Achtung Baby Album

Artist(s): U2

Cover Art

U2 Achtung Baby Cover Art

Tracklist

Zoo Station

length: 4:37
producer: Daniel Lanois
mixer: Flood
engineer: Flood
additional guitar: Daniel Lanois
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong and Robbie Adams
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge

I'm ready
I'm ready for the laughing gas
I'm ready
I'm ready for what's next
I'm ready to duck
I'm ready to dive
I'm ready to say
I'm glad to be alive
I'm ready
I'm ready for the push

In the cool of the night
In the wartmth of the breeze
I'll be crawling 'round
On my hands and knees

Just down the line - Zoo Station
Gotta make it on time - oh, Zoo Station

I'm ready
I'm ready for the gridlock
I'm ready to take it to the street
I'm ready for the shuffle
Ready for the deal
Ready to let go of the steering wheel
I'm ready
Ready for the crush

(She's just down the line)...Zoo Station
(Got to make it on time)...Zoo Station

Alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Hey baby, hey baby, hey baby
Hey baby
It's alright, it's alright

Alright, you can turn it up!

Time is a train
Makes the future the past
Leaves you standing in the station
Your face pressed up against the glass

I'm just down the line from your love...(Zoo Station)
You know I'm under the sign...(Zoo Station)
I've gotta make it on time
Make it on time...(Zoo Station)
I'm gonna be there...(Zoo Station)
That's alright...(Zoo Station)
Just two stops down the line from your love...(Zoo Station)
Just a stop down the line

Even Better Than the Real Thing

length: 3:42
producer: Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite and Daniel Lanois
vocal: Bono
mixer: Robbie Adams and Steve Lillywhite
engineer: Paul Barrett and Robbie Adams
guitar: Bono and The Edge
percussion: Larry Mullen, Jr.
drums (drum set): Larry Mullen, Jr.
bass guitar: Adam Clayton
assistant mixer: Sean Leonard
keyboard: The Edge
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Give me one more chance
And you'll be satisfied
Give me two more chances
You won't be denied

Well, my heart is where it's always been
My head is somewhere in between
Give me one more chance
Let me be your lover tonight

Oh yeah, check it out

You're the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Child

Give me one last chance
And I'm gonna make you sing
Give me half a chance
To ride on the waves that you bring

You're honey child to a swarm of bees
Gonna blow right through you like a breeze
Give me one last dance
We'll slide down the surface of things

You're the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Child

We're free to fly the crimson sky
The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Oh now, oooh yeah...here she comes

Take me higher
Take me higher
Can you take me higher?
Will you take me higher?

You're the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing

One

length: 4:37
producer: Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
vocal: Bono
mixer: Flood
engineer: Flood
guitar: Bono and The Edge
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
percussion: Larry Mullen, Jr.
drums (drum set): Larry Mullen, Jr.
bass guitar: Adam Clayton
additional guitar: Daniel Lanois
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
keyboard: The Edge
additional keyboard: Brian Eno
composer: Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, The Edge
lyricist: Bono
Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you
Now you got someone to blame

You say
One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
It's one love
We get to share it
It leaves you baby
If you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well it's too late
Tonight
To drag the past out
Into the light
We're one
But we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other
One

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head
Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got
We're one
But we're not the same
We hurt each other
Then we do it again

You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you made me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should

One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers

One life
But we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other

One

One

Until the End of the World

length: 4:39
producer: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
vocal: Bono
mixer: Daniel Lanois and Flood
engineer: Flood
guitar: The Edge and Bono
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
percussion: Larry Mullen, Jr.
additional percussion: Daniel Lanois
drums (drum set): Larry Mullen, Jr.
bass guitar: Adam Clayton
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
keyboard: The Edge
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold just passing time
Last time we met was a low-lit room
We were as close together as a bride and groom
We ate the food, we drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you
You were talking about the end of the world

I took the money
I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days if you stop to think
You lead me on with those innocent eyes
You know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

Love...love...love...love...love...love...
Love...love...love...love...love...love...
Love...love...love...love...

In my dream I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows, they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Spilling over the brim
Waves of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you'd wait
'Til the end of the world

Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

length: 5:17
producer: Steve Lillywhite, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
mixer: Robbie Adams and Steve Lillywhite
engineer: Robbie Adams
assistant mixer: Sean Leonard
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
You're dangerous 'cause you're honest
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt

Hey hey sha la la
Hey hey

You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of glass left in a beach
Well, you tell me things I know you're not supposed to
Then you leave me just out of reach

Hey hey sha la la
Hey hey sha la la

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Well you stole it 'cause I needed the cash
And you killed it 'cause I wanted revenge
Well you lied to me 'cause I asked you to
Baby, can we still be friends?

