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Beautiful Day Lyrics

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U2360 Live From The Rose Bowl (2010)

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"Beautiful Day" (live from Pasadena)

"'Beautiful Day' has a directness reminiscent of early U2 but with Edge bringing a dizziness and futuristic quality so that it doesn't feel retro. The guitar chords were nothing special but they were my attempt to get the album airborne, the way a rock band like the Buzzcocks would. The lyric expresses amazement, really, that whatever situation you find yourself in, as uncomfortable and upsetting as they can be, if you're alive and you are awake, then you have perspective on it... Pain is evidence of life because it reminds you there are things in your life that aren't right. So you should be thankful for it really and celebrate that there is so much to live for." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

The heart is a bloom
It shoots up through the stony ground
But there's no room
No space to rent in this town
You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
You're not moving anywhere
You thought you'd found three friends
To take you out of this place
Always
Some folks you could lend a hand
In return for grace
Always

It's a beautiful day
Day
The sky falls and you feel like
Day
It's a beautiful day
Day, day

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you
Always

It's a beautiful day
Day
Don't let it get away
Day
Beautiful day
Day, day
You can touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me, love
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
Larry Mullen Jr. right behind of you
See the canyons broken by clouds
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light and
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

Day, day

It was a beautiful day
Day
Don't let it get away
Day
Beautiful day
Day, day

You can touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me love
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Beautiful day
Day
It’s beautiful
Day

Desert sky
I dream beneath the desert sky
The rivers run but soon run dry
We need new dreams tonight

You’re good
World, we’re part of the world
And the whole world
The heart of the world
I love you
You
Soul, you got soul
Soul, soul, soul, soul, soul

God only knows the way I feel about you
God only knows the way I feel about you
God only knows how this stranger
In blue eyes of a girl

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