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

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


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Elevation Lyrics as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentObviously, 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


    You shoot me from [my] gun

    C'mon, U2 can use innuendos too, right?
    rogerwaters987on January 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti agree with a few others this song is totally about wild sex, possibly after a time of separation with the person he's in love with (guessing coming back from a tour to his wife? "I've got no self-control
    Been living like a mole" - alone and blind to sexuality, other women), I've been down that road myself (long distance relationship with my hubby before we got married) and the first time i heard this song made me think of our reunions :)i mean "elevate me here At the corner of your lips At the orbit of your hips" and "now going down, EXCAVATION", "eclipse", "Maybe you can educate my mind Explain all these controls" maybe i'm completely dirty minded but it all screams uncontrolled hot sex to me :) the most beautiful moment in it though is when he asks love to lift him and tell him something true, it's like you don't want to loose love, the spiritual aspect of it in the sexual frenzy of seeking physical satisfaction, love love this song
    plumeriaon June 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYo! If your not a U2 fan don't go dissing their songs! Find something better to do, morons!
    u2elevationon May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song doesnt mean anything! it isnt supposed to. its just a bunch of words that ryme well. U2 always make songs which really mean something, emotionaly or politicaly or whatever but Elevation is Bono just saying hey we are a rock band and we can sing about whatever we want. he is just proving theyre not serious all the time. and with the energy that this song has why should anyone care what it means?
    joeytheboyon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, 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 CommentI've been told this song was about having wild sex. truly.
    JaumeBCNon September 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI 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
  • +1
    General CommentI’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
  • +1
    General CommentIf 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
  • +1
    General Commentor

    I need you to elevate me

    What could she possibly be elevating on his body?
    What body part can begin to elevate? This one's a toughy
    rogerwaters987on February 06, 2006   Link

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