Ordinary Love (Paul Epworth Version)

On December 12, 2013, Bono was away in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at his memorial service.   Ordinary Love, the song the band wrote for ‘Mandela:Long Walk To Freedom’, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and U2 wanted to share Paul Epworth’s new remix version.

‘We think Paul Epworth’s mix is a very soulful, uplifting one and we hope our audience will agree,’ says Bono. ‘Nelson Mandela’s life and times meant more to me than I can ever tell you, I would need a hundred songs to do that… but this complicated little love song to Winnie and South Africa is the one that landed on our lap.

Lyrics:

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:
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

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

Your heart is on my sleeve
Did you put it there with a magic marker
To give and recieve
It’s the same, it’s the same, the same

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

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

Are we tough enough
For ordinary love?

Are we tough enough
Tough enough for love?

Are we tough enough
For ordinary love?

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