North and South of the River

I want to reach out over the lake
feel your hand across the water
Want to walk with you along an unapproved road
Not looking over my shoulder
I want to see, and I want to hear
To understand your fears

          D         A            G
But we're north and south of the river

I've been doing it wrong for all of my life
This holy town has turned me under
A young man running from what he couldn't understand
while the wind from the lake just getting colder and colder
There was a badness that had its way
But love wasn't lost, love will have its day
North and south of the river

solo break

Can we stop wearing these old tattoos
'Cause darling I don't have the answer
I want to meet you where you are
I don't need you to surrender
There's no feeling that's so alone
As when the one you're hurting is your own
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

dooddit diddit, diddit-diddit do

Some high ground is not worth taking
Some connections are not worth making
An old church bell no longer ringing
Some old songs are not worth singing
North and south of the river

Lyrics written by Bono.