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Is there someone who can explain the meaning of this beautiful song to me?

Because English is not my daily language I am not sure about the meaning of this song. I can guess, but I would like to know for sure. Because I want to do something with the lyrics. 

 

Thanks!!

 

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On 3/15/2019 at 1:56 PM, ingenpat said:

Is there someone who can explain the meaning of this beautiful song to me?

Because English is not my daily language I am not sure about the meaning of this song. I can guess, but I would like to know for sure. Because I want to do something with the lyrics. 

 

Thanks!!

 

Don't know if you have tried to translate the lyrics into your native language, but here are the lyrics:

Right at the start
You put this into words
How you think we should proceed, yeah

You wanted me alone
With the pictures that you've seen
Of where you haven't been
But where you want to go

Ask the leaf and ask the bird
Not to sing or speak a word
We are not fictitious characters
But we don't belong to this world

The book, the book of your heart
One tiny mark, an entry
In the book of your heart
It's written on skin
To even be in
The book of your heart

You can change your name, or even who you are
That's the beauty of the scar
That is the contract of the heart
This is our wedding day
This is the promise that we'll stay
Through the long descriptive passages
Where we don't know what to say

The book, the book of your heart
One tiny mark, an entry
In the book of your heart
It's written on skin
To even be in
The book of your heart

Babe I don't belong to you
Love is what we choose to do
Babe you don't belong to me
It's not that easy

The beautiful thing about U2 lyrics is that you can try to figure out what Bono is talking about, or figure out a meaning for you. It is definitely one of my all-time favourite "b-side" songs.

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