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Zoo Station Lyrics

Found On:


Achtung Baby (1991)


Zoo Station (1992)


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.

"Zoo Station"

"One of the striking things about Berlin is that they have a zoo in the middle of the city. It was bombed during the war and there's a story that when people got up the next day to wander through the rubble of their lives, there were giraffes and lions and elephants roaming around. That story really stuck with me. There was a subway station called Zoo Station, because it stopped at the zoo. And the subway line that went in there was the U2 line. It was written as an opening track, the beasts breaking out of their cages. Really it's a riff rather than a song. Flood, Danny and Brian and the whole production team came together on that. You get to see what we were all capable of. There is a sense of humour and playfulness and curiosity in the lyric." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

I'm ready, ready for the laughing gas
I'm ready, I'm ready for what's next
I'm ready to duck, I'm ready to dive
I'm ready to say 'I'm glad to be alive'
I'm ready, I'm ready for the push
In the cool of the night
In the warmth of the breeze
I'll be crawling around
On my hands and knees

She's just down the line
Zoo Station
Got to make it on time
Zoo Station

I'm ready, ready for the gridlock
I'm ready to take it to the street
I'm ready for the shuffle, ready for the deal
Ready to let go of the steering wheel
I'm ready, ready for the crush

Just down the line
Zoo Station
I'll be on time
Zoo Station

Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright
It's alright, it's alright
It's alright, it's alright
Hey baby, hey baby, hey baby, hey baby
It's alright, it's alright
Don't worry, you're catching it up

Time is a train, makes the future the past
Leaves you standing in the station
Your face pressed up against the glass

I'm just down the line from your love
Zoo Station
Under the sign of your love
Zoo Station
I'm gonna make it on time, make it on time
Make it on time, just make it on time, baby
Zoo Station
We'll be right here
Zoo Station
It's alright, just make it
Zoo Station
I'm gonna make it on time
Just two stops down the line from your love
Zoo Station
Just a stop down

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