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Running To Stand Still Lyrics

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Vertigo Live From Chicago (2005)

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"Running To Stand Still" (live from Chicago 1)

"'Running To Stand Still' was 'Bad Part II,' really, the campfire version, Bono singing about the chronic heroin problem that was present in dublin at the time, and personalizing it with his experiences of the seven towers in Ballymun. Phil Lynott had died in January 1986, which was hugely tragic. I heard rumours about what had been happening to him but I don't think I quite believed them. When You see someone up on stage, being vibrant, and then they're reduced to kidney failure in a hospital, it's hard to equate the two. I thought it was a huge loss for music... That was heroin." - Adam, U2 By U2 2006

I want to dedicate this for the brave men and women of the United States' military

And so she woke up
She woke up from where she was lying still
Said I got to do something
About where I'm going
Step on a fast train
Step out of the driving rain
Maybe run from the darkness in the night

Singing ha ha la la la de day
Ha la la la de day ha la la de day

Sweet the sin
Bitter the taste in my mouth
I see seven towers
But I only see one way out
You got to cry with out weeping
Talk without speaking
And scream without raising your voice
You know I took the poison from the poison stream
Then I floated out of here

Singing ha la la la de day
Ha la la la de day ha la la de day

She runs through the streets with her eyes painted red
Under a black belly of cloud in the rain
Going through a doorway she brings me
White gold and pearls stolen from the sea
She is raging, she is raging
And the storm blows up in her eyes
She will suffer the needle's chill
She's running to stand still

This is a prayer for anyone who has a sister or a brother overseas or in danger or whatever

Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle, hallelujah
Halle, halle

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