Van Diemen's Land Lyrics



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 : 43 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

Cover Art

U2 Rattle and Hum cover art


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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


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