Song For Someone - U2



The Experience: Perhaps the most meaningful song on the album Songs of Innocence, U2's Song For Someone talks about the first scars of lost innocence and the hope of healing.
Official Video: Waiting

The meaning of Song For Someone is about realizing how far you've fallen, and hoping. Bono's lyrics sees a girl who's innocent of all trying-to-be-hot ("a face not spoiled by beauty") with eyes that see right through, revealing his soul. She's young, and will suffer. It's inferred Bono took her innocence and wishes he could give it back to her. Bono looks back on his own life (that's the theme of the entire album) and Bono decides to make his confession. 
First, suffering will happen, despite what they tell you, he can't teach her how to avoid it, nor how these cuts heal
Second, if there is a light, don't let it go out. The lyrics acknowledge our dark inside, but Bono hopes the small message of hope reaches her, or at least someone. This is a song for someone - a song for anyone who accepts hope and light. 
Lastly, Bono calls on the ultimate healing - the hill of Calvary - where cuts and healing and light all take on new meaning: redemption.

Ask yourself: How do you heal from the scars of life? 


LYRICS:
You've got a face not spoiled by beauty
I have some scars from where I've been
You've got eyes that can see right through me
You're not afraid of anything they've seen

I was told that I would feel
Nothing the first time
I don't know how these cuts heal
But in you, I've found a rhyme

If there is a light
You can't always see
And there is a world
We can't always be
If there is a dark
That we shouldn't doubt
And there is a light
Don't let it go out
And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
A song for someone


You let me into a conversation
A conversation only we could make
You're breaking into my imagination
Whatever's in there is yours to take

I was told that I would feel
Nothing the first time
You were so long to heal
But this could be the night

If there is a light
You can't always see
And there is a world
We can't always be
If there is a dark
Within and without
And there is a light
Don't let it go out
And this is a song
A song for someone
This is a song
A song for someone

And I'm a long way
From your hill of Cavalry
And I'm a long way
From where I was, where I need to be
If there is a light you can always see
And there is a world we can always be
If there is a kiss I stole from your mouth
And there is a light, don't let it go out

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