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Desire Lyrics

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PopMart Live From Mexico City (1998)

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"Desire" (live from Mexico City)

"'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

Yeah, lover I'm off the streets
Gonna 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 when I'm beside her
Desire

Desire
And the fever getting higher
Desire
Desire
Burning, burning

She's the dollars, she's my protection
Yeah, she's the promise in the year of election
Sister, I can't let you go
I'm like a preacher stealing hearts at a traveling show
For love or money, money, money
Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money, money
And the fever getting higher
Desire

Desire
Desire
Desire
Alright
Desire
Desire
Alright

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