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A Day Without Me Lyrics

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New Year's Day (1983)

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"A Day Without Me" (live from Werchter)

"Our emotions aren't just glossy, throwaway things. Some people saw 'A Day Without You (sic)' as escapism, but it was about suicide. I don't expect people to dig into our material with a knife and fork but... I write at the microphone-with pen and paper I start on the things I suppose I should be writing about rather than what I feel. As they take a long time to come out of me, they take a long time to sink in." - Bono, NME 1982

A day without me

Started a landslide in my ego
Looked from the outside to the world I left behind
I'm dreaming, you're awake
If I was sleeping, what's at stake
A day without me

Whatever the feelings, I keep feeling
What are the feelings you left behind

A day without me

Started a landslide in my ego
Looked from the outside to the world I left behind
In the world I left behind
Wipe their eyes and then get home
In the world I left behind
Shed a tear and let go, no

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October 19 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Tonight in São Paulo

October 21 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Tonight in São Paulo

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