Elevation is a song written by U2 and included in their album All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
The meaning of this famous song start here below.
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Lyrics

Yeah, yeah

High, higher than the sun
You shoot me from a gun
I need you to elevate me here

At corner of your lips
As the orbit of your hips
Eclipse, you elevate my soul

I’ve got no self control
Been living like a mole now
Going down, excavation

I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

A star lit up like a cigar
Strung out like a guitar
Maybe you can educate my mind

Explain all these controls
Can’t sing but I’ve got soul
The goal is elevation

A mole digging in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation

I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

Love, lift me up out of these blues
Won’t you tell me something true?
I believe in you

A mole digging in a hole
Digging up my soul now
Going down, excavation

I and I in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly
So high, elevation

Elevation
Elevation
Elevation
Elevation

Elevation – U2 –¬†Meaning

All the meaning of the song created by U2 is related to the ambiguity between a sexual concept and more spiritual way to interpret the song.

Is a big way to show devotion to life in the core of his meaning.

The meaning of life like birth and rebirth.

The continuity of the life.

That passes trough the sex and the love.

Between two souls that stay together.

A spiritual way to make an himn to life.

 

I’ve got no self control
Been living like a mole now
Going down, excavation

Here the sexual reference is clear.

But is showed in the more natural way.

When sex is needed to life.

And life needs that sex must be strong to reach his goals.

 

Love, lift me up out of these blues
Won’t you tell me something true?
I believe in you

All the song is dedicated to the wife of Bono, Ali Hewson.

Is like if the only person that can tell something true to him, is only his wife.

The deep love showed in this words.

The lonely escape from the hard reality of life.

A love. A life.

In one word.

Trust.

 

Can’t sing but I’ve got soul

Bono had some severe voice issues for a lot of years.

From the early 90′, the singer have a lot of problem with his voice that changed drammatically over the years.

In the 2000 Bono continue to have a lot of other problems with his voice.

While dealing with a noticeably weaker voice, Bono put extra emphasis on the pitch and soulful quality in his singing.

 

 

Conclusion

The big success that this song had is related to the great impact that the power of music have. The lyrics are simple and a bit obfuscated. But we can always find some gem inside.

Leave a comment or a different vision of the meaning of this song if you want.

 

 

 

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