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Even Better Than The Real Thing Lyrics

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PopMart Live From Mexico City (1998)

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"Even Better Than The Real Thing" (live from Mexico City 1)

"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

C'mon
I'm just a little guy
You make me feel so big
Hola Mexico
Muchos huevos
Grandes corados
Muchos traffico
Eso es Mexico

Give me one more chance, 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
Check it out

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

Give me one last chance and I'm gonna make you sing
Give me half a chance to ride on the waves that you bring
Well, 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 down 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

Trash are touring

We're free to fly the crimson sky
The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Oh now, here she comes
Take me higher
You take me higher
You take me higher
You take me higher

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

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