U2, The Edge, Johnny Cash The Wanderer cover

The Wanderer
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
January 1, 2007
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I went out walking
Through streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
Saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul
I went out walking
Under an atomic sky
Where the ground won't turn
And the rain it burns
Like the tears when I said goodbye
Verse 2
Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering
Verse 3
I went drifting
Through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in
I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don't want God in it
Verse 4
I went out riding
Down that old eight lane
I passed by a thousand signs
Looking for my own name
Verse 5
I went with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you
Verse 6
I went out there
In search of experience
To taste and to touch
And to feel as much
As a man can
Before he repents
Verse 7
I went out searching
Looking for one good man
A spirit who would not bend or break
Who would sit at his father's right hand
I went out walking
With a bible and a gun
The word of God lay heavy on my heart
I was sure I was the one
Now Jesus, don't you wait up
Jesus, I'll be home soon
Yeah I went out for the papers
Told her I'd be back by noon
Verse 8
Yeah I left with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you
Verse 9
Yeah I left with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering
Verse 10
Oh ho

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