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Kite Lyrics

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


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.

"Kite" (live from Slane)

"I had a bit of a fright, basically, and the song Kite comes out of that too. I hadn't been around for a while and was determined to do the proper Dad thing. I took the kids to Killiney Hill in Dublin county to fly a kite. Up it went and immediately down it came, and smashed to smithereens. The kids just looked at me: 'Come on dad, let's go and play some video games.' How cruel is that?" - Bono, Q 2001

This is Kite, this is for Bob Hewson

Something is about to give
I can feel it coming
I think I know what it is
I'm not afraid to die
I'm not afraid to live
And when I'm flat on my back
I hope to feel like I did
And hardness, it sets in
You need some protection
The thinner the skin

I want you to know
That you don't need me anymore
I want you to know
You don't need anyone or anything at all

Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to say what it is will break you
I don't know which way the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
I don't wanna see you cry
But I know that this is not goodbye

In summer I can taste the salt of the sea
There's a kite blowing out of control on a breeze
I wonder what's gonna happen to you
You wonder what has happened to me
I'm a man, I'm not a child
I'm a man who sees the shadow behind your eyes

Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to say what it is will break you
I don't know which way the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
I don't wanna see you cry
But I know that this is not goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Did I waste it
Not so much I couldn't taste it
Life should be fragrant
Rooftop to the basement
The last of the rockstars
When hip-hop drove the big cars
In the time when new media
Was the big idea
That was the big idea

Communication
Communication

Did I waste it
Not so much I couldn't taste it
Life should be fragrant
Rooftop to the basement
The last of the opera stars
When hip-hop drove the big cars
In the time when new media
Was the big idea
It was the big idea

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The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

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