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One Tree Hill Lyrics

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The Joshua Tree (1987)


One Tree Hill (1988)


The Best Of 1980-1990 (1998)


The Complete U2 (2004)

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"One Tree Hill"

"(Greg Carroll) was one of those guys you say is too good for this world. And he died doing me a favour. I don't know what to say. He further made 1986 the most paradoxical year of our lives. That's why the desert attracted me as an image. That year was really a desert for us. It was a terrible time...death is a real cold shower...it's followed me around since I was a kid and I don't want to see any more of it." - Bono, Uncut 1987

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy
Your sun so bright it leaves no shadows, only scars
Carved into stone on the face of earth
The moon is up over One Tree Hill
We see the sun go down in your eyes

You ran like a river oh, to the sea
You run like a river runs to the sea

And in our world a heart of darkness
A firezone where poets speak their hearts
Then bleed for it
Jara sang his song a weapon
In the hands of love
You know his blood still cries from the ground

It runs like a river, runs to the sea
It runs like a river to the sea

I don't believe in painted roses or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of the merciful
I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky
And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill

We run like a river to the sea, run to the sea
We run like a river to the sea
And when it's raining, raining hard
That's when the rain will break my heart
Raining, raining hard, raining in your heart
Raining, rain into your heart, raining

Oh great ocean, oh great sea
Run to the ocean, run to the sea

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October 19 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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October 21 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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