"It's an album about essence, the essential things. The things that are cast in the way of the non-essential things and realising what those essential things are: family, friendship, it all adds up." - Bono on All That You Can't Leave Behind
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.