U2: Every Breaking Wave lyrics

This was the last song dropped from No Line On The Horizon and is rumoured to be on the next release – seems pretty likely now! Send corrections!

Audio:

Lyrics:
Every breaking wave
On the shore
Tells the next one there’ll be one more

Every gambler knows
That to lose
Is what you’re really there for

Somewhere else, fearlessness
Now I’m speaking to an answer phone
Every silent leaf
On the breeze
Winter wouldn’t leave it alone

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
To be somebody
To need someone

Every sailor knows that the sea
Is a friend made enemy
Every shipwrecked soul
Knows what it is
To live without intimacy
I thought I heard the master’s voice
It’s hard to listen while you preach

Like every broken wave
On the shore
This world’s as far as I can reach

Ay hey now
Ay hey now

I don’t know if I’m that strong
I don’t know if I’m that strong
Don’t know if I’m that strong
Got to be somebody
To need someone

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

And you know
My heart is
The same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin

The waves know
We’re on the rocks
Drowning is no sin

You know
My heart is
The same place yours has been

We know
The fear of winning
Should we end before we begin

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10 Responses to U2: Every Breaking Wave lyrics

  1. alberto gonzalez b says:

    a mi se me caen la lagrimas

  2. ReevaL says:

    Different version on Vienna stage :
    [i]”Every gambler knows
    That to win”[/i]

    [i]”To be the one
    To be someone”[/i]

    [i]Like every fallen leave
    on the breath
    This world’s as far as I can reach”[/i]

    You can see it here : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/U2006com#p/u/4/0HwoCTlMeWc&quot;

  3. Anne says:

    This is what I am hearing….

    Like every broken wave
    On the shore
    This is as far as I can reach

    Thanks for the audio/lyrics. I think it’s a brilliant number!

    • larrylootsteen says:

      Thanks for this. I’ve listened to it over and over and I still hear ‘world’ in there. So hard to tell though…

  4. Adam says:

    I thought he was saying :
    Every shipwrecked soul
    Knows what it is
    To live or dive into the sea

    But I suppose I am wrong.

    • larrylootsteen says:

      I actually like that too. I went back over the original audio and the video (nice to have the two perspectives). He definitely says ‘intimacy’. I love hearing what everyone hears. It gives the song different meanings each time!

  5. Samuel says:

    “Every sailor knows that the sea
    Is a friend made enemy
    Every shipwrecked soul
    Knows what it is
    To live without intimacy
    I thought I heard the master’s voice
    It’s hard to listen while you preach”

    Sheer lyrical genius!!!

  6. ZooPony says:

    Thanks for the audio link!

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