All Because Of You
by U2

Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004)
Charted: 4
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  • I was born a child of grace
    Nothing else about the place
    Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
    It left me no illusion

    I saw you in the curve of the moon
    In the shadow cast across my room
    You heard me in my tune
    When I just heard confusion

    All because of you
    All because of you
    All because of you
    I am, I am

    I like the sound of my own voice
    I didn't give anyone else a choice
    An intellectual tortoise
    Racing with your bullet train

    Some people get squashed crossing the tracks
    Some people got high-rises on their backs
    I'm not broke but you can see the cracks
    You can make me perfect again

    All because of you
    All because of you
    All because of you
    I am, I am

    I'm alive, I'm being born
    I just arrived, I'm at the door
    Of the place I started out from
    And I want back inside

    All because of you
    All because of you
    All because of you
    I am Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Kevin from Delmar NyIt's because of you...I am. We all need one another to be who we are. The slower ones sure and the bullet trains.
  • Jim from San Diego, Ca"All because of you, I am" has two meanings.
    1. He is saying "all because of you, I am" meaning all because of you, I am, alive, a sucess, etc...
    2. He is also acknowledging God. "All because of You, I am" meaning all because of you, God. The God in the Bible is known as the Great I Am!
    It's a play on words and it's brilliant!
  • Ty from Kitchener, CanadaIt's about God. the first verse is saying he was privilaged but he knew there was more to life. the first quarter of the second verse is saying he thought he didnt need god, the second quarter is saying intlectualy God is a bullet train and he is a tortise,the last half is saying some people are very sinful compared to him but his burden is still too heavy to bear. the third verse sounds like he becomes a christian and goes to heaven.
  • Anonymous from Dixon , CaI think you are wrong. It is definately about starting their career in big cities. The first verse basically means that they were stuck in a big city, and they loved it. The second verse means that people loved U2, but U2 did not love them as much. The chorus is self-explanitory, but the third verse is a little bit tricky. It's a little confusing, but it means that the band was basically trying to be a big city man, but everyone they knew in that city already was. The fourth verse is saying that they can go on the road and become different people, but when they come back they will act like they always have. the final verse after the chorus is saying that they will definately always be a part in that city, and no matter what it does to them, they will always love the city. See, it is not about God, because, why would Bono want to die. It is not about his mom, because she is dead. It is about big cities that they started their musical career in, like Chicago and New York.
  • Matt from Los Angeles, CaI actually just assumed it was about Bono's dad.
  • Leon from Waterbury, CtBono has said that this could be about anything the listener perceives it to be. God, a family member, a friend, a lover, etc...
  • Trenton from Minneapolis , MnIt's about God. I think that's pretty easy to see.
  • Rick from Humboldt, IaTHis song is definitely a tribute to his mom. I don't see what else it could be about.
  • Leon from Waterbury, CtHmmm....I always thought it was about something completely different, but good song anyhow.
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