Every Breaking Wave Lyrics U2



Every Breaking Wave Lyrics by U2

Every Breaking Wave is the long talked about but as yet unreleased song left over from the sessions of the U2 album, No Line on the Horizon.

While talk is cheap, U2 have gone on and on about Every Breaking Wave. It is expected that it will eventually be released when U2 get into gear and finish the oft talked about album, Songs of Ascent. Update: The album was Songs of Innocence.


Every breaking wave
On the shore
Til the next one there’ll be one more

Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what you’re really there for

Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now I’m speaking to an answer phone
Every falling leaf
On the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave her alone

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
To be somebody
To need someone

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul
Knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the master’s voice
It’s hard to listen while you preach

Like every broken wave
On the shore
This is as far as I can reach

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
Got to be somebody
To need someone

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
That my heart
Is the same place yours has been

We know
Here with
The end before it begins

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
That my heart
Is the same place yours has been

We know
Here with
The end before it begins

Check out the lyrics to some other recently performed U2 songs, Glastonbury and North Star.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This song won't be on the CD. Tracklisting is:

1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White As Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars Of Lebanon

Anonymous said...

According to wikipedia (not the most reliable source but anyway...) it will be the lead single on the next album, the follow-up, Songs of Acsent in December

I love U2 said...

This song sounded nice live, had a good melody and was classic Edge playing technique. Can't wait for the studio version

Joanne said...

some of your lyrics are wrong...it goes:

we know the fear of winning
so we end before we begin

the waves know
we're on the rocks
and drowning is no sin

then it repeats

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