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"A game like chess suited me because I was able to put everything from my mind and work with something abstract." — Bono

Crumbs From Your Table - HQ Version Lyrics

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How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004)

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"I went to speak to Christian fundamentalist groups in America to convince them to give money to fight AIDS in Africa. It was like getting blood from a stone. I told them about a hospice in Uganda where so many people were dying they had to sleep three to a bed. Sister Anne, who I mention in the song, works at that hospice. Her office is a sewer." - Bono, Q 2004

From the brightest star
Comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer
Why did you offer your soul
I was there for you baby
When you needed my help
Would you deny for others
What you demand for yourself

Cool down, slow down, come on
Cool down, slow down, come on

You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I?m waiting on the crumbs from your able

Pretty as a picture
You?re all there to see
Then your face caught up with your psychology
With your mouth full of teeth
You ate all your friends
And you broke every heart
Thinking every heart mends

You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I?m waiting on the crumbs from your table

Only ?round you sigh
You feel me on
You know my downs
You mace your part
You know my sound
You know my wall
You know my sane

And you speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I?m waiting on the crumbs from your table