"A few days after the album [Songs of Innocence] was finished, I thought Iris shouldn't be part of the album. Even though the song is a beautiful tune and everything, I just thought it was going a bit far and it's not very punk rock, singing about your mother."
did you know
The working title of the song Stay (Faraway, So Close!) was "Sinatra". It's also Bono's favorite U2 song.