"Song for Someone" as written by Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson and Larry Mullen....
You got a face not spoiled by beauty
I have some scars from where I've been
You've got eyes that can see right through me
You’re not afraid of anything they've seen
I was told that I would feel nothing the first time
I don’t know how these cuts heal
But in you I found a rhyme

If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Now we shouldn't doubt
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
A song for someone

You let me into a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You break and enter my imagination
Whatever’s in there
It’s yours to take
I was told I’d feel nothing the first time
You were slow to heal
But this could be the night

If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a dark
Within and without
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out

And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
This is a song for someone

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

And I’m a long way
From your hill of Calvary
And I’m a long way
From where I was, where I need to be
If there is a light
You can’t always see
And there is a world
We can’t always be
If there is a kiss
I stole from your mouth
And there is a light
Don’t let it go out


Lyrics submitted by Strangersays, edited by dirtylemons

"Song For Someone" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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  • +5
    My InterpretationI agree with ProvidenceXz -- beautiful song, very powerful. It is an interesting contrast to another song on the album: Every Breaking Wave. That song seems to be pretty clearly about difficulty making a commitment in a relationship -- a desire to try and build a lasting relationship. This song is about the pains and hurts we all experience in life and how that can make us cautious, but it is also hopeful and a song about reaching out to someone else. The admonition to not let the light go out -- don't give up hope even though we have suffered, the acceptance of each other "you're not afraid of anything they've seen", the feeling of being understood by someone else and the theme of healing from pain are all very powerful elements of the song. I also just love some of the poetry of these lyrics: "You break and enter my imagination, whatever's in there, it's yours to take", and the kiss stolen from her mouth....really well done, U2.
    DrTon October 23, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhat do they mean by 'I was told I'd feel nothing the first time'?
    jonjonwinnyon November 28, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese guys have been making music almost as long as I've been alive.

    How is it that they're still so good after all tese years?
    SusanBassPlayeron June 29, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly six comments?! This is the beautifullest song ever! I cry every time I hear it!
    U2 rulz!
    jonjonwinnyon October 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPowerful song.
    ProvidenceXzon September 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me... this song is about drug addiction.
    samanthataon September 20, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Bono's mom who died when he was 14. Bono talks about it in U2 experience concert in Paris.
    juangcastroon August 19, 2017   Link

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