wild irish rose lyrics – u2

in a field by a river
my love and i did lie
and on my naked shoulder
she too proud to cry

she said that i must leave her
an icy tear she froze
how could i melt the heart
of a wild irish rose

well a gypsy she has made of me
a servant of the street
and back to bed i’ve traveled
to taste a love as sweet

well the heart it knows no reasons
and reason never knows
as i lie with them i’m thinking
of a wild irish rose

well i saw the city of angels
it brought a devil out in me
and h*ll’s hotel on sunset
showed a wh*r* no mercy

as the orange sky was screaming
from the roof i let her go
these are the dizzying heights that brought me
my wild irish rose

now red is the rose
that she laid on my grave
a life is what she wanted
and a life i surely gave

like a hundred men before me
they lay lying here in rows
young men, bl**dy
as a wild irish rose

/ u2 lyrics