"A few days after the album [Songs of Innocence] was finished, I thought Iris shouldn't be part of the album. Even though the song is a beautiful tune and everything, I just thought it was going a bit far and it's not very punk rock, singing about your mother."
did you know
The song 'A Sort of Homecoming' is a quote from a Jewish poet, Paul Celan. The actual quote is: 'poetry is a sort of homecoming'.