your eyes
Took a thousand years, a thousand years

[Chorus]
Hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go
Hold me close like I’m someone that you might know
Hold me close the darkness just lets us see
Who we are
I’ve got your life inside of me
Iris… Iris…

[Verse 2]
Once we are born, we begin to forget
The very reason we came
But you
I’m sure I’ve met
Long before the night the stars went out
We’re meeting up again

[Chorus]
Hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go
Hold me close like I’m someone that you might know
Hold me close, the darkness just lets us see
Who we are
I’ve got your life inside of me
Iris… Iris…

[Bridge]
The stars are bright but they do know
The universe is beautiful but cold

You took me by the hand
I thought that I was leading you
But it was you made me your man
Machine
I dream
Where you are
Iris standing in the hall
She tells me I can do it all
Iris wakes to nightmares
Don’t fear the world it isn’t there

Iris playing on the strand
She buries the boy beneath the sand
Iris says that I will be the death of her
It was not me

Iris… Iris…

Free yourself, to be yourself if only you could see yourself
Free yourself, to be yourself if only you could see…
This song is the first song Bono has written explicitly calling his deceased mother, Iris Hewson, by name.

VOLCANO.-

[Verse 1]
The world is spinning fast tonight
You can hurt yourself tryin to hold on
To what you used to be
I’m so glad the past is all gone?

[pre-Chorus]
Been out in the wild
Been out in the night
Been out of your mind
Do you live here or is this a vacation?

[Chorus]
Volcano, you don’t wanna, you don’t wanna know
Volcano
Something in you wants to blow
Volcano
You don’t wanna, you don’t wanna know

[Verse 2]
Your eyes were like landing lights
They used to be the clearest blue
Now you don’t see so well
The future’s gonna land on you

[Pre-Chorus]
Been out in the wild
Been out in the night
Been out of your mind
Do you live here or is this a vacation?

[Chorus]
Volcano, you don’t wanna, you don’t wanna know
Volcano
Something in you wants to blow
Volcano
You don’t wanna, you don’t wanna know
You’re on a piece of ground above a volcano

[Verse 3]
You were alone
Now you’re not alone
You were alone
But now
YOU ARE ROCK N ROLL
YOU AND I ARE ROCK N ROLL
YOU ARE ROCK N ROLL
YOU AND I ARE ROCK N ROLL

[Chorus]
Volcano, you don’t wanna, you don’t wanna know
Volcano
Something in you wants to blow
Volcano
You don’t wanna, you don’t wanna know
You’re on a piece of ground above a volcano

RAISED BY WOLVES.-

[Verse 1: Bono]
Face down on a broken street
There’s a man in the corner in a pool of misery
I’m in white van as a red sea covers the ground
Metal crash I can’t tell what it is
But I take a look and now I’m sorry I did
5:30 on a Friday night 33 good people cut down

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

[Verse 2: Bono]
Face down on a pillow of shame
There are some girls with a needle trying to spell my
Name
My body’s not a canvas
My body’s now a toilet wall

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
Raised by wolves
We were raised by wolves
Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
If I open my eyes
You disappear

[Verse 3: Bono]
Boy sees his father crushed under the weight
Of a cross in a passion where the passion is hate
Blue mink Ford, I’m gonna detonate in your den
Blood in the house
Blood in the street
The worst things in the world are justified by belief
Registration 1385-WZ

I don’t believe anymore
I don’t believe anymore

Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
Raised by wolves
We were raised by wolves
Raised by wolves
Stronger than fear
If I open my eyes
You disappear

CEDARWOOD ROAD.-

 

[Verse 1: Bono]
I was running down the road
The fear was all I knew
I was looking for a soul that’s real
Then I ran into you
And that cherry blossom tree
Was a gateway to the sun
And friendship, once it’s won
It’s won… it’s one

[Hook]
Northside just across the river to the Southside
That’s a long way here
All the green and all the gold
The hurt you hide, The joy you hold
The foolish pride That gets you out the door
Up on Cedarwood Road, On Cedarwood Road

