Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own Lyrics - U2



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Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough

You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go in alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

We fight all the time
You and I... that's alright
We're the same soul
I don't need... I don't need to hear you say
That if we weren't so alike
You'd like me a whole lot more

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you when I don't pick up the phone
Sometimes you can't make it on your own

(This is it)
I know that we don't talk
I'm sick of it all
Can, you, hear, me, when, I, sing
You're the reason I sing
You're the reason why the opera is in me

Well hey now, still gotta let ya know
A house doesn't make a home
Don't leave me here alone

And it's you when I look in the mirror
And it's you that makes it hard to let go
Sometimes you can't make it on your own
Sometimes you can't make it
Best you can do is to fake it
Sometimes you can't make it on your own



Format : CD, DVD
Recorded : HQ in Dublin, Ireland, and South of France
Length : 5:05 (Album Version) 4:51 (Edit) 5:30 (Alternate Version)
Released : 7 February 2005
Label : Island / Interscope Records
B-side : "Ave Maria"
Genre : Rock
Producer : Chris Thomas with additional production by Steve Lillywhite and Nellee Hooper

"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" is a song by rock band U2 and the third track from their 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The song was released as the album's third single in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2005 and it debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. Originally titled "Tough", the song is about lead singer Bono's relationship with his dying father. The song won awards for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" and "Song of the Year" at the 2006 Grammy Awards. From Wikipedia


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this song changed my life | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/26/13

i go through the same thing but not with my dad but with my mum and when i watched the video i also cried as it explains my shocking relationship with my mum! i am a big U2 fan and this is one of my favourite songs that helped me get through a tuff time in my life and helped me change for the better so thank you :)

Dad | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/17/13

I've always somehow found comfort in this song since my Dad sadly passed away in June 2010. My amazing partner Jo has now made it possible for me to actually record my own version of this song which I will dedicate to my dear Dad. I love and miss you Dad xxx

I love this song from U2 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/25/12

When I was in high school, my dad was going through a tough time prior to the divorce a year or so before his hardship. I watched the music video & cried, I thought of my dad & actually had the courage to let go of everything...I live with him now & he's doing much better. It just goes to show that music saves the soul. :)

..... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/23/11

I cry when I listen to it, I didn't until I started looking at the lyrics. Wow U2 gives me hope that there are people like that out there! Music gives you hope...I feel that it is sometimes the only thing that I have left. But it gives you hope just for a little bit.

♥ | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/27/10

this song was played at my second cousins funeral. i dont remember her as i was only little when i met her because she lived in another state. but i still feel sad when i think about her. this is the only thing i have that is connected to her.

I always cry when I hear this song. | Reviewer: Jen | 7/29/10

I still remeber my first encouter with this song as though it were only yesterday. It made me think of the relationship I had with my dad. As a few people have said, I inherited my worst traits from him. And, because of that, he and I fought constantly. My mom always said it was because we were so much alike, which I always vehemently denied. I found out later that it was completely true. Unfortunately, he and I never really made peace before he passed.

this song is the moment what I have --till date-- | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/16/10

I...can cry any second when I listen this song in these days..at this moment..it has touch my heart so deeply,fight(yes)leaving home(yes) ,refuse to pick up the phone(yes),no talk(yes)it seems worted for me.every sentence...make me so sad !! but I still love all...

felt sad at the moment.. | Reviewer: tessi1000@aol.com | 5/16/10

is very sad moment I ever had..,
to my daughter,to my husband,this house does not make a home!? Who has put up this fight?
This songtext and voice had so deeply touch my pain.
Do we still have the same soul @_@
"listen to me now, I need to let you know,you don't have to go in alone... " can you hear me when i am saying ?

Remind me to old memories | Reviewer: U2 fans in East Borneo | 4/29/10

This song actually really good, and so deep. I'll always remember when i was high school. At those time i don't know what the true passion of this song, but i like it. Now i get it. I miss my dad so much.

My Dad <3 | Reviewer: Natalie Moore :) | 3/3/10

The band just reminds me of my dad because he is a fan of U2 but this song actually reminds me good times especially when i was a little girl. Everytime i hear this song reminds me of my dad and brings me back memories when i was little. Love this song soo much. <3<3<3

My Father | Reviewer: Clouded_memoir | 6/6/09

This song really reminds me of the silent relationship between me and my old man. It's odd, because when I look in the mirror, I see him in me. His atittude, his ways, his habits. "We're the same soul." It's true. It seems inevitable that one day you will be like your old man. ANd I feel that. BUt I wish we can fix things.

My father | Reviewer: Emily | 4/12/09

The stanza that starts "we fight all the time" reminds me of my father. I inherited all his worst features from him. When I think about the parts of my attitude, my personality, I'd like to change, it's everything that I see in him. This song makes me think aobut my dad and wish we had a better relationship, wish I knew how to fix the one we have.

my lovely ,beautiful mam | Reviewer: BadEgg | 3/10/09

i bought this song for my mam when she was still alive,the line "And it's you when I look in the mirror" just reminded me so much of her as she gave me her beautiful blue eyes,it means so much to me,if i ever meet Bono I'd cuddle him cos this song is genius,i miss my mam

Dedicated Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/19/07

Bono dedicated this song and the song "One step closer" to his father, after he died by cancer.

sad but good | Reviewer: U2 ROX!!! | 5/26/07

this song is so sad but at the same time it is so good!! i love it!! then again i love every u2 song i'v heard lol... nearly every one...


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