Mais uma do U2 – Canções de amor

17/04/2011 0 Por Fernando de Oliveira

Essa observação deveria ter entrado no texto sobre o show do dia 13, mas acabou que, como bom editor, dei uma machadada no texto. Afinal, até releases devem ser editados, quanto mais textos originais.

O U2 conseguiu até mesmo unir duas canções daquelas que muitos chamam de definitivas, mas que falam sobre sentimentos opostos, deixando lágrimas em muitos olhos. One – para muitos considerada uma das mais belas canções de amor de todos os tempos – e With Or Without You – que expõe feridas de um relacionamento – ficaram separadas por poucos minutos. Isso, talvez, deva-se a uma estratégia do grupo em passar alguma mensagem para o seu público ou para os alvos das músicas. Mas, provavelmente, ficaram para o final apenas por serem dois grandes sucessos.

O que sei é que qualquer mortal que se der ao trabalho de entender o significado das letras vai ver que a vida pode ser alegre, mas que também há muito espaço para ressentimento e melancolia.

“Ex” são pessoas que não deveriam ser como outras pessoas. São especiais, sempre.

One

Is it getting better?
Or do you feel the same?
Will it make it easier on you now?
You got someone to blame

You say one love, one life
It’s one need in the night
One love, we get to share it
Leaves you, darling, if you don’t care for it.

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well, it’s too late, tonight,
To drag the past out into the light
We’re one, but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other

One

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus
to the lepers in your head?

Did I ask too much, more than a lot?
You gave me nothing, now it’s all I got
We’re one, but we’re not the same.
Well, we hurt each other, then we do it again.

You say:
Love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
And I can’t keep holding on to what you got
When all you got is hurt.

One love, one blood
One life you got to do what you should.
One life with each other: sisters, brothers.
One life, but we’re not the same.
We get to carry each other, carry each other.
One! One!

With or Without You

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You gave it all but I want more
And I’m waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I can’t live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied, my body bruised
She got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I can’t live
With or without you