"I used to write words separate from U2. I believed that rock'n'roll wasn't the place for words. I didn't really begin spending a lot of time on lyrics until halfway into Eighties."
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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.