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A Day Without Me - Live From London 1981 Lyrics

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Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee (2015)

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"Our emotions aren't just glossy, throwaway things. Some people saw 'A Day Without You (sic)' as escapism, but it was about suicide. I don't expect people to dig into our material with a knife and fork but... I write at the microphone-with pen and paper I start on the things I suppose I should be writing about rather than what I feel. As they take a long time to come out of me, they take a long time to sink in." - Bono, NME 1982

Started a landslide in my ego
Looked from the outside
To the world I left behind
I'm dreaming
You're awake
If I was sleeping
What's at stake

A day without me

Whatever the feelings
I keep feeling
What are the feelings
You left behind

A day without me

Started a landslide on my ego
Looked from the outside
To the world I left behind
In the world I left behind
Wipe their eyes and then let go
In the world I left behind
Shed a tear and then go home