"Another Time, Another Place" as written by Matty Chipchase, Andy Parmley, Chris Parmley, Mark Evans and Luke Evans....
Bright morning lights
Wipe the sleep from another day's eye
Turn away from the wall
And there's nothing at all
Being naked and afraid
In the open space of my bed

I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
We lie on a cloud
We lie

Just as I am
I awoke with a tear on my tongue
I awoke with a feeling of never before
In my sleep I discover the one
But she ran with the morning sun

I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
I'll be with you now
We lie on a cloud
We lie
Another time, in another place
We lie
Another child has lost the race
We lie
Another time, another place
We lie
Your time, your price

We lie
Another time, another place
We lie
Another child has lost

We lie
Another time, another place
We lie
Your time, your place


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"Another Time, Another Place" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentThis is a cool song, Boy is probably the best debut album ever. If you really listen to all the songs, not just check the back at Wal-Mart for hits like I did before I really got into U2, just buy it.
    Bono rockson December 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, he did fail Gaelic in school, right? Maybe it is just gibberish. :P
    lastoftherockstarson May 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationHere is my analysis.
    Bright morning lights
    Wipe the sleep from another day's eyes
    -Obviously he's waking up
    Turn away from the wall
    And there's nothing at all
    Being naked and afraid
    in the open space of my bed
    -I think the singer has just woken up from a night of sex with a girl- probably a prostitute or someone he met in a bar, because he doesn't seem to know her that well, and she left when he awoke. He turned away from the wall, expecting to see her, and found nothing.
    I'll be with you now
    I'll be with you now
    -He wants to see her again.
    We lie on a cloud
    We lie on a cloud
    We lie
    -Recalling memories of the night. He was in Heaven.
    Just as I am
    I awoke with a tear on my tongue
    -He was sad she had left.
    I awoke with the feeling of never before
    In my sleep I discover the one
    -This is probably the first time the singer has done something like this, probably the first time he's had sex with someone. Thus the feeling of never before. He discovers someone to love when he sleeps with her.
    But she ran with the morning sun
    -She is gone.
    Another time, another place
    -Anywhere but here and now. Possibly recalling memories again, and thinking "I don't want to do this" at the time.
    Another child has lost the race
    -The singer is no longer a child. He has lost his virginity.
    Your time, your price
    -He will see her again when she is ready- on her time- and it's only her own price
    Your time, your place
    -Describing the meeting that will happen in the future on the girl's terms.

    Similar to An Cat Dubh, no?
    EnduringChillon April 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is he saying from 3:36-3:50 or so, between the last two stanzas written here? It sounds like German.
    askewchanon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnah it's not german... i found on some other website that it's something like:
    Another child has lost the-
    Yeah-hah
    She's a beauty halle
    Yes all look down
    He's been had
    Love is what she's been holding

    Your time your prize
    Lyraon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he's saying more than that...i agree that it does sound german...it sounds like he's saying "haben" which is german for to have..otherwise im not sure
    love2zworldon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok after further research its actually gaelic, and supposedly during concerts he'd improvise with english, so basically no one knows what he's saying
    love2zworldon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a cool song, Boy is probably the best debut album ever. If you really listen to all the songs, not just check the back at Wal-Mart for hits like I did before I really got into U2, just buy it.
    Bono rockson December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a cool song, Boy is probably the best debut album ever. If you really listen to all the songs, not just check the back at Wal-Mart for hits like I did before I really got into U2, just buy it.
    Bono rockson December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great. The gaelic part just amazes me everytime.
    JoeTheLionon March 23, 2007   Link

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