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

March 11, 2019

 

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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