Home/Listening/



listeningLISTENING



With or without you by U2


"With or Without You" is a song by the Irish rock band U2. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

With or without you by U2

Level

Intermediate and advanced students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    With or without you

  • Album:
    The Joshua Tree
  • Date of release:
    21 March 1987
  • Genre:
    Rock
  • Length of the song:
    4 minutes and 56 seconds.
  • Writers:
    Bono
  • Produced by:
    Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois

Interesting information about the song

Bono wrote the lyrics while struggling to reconcile his responsibilities as both a married man and a musician. His wanderlust in belonging to a musical act was often at odds with his domestic life. While writing the lyrics, he realized that neither facet of his life defined him, but rather the tension between the two did. He explained that the final lyric is about "torment" and how repressing desires only makes them stronger

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • 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

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here

 

The lyrics

See the set in your eyes
See the twist in your side
I wait for you
Sleight of hand and twist of
On a bed of nails she makes me
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the , we reach the shore
You give it all but I more
And I'm 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 , my body
She's got me with nothing to win
And nothing left to

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

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