"It's the story of the prodigal son but in it the prodigal son decides he doesn't want to return. It is about losing your faith."
- Bono on The First Time
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The Popmart stage design, which looked like a supermarket, appealed to Bono as a supermarket, with its myriad choices and temptations, could function as a metaphor for U2's songs, as they often deal with the struggle between desire and faith.