"Grace" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
She takes the blame
She covers the shame
Removes the stain
It could be her name

It's the name for a girl
It's also a thought that
Changed the world

And when she walks on the street
You can hear the strings
Grace finds goodness
In everything

She's got the walk
Not on a ramp or on chalk
She's got the time to talk

She travels outside
Of karma, karma
She travels outside
Of karma

When she goes to work
You can hear her strings
Grace finds beauty
In everything

She carries a world on her hips
No champagne flute for her lips
No twirls or skips between her fingertips

She carries a pearl
In perfect condition
What once was hurt
What once was friction
What left a mark
No longer stings

Because Grace makes beauty
Out of ugly things

Grace finds beauty
In everything

Grace finds goodness in everything

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"Grace" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentWernerkoek.....all very imaginative, but generally rubbish. This song is indeed about grace, as you've said, and to a degree Bono does use the image of a woman to bring across his message. But Once again Bono is drawing heavily on Christian influences for his lyrics. Grace, as Bono says, is the thought that changed the world- Grace is the word used to describe God's undeserving love and goodness to the human race, who although being created by him have rebelled and turned to their own ways. This grace is shown by the fact that the world still exists and by the acts of goodness we see between men, but primarily by the death of God the Son, who was punished/forsaken by God the father, for the rebellion (sin) of anyone who would believe that he took their punishment and would submit their life to him.
    'Grace makes beauty out of ugly things' by restoring the ugly things of things world -You and me- to the relationship we are meant to have with God.
    'She takes the blame, She covers the shame, Removes the stain' of our sin and gives us the perfectness+ purity in God's sight that Jesus has. And why did God go to all this trouble to restore people who had rejected him? Because he is gracious!
    What a thought!
    joeso87on December 09, 2004   Link

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