Lyrics Post: “Zoo Station”, U2

“Zoo Station” —

— this song broke the ice and set the tone for what was to come, in my humble opinion, when U2 released their album, “Achtung Baby”, following the world changing sounds from “Joshua Tree” and “Rattle & Hum”.

The lyric, and sound, the vibe Zoo Station delivered, especially as the opening track, lit the fuse, and showed us what was coming from U2, what they were capable of.

“I’m ready

I’m ready for the laughing gas

I’m ready

I’m ready for what’s next

I’m ready to duck

I’m ready to dive

I’m ready to say

I’m glad to be alive

I’m ready

I’m ready for the push

The cool of the night

The warmth of the breeze

I’ll be crawling ’round

On my hands and knees

Just down the line…Zoo Station

Gotta make it on time…Zoo Station

I’m ready

I’m ready for the gridlock

I’m ready…to take it to the street

I’m ready for the shuffle

Ready for the deal

Ready to let go of the steering wheel

I’m ready

Ready for the crush

(She’s just down the line)…Zoo Station

(Got to make it on time)…Zoo Station

Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright

It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright, It’s alright

Hey baby, hey baby, hey baby, hey baby

It’s alright, it’s alright

(Alright, you can turn it up)

Time is a train

Makes the future the past

Leaves you standing in the station

Your face pressed up against the glass

I’m just down the line from your love…(Zoo Station)

You know I’m under the sign…(Zoo Station)

I’ve gotta make it on time

Make it on time…(Zoo Station)

That’s alright…(Zoo Station)

Just two stops down the line…(Zoo Station)

Just a stop down the line…”

Writer(s): Clayton Adam, Evans David, Hewson Paul David, Mullen Laurence

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