"Gone" - A Great Song by U2

Out of the 137+ songs that U2 has recorded over the last 30 years, the song below entitled "Gone" is in my top 5 all-time favorite U2 songs.  "Ultraviolet" from Achtung Baby, "Without or Without You" from Joshua Tree, "Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World" from Achtung Baby, and "Magnificent" from No Line On The Horizon are also in the Top 5, but I'll just share the "Gone" lyrics for this post.

And I have to clarify - my Top 5 list of U2 songs changes from time to time, but "Gone" and "Ultraviolet" have ALWAYS been on the list.  During my young years as a teenager. I remember listening to the song, looking up into the sky, and longing to go up into Heaven just to see it, and to be close to God, in His perfect peace and love -- to take a brief respite from this world and be "gone" for a little while on vacation with Jesus!  This song took me up there, at least in my mind as I listened to it.  I truly was gone from this world whenever I put the headphones on:

"Gone" by U2, released on the POP album in 1997

You get to feel so guilty
Got so much for so little
Then you find that feeling
Just won't go away

You're holding on to every little thing so tightly
'Til there's nothing left for you anyway

Goodbye...
You can keep this suit of lights
I'll be up with the sun
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

You wanted to get somewhere so badly
You had to lose yourself along the way
You change your name, well that's okay, it's necessary
And what you leave behind you don't miss anyway

Goodbye...
You can keep this suit of lights
I'll be up with the sun
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

'Cause I'm already gone
Felt that way all along
Closer to You every day
I didn't want it that much anyway

You're taking steps that make you feel dizzy
Then you learn to like the way it feels
You hurt yourself you hurt your lover
Then you discover
What you thought was freedom is just greed

Goodbye...
And it's an emotional
Good night...
I'll be up with the sun
You're still holding on
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down
I'm not coming down

Gone...sun...time...sun...
Gone...sun....gone...sun...
Sun...

 

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