Cedars of Lebanon
by U2

Album: No Line on the Horizon (2009)
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  • Yesterday I spent asleep
    Woke up in my clothes in a dirty heap
    Spent the night trying to make a deadline
    Squeezing complicated lives into a simple headline
    I have your face in an old Polaroid
    Tidying the childrens clothes and toys
    You smiling back at me I took the photo from the fridge
    Can't remember what Emily did
    Haven't been with a woman, it feels like, for years
    Thought of you the whole time, your salty tears
    This shitty world sometimes produces a rose
    The scent of it lingers but then it just goes

    Return the call to home

    The worst of us are a long drawn-out confession
    The best of us are geniuses of compression
    You say you're not gonna leave the truth alone
    I'm here 'cause I don't wanna go home
    Child drinking dirty water from a riverbank
    Soldier brings oranges he got out from a tank
    Waiting on the waiter, he's taking a while to come
    Watching the sun go down on Lebanon

    Return the call to home

    Now I got a head like a lit cigarette
    Unholy clouds reflect in a minaret
    So high above me, higher than everyone
    Where are you in the cedars of Lebanon?
    Choose your enemies carefully, 'cause they will define you
    Make them interesting 'cause in some ways they will mind you
    They're not there in the beginning but when your story ends
    Gonna last with you longer than your friends Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, BRIAN PETER GEORGE ENO, DANIEL ROLAND LANOIS, DAVE EVANS, DAVID EVANS, HAROLD BUDD, LARRY MULLEN, LAURENCE MULLEN JNR., PAUL DAVID HEWSON
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Royalty Network, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Leon from Waterbury, CtI'm aware of that, Edward. Just thought this was as well.
  • Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandLeon, "White as Snow" is about the soldier character.
  • Leon from Waterbury, CtWar correspondent? I figured this was about the soldier character...
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