"Elevation" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
High, higher than the sun
You shoot me from a gun
I need you to elevate me here,
At the corner of your lips
As the orbit of your hips
Eclipse, you elevate my soul

I've lost all self-control
Been living like a mole
Now going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

A star lit up like a cigar
Strung out like a guitar
Maybe you could educate my mind
Explain all these controls
I can't sing but I've got soul
The goal is elevation

A mole, living in a hole
Digging up my soul, now
Going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

Love, lift me up out of these blues
Won't you tell me something true
I believe in you

A mole, living in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation
Elevation
Elevation
Elevation
Elevation


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"Elevation" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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  • +2
    General CommentObviously, the song Elevation is about having an erection. Think about this:
    [His] mole
    Digging in [her] hole
    Digging [in her] soul
    Now, going down, excavation

    or

    You shoot me from [my] gun

    C'mon, U2 can use innuendos too, right?
    rogerwaters987on January 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYo! If your not a U2 fan don't go dissing their songs! Find something better to do, morons!
    u2elevationon May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song doesnt mean anything! it isnt supposed to. its just a bunch of words that ryme well. U2 always make songs which really mean something, emotionaly or politicaly or whatever but Elevation is Bono just saying hey we are a rock band and we can sing about whatever we want. he is just proving theyre not serious all the time. and with the energy that this song has why should anyone care what it means?
    joeytheboyon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, your ass must be genius. Why don't you just communicate through your ass, and sew your big mouth shut? Maybe you would think up better comebacks.
    U2aholicon July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song very much and I think the "All that you can't leave behind" version is better than the "Tomb Raider" mix
    Idion September 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI’d mention that during Catholic mass the Priest’s ritual of raising the wine over his head for the congregation to witness is called “elevation” – perhaps this has already been suggested but I didnt see it.
    manton11on December 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you ever get the chance to see them perform it in concert, there's nothing like 20,000 people singing the "WOO OOOH"s during ELEVATION!

    I don't take this song as being too deep but it's still a fun song.
    dryahon January 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentor

    I need you to elevate me

    What could she possibly be elevating on his body?
    What body part can begin to elevate? This one's a toughy
    rogerwaters987on February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is kind of prayer for God to lift Bono up and mold him into a better man. I've heard a lot of people tell me that "I and I" usually is used to illustrate some kind of relationship between God and man. Anyways, Bono across the board paints a picture of the celebrity life. Then he asks God for some elevation. He asks God to live him up out of the blues. Cliche? Yeah, maybe, but it fits.
    UZeroHead2on December 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am crazy U2 fan. Most of Pop, save a few, ATYCLB most and Verigo most. Sucks. Bring back some AB shit.
    jarablueon September 14, 2007   Link

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