Hey hey sha la la
Hey hey sha la la

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna fall at the foot of thee?

Oh, the deeper I spin
Oh, the hunter will sin for your ivory skin
Took a drive in the dirty rain
To a place where the wind calls your name
Under the trees the river laughing at you and me
Hallelujah, heavens white rose
The doors you open
I just can't close

Don't turn around, don't turn around again
Don't turn around, your gypsy heart
Don't turn around, don't turn around again
Don't turn around, and don't look back
Come on now love, don't you look back!

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna drown in your blue sea?
Who's gonna taste your salt water kisses?
Who's gonna take the place of me?

Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
Who's gonna tame the heart of thee?

So Cruel

length: 5:50
producer: Daniel Lanois
mixer: Brian Eno and Flood
engineer: Flood
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
strings arranger: Brian Eno and The Edge
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
additional viola & violin: Nell Catchpole
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
We crossed the line
Who pushed who over?
It doesn't matter to you
It matters to me

We're cut adrift
We're still floating
I'm only hanging on
To watch you go down
My love

I disappeared in you
You disappeared from me
I gave you everything you ever wanted
It wasn't what you wanted

The men who love you, you hate the most
They pass through you like a ghost
They look for you, but your spirit is in the air
Baby, you're nowhere

Oh...love...
You say in love there are no rules
Oh...love...
Sweetheart,
You're so cruel

Desparation is a tender trap
It gets you every time
You put your lips to her lips
To stop the lie

Her skin is pale like God's only dove
Screams like an angel for your love
Then she makes you watch her from above
And you need her like a drug

Oh...love...
You say in love there are no rules
Oh...love...
Sweetheart,
You're so cruel

She wears my love like a see-through dress
Her lips say one thing
Her movements something else
Oh love, like a screaming flower
Love...dying every hour...love

You don't know if it's fear or desire
Danger the drug that takes you higher
Head in heaven, fingers in the mire

Her heart is racing, you can't keep up
The night is bleeding like a cut
Between the horses of love and lust
We are trampled underfoot

Oh...love... You say in love there are no rules
Oh...love...
Sweetheart,
You're so cruel

Oh...love...
To stay with you I'd be a fool
Sweetheart
You're so cruel

The Fly

length: 4:30
producer: Daniel Lanois
mixer: Flood, Steve Lillywhite and Daniel Lanois
engineer: Flood
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
assistant mixer: Robbie Adams
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Oh, baby child...

It's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
It's no secret that our world is in darkness tonight
They say the sun is sometimes eclipsed by a moon
You know I don't see you when she walks in the room

It's no secret that a friend is someone who lets you help
It's no secret that a liar won't believe anyone else
They say a secret is something you tell one other person
So I'm telling you, child

A man will beg
A man will crawl
On the sheer face of love
Like a fly on a wall
It's no secret at all

It's no secret that a conscience can sometimes be a pest
It's no secret ambition bites the nails of success
Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief

Over love...

A man will rise
A man will fall
From the sheer face of love
Like a fly from a wall
It's no secret at all

Love...we shine like a
Burning star
We're falling from the sky
Tonight

A man will rise
A man will fall
From the sheer face of love
Like a fly from a wall
It's no secret at all

Oh, yeah!
It's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky
The universe exploded 'cause of one man's lie
Look, I gotta go, yeah I'm running outta change
There's a lot of things, if I could I'd rearrange

Mysterious Ways

length: 4:04
producer: Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno
vocal: Bono
mixer: Daniel Lanois, Flood and The Edge
engineer: Flood
guitar: Bono and The Edge
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
percussion: Larry Mullen, Jr.
additional percussion: Daniel Lanois
drums (drum set): Larry Mullen, Jr.
bass guitar: Adam Clayton
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
keyboard: The Edge
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Johnny take a walk
With your sister the moon
Let her pale light in
To fill up your room
You've been living underground
Eating from a can
You've been running away
From what you don't understand
Love

She's slippy
You're sliding down
She'll be there
When you hit the ground

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways

Johnny take a dive
With your sister in the rain
Let her talk about the things
You can't explain
To touch is to heal
To hurt is to steal
If you want to kiss the sky
Better learn how to kneel (on your knees boy!)

She's the wave
She turns the tide
She sees the man inside the child, yeah

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
Lift my days, light up my nights

One day you'll look back
And when you see
Where you were held
How by this love
While you could stand there
You could move on this moment
Follow this feeling

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
She moves in mysterious ways
Ah oh oh ah huh
Move, move, move, move
She moves with it
She moves me like
Lift my days and light up my nights
Love

Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World

length: 3:53
producer: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
mixer: Steve Lillywhite and Robbie Adams
engineer: Flood
additional keyboard: Brian Eno
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
additional guitar: Daniel Lanois
assistant mixer: Sean Leonard
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Six o'clock in the morning
You're the last to hear the warning
You've been tryin' to throw your arms around the world
You've been falling off the sidewalk
Your lips move but you can't talk
Tryin' to throw your arms around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Be still
Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman I will
Oh!

