The lyrics to the songs featured on Songs of Experience, including 'The Little things that give you away'.

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U2's Songs of Experience track list and album lyrics

U2's lyrics from Songs of Experience


U2's Songs of Experience album lyrics 



U2 have announced their follow up to Songs of Innocence with the long awaited album, Songs of Experience.

The albums are thematically tied to each other by the poetry of William Blake. His works inspired Bono's lyrics where he was drawn to explore his childhood with Songs of Innocence.

For the Experience album, Bono focusses on issues such such as corruption, oppression by religious movements, state domination and the machinations of the dominant classes. These are 'the experience' that comes when a child becomes an adult.

The concept is pretty simple but serves as a great way to make social commentary, a thing that U2 has successfully done for many years - such as concerns about use of nuclear power, their support for political prisoners such as Aung San Suu Kyi being released and of course, the people of Africa.

U2's Songs of Experience album lyrics 


  1. The Little Things that give you away
  2. You're The Best Thing About Me
  3. The Showman (much more better).
  4. Blackout
  5. Red Flag Day
  6. Summer of Love
  7. The Lights of Home
  8. Get Out of Your Own Way
  9. Love is all we have left
  10. American Soul

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