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"I'm Irish. I'm a rock star here. I'm not white either. The Irish are kind of — pinkish. Underdone." — Bono

Drowning Man Lyrics

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War (1983)


The Complete U2 (2004)

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"'Drowning Man' is an Edge backing track and and Adam bass part. It's some obscure time signature, like 5/8, and it's me improvising à la Van Morrison, wailing away in the manner of the scriptures. The lyrics were still a struggle. I wasn't really enjoying writing in a notebook." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Take my hand
You know I'll be there
If you can I'll cross
The sky for your love
For I have promised, oh
To be with you tonight
And for the time that will come

Take my hand
You know I'll be there
If you can I'll cross
The sky for your love
And I understand
These winds and tides
This change of times
Won't drag you away

Hold on, hold on tightly
Hold on and don't let go
Of my love
The storms will pass
It won't be long now
The storms will pass
But my love lasts forever

And take my hand
You know I'll be there
If you can I'll cross the sky
For your love
Give you what I hold dear

Hold on, hold on tightly
Hold on, hold on tightly
Rise up, rise up
With wings like eagles
You'll run, you'll run
You'll run and not grow weary

Take my hand, take my hand
Hold on tightly
Hold on tightly
This love will last forever
This love will last forever
Take my hand
Take my hand