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Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World Lyrics

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Zoo TV Live From Sydney (1994)


Zoo2Live (2006)

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"Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World" (live from New York)

"'Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World' is the light relief in the middle of of a very dark piece of work. It is a nice mood to have on the album because the sound of 'Achtung Baby' is really desperation and resignation and all sorts of worrying tones inbetween." - The Edge, U2 By U2 2006

Six o'clock in the morning
You're the last to hear the warning
You've been tryin' to throw your arms around the world
You're falling off the sidewalk
Your lips move but you can't talk
Tryin' to throw your arms around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman, be still
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
You know that I will

Sunrise like a nosebleed
Your head hurts and you can't breathe
Tryin' to throw your arms around the world
How far you gonna go
Before you lose your way back home
You're tryin' to throw your arms around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman be still
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
You know that I will

Hey, wanna dance with me, child

I dreamed that I saw Dali
With a supermarket trolley
He was tryin' to throw his arms around a girl
Took an open-top beetle
Through the eye of a needle
I was tryin' to throw my arms around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman be still
Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
You know that I will

Oh yeah
I gotta make a movie of this
Is this on

Nothin' much to say I guess
Just the same as all the rest
Tryin' to throw your arms around the world
A woman needs a man
Like the Edge needs a handicam
He's been tryin' to throw his arms around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman be still, woman I will
Woman be still

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