Magnificent
by U2

Album: No Line on the Horizon (2009)
Charted: 42 79
  • Magnificent
    Oh, oh, magnificent

    I was born
    I was born to be with you
    In this space and time
    After that and ever after I haven't had a clue
    Only to break rhyme
    This foolishness can leave a heart black and blue

    Oh, oh
    Only love, only love can leave such a mark
    But only love, only love can heal such a scar

    I was born
    I was born to sing for you
    I didn't have a choice but to lift you up
    And sing whatever song you wanted me to
    I give you back my voice
    From the womb my first cry, it was a joyful noise

    Oh, oh
    Only love, only love can leave such a mark
    But only love, only love can heal such a scar

    Justified till we die, you and I will magnify, oh-oh
    The Magnificent
    Magnificent, oh, oh

    Only love, only love can leave such a mark
    But only love, only love unites our hearts

    Justified till we die, you and I will magnify, oh oh
    The magnificent
    Magnificent
    Magnificent Writer/s: BRIAN PETER GEORGE ENO, ADAM CLAYTON, DAVID EVANS, PAUL DAVID HEWSON, DANIEL ROLAND LANOIS, LAURENCE MULLEN JNR., DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Katia from DallasSuch great energy! Makes me want to get up and dance, especially at 4:03 (in the full-length version http://youtu.be/q5StJhm5tv0).
  • Banana from Canberra, AustraliaI would like to mention Psalm 8, where it says "<> O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger"
    And Jesus quoted this too - when they were compaining about people shouting Hosanna in Matthew 21:16
    “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

    “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

    “‘From the lips of children and infants
    you have ordained praise?”


    "My first cry it was a joyful noise" makes me think of this
  • Dan from Philly, PaThis is one of the best U2 songs that only U2 fans know. Not a hit but EXCELLENT! When was it last played in concert?
  • Christopher L. from Fort Worth, TxGod I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!
  • Chris from Islip, NySuch an amazing song! Almost blew out my speakers in the car blasting this.
  • Chris from Oakland, CaI agree with Jose, that line is awesome
  • Jim from North Providence, RiThis song is absolutely amazing! It is the best song on the new album. I have heard that it is about two lovers who live their lives in worship and praise of God.
  • Rob from Sydney, AustraliaI love this song. This will go down as one of THE great songs of history. Definately the best song on the album.
  • Jose from Guadalajara, --"Only love can leave such a mark, but only love can heal such a scar". Intense and strong, what a phrase.
  • Tim from Charlotte, NcThis song is U2's version of the Magnificat. (Luke 1:46-55)
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