"Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland)" as written by Paul David Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen....
Every breaking wave on the shore
Tells the next one there'll be one more
And every gambler knows that to lose
Is what you're really there for

Summer I was fearless
Now I speak into an answer phone
Like every fallen leaf on the breeze
Winter wouldn't leave it alone
Alone

If you go
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so
Are we so helpless against the tide
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing every breaking wave

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
And every shipwrecked soul knows what it is
To live without intimacy

I thought I heard the captain's voice
But it's hard to listen while you preach
Like every broken wave on the shore
This is as far as I could reach

If you go
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so
Are we so helpless against the tide
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing every breaking wave

The sea knows where are the rocks
And drowning is no sin
You know where my heart is
The same place that yours has been
And we know that we fear to win
And so we end before we begin
Before we begin

If you go
If you go your way and I go mine
Are we so
Are we so helpless against the tide
Baby, every dog on the street
Knows that we're in love with defeat
Are we ready to be swept off our feet
And stop chasing every breaking wave


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"Every Breaking Wave" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General Commentabsolutely beautiful, if this song and mercy are any indication of the coming new album then it shall be an amazing album indeed.
    deankavanagh1234on November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAll I is that I like the song regardless of the religious connotations
    golightlyon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMusic is from Joshua Tree era, vocals/lyric from 2007.
    gweepson May 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor what it's worth, Simon and Garfunkel's "Blessed" contains the lyrics "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit"
    MLBfreek35on August 28, 2008   Link

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