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Beautiful Day Lyrics

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Elevation 2001 Live From Boston (2001)


Three Tracks Live From Boston (2001)


Love U2 (2006)

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"Beautiful Day" (live from Boston)

"'Beautiful Day' has a directness reminiscent of early U2 but with Edge bringing a dizziness and futuristic quality so that it doesn't feel retro. The guitar chords were nothing special but they were my attempt to get the album airborne, the way a rock band like the Buzzcocks would. The lyric expresses amazement, really, that whatever situation you find yourself in, as uncomfortable and upsetting as they can be, if you're alive and you are awake, then you have perspective on it... Pain is evidence of life because it reminds you there are things in your life that aren't right. So you should be thankful for it really and celebrate that there is so much to live for." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
But there's no room
No space to rent in this town
You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
You're not moving anywhere
You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Always
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for bass
Always

It's a beautiful day
Day
The sky falls, you feel like
Day
It's a beautiful day
Day, day

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination
You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you
Always

It's a beautiful day
Day
Don't let it get away
Day
It's a beautiful day
Day, day

Touch me, touch me
Take me to another place
You get to teach me, love
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by clouds
See the tuna fleet clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colours came out

Day, day

It was a beautiful day
Day
Don't let it get away
Day
A beautiful day
Day, day

Touch me, touch me, touch me
Take me to another place
You get to teach me, Lord
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Beautiful day

See my friends come to call
We reach to the ground within the soul
To the ground giving soul
Here for everyone

Soul, soul, the goal is soul
Soul, soul, the goal is soul
Soul, the goal is soul
The goal is soul

Beautiful gig, yeah yeah

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October 19 2017

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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