"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" as written by and ; Dave Evans Paul Hewson....
I'm not afraid of anything in this world
There's nothing you can throw at me that I haven't already heard
I'm just trying to find a decent melody
A song that I can sing in my own company
I never thought you were a fool
But darling, look at you
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
These tears are going nowhere, baby

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment and now you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

I will not forsake, the colors that you bring
But the nights you filled with fireworks
They left you with nothing I am still enchanted by the light you brought to me
I still listen through your ears, and through your eyes I can see

And you are such a fool
To worry like you do I know it's tough, and you can never get enough
Of what you don't really need now... my oh my

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment and now you can't get out of it
Oh love look at you now
You've got yourself stuck in a moment and now you can't get out of it

I was unconscious, half asleep
The water is warm till you discover how deep...
I wasn't jumping... for me it was a fall
It's a long way down to nothing at all

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment and now you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better now
You're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it

And if the night runs over
And if the day won't last
And if our way should falter
Along the stony pass

And if the night runs over
And if the day won't last
And if your way should falter
Along the stony pass It's just a moment
This time will pass


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"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" as written by ; Dave Evans Paul Hewson

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's just a moment
    This time will pass

    -- one of the greatest last words ever.
    TheWalnutTreeon October 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about how we should never take life for granted, we should not worry about petty things, but enjoy every second we have on earth
    Pixdoggon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhenever i'm crying or ticked off or anything that makes me emotionally unstable, i listen to this song and it totally fixes me up again! its like bono's giving you a love pat (a slap in the face a friend gives to put you in your place) and hes telling me to stop feeling sorry for myself, its not that big of a deal, life goes on!!!
    happythoughtson March 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe last two lines are so powerful:

    It's just a moment
    This time will pass

    Gives me chills whenever I hear it.
    justwinon October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song would actually not help anyne clinically depressed. For them it is NOT "just a moment." But for anyone ho's just going through a rough time, this is a great pick-me-up.

    The song was written for Michael Hutchence, a man I deeply admire, but Bono once said tht the argument he has in the song, he's having with himself as well.

    I've nticed it's written in a sort of conversation between friends.

    1- I am not afraid of anything in this world. There's nothing you can throw at me that I haven't already heard. (at the end of it all) I'm just trying to find a decent melody, a song that I can sing in my own company. (just trying to get on with life, though it's hard)

    2- I never thought you were a fool... but darling, look at you! (in disbelief that the friend would talk this way- I find it humourous that he called another man "darling" :P ) You gotta stand up straight, carry your wn weight. These tears are gong nowhere, baby! (What's the use in moping whwhen you can do something! Just get through it! You've got to get yourself tgether, you've got stuck in a moment and you can't get ut of it. Don't say that later will be better, now youre stuck in a moment and youcan't get out of it. (Get out of this rut ad you'll be fine!)

    1- I will not forsake the colors that you bring. The nights you flled wth fireworks they, they left me with nothing. (You brought me joy, but I lost it in the morning) I am still enchnted by the light you brought to me. Listen through your ears, and through your eyes I can see.(I remember how wonderful those days were. Now only a memori's left.)

    2- You re such a fool, to worry like you do! I know it's tough, and you an never get enough of what you don't raly need now.. my oh my! (Dont worry, it'll all turn out right in the end! You don't need to see the future. Just go with the flow!) You've got to get yourself together, you've got stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it. Don't say that later wil be better, now you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it.

    1- I wasuncncius, half asleep... the water is warm til you discover how deep. (Reality was like a jolt to me. I felt comfortable until life became too much to handle.) I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall It's a long way down to nothing at all. (Falling into the pit of depression, burdened by life)

    2- You've got to get yourself together you've got stuck in moment and you can't get out of it. Don't day that later will be better now you're stuck in a moment and you can't get out of it. And f the night runs over... and if the day won't last... (if the darknss overtakes you) and if your way should falter, along that stonypass, it's just a moment! THIS TiE WIlL PASS! (You WI get through this rough patch)

    The video should have acted out this exact coversation. I don't like either version of them.
    EnduringChillon July 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Even though Bono wrote it having to deal with his friend's suiside, to me this song is a little boost for any problems that I may be dealing with. I can just seem my friends trying to cheer me up during this song. This past cross country season didn't go so well, but just coming home listening to this song and other great songs on their cd, really lifted me up. I just have to get myself together when I'm stuck in a moment.
    rosalieon January 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! this song rules!!!!!!!!!!!!! you go u2!!!!!!!!!!
    funny_2002on February 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't aware that this song was written about Bono's friends death. That is so crazy. This song always reminded me of my friend who had committed suicide. it was always a comfort. I guess it just goes to show, no matter how big you get, how famous or how rich, pain is pain. You'll always hurt the same
    schuttfaceon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSorry, guys ... but this song wasn't written about Bono's friends suicide. This is actually a song written by Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS. Yes, he was a friend of Bono and yes, he did commit suicide, but Bono did not write this song. This is kind of like a tribute from U2 to pay the respects of Michael Hutchence, a dear friend.
    AllStarMeon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBono DID write this song. If you go to their official site, click on Albums and this song...Bono says, "Michael Hutchence and I spoke about suicide, an he was the original inspiration for 'Stuck in A Moment You Can't Get Out Of'.
    Yes, it is a tribute...I just wanted to ackknowledge Bono's great writing ability.
    4methisisheavenon June 09, 2002   Link

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