It's in your voice i can feel it, I can tell
It's in your voice
Has me ringing me like a bell

Peace of mind peace comes dropping slow
I'm in the mind to let go of control

Spirit come on down no, I'm not coming down

In the backstreets
In the backstreets of our love
Through the locked doors
Deep down, deep down is not enough

Spirit come on down no, I'm not coming down
(And guitar)

Who could stop us now? It's much too late
Can't slow us down we can't hesitate
I want a love that's hard as hard as hate
Levitate

To be the bee to be the bee and the flower
Before the sweetness
Before the sweetness turns to sour

When freedom comes freedom has a scent
It's like the top of a newborn baby's head
Baby, we can taste it you and I

Spirit come on down no, I'm not coming down

Who could stop us now?
Who could make us wait?
Who could slow us down? Make us hesitate?
I want a love that's hard as hard as hate
Levitate oh oh oh
Lift me up

Spirit come on down no, I'm not coming down
Spirit come on down no, I'm not coming down
Spirit come on down no, I'm not coming down


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Levitate Lyrics as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    No-one has commented this??

    Edge_U2on August 12, 2006   Link
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    Who can stop us now? It's much too late Can't slow us down? We can't hesitate I want a love that's hard As hard as hate Levitate

    Some of my favorite U2 lyrics right there. This song has a knack to be on repeat on my cd player for hours!

    Marbar7890on September 03, 2006   Link
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    What is this song from!?

    AStrain3750on October 13, 2006   Link
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    Levitate was part of the "digital album" Unreleased & Rare, which was part of the iTunes U2 Digital Boxset "released" the same day as HTDAAB. I've heard rumors that this digitial album and/or songs are finally available for purchase (through iTunes) separate from the Digital Boxset. There are some real gems. Take a look at the tracklisting:

    u2wanderer.org/disco/dalb001.html

    rager1969on March 01, 2007   Link
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    The beginning sounds a bit like City of Blinding Lights. Overall it's a great song - but lots of people say it's from Pop or ATYCLB...I'm not sure which one, because it sounds partially like Pop, but more ATYCLB.

    Best U2 stuff in a long time.

    drewhigginson October 21, 2008   Link
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    I think this song may have been from the HTDAAB sessions.

    "freedom has a scent It's like the top of a newborn baby's head"

    That exact lyric is in Miracle Drug.

    "Freedom has a scent Like the top of a new born baby?s head"

    Coincidence? I think not.

    Anyway, great song!

    Shewboyon June 06, 2009   Link

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