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Xanax And Wine Lyrics

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The Complete U2 (2004)


Unreleased And Rare (2004)


Medium, Rare And Remastered (2009)

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"Xanax And Wine"

"We recorded a new song on the second-last night in the studio, which ended up as a bonus track in Britain and Japan. We had a kind of electronica track called 'Xanax And Red Wine' which included the line 'how to dismantle an atomic bomb,' and we had done a couple of versions but couldn't make it fit together. Bono wanted to get that lyric back onto the record and we didn't have much time so the idea came to start from scratch, replay it with a sparse arrangement and adapt melodies and lyrics to fit the new format. It turned into 'Fast Cars.' It really ended those sessions on a high note." - Adam, U2 By U2 2006

My cell is ringing, no ID
I want to know who's calling
My garden's overgrown
I go out on my belly's crawling
I got CCTV, pornography, CNBC
I got the nightly news to get to know the enemy

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it

Take me, save me from myself
I know that you've been good to me
Now I need you not to be
Wake me, I fear I can't be asleep
I'm buying things I cannot afford
I'm on a high diving board
Two drugs keeping me dry
Xanex and wine

I'm going nowhere
Where I am, it is a lot of fun
There in the desert
To dismantle an atomic bomb
I watch you shadow box
Check the stocks, I'm in detox
Want a lot of what you got
What you got can make this stop

All I want is a picture of you
All I want is to get right next to you
All I want is your picture in a locket
Your face in my pocket
Take a pill to stop it

Take me, save me from myself
I know that you've been good to me
Now I need you not to be
Wake me, I fear I can't be asleep
Try not to look so bored
You're buying things you cannot afford
I got your drive, I know you want my
Xanex and wine

Don't you worry 'bout your mind
Seems I worry all the time
Don't you worry, you'll be fine
You should worry 'bout the day
That the pain, it goes away
You know, I miss mine sometimes

There is no fiction
That will truly fit this situation
I'm documenting every detail
Every conversation
Not used to talking to somebody in the body
Somebody in a body
It's somebody in a body
In a body there's somebody
Somebody in a body
Somebody, somebody, somebody
It's somebody in a body
Somebody in a body
Somebody in a body there's somebody

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