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One Tree Hill Lyrics

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Love: Live From The Point Depot (2004)


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"One Tree Hill" (live from Point Depot)

"(Greg Carroll) was one of those guys you say is too good for this world. And he died doing me a favour. I don't know what to say. He further made 1986 the most paradoxical year of our lives. That's why the desert attracted me as an image. That year was really a desert for us. It was a terrible time...death is a real cold shower...it's followed me around since I was a kid and I don't want to see any more of it." - Bono, Uncut 1987

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill
As the day begs the night for mercy, love
Your sun so bright it leaves no shadows, only scars
Carved into stone on the face of it
The moon is up and over One Tree Hill
We see the sun go down in your eyes

You run like a river to the sea
You run like a river to the sea

And in our world a heart of darkness
A firezone where poets speak their heart
Then bleed for it
Jara sang his song a weapon
In the hands of love
You know his blood still cries from the ground

It runs like a river to the sea
It runs like a river to the sea
Yes, it runs, love

I don't believe in painted roses or bleeding hearts
While bullets rape the night of its merciful
I'll see you again as the stars fall from the sky
And the moon's turned red over One Tree Hill

You run like a river to the sea
Yeah, we run like a river to the sea
And when it's raining, raining hard
That's when the rain will break my heart
Raining, raining hard, raining in your heart
Raining, rain into your heart, raining

Bring it up, ok, bring your songs here

Like a river to the sea, all night
Like a river to the sea
Pick it up
Like a river runs to the sea

Oh great ocean, oh great sea
We run to the ocean, run to the sea

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