"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
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.