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U2 When I Look at the World Lyrics

Last updated: 01/29/2012 10:00:00 AM

When you look at the world
What is it that you see?
People find all kinds of things
That bring them to their knees
I see an expression
So clear and so true
That changes the atmosphere
When you walk (in)to the room

So I try to be like you
Try to feel it like you do
But without you it's no use
I can't see what you see
When I look at the world

When the night is someone else's
And you're trying to get some sleep
When your thoughts are too expensive
To ever wanna keep

When there's all kinds of chaos
And everyone is walking lame
You don't even blink now do you
Or even look away

So I try to be like you
Try to feel it like you do
But without you it's no use
I can't see what you see
When I look at the world

I can't wait any longer
I can't wait 'till I'm stronger
Can't wait any longer
To see what you see
When I look at the world

I'm in the waiting room
Can't see for the smoke
I think of you and your holy book
When the rest of us choke

Tell me, tell me, what do you see?
Tell me, tell me what's wrong with me.

Thanks to Monique for submitting When I Look at the World Lyrics.



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When I look at the world | Reviewer: steveregs | 1/24/12

Its as the other reviewer put it, we really need to see the world and the people that live in it through God's eyes. If everyone loved, the world would be a better place to live in.



Simply truthful... | Reviewer: Mel | 1/16/12

Don't you just love it when a song can say how you feel at a precise time, there always seems to be a U2 Song which fits the feeling - and Bono's vocals just adds to the feeling and meaning <3 x



im in awe - how beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/5/09

this is something that i love to think about. "Why can't i see them like you do?' "How would you see their condition?, how would you love them, what set of eyes should be looking through."
This song proves that indeed we do have to look through Gods eyes.

One sevice i went to a while a go, the lady got out a pair of these huge red loveheart shaped plastic glasses. She said its like those were Gods eyes, thats how he looked at the world. She said, the angels around him were never quite sure why God was saying "Man... she's beauitiful, man hes gorgeous. Woah. Thats my girl." They couldnt get why God thought they were beautiful,when to them they looked just...well a little ordinary. One day he said look through my eyes, gave them the glasses and they saw why. He saw their hearts and the way he had made them, everyone beautiful.

It reminds us we need to look on the inside and find the beauty in everyone.