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I Threw A Brick Through A Window Lyrics

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"I Threw A Brick Through A Window" (live from Werchter)

"'I Threw A Brick Through A Window' is a song about not liking yourself. It's seeing your reflection in the mirror and wanting to smash it. I don't know where that's coming from. I try not to major on self-loathing but it does creep in every so often. Guilt to me is a very useless emotion. You make a mistake, you try and rectify it, you apologize, and you get on." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

I threw a brick
I threw a brick through a window
Threw a brick through a window

I was talking, I was talking to myself
Somebody else talk, talk, talking
I couldn't hear a word, a word he said
He was my brother, brother, brother
I said there was no other way out of here
Be my brother, brother, brother
I got to get out, got to get out
Out of here, yeah

I was walking, I was walking into walls and back again
I just keep walking
I walk up to a window to see myself and my reflection
When I thought about it
My direction going nowhere, nowhere
Anywhere's better than this

Sing it yourself

No one
No one is blinder than he who will not see
Sing it
No one
No one is blinder than me, me
Show me, help me

Talk, talk, talking
I'm talking to you, it's up to you
Be my brother, brother
'Cause there is no other way out of here
Be my brother, brother, brother
Got to get out
Got to get out
Got to get out

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