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.
"So there I was, fifteen years old, with a dark brown Ibanez-copy bass guitar and no amp. I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it. Absolutely none. Not a clue. It just sounded good to me."
- Adam Clayton
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.