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Desire Lyrics

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Rattle And Hum (1987)

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"Desire" (Movie Version)

"'Desire' is a little classic, a little 45. Edge took the beat from The Stooges' '69, which was their take on the Bo Diddley beat. The rhythm is the sex of the music. I wanted to own up to the religiosity of rock'n'roll and the fact that you get paid for them. On one level, I'm criticizing the lunatic fringe preachers 'stealing hearts at a travelling show' but I'm also starting to realize there's a real parallel between what I am doing and what they do." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Lover I'm off the streets
Wanna go where the bright lights and the big city meet
With a red guitar on fire
Desire

She's the candle burning in my room
I'm like the needle, needle and spoon
Over the counter with a shotgun
Pretty soon, everybody got one
And the fever getting higher
Desire

Desire
Oh yeah
Fever when I'm inside her
Desire
Desire
Burning, I'm burning

She's the firework, I'm exploding
She left bye bye, baby see, I'm going
I can sleep within the flowers and feathers
I'd need to bed 100 others
Here we go
For love or money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money
Money money money money money money

And the fever getting higher
Desire
Desire
Desire
Desire
Alright

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