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Ordinary Love Lyrics

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"Mandela’s heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom, and yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities. 'We do want revenge but more than revenge we want a future for our kids, for all the kids of South Africa. And that's the important imperative here, not to lash out. That's what's really inspiring... It's a plea for common decency among the people who’ve been oppressed, and it’s a plea for common decency in a marriage as it starts to fall apart.” - Bono, LA Times 2013

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore
The sunlight warms your skin
All the beauty that’s been lost before
Wants to find us again

I can’t fight you anymore
It’s you I’m fighting for
The sea throws rocks together
But time leaves us polished stones

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Birds fly high in the summer sky
And rest on the breeze
The same wind will take care of you and I
We’ll build our house in the trees

Your heart is on is on my sleeve
Did you put it there with a magic marker
For years I would believe
That the world couldn’t wash it away

‘Cause we can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Are we tough enough for ordinary love

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love
We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

(This song can be found on the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" soundtrack album)