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If You Wear That Velvet Dress Lyrics

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"If You Wear That Velvet Dress"

"I am not sure the best version ended up on the album. The same could be said of 'If You Wear That Velvet Dress.' It wanted to be a lounge classic. It ended up in an airport lounge as background noise." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

I want to sink in

Tonight the moon is playing tricks again
Yeah, I'm feeling seasick again
The world could just dissolve
Into a glass of water
I've been good
'Cause I know you don't want me to
Do you really want me to
Be blue as you
It's her daylight that gets me through
We've been here before
Last time you scratched at my door
The moon was naked and cold
I was like a two year old
Who just wanted more

If you wear that velvet dress
If you wear that velvet dress
If you wear that velvet dress
If you wear that velvet dress

Tonight the moon has drawn its curtains
It's a private show
No one else going to know I'm wanting

Does it feel good
Sure it's okay
'Cause I dance with you

Sunlight, sunlight fills my room
It's sharp and it's clear
But nothing like the moon
It's okay
The struggle for things not to say
I never listened to you anyway
I got my own hands to pray

If you wear that velvet dress
If you wear that velvet dress
If you wear that velvet dress
If you wear that velvet dress

Tonight the moon is a mirrorball
Light flickers from across the hall
Who'll catch the star when it falls
If you wear that velvet dress

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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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