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Magnificent Lyrics

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"Sometimes, a day or two can go by, and then out of nowhere something arrives that is truly brilliant. Maybe a great groove or just a great series of chord changes. That is what happened with 'Magnificent.' The basic chord progression had a power that got everyone inspired. I think we all knew that it was inherently joyful, which is rare." - The Edge, No Line On The Horizon, 2009

Magnificent
Oh, magnificent



I was born
I was born to be with you
In this space and time

After that and ever after
I haven't had a clue
Only to break rhyme
This foolishness can leave a heart
Black and blue



Only love
Only love can leave such a mark

But only love
Only love can heal such a scar


I was born
I was born to sing for you
I didn't have a choice
But to lift you up
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice
From the womb my first cry
It was a joyful noise
Oh, oh

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark

But only love
Only love can heal such a scar


Justified till we die
You and I will magnify

Oh, the magnificent

Magnificent

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark

But only love
Only love unites our hearts



Justified till we die
You and I will magnify
Oh, the magnificent

Magnificent

Magnificent