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Sunday, 22 August 2010

U2 Lyrics Every Breaking Wave



Every Breaking Wave Lyrics by U2

Every Breaking Wave is the long talked about but as yet unreleased song left over from the sessions of the U2 album, No Line on the Horizon.

While talk is cheap, U2 have gone on and on about Every Breaking Wave. It is expected that it will eventually be released when U2 get into gear and finish the oft talked about album, Songs of Ascent.

Bono and co have talked about how they will record the the follow up album in the near future. I'm not holding my breath. U2 are booked to tour till at least the end of 2010. Maybe they will do a Zooropa on us and record in between concert dates. Again, no breath holding as Bono and the Edge are trying to lock down the Spider Man musical, Turn Off the Dark.

This song will probably end up on the Songs of Ascent album. 



So what actually happened? U2 debuted Every Breaking Wave during a gig in Helsinki. Here's the lyrics from that night.

Every breaking wave
On the shore
Til the next one there’ll be one more

Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what you’re really there for

Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now I’m speaking to an answer phone
Every falling leaf
On the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave her alone

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
To be somebody
To need someone

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 master’s voice
It’s hard to listen while you preach

Like every broken wave
On the shore
This is as far as I can reach

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
Got to be somebody
To need someone

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
That my heart
Is the same place yours has been

We know
Here with
The end before it begins

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
That my heart
Is the same place yours has been

We know
Here with
The end before it begins

Check out the lyrics to some other recently performed U2 songs, Glastonbury and North Star.

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