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You don't have to break your heart
In two my love
You don't have to play a part
It's you I love
You don't have to hide from yourself
You don't have to be someone else again

You don't have to rescue me
You don't have to watch me drown
You don't have to give to me
All I want is you

Be there, my love
Be there, tonight
Be there, my love
Be there, tonight

You don't have to dress yourself up
Or stay the same
You don't have to smile
If I say smile

You don't have to be the best
You don't have to give me rest
All I want is all you have
Nothing else
Nothing

Be there, my love
Just be there, my love

If you want the whole of me
That's all you'll get
I'll sing this song
I'd give my health
Give it all
You don't have to...

Ah, she comes on by
She says, I need you, my love
Ah, she says, all I want is you

You don't have to play your little game
If I fall apart
You don't have to work those strings
Or do those things
You're enough in my heart

You don't have to hide from yourself
You don't have to be someone else
All I want is all you have
All I want is you

Be there, my love
Be there, tonight
Be there, my love
Be there, tonight


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    General CommentRough and relatively early U2, this song has a strange sort of appeal. The lyrics are almost trite, but they still speak to a universal human experience (like all U2 lyrics) and maintain their charm. Bottom line: we're all looking for somebody special to "be there" when we fall and to fall back upon...
    emann333on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAll of u2's songs have some biblical connection.. So normally its difficult to comment.. But this one i think is about complete acceptance of somebody you love.. YOu don't try to change the person you love, but just love them the way they are..
    sumiton December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti havnt heard this song but judging by the lyrics it id great does anyone know wher i can hear it
    TyS_tYs5on February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment~*Luv these lyrics.. i want to know where i can hear it, too*~
    Jou12n3yon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was never released. You have to look for a bootleg. Try doing a bit torrent search for U2 - War & Unforgettable Fire Demos.

    Rumor has it this was from the November 1981 session with Clash producer Sandy Perlman.
    rager1969on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's a 1893 b-side..
    my fav U2 song..
    i was never that much in U2, but this song is amazin
    Cure.on September 27, 2007   Link

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