Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ordinary Love

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Released in November 2013, this song was written for the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In the film, it scores the moment that Mandela emerges, victorious, to greet the people of South Africa.

According to Bono, the band decided to lace the triumphant moment with bit of melancholy after reading Mandela’s love letters to his wife, Winnie.

“He was leaving victorious, but his heart was truly broken…the only defeat he truly suffered was losing his marriage."

The song won a Golden Globe in 2013.

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore.
The sunlight warms your skin.
All the beauty that's been lost before, wants to find us again.
I can't fight you anymore; it's you I'm fighting for.
The sea throws rocks together but time, leaves us polished stones.

We can't fall any further if, we can't feel ordinary love.
And we cannot reach any higher, if we can't deal with ordinary love.

Birds fly high in the summer sky and rest on the breeze.
The same wind will take care of you and I, we'll build our house in the trees.
Your heart is on my sleeve, did you put it there with a magic marker.
For years I would believe, that the world, couldn't wash it away

Cause we can't fall any further if, we can't feel ordinary love.
And we cannot reach any higher, if we can't deal with ordinary love.

Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?

We can't fall any further if, we can't feel ordinary love.
And we cannot reach any higher, if we can't deal with ordinary love.

Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?
Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?
Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?



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