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"Forming U2 was a way out — it was also a way in to expressing how I felt constructively, as opposed to banging my own or somebody else's head off a wall." — Bono, 1980

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Live From Harlem 1987 Lyrics

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"There are only a few moments of full-on electricity-in-the-air creativity and I remember from the making of that album, but the birth of 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' is one. Bono started singing, and was usual there are a lot of signals and a few helpful suggestions coming his way from the floor, but then just nailed this fantastic melody that came out of a classic soul tradition. And as I listened to this incredible song emerging out of the fog, I remembered something I had written in a notebook a possible song title that I had actually stumbled upon that morning. I tried it in my head as Bono sang, and it scanned so perfectly that I wrote it on a piece of paper and handed it to him as he sang. It was like hand in glove." - The Edge, U2 By U2 2006

I have climbed the highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you

I have run, I have crawled
I have scaled these city walls
These city walls
Only to be with you

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I have kissed honey lips
Felt the healing in her fingertips
It burned like fire
Burning hot like fire
This burning desire
Burning with desire

I have spoke with the tongue of angels
I have held the hand of a devil
It was warm in the night
In the night
I was cold as a stone
Cold as stone

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

I believe in the kingdom come
All the colours bleed into one
Yeah, I believe it
You know I do
I believe it

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
I'm still, I'm still looking
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for
I'm still, I'm still looking for it
But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

(This song features vocals by the New Voics of Freedom Choir)