Kite Lyrics - U2

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Something is about to give
I can feel it coming
I think I know what it is
I'm not afraid to die
I'm not afraid to live
And when I'm flat on my back
I hope to feel like I did

Cause hardness, it sets in
You need some protection
The thinner the skin

I want you to know
That you don't need me anymore
I want you to know
You don't need anyone, anything at all

Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to say what it is will break you
I don't know which way the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
Don't wanna see you cry
I know that this is not goodbye

In summer I can taste the salt in the sea
There's a kite blowing out of control on a breeze
I wonder what's gonna happen to you
You wonder what has happened to me

I'm a man, I'm not a child
A man who sees
The shadow behind your eyes

Who's to say where the wind will take you
Who's to say what it is will break you
I don't know where the wind will blow
Who's to know when the time has come around
I don't wanna see you cry
I know that this is not goodbye

Did I waste it?
Not so much I couldn't taste it
Life should be fragrant
Roof top to the basement
The last of the rock stars
When hip hop drove the big cars
In the time when new media
Was the big idea
That was the big idea

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a song that means so much | Reviewer: Richie | 8/24/13

My dad passed away suddenly from multiple organ failure. He had chronic arthritis and was only 61. He worked all his life as a bricklayer but passed away 3 months into retirement. He took ill on Christmas eve and died on new years day, also my brothers birthday. I heard kite around this time for the first time and never had or ever has since, a song struck such a cord with me. I had recently split from my girlfriend and moved into a flat by myself. I was in a new town and away from my family due to work. In the day's and weeks after the funeral I would play this time after time every night. Window open gazing at the stars listening to the lyrics. I cant put into words how much this song means to me. Just to say it helped me through the toughest period of my life and no song has ever meant this much to me. I hope others find peace and solace in this beautiful song and if it can help one other person get through an awful situation like it did me then

kite,,,,, | Reviewer: andy barrett | 5/29/13

I can remember the verry first time I heard this song,, it was at a funeral of a close freand, the lyrics are so poiniant & mean so mutch about letting someone you love go, it has to be my favourite song by u2, the words mean so mutch, if I'm having a bad day I stick kite on 4-5 times in a row, sometimes I just start singing the corus in the most auquward of places, u2 have to be one of the best song writting bands out there, so many to choose from, with or without you, Sunday bloody Sunday, new years day, one, no line on the horizon, pride, & the list goes on,,, keep on rocking u2 ,,,, kite sediment song writting

Communication | Reviewer: Freddy Master | 5/31/12

Sometimes we don't realize what are parents for us. Every religion teaches us to respect them without any doubt. We mustn't even raise our voices talking to them. How bitter when they're gone and we can't make conservations with each other anymore. Fathers sometimes treat us harsh but we grow up and then become fathers. So, we understand that life is not a joke. Bringing up a child requires a daily hard work. Now we start realizing everything...

Kite | Reviewer: Mozart | 7/11/11

It's a song full of meaning and it means something different to every person. For me, I was going through a divorce and this song talks about how sometimes in a certain moment of our lives i becomes like a kite- how it aimlessly blows in the wind no sign of control. And the lesson I find in this song is to not lose focus of where you are but believe who you are the the purpose for why you were born.
May God help us to find peace within.

thank you | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/29/11

Thank you Bono, Edge, and the other members of U2. Thanks for sharing this music with us, especially in this generation where pop stars steal the stage and darken the face of modern music. Thanks for the brilliance, beauty, meaning, and talent behind every song and performance. And thanks to the unnamed friend who led me to the song "Beautiful Day"...

Kite Review | Reviewer: Katherine Reyna | 5/4/11

I knew right away this was the song I needed to listen to since and sing out loud to myself and everything. I begin to go through a list of people I need to let go and the one person I may need to let go of is me. All the let goooooooo.

U2 = SATISFACTION | Reviewer: Felitsa | 12/7/10

U2 are not just a band they're the MUSIC itself, With or without you, no line is the horizon, moment of surrender, where the streets have no name.. they don't sing any song or play any music.. they give me psychological satisfaction.

Kite | Reviewer: Nolan | 9/8/10

To me "Kite" says, whatever you do, say or how you act, people that really love you will never say Goodbye. I have few friends, but I know, if I need them they will be there for me & me likewise for them. And "Kite" reminds me of this everytime I listen to it. Like Bono says "I don't know which way the wind will blow......I know that this is not goodbye".

amazing | Reviewer: heather | 9/4/10

Bono and U2 are incredible. Song epitomizes my old man... have no idea how Bono does it... but it is absolutely perfect in every way. Even the ending ties things together perfectly... walk on... nuff said.

Amazing song! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/5/10

This is one of the best songs ever written. My life hasnt been easy recently and sometimes i just listen to this song and it honestly makes me feel a lot better. It reminds me that life is going to be hatd sometimes. Its wierd but i think this song changed the way i think. It helped me. Amazing song!!!

:) | Reviewer: hannah | 5/13/09

This song is amazing in so many ways. The lyrics make it come alive. Their so true, & so emotional. This song makes me cry alot because of everything i've been through. Im happy that U2 can make great music like this song. I'm thinking about wanting to play this at my funeral, just because it packs great emotion & makes you think.

I am speechless | Reviewer: michelle | 4/23/09

This song sends shivers up my spine, it┬┤s so beautiful that no words can explain.
I heard it for the first time yesterday,(yeah, I know) so this day in schoool, I couldnt sing it and I yearned to come home and listen to it again!
Now I have listened to it like four times in a row.

I <3 U2 | Reviewer: Brown-Eyed Girl | 2/18/09

It's not just this song; it's the band. U2 has such amazing capacity for creating and expressing emotion! Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, The Fly, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name, Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own....does the list of amazing songs ever stop?

How the heck does Bono DO it????

(I'm a 13-year-old, just fyi.)

Great Song | Reviewer: Gary | 2/9/09

I was looking through iTunes on celebrity recommended songs. This Song was recommended by Joe Perry, guitarist for Aerosmith. It is one of his favorite songs. Now I see why. Thanks Joe! Thanks U2! Awesome song, came at a perfect time in my life.

the soul speaking! | Reviewer: vicky | 12/14/08

kite for me is a way to prolong life after anything. It is to say "I trust" "I believe" anything that has to will, sooner or later. We just need to close our eyes and listen to this song..

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