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U2 Beautiful Day Lyrics

Last updated: 09/15/2013 07:23:26 AM

The heart is a bloom, shoots up through stony ground
But there's no room, no space to rent in this town
You're out of luck and the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck and you're not movin' anywhere
You thought you’d found a friend to take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace

It's a beautiful day,
The sky falls and you feel like
It's a beautiful day,
Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road but you’ve got no destination
You’re in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
You love this town even if that doesn’t ring true
You’ve been all over and it’s been all over you

It's a beautiful day,
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day,

Touch me, take me to that other place
Teach me love, I know I’m not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colours came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
A beautiful day

Touch me, take me to that other place
Reach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don’t have you don’t need it now
What you don’t know you can feel it somehow
What you don’t have you don’t need it now
Don’t need it now
It was a beautiful day

Label : Island, Interscope
Producer : Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite
Recorded : HQ, in Dublin, Ireland
Format : CD, cassette, 12"
Certification : Gold (RIAA) Silver (BPI)
Genre : Rock
Length : 4:06
B-side : "Summer Rain" "Always"
Released : 9 October 2000

"Beautiful Day" is a song by the rock band U2. It is the first track from their 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, and it was released as the album's lead single. It was a commercial success, helping launch the album to multi-platinum status, and is one of U2's biggest hits to date. Like many tracks from All That You Can't Leave Behind, "Beautiful Day" harkens back to the group's past sound. The tone of The Edge's guitar was a subject of debate amongst the band members, as they disagreed on whether he should use a sound similar to that from their early career in the 1980s. Lead vocalist Bono explained that the upbeat track is about losing everything but still finding joy in what one has.

The song received positive reviews, and it became their fourth number-one single in the UK and their first number-one in the Netherlands. The song peaked at number 21 in the United States, the band's highest position since "Discothèque" in 1997. In 2001, the song won three Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The group has played "Beautiful Day" at every one of their concerts since the song's 2001 live debut on the Elevation Tour.

The song was used for the opening titles of the ITV Premier League highlights show, 'The Premiership'. From Wikipedia

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sometimes selfless can be your worst kind of selfish | Reviewer: Ron | 9/15/13

This song is legend,I would expect nothing less from U2,and a beautiful song to start your birthday with,,thank you U2 for allowing us all many years of masterpieces with hope's of many more!!

Great music | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/10/13

Sounds like Genesis 8:11 from the bible to me . And if you read on GOD says he will put his bow in the sky his promise he will never flood the earth again !! Awesome . Your right on !!!

Perfection | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/2/11

Just reading the lyrics gives me a chill.

Touch me, take me to that other place
Teach me love, I know I’m not a hopeless case

How many times have we felt like this? Wanting an escape. Wanting to be made a better person.

08/20/10 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/20/10

This songs remembers me of a teacher I really admire he showed lots of things even thought it was boring but it going to help us during life and he will always say that is a beautiful day and showed a lot of lessons I'm never going to forget you

Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose | Reviewer: | 9/3/09

As Janis Joplin sang that old well-known song, you can hear the anxiety in her voice, the longing and despair at her having lost her only reason for being; she's miserable in spite of her "freedom".

"It's a Beautiful Day", however, is relishing the endless possibilities and newfound abilities that the protagonist is able to enjoy because he's got nothing: no girl, no life or job, no goals... Truly an amazing philosophical point to be driven home.

As Solomon would agree: "This, too, shall pass."

Plethoric meanings | Reviewer: john cook | 1/3/08

Carpe Diem is my first response, but my site line includes faded hopes and vague memories
that can be rekindled and remembered on any
particular 'beautiful day'. It's all up to you
and your choice on how to interpret the view, not the view itself. And for me-It's a beautiful day!

Beautifull day | Reviewer: Bearnose | 5/22/07

"See the bird with a leaf in her mouth..." Yes i'd LOVE to see that!!!!!
A excellent song!!

solid | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/07

rich tones, solid lyrics (typical). one of the better U2 efforts. doesn't get old.

The Song Have to Have | Reviewer: Harry, Lin | 2/14/07

This song is one of my favorite English songs. Not just like it, but love it.

awesome! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/16/06

wow....i love this song....and the meaning behind it...big props

One of the Greatest Songs Ever! | Reviewer: Sara | 8/2/05

If you couldn't guess, I love this song. The lyrics are brilliant and align perfectly. But U2 is a great band anyway, so I think anything they write is excellent. They bring flamboyance to the world of music! And it is a beautiful day!