Sunrise like a nosebleed
Your head hurts and you can't breathe
How far you gonna go?
Before you lose your way back home
You've been tryin' to throw your arms
Around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman be still
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman I will

Yeah, I dreamed that I saw Dali
With a supermarket trolley
He was tryin' to throw his arms around a girl
He took an open top beetle (open top beetle)
Through the eye of a needle (eye of a needle)
He was tryin' to throw his arms around the world

Gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman be still
I wanna run to you, run to you, run to you
Oh, Woman I will

Ah...and you just gotta, you just gotta make your faith...see...
Oooh...oooh...yeah yeah...yeah yeah...yeah yeah...yeah yeah...

Nothin' much to say I guess
You're just the same as all the rest
Been tryin' to throw your arms around the world
And a woman needs a man
Like a fish needs a bicycle
When you're tryin' to throw your arms around the world

I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
I'm gonna run to you, run to you, run to you
Woman be still
Woman be still
Be still
Woman be still
Woman I will

Ultra Violet (Light My Way)

length: 5:31
producer: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
mixer: Flood
engineer: Flood
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Sometimes I feel like I don't know
Sometimes I feel like checking out
I wanna get it wrong
Can't always be strong
And love, it won't be long

Oh, sugar, don't you cry
Oh, child, wipe the tears from your eyes
You know I need you to be strong
And the day it is dark, as the night is long
Feel like trash, you make me feel clean
I'm in the black, can't see or be seen

Baby, baby, baby, light my way
Alright now, baby, baby, baby, light my way

You bury your treasure where it can't be found
But your love is a secret that's been passed around
There is a silence that comes to a house
Where no-one can sleep
I guess it's the price of love, I know it's not cheap

Oh, come on, baby, baby, baby, light my way
Oh, come on, baby, baby, baby, light my way

Ultra Violet...Ultra Violet...Ultra Violet...Ultra Violet...
Baby, baby, light my way

I remember when we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together in whispers and moans
When I was all messed up and I heard opera in my head
Your love was a light bulb hanging over my bed

Baby, baby, baby, light my way
Oh, come on
Baby, baby, baby, light my way

Ultra Violet...Ultra Violet...Ultra Violet...Ultra Violet...

Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, light my way
Baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, light my way

Acrobat

length: 4:31
producer: Daniel Lanois
mixer: Flood and Daniel Lanois
engineer: Flood
additional engineer: Robbie Adams
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Shannon Strong
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see
If you just close your eyes
You can feel the enemy
When I first met you girl
You had fire in your soul
What happened your face of melting in snow?
Now it looks like this

And you can swallow
Or you can spit
You can throw it up
Or choke on it
And you can dream
So dream out loud
You know that your time is coming 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down

No, nothing makes sense
Nothing seems to fit
I know you'd hit out
If you only knew who to hit
And I'd join the movement
If there was one I could believe in
Yeah I'd break bread and wine
If there was a church I could receive in
'Cause I need it now

To take the cup
To fill it up
To drink it slow
I can't let you go
I must be an acrobat
To talk like this
And act like that
And you can dream
So dream out loud
And don't let the bastards grind you down

Oh, it hurts baby
What are we going to do? Now it's all been said
No new ideas in the house and every book has been read

And I must be an acrobat
To talk like this
And act like that
And you can dream
So dream out loud
And you can find
Your own way out
And you can build
And I can will
And you can call
I can't wait until
You can stash
And you can seize
Responsibilities
And I can love
And I can love
And I know that the tide is turning 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down

Love Is Blindness

length: 4:24
producer: Daniel Lanois
mixer: Flood and Daniel Lanois
engineer: Flood
additional keyboard: Brian Eno
assistant mixer: Shannon Strong
assistant engineer: Robbie Adams and Shannon Strong
lyricist: Bono
composer: Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge
Love is blindness
I don't wanna see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me?
Oh my heart
Love is blindness

In a parked car
In a crowded street
You see your love
Made complete
Thread is ripping
The knot is slipping
Love is blindness

Love is clockworks
And cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Love is blindness

Love is blindness
I don't want to see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me?
Oh my love
Blindness

A little death
Without mourning
No call
And no warning
Baby, a dangerous idea
That almost makes sense

Love is drowning
In a deep well
All the secrets
And no one to tell
Take the money
Honey
Blindness

Love is blindness
I don't want to see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me?
Oh my love
Blindness