U2 - Van Diemen's Land Lyrics

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Hold me now, oh hold me now
'Til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land

It's a bitter pill I swallow here
To be rent from one so dear
We fought for justice and not for gain
But the magistrate sent me away

Now kings will rule and the poor will toil
And tear their hands as they tear the soil
But a day will come in this dawning age
When an honest man sees an honest wage

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'Til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Helter Skelter (live)
  • 2 Van Diemen's Land
  • 3 Desire
  • 4 Hawkmoon 269
  • 5 All Along the Watchtower (live)
  • 6 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (live)
  • 7 Freedom for My People
  • 8 Silver and Gold (live)
  • 9 Pride (In the Name of Love) (live)
  • 10 Angel of Harlem
  • 11 Love Rescue Me
  • 12 When Love Comes to Town
  • 13 Heartland
  • 14 God, Part II
  • 15 The Star Spangled Banner
  • 16 Bullet the Blue Sky (live)
  • 17 All I Want Is You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul Hewson
    album: Track 2 in album Rattle and Hum
    release date: 1988-7-14
    popularity : 104 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Arena Rock/Blues Rock/Classic Rock/New Wave/Pop Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Rock & Roll
    length: 3:05
    mixer: Thom Panunzio
    recorded by: Dave Meegan
    assistant mixer: Mark McKenna
    assistant engineer: Pat McCarthy
    composer: U2
    lyricist: The Edge
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5014474000720
    script: Latin