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Lemon Lyrics

Found On:


Lemon (1993)


The Best Of 1990-2000 (2002)


The Complete U2 (2004)

Note: U2 has released different versions of most singles in different countries. We are not showing every cover image in this space, just one that's representative of each release.

"Lemon" (Jeep mix)

"I have very few memories of my mother because my father never talked about her after she died. So it was a very strange experience to receive, in the post, from a very distant relative, early Super 8 footage of my mother, aged 24, younger than me, playing a game of rounders in slow motion. This beautiful, young Irish girl, with a narrow waist, curvaceous figure, dark gypsy hair. The film was early colour and it looked extraordinary. It was a wedding, where she was the maid of honour in this beautiful lemon dress. I sang in my Fat Lady voice but there's a poignancy to the lyric. There were two things going on, memory and loss, a portrait of a girl in a shimmering lemon dress that kept it sexy and playful and the pathos of a man separated from the things he loves." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Alright, alright
Alright, alright
Alright, alright

Lemon, see through in the sunlight
She wore lemon but never in the daylight
She's gonna make you cry
She's gonna make you whisper and moan
When you're dry she draws her water from the stone

And I feel like I'm slowly, slowly, slowly slipping under
And I feel like I'm holding onto nothing

She wore lemon
Alright
To colour in the cold, grey night
Alright
She had heaven
Alright
And she held on so tight
Alright

A man makes a picture, a moving picture
Through light projected he can see himself up close
A man captures colour
Give her to me
A man likes to stare
Heard you calling
He turns his money into light to look for her

And I feel like I'm drifting, drifting, drifting from the shore
And I feel like I'm swimming out to her

Midnight is where the day begins
Alright, alright
Alright

A man builds a city with banks and cathedrals
A man melts the sands so he can see the world outside
You're gonna meet her there
A man makes a car
She's your destination
And builds a road to run them on
You gotta get to her
A man dreams of leaving
She's imagination
But he always stays behind

And these are the days when our work has come asunder
And these are the days when we look to each other

Midnight is where the day begins
Watching her
Midnight is where the day begins
Watching her
Alright
Here she comes
Alright
Alright
Someone taking me
Alright
Alright
Day begins again
Alright
Alright
Midnight is where the day begins
Alright
Alright
Alright
Alright
Alright

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