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"We grow up with this rather juvenile idea that people who are not like us don't get it -- the suits don't get it -- but it doesn't make sense anymore. Sometimes the enemy is your own indifference."

-- Bono

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I Threw A Brick Through A Window Lyrics

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October (1981)

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"I Threw A Brick Through A Window" (live from London)

"'I Threw A Brick Through A Window' is a song about not liking yourself. It's seeing your reflection in the mirror and wanting to smash it. I don't know where that's coming from. I try not to major on self-loathing but it does creep in every so often. Guilt to me is a very useless emotion. You make a mistake, you try and rectify it, you apologize, and you get on." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

I was talking
I was talking to myself
Somebody else
Talk, talk, talking
I couldn't hear a word
A word he said

He was my brother
I said there was no other
Other way out of here
Be my brother
Got to get out
Got to get out

I was walking
I was walking into walls
And back again
I just keep walking
I walk up to a window to see myself
And my reflection
And when I thought about it
My direction
Going nowhere
Going nowhere
Anywhere's better than this

No one, no one is blinder
Than he who will not see
No one, no one is blinder
Than me

I was talking
I was talking in my sleep
Oh I can't stop talk, talk, talking
I'm talking to you
It's up to you

To be my brother
There is another way out of here
Be my brother
I got to get out
Got to get out
I'm all out

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