Bad by U2

U2

U2, an Irish rock band, formed in 1976, consisting of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocal), Larry Mullen (drums and percussion) and Adam Clayton (bass guitar). Originally part of the post-punk era the bands style has evolved with their career whilst continuing to be of an anthemic quality built of Bono’s vocals and the Edge’s guitar textures

Bad
Album: The Unforgettable Fire
Date: 1984
Rock

Lyrics by Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, and Paul Hewson

If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go
Surrender
Dislocate

If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free, I’d lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so, fade away

Wide awake
I’m wide awake
Wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they’d
Tell you what I would say
True colours fly in blue and black
Bruised silken sky and burning flag
Colours crash, collide in bloodshot eyes

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
If I could, you know I would, if I could, I would
Let it go

This desperation
Dislocation
Separation, condemnation
Revelation in temptation
Isolation, desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
And so fade away
To let it go
Oh now, and so to fade away

I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake
Wide awake
I’m not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

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