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With Or Without You - Live From Tempe 1987 Lyrics

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"So that song is about torment, sexual but also psychological, about how repressing desires makes them stronger. The most important line is probably, 'And you give yourself away.' It just flipped it and it releases all the mental tension, which is when the 'Aah-aah' comes out. That is what giving yourself away is, musically." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you
Slight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you
Yeah, you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied, my body bruised
She's got me with nothing to win
And nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you
With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you
With or without you

Thank you

Yeah, we'll shine like stars in the summer night
We'll shine like stars in the winter night
One heart
One hope
One love

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you
With or without you