"There are a couple of songs from the point of view of an active soldier in Afghanistan,and one of them, White As Snow, lasts the length of time it takes him to die."
- Bono, 2008, on No Line On The Horizon
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.