And so she woke up Woke up from where she was Lying still Said I gotta do something About where we're going
Step on a steam train Step out of the driving rain, maybe Run from the darkness in the night Singing ha, ah la la la de day Ah da da da de day Ah la la de day
Sweet the sin Bitter than taste in my mouth I see seven towers But I only see one way out
You got to cry without weeping Talk without speaking Scream without raising your voice
You know I took the poison From the poison stream Then I floated out of here Singing ha la la la de day Ha la la la de day Ha la la de day
She runs through the streets With eyes painted red Under a black belly of cloud in the rain In through a doorway she brings me White gold and pearls stolen from the sea She is raging She is raging And the storm blows up in her eyes She will
Suffer the needle chill She's running to stand
Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Jules from OregonBono indicates that it was related to a story about addiction that takes over your life...man or woman. Could have happened to any of us. Does it REALLY matter if it is male or female?!
Brian from Boston, MaAwsome song.I think it's cool u2wasnot into heroin.I have absolutally no problem with them smoking marijuana.Pot smoking is so far removed from heroin it's not even funny.
Lefty_2ndbaseman from Chicago, IlFavorite line is "She walks through the streets, with eyes painted red under a black-belly of cloud in the rain"...how desperate does THAT sound? Great song, great band, great lead singer!
Shawn from Frostburg, MdNo Brad in knoxville, I think you are actually the one on heroin. there are MANY references to to drug use in the song. Read them. it really isn't all that hard to figure out..
Lance from Greenfield, TnThis song is, now, one of my favorite songs to exist. I got The Joshua Tree for Christmas, and since then, I have so loved this song.
Heather from Los Angeles, CaThis song is so gentle. "Singin' ah, a la la la de day, a la la la de day a la la de day." It is like a lullaby for a girl in desperate trouble. But it is also testimony to her strength, "you've gotta cry without weeping, talk without speaking..." and because she woke up thinking, "I gotta do something about where we're goin'" hopefully she will make it.
Brad from Knoxville, Tnyou must be on harrowin,because thats not what the song is about sure it says "needle chill",but thats two words read the rest.
Brandon from Sterling, Vathis song is about a woman who smuggled heroin in not a man
Jujee from Marquette, MiOne of the best U2 tunes ever...very haunting.
Kiddo from Curramulka, IcelandIn reply to U2 being a generally anti-drug band, I do believe The Edge tried magic mushrooms sometime during the Zoo TV tour, although that pretty much ended there. Both Larry and Bono I believe have no history of using illegal drugs.
Mick from Chelsea, England"She will suffer the needle chill" is a reference to heroin withdrawal.