I will follow

I was on the outside when you said
You said you needed me
I was looking at myself
I was blind, I could not see

A boy tries hard to be a man
His mother takes him by his hand
If he stops to think he starts to cry
Oh why

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away, I will follow

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away, I will follow, I will follow

I was on the inside
When they pulled the four walls down
I was looking through the window
I was lost, I am found

Walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away, I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away, I will follow
I will follow

Your eyes make a circle
I see you when I go in there
Your eyes, your eyes, your eyes, your eyes

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away, I will follow

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away, I will follow

I will follow
I will follow
I will follow
I will follow
I will follow


Lyrics submitted by yuri_sucupira

I Will Follow Lyrics as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    In the Rolling Stone interview Bono says that this song is about agape love. The Greek apparantly have three words for love: agape love is unconditional love, like the love for God. There was also erotic love and friendly love (can't remember the exact words for those ones). The interviewer then asked Bono if this song was about his mother and he agreed, but said that it could also be about God.

    Anne Marieon February 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    Yeah, i am with myhero78. From what i have read Bono was planning on writing a song about a Mothers unding love for her son... but it ended up being much more about a sons love for his mother... or somthing like that.

    Uncle Chop Chopon November 24, 2004   Link
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    i know that U2 is really religious, but i think its unfair to their genius to tie all their lyrics to god....why does everything have to be about religion....i think the mother/son theory is much better

    love2zworldon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is a pretty religious song...Bono is saying he will follow God.

    U2aholicon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    deep huh?

    bravoceoon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is one of my favourite u2 songs. I love the bit about 'your eyes..'

    myimmortalon December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i will follow is a theme and words ripped directly from the movie "BETWEEN TWO WORLDS", watch the movie and be amazed...earlier entry by myhero78 confirms this its an old black and white movie about a man and his mother

    frosted_cheerioson January 02, 2006   Link
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    I think its just about a child love for their mother,probably written only a few years after his mothers death.

    hewsonfanon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    and probably Bonos growth when his mother died.

    hewsonfanon February 08, 2006   Link
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    I love his voice, and i love how the drums sound.......feel like they have a lot of authority.

    rocker13on March 31, 2006   Link

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