The Little Things That Give You Away
by U2

Album: Songs of Experience (2017)
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  • The night gave you song
    A light had been turned on
    You walked out in the world
    Like you belong there

    As easy as a breeze
    Each heart was yours to please
    Is it only me who sees
    There's something wrong there

    Oh la la, I'm not a ghost now
    I can see you
    You need to see me

    It's the little things that give you away
    The words you cannot say
    Your big mouth in the way

    I saw you on the stairs
    You didn't notice I was there
    That's 'cause you were talking at me and Not to me

    You were high above the storm
    A hurricane being born
    This freedom it might cost you your liberty

    It's the little things that give you away
    The words you cannot say
    Your big mouth in the way
    It's the little things that tease and betray
    As the hunted I become the prey
    It's the little things
    The little things that give you away

    Sometimes I can't believe my existence
    See myself from a distance
    I can't get back inside

    Sometimes the air is so anxious
    All my thoughts are so reckless
    And all of my innocence has died

    Sometimes I wake at four in the morning
    When all the darkness is swarming
    And it covers me in fear

    Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
    Sometimes I'm full of anger and grieving
    So far away from believing
    That any song will reappear

    Sometimes the end is not coming
    It's not coming
    The end is here
    Sometimes
    Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
    Sometimes when the painted glass shatters
    And you're the only thing that matters
    But I can't see you through the tears
    Sometimes the end is not coming
    It's not coming
    The end is here
    Sometimes Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL DAVID HEWSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Dean Brady from Co Meath Ireland Great lyrics to a brilliant song.
  • Alejandro Palacios Leon from MadridChilling song, cannot believe there is no comments. Glad to be the first one
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