Each of the eleven songs has its own story, musically and lyrically. In this article we will try to unravel some of those stories. Stories that trace back many years, stories about how musically bright songs can have very dark themes.
"Adam was very persuasive. He had printed cards with 'Adam Clayton, manager of U2', and he was calling people. This was the post-Geldof world in which it was ok to hustle and hassle for a place at the front of the queue."
- Bono on U2's early days
did you know
According to the promotional material for the song 'Beautiful Day', it's supposed to be about a guy who has lost everything and couldn't be happier.