"Singing ‘hold me close, hold me close and don’t let me go, like I’m someone that you might know’ is a vulnerable thing to say to an audience."
- Bono before singing Iris (Hold Me Close) live, 2015
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.