Ordinary Love – Lyric Video

U2.com released the full version of U2’s new song Ordinary Love to its fan club subscribers.  The video was directed by Irish illustrator Oliver Jeffers and American artist Mac Premo, and was filmed primary at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The video features images of various mundane items such as brick walls, fences, a blackboard, a globe, a painting.  The lyrics are first presented in script scribbled by a moving ink pen over paper, and then over the many earlier images shown in the clip.  It is quite a beautiful song.  Considering the extended use of the chorus and limited verses, it is evident this song was made for a movie.  This stands in contrast to U2 epics like Moment of Surrender or Running to Stand Still, which have cinematic lyrics.  Nevertheless, it is refreshing to hear new U2 material.

Credits:

Lyrics by Bono
Produced by Danger Mouse
Wurlitzer and Synth by Barry Gorey
Additional Synths and Piano by Declan Gaffney and Brian Burton
Backing vocals by The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr
Additional backing vocals by Angel Deradoorian
Mixed at Electric Lady

Lyrics:

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore
The sunlight warms your skin
All the beauty that’s been lost before
Wants to find us again

I can’t fight you anymore
It’s you I’m fighting for
The sea throws rocks together
But time leaves us polished stones

Chorus:
We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Birds fly high in the summer sky
And rest on the breeze
The same wind will take care of you and I
We’ll build our house in the trees

Your heart is on my sleeve
Did you put it there with a magic marker
For years I would believe
That the world couldn’t wash it away

Chorus:
‘Cause we can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Are we tough enough
For ordinary love?

Chorus:
We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Where to Buy:

As we know, the song will be released through a limited vinyl print on November 29 in lieu of Record Store Day’s Black Friday sale.  “Ordinary Love” will also be released as part of the soundtrack to the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.  You can pre-order the album at Amazon.

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

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