Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One Tree Hill Lyrics

"One Tree Hill" is the ninth track and final single from U2's album, The Joshua Tree. The single was released exclusively in New Zealand in 1988 where it went to number one and was their first number one single there. The title of the song refers to One Tree Hill, a volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand. At the time of the song's release, a single Monterey pine tree stood on the hill. The tree was removed in 2000, 6 years after being chainsawed by a Māori activist protesting about some bullshit.

When U2 returned to Auckland in 2006, the song was played each night, with Bono noting the tree had not yet been replayed.

"One Tree Hill" Lyrics U2

We turn away to face the cold, enduring chill As the day begs the night for mercy Your sun so bright it leaves no shadows, only scars Carved into stone on the face of earth The moon is up over One Tree Hill We see the sun go down in your eyes You ran like a river oh, to the sea You run like a river runs to the sea And in our world a heart of darkness A firezone where poets speak their hearts Then bleed for it Jara sang his song a weapon In the hands of love You know his blood still cries from the ground It runs like a river, runs to the sea It runs like a river to the sea I don't believe in painted roses or bleeding hearts While bullets rape the night of the merciful I'll see you again when the stars fall from the sky And the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill We run like a river to the sea, run to the sea We run like a river to the sea And when it's raining, raining hard That's when the rain will break my heart Raining, raining hard, raining in your heart Raining, rain into your heart, raining Oh great ocean, oh great sea Run to the ocean, run to the sea

The real One Tree Hill:

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