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"One of the reasons we wrote our own songs was because we couldn't play other peoples'. We were worse than your average wedding band. But we could do our thing better than anyone else in the world." — Bono

Into The Heart - Live From Boston 1981 Lyrics

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"The sequence that blows my mind is 'An Cat Dubh,' the black cat, to 'Into The Heart.' It's astonishing. Just the violences of Edge's guitar playing, this image of temptation, a cat sleeping beside a dead bird in suburban Dublin, and playing with it, the way they do, cat stalks the bird, kills it, and then shakes it about. And somehow knowing the sexual side of that, desire and innocence, and the way it can play with you. And the beautiful lyrical guitar, Edge breaking the rules of punk rock and playing a kind of guitar theme, a solo almost, that went on for an age. That's amazing." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Ride on, side on

Into the heart
Of a child
I stay a while
But I can't go there

Into the heart
Of a child
I can smile
I can see my way

Into the heart
Into the heart
Of a child
Go home, go back

Into the heart
Into the heart
Of a child
Into the heart

Just try
Open your open eyes
I find