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North Star Lyrics U2

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North Star Lyrics U2

These are the lyrics to the new song U2 debuted at the Turin, Italy gig on March 6, 2010.  No telling where the song will end up, maybe on Songs of Ascent. In which case the lyrics could be totally different by then.
North Star was apparently written during the How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb sessions and according to @U2, the song is a tribute to Johnny Cash.
U2 North Star Lyrics

Forty-five light years
From home
From where you are
Where I wanna be
Beside you

Looking for direction
Star to your affection
The space between you and me

I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait
I can’t wait
I can’t wait any longer
For it
I can’t wait any longer
For your love

The birds still singing for them
As they fly above the firmament
It’s not a song of discontent
It’s not like that
Up in the sky

Here I am, a space guy
Caught between the love and logic
Out here in the universe
Hey hey

I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait
I can’t wait
I can’t wait any longer
For it
I can’t wait any longer
For your love

And a day as it ends
And you watch as the sun goes down
Pray that the night
Will go quickly now
Your hope
Your prayer
And the clouds leave the sky alone
There’s only one light that can guide you
Guide you

I can’t wait any longer
I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait
I can’t wait
I can’t wait any longer
For your love
For your love

It’s like the silence and shock
Of the lights up there shining
You want it
You got it
You want it

Also debuted during the same gig as North Star was the song, Glastonbury
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Written by jimmyjangles

August 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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  1. Here I am, a space guy
    I thought it was:
    “Here I am a space cowboy” – probably a reference to an old Steve Miller song.

    K2

    August 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

  2. It could well be….

    jimmyjangles

    August 10, 2010 at 2:34 am

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  7. thanks for the lyrics.
    I saw a demo / acoustic version of the North Star here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v​=Zyu8yTp7fMg

    stuart

    July 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm


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