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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Moment Of Surrender Lyrics by U2

Moment Of Surrender Lyrics by U2

Moment Of Surrender is writtten by U2 and is from the No Line on the Horizon album.

Moment of Surrender Lyrics:

I tied myself with wire
To let the horses run free
Playing with the fire
Till the fire played with me

The stone was semi-precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too smart to be
In the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day

We set ourselves on fire
Oh God, do not deny her
It’s not if I believe in love
But if love believes in me
Oh, believe in me

At the moment of surrender
I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I’ve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My body’s now a begging bowl
That’s begging to get back
Begging to get back to my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control

I was punching in the numbers
At the ATM machine
I could see in the reflection
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down ’til the pain will stop

At the moment of surrender
Of vision of over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh




No Line on the Horizon

8 comments:

Prime Time said...

Before those richly layered Eno/Lanois-signature backing vocals arrived late in the piece Bono goes from enigmatic: "I tied myself with wire to let the horses run free/playing with fire till the fire plays with me" (I think) to matters closer to the heart: "it's not if I believe in love but if love believes in me".

Jimmy Jangles said...

"As Moment of Surrender starts, he jumps up and sings along to the hallucinatory lyrics. "I was speeding on the subway/ Through the stations of the cross/ Every eye looking every other way/ Counting down till the pain would stop." A spiritual epiphany? A junkie's final fall from grace? "

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/feb/15/u2-no-line-on-the-horizon

Anonymous said...

I must have bad ears, because I hear this differently too:

"of vision over visibility"

I hear "a vision of invisibility"

and "counting down until the pain STARTS" rather than stops...as if counting down toward decay and death.

Jimmy Jangles said...

You are probably right, when the lyrics are offically released I will amend the whole site. Chur.

Heather said...

What a beautiful song!

Catherine said...

One of my new favourites.

Bono channels his long-lost soulman. Hallelujah.

Rainer the Cabbie said...

Brilliant! One of those songs that keeps on going in your head till one truly has enough. I don't know if Brian Eno was involved in this album, but its worthy of his genius.

Anonymous said...

I think the Eno-Lanois backing vocals nearly ruin the song! How pathetic. Lanois should be bitch-slapped. What a self-important loonie. And Eno. Holy crap.

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