U2: North Star lyrics

I think this is pretty close to right now. The live video from Turin helped sort it out a lot. He changed it some as well from the rehearsal version we heard previously.

They played a new ending in Paris today (Sep 18, 2010). Here’s my try and what was sung:
Just when the silence of the night
You can make it on time
You can walk it
Or breathe it
You know that you can step inside
Your home

Thanks Stargift for the input…updated and you let me catch another fix or 3! And some more now too!

Forty-five light years
From home
To be where you are
Where I wanna be
Beside you

Looking for direction
Starved to your affection
Through space between you and me

I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait
I can’t wait
I can’t wait any longer
For it
I can’t wait any longer
For your love

The birds still singing for their rent
They fly above the government
It’s not a song of discontent
I’ve got money now, it’s me that spent

Here I am, a space guy
Looking out for love and logic
In the universe
Hey hey

I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait
I can’t wait
I can’t wait any longer
For it
I can’t wait any longer
For your love

And a day as it ends
And you watch as the sun goes down
Pray that the night
Will go quickly
Your hope
Your prayer
And the clouds leave the sky alone
There’s only one light that can guide you
Guide you home

I can’t wait any longer
I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait any longer
For your love
I can’t wait
I can’t wait
I can’t wait any longer
For your love
For your love

It’s like the silence and shock
While the lights are barely shining
You want it
You got it
You take it like a lover
Inside

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30 Responses to U2: North Star lyrics

  1. Dee says:

    “45 lights years from home
    Is where you are and where I want to be-beside you
    Looking for direction
    The stars to your reflection
    Through space between you and me”

    Birds still singing for their rent
    They fly above their government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I’ve money now, it’s me that spent

    Its not the silence
    But the song
    But the lights still shining for you
    You want it
    You got it
    You take the light of love in me inside

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  3. Adriana says:

    So, any thoughts on what these lyrics are about?

  4. ancatdubh says:

    Thank you, Stargift!

  5. stargift says:

    Here is my last try until they play it again.

    Forty-five light years
    From home
    is where you are
    and where I want to be
    Beside you now
    Looking for direction
    stars are your reflection
    through the space between you and me
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    to be seen ??? (falsetto part)
    birds still singing for their rent ???
    They fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I’ve money now it’s me that’s spent ???
    Here I am, a space cowboy
    Looking out for love and logic
    In the universe
    yeah yeah
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    to be seen ???
    And the day packs it in
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night Will come quickly
    You hope – You pray
    that the clouds leave the sky alone
    There’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you home, home
    I can’t wait any longer
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    For your love
    For your love
    It’s not the circles that you saw ????
    While the lights were barely shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You take a lot of love in me inside????

    • larrylootsteen says:

      Thanks again! I think we’re as close as we’re going to get without more samples!

    • stargift says:

      Again, I slipped up. I meant to put–“It’s like the circles that you saw”. Again, I don’t know if that is correct, but if circles has something to do with stars, planets, or lights in space metaphorically it would work. None of it could be correct, but who wouild of thought that ‘a mole, digging in a hole” would be correct?

  6. stargift says:

    I meant–‘you take a lot of love in me inside”

  7. stargift says:

    Alright, Let’s try this combination. Is it closer or way out there?

    Forty-five light years
    From home
    is where you are
    and where I want to be
    Beside you now
    Looking for direction
    stars are your reflection
    through the space between you and me I can’t wait any longer (or, ‘to the space’)
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    to exist ????(falsetto)
    birds still singing before they wept
    They fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I’ve money now it’s me that’s spent
    Here I am, a space cowboy
    Looking out for love and logic
    In the universe
    yeah yeah
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    And the day packs it in
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night Will come quickly
    You hope – You pray
    that the clouds leave the sky alone
    There’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you home, home
    I can’t wait any longer
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    For your love
    For your love
    It’s not the sacred, sacred song????
    Where the lights are barely shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You take the lot of love in me inside????

  8. larrylootsteen says:

    Thanks all for your efforts! One of these decades we’ll get something official. Still great fun though!!

  9. ancatdubh says:

    Hello Stargift,

    sounds a lot better, thank you!!!
    …the birds singing for their rent… seem really weird thoug…
    please listen to this video and give us your opinion:

    bye all

    • stargift says:

      I listened to the video. I wish that I could hear something else on some of the videos because I’m sure that some of the lyrics aren’t correct, but I just keep hearing the same things. I know the bird thing is strange (unless he is making an obscure reverence to the Bible where it talks about God taking care of the birds). Maybe instead of rent it is rain or wind. The only other clue is poetically he is rhyming those other verses with ‘ment”, ‘tent’,’ spent’.
      The other line that is probably wrong because it doesn’t quite seem to make sense is “It’s like the sentence in this song”. Another one I’m very unsure of is ‘you take a lot of loving in in side’ Especially ‘in inside’. Do you thing the falsetto line after ‘for your love’ is ‘to exist’? I was hoping that they would have played it today so we could have some fresh audio. Oh well, maybe next time. If you listen to the iem (earpiece audio video on u2start the song is pretty clear.)

