Song Lyrics

This edit of the song has not yet been released. Lyrics provided below are based on the version appearing on “Madison Square Garden 09-28-1997“ released by Wolfgang’s Vault, and the final version appearing on The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Edition is expected to be a different edit, but based on the same starting material.

You know he got the cure
You know he went astray
He used to stay awake
To drive the dreams he had away
He wanted to believe
In the hands of love
Hands of love

Ooo

His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
A dog started crying

His head it felt heavy
As he cut across the land
A dog started crying
Like a broken-hearted man
In the howling wind
In the howling wind

He went deeper into black
Deeper into white
He sees the stars shine
Like nails in the night
He felt the healing, healing
Healing hands of love
Like stars shining from above

His hand in his pocket
His finger on the steel
The pistol weighed heavy
His heart he could feel
Was beating, beating
Beating, beating, oh my love
My love, my love, my love

So the hands that build
Can also pull down
Even the hands of love
Even the hands of love

Gloria
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
G-L-O-R-I-A
G-L-O-R-I-A
G-L-O-R-I-A
G-L-O-R-I-A
G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Gloria, G-L-O-R-I-A
Glor…Gloria

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