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Bad Lyrics

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The Joshua Tree Live From Paris (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.

"Bad" (live from Paris 1)

"'Bad' is just a huge promise of a song. A friend of mine, about as close as you can get, squandered his intelligence and his gifts to heroin. Dublin in the late Seventies and early Eighties was a capital for smack. The Shah of Iran had been deposed, and people smuggled their money out of that country in white gold and pearls, by which I mean heroin. It was cheaper than weed, it was cheaper than smoking spliff, and a lot of sweet teenage kids, who just liked to smoke a little bit of ganja, were offered this cheap high, something beyond their imagination... I tried to describe that with the song, 'Bad, what it was to feel that rush, to feel that elation, and then go on to the nod, awful sleep that comes with that drug..." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would let it go
Surrender, dislocate

If I could throw this lifeless
Lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
Through the day

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
Through the day
Into the half-light
Through the flame

Don't let it go, uh huh
Oh, not to fade away
Don't let it go, uh huh
And so find a way

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no
Oh, I'm not sleeping, uh huh

Let it go, uh huh
And so find a way
So let it go, uh huh
And so find a way
Don't let it go, oh no
And so find, find, find a way
Not fade away, no, no

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping, oh no
I'm not sleeping

Sing it sing it sing it
Sing it sing it sing it
Sing it sing it sing it
Sing it sing it sing it

Let it go, uh huh
And so find a way
Don't let go, uh huh
No no, find a way
No
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