Staring at the Sun – U2

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 God’s glue
it’s going to get stickier too…
it’s been a long hot summer
let’s go undercover
don’t try too hard to think…
don’t think at all
I’m not the only one starin’ at the sun
afraid of what you’d find
if you took a look inside
not just deaf and dumb i’m 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
do you want to 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?
’cause those that can’t do often have to
those that can’t do often have to… preach
to the ones staring at the sun…
afraid of what you’ll find
if you took a look inside
not just deaf and dumb… staring at the sun
I’m not the only one who’d rather go blind
intransigence is all around…
military is 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 nearly great
but there’s something I’m missing
I left in the duty free
though you 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
I’m not sucking my thumb I’m staring at the sun
not the only one who’s happy to go blind