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Well Written Rock Songs: Ordinary Love- U2 (2013)


I recently got reacquainted with this little gem from U2 because I heard a remix from Paul Epworth.

I started to really listen to the lyrics and was awestruck with how simple, yet poignant this song is.

It may not be the "hit you over the head kind of battle cry" like Sunday Bloody Sunday but sometimes all you need to start a revolution is a shared purpose ... Love

So if think U2 have lost their ... ehm, edge, then please give this song another listen.

Just remember, getting to the core of what we need to survive in this world is simple on paper but applying it in our daily lives? That's complicated

Ordinary Love

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore

The sunlight warms your skin

All the beauty that's been lost before

Wants to find us again

I can't fight you anymore

It's you I'm fighting for

The sea throws rock together

But time leaves us polished stones

We can't fall any further

If we can't feel ordinary love

And we cannot reach any higher

If we can't deal with ordinary love

Birds fly high in the summer sky

And rest on the breeze

The same wind will take care of you and I

We'll build our house in the trees

Your heart is on my sleeve

Did you put there with a magic marker

For years I would believe

That the world couldn't wash it away

'Cause we can't fall any further

If we can't feel ordinary love

And we cannot reach any higher

If we can't deal with ordinary love

'Cause we can't fall any further

If we can't feel ordinary love

And we cannot reach any higher

If we can't deal with ordinary love

We can't fall any further

If we can't feel ordinary love

And we cannot reach any higher

If we can't deal with ordinary love

Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh

Are we tougher enough for ordinary love?

Are we tougher enough for ordinary love?

Are we tougher enough for ordinary love?

Songwriters: Adam Clayton / Brian Joseph Burton / Dave Evans / Larry Mullen / Paul David Hewson

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