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"[Bono] has always enjoyed the trappings of fame, but he feels this urge to balance it with something more substantial. He really is a walking contradiction. It's always all or nothing with him." — Larry

Skyscrapers Lyrics

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Yeah
Hey hey hey hey
Time for us to reach to the stars
Talk to me
Hey hey hey hey

We’ve seen coal turn to diamonds
And blind mens’ visions become skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
What become as a scene
Is no longer a dream
Has become skyscrapers, skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Woke up in this morning from this dream that I had
They said there was no more bombs on Baghdad
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
I even heard there was peace, hallelujah
Everybody in the streets, representing their freedom
I heard the recession was over now, yes
Peace signs in the air
Bring back the soldiers now
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
I even seen a stone fiend turn sober now
Things are getting better, damn
How the world go for now

We’ve seen coal turn to diamonds
And blind mens’ visions become skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
What become as a scene
Is no longer a dream
Has become skyscrapers, skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

Woke up in the morning
From this dream that I had
They said poverty in the world
Wasn’t coming back
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
I even heard they got the cure for cancer
In the lab
The education system
Made a big comeback
God damn, it was all about a week ago
We prayed to the most high
To let our dreams flow
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
We prayed to the most high
To let our dreams grow
You got dreams, our skyscrapers
Let the world know

We’ve seen coal turn to diamonds
And blind mens’ visions become skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
What become as a scene
Is no longer a dream
Has become skyscrapers, skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

I’m gonna scrape the sky
Can’t escape this high
Sometimes I felt like I just could’t wait to die
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
But I fall, I can’t fly
Can’t hate the sky for not slowing me down
Before I hit the ground
Before I hit the town I used to hit the weed
Try to hang around fees
Just trying to get degrees
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
But I end up around rats
Just trying to get the cheese
I ain’t gotta be all that
I ain’t begging, but bitch please

We’ve seen coal turn to diamonds
And blind mens’ visions become skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
What become as a scene
Is no longer a dream
Has become skyscrapers
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Put your hands up and touch the sky
Put your hands up and touch the skyscraper
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Put your hands up and touch the sky
Put your hands up and touch the skyscraper
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
The breezes in summer will come in sky
In jungles will the light go flashing by
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Feeling for, feeling for, for
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey
Hey hey hey hey

(This song from Swizz Beatz features Bono and Kanye West on co-lead vocals)