Heard you today.
That isn't my name.
You were fast asleep.
Forget what he did.
Can I be the kid,
For your soul to keep?

Some of us laugh.
Some of us cry.
Some of us smoke.
Some of us lie.
But it's all just the way,
That we cope with our lives.

I've grown to see,
The philosophy,
Of my own mistrust.
We all have our faults.
Mine come in waves,
That you turn to rust.


I've been hangin'
Onto somethin'.
You keep laughin',
Awe inspirin'.

[Chorus: x2]

My wandering soul
Found solace at last I wanted to know
How long it would last I'm losing control
Coming down fast
This heart that I stole I'll never give it back
I'll never give it back

Lyrics submitted by U2takemehigher

Some of Us Lyrics as written by Benjamin Byrne Barry Westhead

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentah, i absotutely love this song. i think it's just about the way people ::cough:: cope with their lives. There are so many behaviors that people issue to deal with the stress and pressures that plague our lives
    U2takemehigheron April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. The first lines however do suggest that infidelity may have governed some of the verses in this song. Or perhaps about a relationship that is on the rocks do to someones faults or perhaps not being able to cope with the mistreatment of a past lover and that affecting the relationship.

    "Heard you today, that isn't my name, you were fast asleep,
    Forget what he did, can I be the kid for your soul to keep?"

    The chorus might have been written to comfort his SO. Perhaps part of it is about her having trouble with her past and things she's done to cope with herself and he's trying to say it doesn't matter and we've all done things we're not proud of.

    "I've grown to see the philosophy of my own mistrust,
    We all have our faults, mine come in waves that you turn to rust,"

    "She's losing control, she's coming down fast,"

    Thats just kinda my take on the song since I don't exactly know what it's about through his own w.o.m. it could also be about his own faults but I think the lyrics suggest that he's definitely talking to someone in this song...a woman..and I just think it could be his love interest. Ya know...could be wrong though I dunno ha. Great song
    K-Wiseon December 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMusic is always subjective. I view this song about intrusive thoughts and how we all cope with them.
    A man whos anxious about most things hears his wife say the name of her ex "that isn't my name" "forget what he did"
    The man realizes he has the same types of thoughts as his wife even if he doesn't want to. He then goes into detail about how we cope with these unwanted thoughts.
    The end of the song could suggest his wife cheated on him, or it could be him coming to peace with his thoughts.
    introvertedatarmson September 30, 2019   Link

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