[Verse 2: Bono]
Sleepwalking down the road
Not waking from these dreams
‘Cause it’s never dead it’s still my head
It was a warzone in my teens
I’m still standing on that street
Still need an enemy
The worst ones I can’t see
You can… you can

[Hook]
Northside just across the river to the Southside
That’s a long way here
All the green and all the gold
The hurt you hide and the joy you hold
The foolish pride that sends you back for more
Up on Cedarwood Road, on Cedarwood Road

[Verse 3: Bono]
If the door is open it isn’t theft
You can’t return to where you’ve never left
Blossoms falling from a tree they cover you and cover me
Symbols clashing, bibles smashing
Paint the world you need to see
Sometimes fear is the only place that we can call our home
Cedarwood Road

A HEART THAT IS BROKEN
IS A HEART THAT IS OPEN

SLEEP LIKE A BABY TONIGHT.-

[Verse 1]
Morning, your toast, your tea and sugar
Read about the politician’s lover
Go through the day like knife through butter
Why don’t you
You dress in the colors of forgiveness
Your eyes as red as Christmas
Purple robes are folded on the kitchen chair

[Chorus]
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
In your dreams, everything is alright
Tomorrow dawns like someone else’s suicide
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight

[Verse 2]
Dreams
It’s a dirty business, dreaming
Where there is silence and not screaming
Where there’s no daylight, there’s no healing

[Chorus]
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
In your dreams, everything is alright
Tomorrow dawns like a suicide
But you’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight

[Bridge]
Hope is where the door is
When the church is where the war is
Where no one can feel no one else’s pain

[Chorus]
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
In your dreams, everything is alright
Tomorrow dawns like a suicide
But you’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
Sleep like a baby tonight
Like a bird, your dreams take flight
Like St Francis covered in light
You’re gonna sleep like a baby tonight
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THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN REACH ME NOW.-

[Bono]
For Joe Strummer

[Chorus]
Soldier soldier
We signed our lives away
Complete surrender
The only weapon we know
Soldier soldier
We knew the world would never be the same
Soldier this is where you can reach me now

[Verse 1]
We come from an ancient place
Beyond what we can see
We’ve come to colonise your night
And steal your poetry

Old man knows that I never listen
So how could I have something to say
Old man knows how to cheat ambition
You don’t lose if you don’t play

1, 2, 3, 4, was enough

[Chorus]
Soldier soldier
We signed our lives away
Complete surrender
The only weapon we know
Soldier soldier
We knew the world would never be the same
Soldier this is where you can reach me now

[Verse 2]
On a double decker bus
Into College Square
If you won’t let us in your world
Your world just isn’t there

Old man says that we never listen
We shout about what we don’t know
We’re taking the path of most resistance
The only way for us to go

Hup, 2, 3, 4, was enough

[Chorus]
Soldier soldier
We signed our lives away
Complete surrender
The only weapon we know
Soldier soldier
We knew the world will never be the same
Soldier this is where you can reach me now

[Outro]
This is the site
This is the season
This is where you can reach me now
This is the time
This is the number
This is where you can reach me now

THE TROUBLES.-

[Chorus / Intro]
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

[Verse 1]
You think it’s easier
To put your finger on the trouble
When the trouble is you
And you think it’s easier
To know your own tricks
Well it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do

I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me and then hurt me some more
I can live with denial
But you’re not my troubles anymore

[Chorus]
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till somebody else was in control

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

[Verse 2]
You think it’s easier
To give up on the trouble
If the trouble is destroying you
You think it’s easier
But before you threw me a rope
It was the one thing I could hold on to

I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me then hurt me some more
I can live with denial
But you’re not my troubles anymore

[Chorus x2]
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till somebody else was in control

[Verse 3]
God knows it’s not easy
Taking on the shape of someone else’s pain
God now you can see me
I’m naked and I’m not afraid
My body’s sacred and I’m not ashamed

[Chorus]
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till somebody else was in control

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control
‘The Troubles’ is the most direct reference the band has made to the troubles in Northern Ireland.
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