High, higher than the sun
You shoot me from a gun
I need you to elevate me here
At the corner of your lips
As the orbit of your hips
Eclipse, you elevate my soul

I've lost all self-control
Been living like a mole
Now going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

A star lit up like a cigar
Strung out like a guitar
Maybe you could educate my mind
Explain all these controls
I can't sing but I've got soul
The goal is elevation

A mole, digging in a hole
Digging up my soul, now
Going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

Love
Lift me up out of these blues
Won't you tell me something true?
I believe in you

A mole, digging in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation
I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

Elevation
Elevation
Elevation
Elevation


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Elevation Lyrics as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    Obviously, the song Elevation is about having an erection. Think about this: [His] mole Digging in [her] hole Digging [in her] soul Now, going down, excavation

    or

    You shoot me from [my] gun

    C'mon, U2 can use innuendos too, right?

    rogerwaters987on January 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    Yo! If your not a U2 fan don't go dissing their songs! Find something better to do, morons!

    u2elevationon May 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    I love this song very much and I think the "All that you can't leave behind" version is better than the "Tomb Raider" mix

    Idion September 27, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I’d mention that during Catholic mass the Priest’s ritual of raising the wine over his head for the congregation to witness is called “elevation” – perhaps this has already been suggested but I didnt see it.

    manton11on December 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    If you ever get the chance to see them perform it in concert, there's nothing like 20,000 people singing the "WOO OOOH"s during ELEVATION!

    I don't take this song as being too deep but it's still a fun song.

    dryahon January 18, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    I think that this song is kind of prayer for God to lift Bono up and mold him into a better man. I've heard a lot of people tell me that "I and I" usually is used to illustrate some kind of relationship between God and man. Anyways, Bono across the board paints a picture of the celebrity life. Then he asks God for some elevation. He asks God to live him up out of the blues. Cliche? Yeah, maybe, but it fits.

    UZeroHead2on December 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    This song is about love lifting someone up out of the depths of despair (symbolized by the mole digging up the speakers soul from the ground) and lifting it "high, higher than the sun"

    wydokon February 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I like U2, but I'm not a huge fan, especially of their newest album; but dude, this song is so fun to listen to. The beat and everything is awesome to hear, so I like it, though I don't like too much other stuff they've made.

    jkdudeon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Wow, your ass must be genius. Why don't you just communicate through your ass, and sew your big mouth shut? Maybe you would think up better comebacks.

    U2aholicon July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    one thingz for sure, man - this song elevates me! major rush with the bass line; & i love the part about "xplain all these controls..." looks like sic'n needs some of that, man!

    muzcmannon August 24, 2002   Link

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