Beautiful Day

Songwriters: Bono, U2
Performer: U2
Category: Contemporary

I actually hadn't heard this song until my sister-in-law chose it for the recessional at their wedding (she's a huge U2 fan). But I must have lived under a rock, because this song is one of U2's biggest hits, and they have sung it at every concert since they debuted it live on their 2001 Elevation Tour. It also won three Grammy Awards in 2001: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Band with Vocal. It originally came from their 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind.

Sheet music (piano/vocal)


The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you


Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out


Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day

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