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Unknown Caller Lyrics

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No Line On The Horizon (2009)

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.

"Unknown Caller"

"(The character from 'Moment Of Surrender') ends up in a motel room at the end of his rope. He picks up his cell to call someone either for help or for drugs, we don't know, but he can't get a signal. Then something mad happens. The phone starts to text him instructions. He doesn't know where the messages are coming from, he is not sure whether they are from someone he knows or has met... Are they his conscience, is it a crank, or is it God? This altered state is the driving force in 'Unknown Caller.' - Bono, No Line On The Horizon 2009

Sunshine, sunshine
Sunshine, sunshine

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

I was lost between the midnight and the dawning
In a place of no consequence or company
3:33 when the numbers fell off the clock face
Speed-dialing with no signal at all

Go, shout it out, rise up
Oh, oh
Escape yourself and gravity
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Force quit and move to trash

I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe
Where I wanted to be
I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me

Restart and re-boot yourself
You're free to go
Oh, oh
Shout for joy if you get the chance
Password, you, enter here, right now

Oh, oh
You know your name so punch it in
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Then don't move or say a thing

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