"I used to write words separate from U2. I believed that rock'n'roll wasn't the place for words. I didn't really begin spending a lot of time on lyrics until halfway into Eighties."
did you know
The song 'Van Diemen's Land' is sung from the point of view of an Irish poet who spoke out against the British government and was going to be exiled to Tasmania (Van Dieman's Land is the original name for the island).