Here today
And gone tomorrow
Crack the bone, get to the marrow
To be the bee
And the flower
Before the sweetness turns to sour

What we have we're gonna keep, always
What we've lost we don't need, always
What is it that won't let you sleep, always
Be the arrow
And the target
Put your head over the parapet
Be uncool
Yes, be awkward
And don't look in the obvious place
The soul needs beautiful a soul mate

Get down off your holy cloud, always
God will not deal with the proud, always
Well if you dream then dream out loud, always
Eternally yours, always

I want you
I want you
I want you

Touching the other side
I wanted to be in love
I wanted to call

You say come to know yourself, always
Don't find yourself in someone else, always
And always wear a safety belt, always
Wait for me I'm running late, always
This is the moment that we share, for always
Turn each song into a prayer, always
Now and forever
For always
For always
For always
For always


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    Come on people, comment on this song!! This is definetely in my top 5 U2 songs. Its amazing. Cool bass, good advice, fun to sing along with

    2861U2on October 14, 2004   Link
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    The meaning is pretty clear to me - prepare yourself for the love of your life by letting go of your pride and ego. I'd be suprised if it meant anything other.

    A couple of U2isms that found their way into other songs. I'm glad it became "Beautiful Day," though. I think it's amazing how they can rearrange a prototype like "Always" and "Native Son" into something entirely different.

    $p$on May 10, 2008   Link
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    This song is truly wonderful. It’s about sharing your all with the one you adore. The bee/flower and arrow/target verses embody giving and receiving equally in a relationship. The song emphasizes that we take chances, step out of our comfort zones, and think outside the box when it comes to love. It’s undoubtedly the only way to build a strong connection between two souls.

    HopeTokenon November 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Come on people, comment on this song!! This is definetely in my top 5 U2 songs. Its amazing. Cool bass, good advice, fun to sing along with

    2861U2on October 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    I love that line "get down off your holy cloud, god does not deal with the proud." Great song. I didn't know it was an early version of beautiful day, although i did notice the similarities the first time I heard the song.

    Dr. Don July 12, 2005   Link
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    I just love this song! I think it's about the duality in everyone: "To be the bee and the flower" and "Be the arrow and the target". It's an advice for everyone to analyse themselves and not to be ashamed of who they are: "Be uncool, yes, be awkward" and "Don't find yourself in someone else". My favorite part is: "Turn each song into a prayer ". It happens sometime to love a song so much and listen to it over and over again because it makes you fell better, it gives you the strength you need, it helps you just like a prayer does. It's amazing!

    Angel_in_blackon August 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    Wow this song is great!!! It deserves more posts than this definitely. I agree with all u guys, ROCK ON!!!

    soulnedsbuty4asolm8on June 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song HAS become on of my prayers!

    And it includes one of my favorite U2isms "so if you dream than dream out loud" to boot!

    I also love the driving bass and Edge's lovely bells to counterpoint it.

    U2mommaon July 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    why the hell did it post twice?......

    2861U2on October 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song too...its an early version of beautiful day, but i reckon its a little bit better....just!

    always!!

    Deano

    coggsteron November 18, 2004   Link

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