"People often ask, 'Why don't you do some stuff like you did on The Joshua Tree?' The truth is, we couldn't. We wouldn't know how to repeat ourselves."
- Larry Mullen Jr.
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.