Song Lyrics

ah, this is Bono, on a beach, the back of Dublin, North-side. Behind me is Ireland’s eye, I don’t know if you can see it, over there. Carrying this Handy-Cam, because I want to say happy birthday to BCN, because without BCN we’d all be fucked – lets face it.

Summer stretching on the grass
Summer dresses pass
In the shade of a willow tree
Creeps a crawling over me
Over me and over you
Stuck together with gods glue
It’s going to get stickier too
It’s been a long hot summer
Lets get undercover
Don’t try too hard to think…
Don’t think at all


You’re not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you’d find
If you step back inside
Not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who’s happy to go blind

There’s an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won’t disappear
It’s gonna itch and burn and sting
You wanna see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like a beach
Will we ever live in peace?
Cos’ those that can’t do
Often have to
No, those that can’t do
Often have to preach

To the ones
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you’d find
If you step back inside
Not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
I’m not the only one
Who’s happy to go blind

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won’t say goodbye
Referee won’t blow the whistle
God is good but will he listen
I’m really great
But there’s something missing
I left it in the duty free, of Schipol
She never really belonged to me

You’re not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you’d find
If you stepped back inside
Not sucking on my thumb
Staring at the sun
I’m not the only one
Who’s happy to go blind

Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
I’m happy to go
Happy to go
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind

I’m happy to go
Happy to go
Happy to go… blind