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"I don't think it's a big part of our music to be drunk, or out of it. We're out there enough as it is." — Bono

Bulletproof Pride Lyrics

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I've been running out of
My seventy excuses
There comes a point when patience
Can't take all these abuses
Now my reserves are empty
I'm feeling kinda low
'Cause when do you fight for someone
And when do you let them go

The other day I thought I saw you
On a magazine
Your stubborn nose
Pretending to belong to the machine

I've been waiting for you
To come to your senses
Holding up your heavy heart
Down there in the trenches
You don't have to carry that
Weight all by yourself
Even you, the mercenary
Could use a little help
You've got your gun
Your bulletproof pride
You never run
But you sure know how to hide

My friend said he had seen you
At a movie theatre
You looked just as you had always
Didn't ask about me either
I won't say life ends without you
But you're the only answer
You got me like a thief
You got me with my hands up

The other day I thought I saw you
On a magazine
Your stubborn nose
Pretending to belong to the machine

I've been waiting for you
To come to your senses
Holding up your heavy heart
Down there in the trenches
You don't have to carry that
Weight all by yourself
Even you, the mercenary
Could use a little help
You've got your gun
Your bulletproof pride
You never run
But you sure know how to hide

Yes, there's something wrong
Yeah, be safe now
You wish is fallen before you
Is it faith, is it faith in my heart
Stars are frustrated
Or a maze from the stars
You always win the waiting
When I feel them still
In the beat of your soul
When you talk, when you write
When you weave in your folk
In your leaving, you said
Only waiting is left
Now I'm kneeling around in the cold

I've been waiting for you
To come to your senses
Holding up your heavy heart
Down there in the trenches
You don't have to carry that
Weight all by yourself
Even you, the mercenary
Could use a little help
You've got your gun
Your bulletproof pride
You never run
But you sure know how to hide

(This track features Bono on co-lead vocals and can be found on the K'naan album Country, God or the Girl)