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Beautiful Day Lyrics

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U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland (2003)


Beautiful Day (2000)


Live: Slane Castle (2004)


U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland (2007)

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.

"Beautiful Day" (live from Slane)

"'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
It 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 grace
Always

It's a beautiful day
The sky falls and you feel like
It's a beautiful 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
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
You can teach me, Lord
I know I'm not a hopeless case
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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

Day

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

You can touch me
Touch me, angel
Take me to that other place
You can teach me, love
I know I'm not a hopeless case

'Cause 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 don't need it now
Don't need it now
Beautiful day

Goal, goal
The goal is soul
Soul
The goal is soul
Soul
Beautiful goal, goal
Beautiful goal
Beautiful goal
Beautiful goal

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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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