Over the past 10 years no U2 song has risen so much in popularity as Acrobat, the second to last song on Achtung Baby. But what is so special about this song? We explore the meaning and themes of the song and dive into U2's fandom to understand why Acrobat has topped the list of most requested songs by U2 fans for a long time.
"It was a political statement to the entire world that he kept this garden going. He was this deeply philosophical character and to him it was an act of defiance to grow flowers in the middle of Aleppo. He actually wound up getting killed in an air raid, so it was a very sad ending, but Bono was really inspired by his defiance. When we were looking at that song, we decided that should be the focus geographically"
- Edge on Summer of Love, 2017
did you know
U2's song "God Part II", from the album Rattle and Hum, is a sort of 'sequel' to "God" by John Lennon. Both songs have a similar structure.