Winter Lyrics U2






Winter Lyrics by U2





Winter is a song from the No Line on the Horizon recording sesssions. Winter appears in the war film Brothers at the request of director Jim Sheridan, and it plays over the closing credits. Several different versions of the Winter have been recorded, including an uptempo rock arrangement on Linear and a slower acoustic version in Brothers

Bono wrote the lyrics in one night and they were revised just once after that. Tobey Maguire's character Captain Sam Cahill was the inspiration for the lyric, with the band noting that the focus on "intense hidden emotion" and the secrets he held inside "was a jumping off point, thematically." Bono noted that Sheridan wanted a "complex song for a complex character" and so the band wrote two songs: "Winter" and "White as Snow". While "White as Snow" focuses more on the relationship between the Cahill brothers, "Winter" is a "more universal song about the experience of the armed forces in Afghanistan.

Winter Lyrics U2:


The yellow sun
Well, it took the hand
Of a country boy
To a city in a far-off land

We made no mark
No shadow at all
On the ancient, holy streets
Where I learned to crawl

The broken and the bruised
The young and the used
The sure and confused
All here

Words will then land on me
Then abandon me
Mangle, untangle me
Leave me on the floor
Rhymes, they sprang in me
Summer sang in me
But summer sings in me no more

Now I'm twenty-five
And trying to stay alive
In a corner of the world
With no clear enemies to fight

It's hot as hell
We're like butter on toast
But there's no army in this world
That can fight a ghost

The broken and the bruised
The young and the used
The sure and confused
All here

Words will then land on me
Then abandon me
Leave me stranded
In guard of the door
Rhymes began in me
Summer sang in me
But summer sings in me no more

Listening to the cries
The strangers
The silence of the foreign grave
Listening to the thunder
The sky is strange
Stretched over everyone
Listening to the tales
The child sings
That goes for days and days
Listening to the calls
Shouts, frustration

At twenty-one
I was born a son
And on that day I knew
I could kill

To protect the ones
We put bullets in guns
Or anything it takes
To take a life until it's still

Check out more U2 song lyrics

If you're looking for something a little more sedate check out Adele's lyrics to Remedy or Sweetest Devotion.

3 comments:

Cond said...

There isn't this song in "No line on the horizon"

Southern Cross said...

The track was originally planed to be included on the band's 2009 album No Line on the Horizon but was cut at the end of the recording sessions, as it did not fit the album's theme. The song does appear on the accompanying film Linear. "Winter" was written for the 2009 war film Brothers at the request of director Jim Sheridan, and it plays over the closing credits. Several different versions of the song have been recorded, including an uptempo rock arrangement on Linear and a slower acoustic version in Brothers. The song has been nominated for a Golden Globe award

Jimmy Jangles said...

Thanks Southern Cross - your comment inspired me to update the page. Cheers!

This U2 site serves to simply collect the lyrics to U2's album, No Line on the Horizon, and to share U2 news and views! Lyrics will be corrected following the official release of the album. Your thoughts and ideas on them are very welcome in the Rattle and Hum comment section.