"Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)" as written by and Adam Clayton Dave Evans....
I have a lover
A lover like no other
She got soul, soul, soul, sweet soul
And she teach me how to sing

Shows me colors when there's none to see
Gives me hope when I can't believe
That for the first time
I feel loved

I have a brother
When I'm a brother in need
I spend my whole time running
He spends his running after me

When I feel myself going down
I just call and he comes around
But for the first time
I feel love

Ho ho ho ho ho ho

My father is a rich man
He wears a rich man's cloak
Gave me the keys to his kingdom coming
Gave me a cup of gold

He said I have many mansions
And there are many rooms to see
But I left by the back door
And I threw away the key
And I threw away the key
Yeah, I threw away the key
Yeah, I threw away the key

Ho ho

For the first time
For the first time
For the first time

I feel love

Lyrics submitted by yuri_sucupira

"The First Time" as written by David Evans Adam Clayton

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    General Commentbono mumbles over the U2 backing track to find melodies and lyrics - and the result is - FANTASTIC !!! I love U2!
    coggsteron November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. its so self explanatory so dont complain about "wasting space". oh, and did anyone notice the statistics reset just now? WOOT! first new post.
    wordsofamutemanon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love U2, but this song has never done anything for me. When I first heard it I thought, "Lots of sound and fury signifying nothing." Bono does his best to put some guts into an empty tune here. Sorry to be a poop, but that's what I get from this.
    PencilNeckedGeekon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBack before I got mad at U2, this was one of the songs I loved. I loved to go for walks along the river listening to it. I found it highly motivational 4 what I love to do best.

    If it was up 2 me though, I'd throw out the negative lines.
    Theresa1on May 23, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I love you 'cause I need to
    Not because I need you
    I love you 'cause I understand
    That God has given me your hand
    He holds me in a tiny fist
    And still I need your kiss"
    Probably my favourite lyric ever in any song. I agree a bit with PencilNeckedGeek though, its very hit and miss. Apparently it came along too late in the Joshua Tree sessions for them to put enough work to get it onto the album. It's really the bare bones of what could have been an epic.
    logggerfloodleson May 24, 2010   Link

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