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Even Better Than The Real Thing Lyrics

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Even Better Than The Real Thing (1992)


The Complete U2 (2004)


Achtung Baby (1991)

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"Even Better Than The Real Thing" (Apollo 440 Stealth Sonic mix)

"It was originally called 'The Real Thing,' which is a dumb title for a song. 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' is much more reflective of the times we were living in, when people were no longer looking for the truth, we are all looking for instant gratification. It's not substantial as a lyric but it suggests a certain sexual tension and desire to have some fun playing in the shallows. Sliding down the surface of things. There is a moment when you want to read a magazine, not a novel." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Even better than the real thing

Give me one more chance and you'll be satisfied
Give me two more chances, you won't be denied
Well, my heart is where it's always been
My head is somewhere in between
Give me one more chance, let me be your lover tonight
Oh yeah, check it out

You're the real thing
Yeah, the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing, child

We're free to fly the crimson sky
The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Oh now, oh yeah, here she comes
Take me higher
Take me higher
Can you take me higher
Will you take me higher
Even better than the real thing, child

Give me one last chance and I'm gonna make you sing
Give me half the chance to ride on the waves you bring
You're honey, child, to a swarm of bees
Gonna blow right through you like a breeze
Give me one last dance, we'll slide on the surface of things

You're the real thing
Yeah, the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing, child

We're free to fly the crimson sky
The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Oh now, oh yeah, here she comes
Take me higher
Can you take me higher
You take me higher
Will you take me higher
You're the real thing
Yeah, the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing, child

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October 22 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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October 22 2017

09:00 PM - 11:00 PM - U2 Appearance on Fantastico

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