"Cartoon World" as written by Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson and Larry Mullen....
When you look at the world
What is it that you see
People find all kinds of things
That bring them to their knees

I see an expression
So clear and so true
That it changes the atmosphere
When you walk (in)to the room

So I try to be like you
Try to feel it like you do
But without you it's no use
I can't see what you see
When I look at the world

When the night is someone else's
And you're trying to get some sleep
When your thoughts are too expensive
To ever want to keep

When there's all kinds of chaos
And everyone is walking lame
You don't even blink now do you
Or even look away

So I try to be like you
Try to feel it like you do
But without you it's no use
I can't see what you see
When I look at the world

I can't wait any longer
I can't wait 'til I'm stronger
Can't wait any longer
To see what you see
When I look at the world

I'm in the waiting room
I can't see for the smoke
I think of you and your holy book
When the rest of us choke

Tell me, tell me
What do you see
Tell me, tell me
What's wrong with me


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"When I Look at the World" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentI don't know if it's an original U2 song, but this was performed live before 1980, maybe afterwards (an't say). It appeared on the disc II on the remastered "Boy".

    About the meaning, I think it's about everyday life.
    young_jableson January 10, 2009   Link

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