"Discothèque" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
You can reach
But you can't grab it
You can hold it, control it
No but, you can't bag it

You can push
But you can't direct it
Circulate, regulate, oh no
You cannot connect it

You know you're chewing bubblegum
You know what that is
But you still want some
You just can't get enough
Of that lovie dovie stuff

You get confused
But you know it
Yeah, you hurt for it, work for it, love
You don't always show it

Let's go
Let's go
Let's go
Discotheque

Let's go
Let's go
Discotheque

Looking for the one
But you know you're somewhere else instead
You want to be the song
Be the song that you hear in your head

It's not a trick
'Cause you can't learn it
It's the way you don't pay, that's okay
'Cause you can't earn it

You know you're chewing bubblegum
You know what that is
But you still want some
You just can't get enough
Of that lovie dovie stuff

Let's go
Let's go, ah
Discotheque

Go go
Go go, ha
Discotheque

Looking for the one
But you know you're somewhere else instead
You want to be the song
Be the song that you hear in your head

Love
(You want heaven in your heart)
(Heaven in your heart)
(The sun, the moon, and the stars)

But you take what you can get
'Cause it's all that you can find
But you know there's something more
Tonight, tonight, tonight

Ha ha
Ha ha
Ha ha
Ha ha

(Boom Cha) (Boom Cha) Discotheque (I can't get, I can't, not enough)
(Boom Cha) (Boom Cha) Discotheque (I can't get, I can't, not enough)
(Boom Cha) (Boom Cha) Discotheque (I can't get, I can't, not enough)
(Boom Cha) (Boom Cha) Discotheque (I can't get, I can't, not enough)
(Boom Cha) (Boom Cha) Discotheque
(Boom Cha) (Boom Cha) Discotheque


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"Discothèque" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentPeople everywhere bash this song left and right. Some interpret it as just being a party song, others see it being about drug use -- either way it rocks. Fierce, funky, and something entirely different from U2.
    bigherbson July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me is about going out and having a good time. I have a live version of it and in the beginning of the song Bono says,"This is a little riddle about love." I can understand that by reading the lyrics, too. Discotheque is French for a dance club just F.Y.I.
    u2elevationon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is, IMO a weak song by U2's standards. Don't get me wrong, U2 are my favourite band. but this song isn't that good in comparison to their other stuff, which is deeper.
    IanoDublinon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou really have to look a little deeper to see the song's Christian undertones.."Looking for The One" I think the songs really talking about people who are looking for a higher love in people, and not where they really should be
    TacticalEliteon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i really lked it so listened to it over and over again and the next day at school i was singing it to myself. i sang the verse "let's get loud" kinda loud but as i can't sing at all everyone thought that i was singing "let's get loud" by j-lo. kinda funny
    wild floweron July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne comment..........disturbing music video. The classic Bono 'crotcho-cam.'
    U2aholicon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you didn't know, discotheque is another name for a dance club.

    just wanted to say, not disagreein with any1..
    deathbearon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, discotheque is french.

    And it is a good dance song. I think they made it just for that purpose. In my opinion, it's not supposed to be a really deep song. I think it 's a song that they just went ahead and had fun on. They have plenty of deep beautiful songs.
    U2aholicon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot one of my favourites.
    Idion September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey All...I love this song (always have) and to me at has a really deep meaning.
    "Sexual/Love Frustration" is what comes to mind when I think of this. Here Bono relates to how elusive love is - "you can reach but you can't grab it
    you can't hold it control it you can't bag it"
    Here's the part where he wants beauty and realizes its hollowness (but still wants it) - "you know you're chewing bubblegum
    you know what that is but you still want some
    you just can't get enough of that lovie dovie stuff"
    and how about wanting to be the object of desire of the one you desire? - "looking for the one
    but you know you're somewhere else instead
    you want to be the song
    the song that you hear in your head "
    Good song to play when frustration overtakes me. ;)

    TLK
    thelastknighton March 13, 2003   Link

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