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Where The Streets Have No Name - Live From Chicago 2005 Lyrics

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"We can be in the middle of the worst gig in our lives, but when we go into that song, everything changes. The audience is on its feet, singing along with every word. It's like God suddenly walks through the room. It's the point where craft ends and spirit begins. How else do you explain it?" - Bono, Los Angeles Times 2004

Also an African dream
From the bridge at Selma in Mississippi
To the mouth of the river Nile
From the swamplands of Louisiana
To the high peaks of Kilimanjaro
From Dr. King's America
To Nelson Mandela's Africa
The journey of equality moves on
On, on, on

I want to run, I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls that hold us back tonight
I want to reach out and touch the flame

Where the streets have no name

I want to feel sunlight on my face
I see the dust cloud disappear without a trace
I want to take shelter from the hurricane

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Still we're building, then burning down love
Burning down love
And when I go there I go there with you
It's all I we can do

The cities a flood, our love turns to rust
We're beaten and blown by the wind, trampled in dust
I'll show you a place, it's high, it's high

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Still we're building, then burning down love
We're burning down love
And when I go there I go there with you
It's all I can do

Love, love, love
Oh love, oh love

Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Still we're building, then burning down love
We're burning down love
And when I go there I go there with you
It's all we can do

Africa, the journey of equality moves on