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Disappearing Act Lyrics

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The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

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"Disappearing Act"

"'Disappearing Act,' formerly known as 'White City,' was recorded at the beginning of the Slane sessions before we had set up our multi-track recording equipment, hence it only existed as a stereo instrumental recording. We did multi-track tape recordings of a simplified version later on, but for whatever reason, it never inspired a compelling vocal melody idea; maybe because when we came to re-cut the track, we omitted the section before the chorus, which in 'Disappearing Act' turned out to be a crucial section. So after 25 years and a few weeks, while in France on a break between shows on the 360 tour, 'White City' was completed and became 'Disappearing Act.' - The Edge, The Unforgettable Fire 2009

You do your disappearing act
You do your disappearing act

Silence
I know I could get used to this
Cunning
Your scent is something I'm not going to miss
Exile
It's a small price to pay for bliss
Alone
Like a painter's dog without a bone
When there's only one thing you need to own
And that is hunger
Hunger itself

I know we'll pick and wrench
Your night just ripped and it is torn to shreds
From all the lovers taken to your beds
They're empty now
And you think that you can love
And you think that you can love
And you think that you can love
Someone into home

You do your disappearing act
You do your disappearing act

Jealousy
It's not what it's cracked up to be
Envy
Gets you where you need to be
Alone
Rather the river than your stepping stones
Leave the graveyard before you turn to bones
I'm tragic, you're comedy
Oh, baby doll
The dogs are barking, they need to be fed
All of the lepers your let in your head
Is it empty now
'Cause you think you can love
And you think that you can love
And you think that you can love
Someone into home

You do your disappearing act
You do your disappearing act

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