"Shadows And Tall Trees" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
Back to the cold restless streets at night
I talk to myself about tomorrow night
Walls of white protest
The gravestone in name
Who is it now
It's always the same

Who is it now
Who calls me inside
Are the leaves on the trees
Just living disguise
I walk sweet rain tragicomedy
I'll walk home again
To the street melody

But I know, oh no
But I know, oh no
But I know

Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees

Life through a window
Discolored pain
Misses Brown's washing is always the same
I walk street rain tragicomedy
I'll walk home again
To the street melody

But I know, oh no
But I know, oh no
But I know

(Out there)

You feel in me
Anything redeeming
Any worthwhile feeling
Is love like a tightrope
Hanging from the ceiling

But I know, oh no
But I know, oh no
But I know

Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows, shadows, shadows
Shadows, shadows, shadows
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows, shadows, shadows
Shadows, shadows, shadows
Shadows and tall trees
Shadows and tall trees


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"Shadows and Tall Trees" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentMost of U2's first album is sadly underrated today and I think the gorgeous music and lyrics of this one make it the album's best track. Everything in it conveys a sense of existential longing--of trying to find the meaning of life in among all the mundanities of everyday living--that I think all of us get at times, certainly when we're 20-somethings as the band were in 1980. The line "Do you feel in me/Anything redeeming/Any worthwhile feeling" personalises it even more. Most of us can probably relate to nights spent awake wondering whether we have anything in me that can change the world for the better.
    albanyankeeon January 01, 2005   Link

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