Two Hearts Beat As One

Larry Lootsteen

Conestogo, Ontario, Canada

As so many older U2 fans will tell you, pegging down favorite tracks from the early days of the band can be difficult.  I Will Follow from Boy is mentioned by most, perhaps Gloria from October.  And from War, Sunday, Bloody Sunday and New Year's Day.

War was the album that took me over the top as a U2 fan.  I loved Sunday, Bloody Sunday but it was never my favorite track.  There are no duds on this album.  Every track works for me.  An album that, to this day, get me up and energized, even angry and moving.

Two Hearts was a track that never left my playlist.  I LOVE this song.  Soaring in a way that was different.  This was a love song at rocket speed.  I can still do the move I always did from it.  Two fingers up at the end of my outstretched arm.  Bring it in to my chest as a fist and stop.  Tap my fist against my chest to the beat like a heart beat.  Stretch arm out again with one finger up.  Repeat for each chorus.  I'm an idiot.  I know!

This song was adrenaline and passion for me.  Still is.  How do you feel about it?

Lyrics:

I don't know
I don't know which side I'm on
I don't know my right from left
Or my right from wrong
Say I'm a fool
You say I'm not for you
But if I'm a fool for you
Oh, that's something
Two hearts beat as one
Two hearts beat as one
Two hearts...

Can't stop the dance
Honey, this is my last chance
I said, can't stop the dance
Maybe this is my last chance

Two hearts beat as one
Two hearts beat as one
Two hearts...

They beat on black, beat on white
Beat on everything don't get it right
Beat on you, beat on me, beat on love

I don't know
How to say what's got to be said
I don't know if it's black or white
There's others see it red
I don't get the answers right
I'll leave that to you
Is this love out of fashion?
Or is it the time of year?
Are these words distraction
To the words you wanna hear?

Two hearts beat as one
Two hearts beat as one

I try to spit it out
I try to explain
The way I feel
Oh, yeah
Two hearts

I can't stop the dance
Maybe this is my last chance
I said I can't stop the dance
Maybe this is my last chance
I said don't stop the dance
Maybe this is my last chance
I said can't stop the dance
Maybe this is our last chance
I said can't stop the dance
Maybe this is our last chance

@U2