"In the beginning we were just writing songs about your girlfriend, the backseat of your car, if you had a car! In my case it was the backseat of a motorcycle."
- Bono on stage in 1987
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.