"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
"Crumbs from Your Table" is about the relationship between Western countries and developing countries. The verses and chorus address the relationship from the perspective of citizens from the developing world, focusing on the disparity between the long-term socioeconomic planning stressed by the Westand the developing world's immediate need for sustenance.