When I Look at the World Lyrics

U2


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul Hewson
album: Track 9 in album All That You Can’t Leave Behind
release date: 2000-10-30
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
length: 4:18
mixer: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
engineer: Richard Rainey
synthesizer: Brian Eno
additional guitar: Daniel Lanois
assistant engineer: Chris Heaney
lyricist: Bono, The Edge

Cover Art

U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind cover art
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When you look at the world
What is it that you see
People find all kinds of things
That bring them to their knees

I see an expression
So clear and so true
That it changes the atmosphere
When you walk (in)to the room

So I try to be like you
Try to feel it like you do
But without you it's no use
I can't see what you see
When I look at the world

When the night is someone else's
And you're trying to get some sleep
When your thoughts are too expensive
To ever want to keep

When there's all kinds of chaos
And everyone is walking lame
You don't even blink now do you
Or even look away

So I try to be like you
Try to feel it like you do
But without you it's no use
I can't see what you see
When I look at the world

I can't wait any longer
I can't wait 'til I'm stronger
Can't wait any longer
To see what you see
When I look at the world

I'm in the waiting room
I can't see for the smoke
I think of you and your holy book
When the rest of us choke

Tell me, tell me
What do you see
Tell me, tell me
What's wrong with me


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Beautiful Day
  • 2 Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  • 3 Elevation
  • 4 Walk On
  • 5 Kite
  • 6 In a Little While
  • 7 Wild Honey
  • 8 Peace on Earth
  • 9 When I Look at the World
  • 10 New York
  • 11 Grace
  • 12 The Ground Beneath Her Feet