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I Threw A Brick Through A Window - Live From London 1982 Lyrics

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"'I Threw A Brick Through A Window' is a song about not liking yourself. It's seeing your reflection in the mirror and wanting to smash it. I don't know where that's coming from. I try not to major on self-loathing but it does creep in every so often. Guilt to me is a very useless emotion. You make a mistake, you try and rectify it, you apologize, and you get on." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

I threw a brick
I threw a brick through a window
Threw a brick through a window

I was talking
I was talking to myself
Somebody else
Talk, talk, talking
I couldn't hear a word
A word he said

He was my brother, brother 
I said there was no other
Other way out of here
Be my brother
Hey, got to get out
Got to get out
Out of here
Push it out now

I was walking
I was walking into walls
And back again
I just keep walking
I walk up to a window to see myself
And my reflection
When I thought about it
My direction
Going nowhere
Going nowhere
Anywhere's better than this
No way, babe
Turn it up
Where is the community, yeah

No one, no one is blinder
Than he who will not see
No one, no one is blinder
Than me
Me, show me, hold me

I was walking
I was walking in my sleep
I can't stop talk, talk, talking
I'm talking to you
It's up to you

Be my brother
'Cause there is no other way out of here
Be my brother
I got to get out
Got to get out
Out of here