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Lemon Lyrics

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Lemon (1993)

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"Lemon" (Lemonade edit)

"I have very few memories of my mother because my father never talked about her after she died. So it was a very strange experience to receive, in the post, from a very distant relative, early Super 8 footage of my mother, aged 24, younger than me, playing a game of rounders in slow motion. This beautiful, young Irish girl, with a narrow waist, curvaceous figure, dark gypsy hair. The film was early colour and it looked extraordinary. It was a wedding, where she was the maid of honour in this beautiful lemon dress. I sang in my Fat Lady voice but there's a poignancy to the lyric. There were two things going on, memory and loss, a portrait of a girl in a shimmering lemon dress that kept it sexy and playful and the pathos of a man separated from the things he loves." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Lemon, see through in the sunlight
She wore lemon but never in the daylight
She's gonna make you cry
She's gonna make you whisper and moan
When you're dry she draws her water from the stone

And I feel like I'm slowly
Slowly, slowly slipping under
And I feel like I'm holding on to nothing

Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins

Lemon to colour in the cold, grey night
She had heaven and she held on so tight

A man builds a city with banks and cathedrals
A man melts the sands so he can see the world outside
You're gonna meet her there
A man makes a car
She's your destination
And builds a road to run them on
You gotta get to her
A man dreams of leaving
She's imagination
But he always stays behind

And these are the days when our work has come asunder
And these are the days when we look for something other

Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins
Midnight is where the day begins

A man makes a picture, a moving picture
Through light projected he can see himself up close
You're gonna meet her there
A man captures colour
She's your destination
A man likes to stare
There's no sleeping there
He turns his money into light to look for her
She's imagination
Lemon
She is the dreamer, she's imagination
She had heaven
Through the light projected

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