      • ancatdubh says:

        hello stargift and all,
        your very latest version is great! I agree with you on the first falsetto “to exist”, while the second sounds more like “to set in” to me.
        wonder what birds sing. i though it was something to do with italian government, but it’s more likely to be your proposal “i’ve money now, it’s me that’s spent”.
        at the end, the more i listen, the more i hear…”the sentence in this song…” and the final verse “you take (check) a lot of love that you’ve inside”. what do you think? cheers!

  10. stargift says:

    here is my latest try—

    Forty-five light years
    From home
    is where you are
    & Where I wan to be
    Beside you
    Looking for direction
    stars are your reflection
    through the space between you and me
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    to exist
    birds still singing for their rent
    They fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I’ve money now its nearly spent
    Here I am, a space cowboy
    Looking out for love and logic
    In the universe
    yeah yeah
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    And the day packs it in
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night Will come quickly
    You hope – You pray
    that the clouds leave the sky alone
    There’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you home, home
    I can’t wait any longer
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    For your love
    For your love
    It’s like the sentence in this song ????
    While the lights were barely shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You take a lot of loving in inside ????

  11. ancatdubh says:

    Hi everybody,
    I’ve found a video with better sound and this is what I heard:

    If birds are still singing for the rain
    When they fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    Hard money now it’s billed and spent
    ….
    It’s like the sufferance and the shock
    While their lights are barely shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You check the lot of love that you’ve inside

  12. dr says:

    I HEAR

    Forty-five light years
    From home
    is where you are
    & Where I wanna be
    Beside you

    I’m Looking for direction
    the stars are your reflection
    to space between you and me

    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love

    The birds still singing for their rent
    They fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    Our money now its nearly spent

    Here I am, a space cowboy
    Looking out for love and logic
    In the universe
    yeah yeah

    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love

    And the day packs it in
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night Will come quickly
    You hope – You pray
    that the clouds leave the sky alone
    There’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you home

    (say!) I can’t wait any longer
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait any longer For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    For your love

    It’s like the silence and the shock
    While the lights are barely shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You take a lot of love inside

  13. stargift says:

    ‘Through the space between you and me’
    “Birds still singing for their rent’ (I know it sounds stupid, But who knows?
    “I’ve money now, it’s nearly spent’ (just a guess)
    ‘It’s not the…….that you saw
    While the light are barely shining’

  14. ancatdubh says:

    Hi everybody,
    here what it sounds to me. Please help me with “if the birds…”

    Forty-five light years
    From home
    This is where you are
    And where I wanna be
    Besides you

    Looking for direction
    Star to your reflection
    Puts space between you and me

    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love

    If birds are still singing further
    While they fly above the govern men
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I….money… bid (?)

    Here I am, a space cowboy
    Looking out for love and logic
    In the universe
    Yeah yeah

    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love

    And the day packs it in
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night
    Will go quickly
    And you hope
    You pray
    That those clouds leave the sky alone
    ‘Cause there’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you
    Home, home

    I can’t wait any longer
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    For your love
    For your love

    It’s like the sufference and shock
    While the lights up there are shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You take the light and love in you
    Inside

    Thanks! Proud to be a U2 fan!!!

  15. Stargift says:

    puts space between you and me
    birds still singing for the w….(wind???)

  16. larrylootsteen says:

    It really is difficult isn’t it? Thanks for all these. I review them all, with the song and see if it’s clear. I add what I can clearly get. So keep them coming!!

  17. Stargift says:

    And the day packs it in?????
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night
    Will come quickly
    You hope
    You pray
    that the clouds leave the sky alone
    ’cause there’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you home, home

  18. Stargift says:

    Birds still singing for them
    As they fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    My body now is nearly spent?????

  19. Janine says:

    Birds still singing for them
    As they fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I found out it’s me instead???

    • Gavin says:

      Birds still singing for the rhythm
      As they fly above the government
      It’s not a song of discontent
      I’ve got money now
      It’s me that’s spent

      • larrylootsteen says:

        Thanks for that. Stargift had commented that earlier and I neglected to update. It’s there now.

      • larrylootsteen says:

        I forgot to mention. If you look at the Helsinki lyrics I posted, they are different and actually what I had posted here before your and Stargift’s corrections.

  20. Stargift says:

    I can’t figure out all the lyrics, but this is what it sounds like to me
    U2: North Star lyrics

    Forty-five light years
    From home
    Is where you are
    And where I wanna be
    Beside you
    Looking for direction
    Stars are your reflection
    The space between you and me
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    birds still singing for ……….
    they fly above the government
    It’s not a song of discontent
    I’m … ….. now
    It’s me …….
    Here I am, a space cowboy
    looking out for love and logic
    in the universe
    yeah yeah
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For it
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    And the day as it ends
    And you watch as the sun goes down
    Pray that the night
    Will come quickly
    You hope
    You pray
    that the clouds leave the sky alone
    ’cause there’s only one light that can guide you
    Guide you home, home
    I can’t wait any longer
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait
    I can’t wait any longer
    For your love
    For your love
    It’s not the seconds? and …..
    While the lights up there are shining
    You want it
    You got it
    You take a lot….love… …inside

  21. Janine says:

    Thank you for these lyrics.

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