Dirty Day
by U2

Album: Zooropa (1993)
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  • I don't know you
    And you don't know the half of it
    I had a starring role
    I was the bad guy who walked out
    They said be careful where you aim
    'Cause where you aim you just might hit
    You can hold onto something so tight
    You've already lost it

    Dragging me down
    That's not the way it used to be
    You can't even remember
    What I'm trying to forget

    It was a dirty day
    Dirty day

    You're looking for explanations
    I don't even understand
    If you need someone to blame
    Throw a rock in the air
    You'll hit someone guilty

    From father to son
    In one life has begun
    A work that's never done
    Father to son

    Get it right
    There's no blood thicker than ink
    Hear what I say
    Nothing's as simple as you think

    Wake up
    Some things you can't get around
    I'm in you
    More so when they put me in the ground

    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill
    These days, days, days run away like horses over the hill Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL ; HEWSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Lost from New YorkYou have to hit late middle age, say about 50 for a guy, to get this song. By that age you sense the sand falling through the hourglass of life, and you've experienced enough love and loss and happiness and grief.

    "These days, days, run like horses over the hill." This song is about the passage of time and indeed the passing of your own life as you live it out.

    Musically Edge's guitar screeches. Quite superb.
  • Scott Minor from Reading OhioTruly one of U2's shining gems. Very atmospheric song. Very much like The Doors music.
  • Karl from Toronto , OnThis is a song about the JFK assassination. I saw an interview related to this.
  • Eddie from East Islip, NyI would think this is refering to any father son relationship. Possibly Bono and his dad.
  • Mike from Fair Haven, Vti think this is one of their best songs-very angry-the live version is incredible
  • Acrobat from Adelaide, AustraliaThis is a song about a father and son arguing. Bono said it wasn't he and his father, but upon listening to it and knowing what we do of his relationship with his father... it could possibly be and not even he know it. Many of the phrases used in this song 'throw a rock in the air, you'll hit someone guilty' are things his Da would say
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