"It started out kind of Velvet Underground and headed off into the country. But it came together really well and we didn't mess with it, although the original version was about fifteen minutes long. Bono seemed to have that many verses, which was incredible."
- The Edge on One Step Closer
did you know
The original working title of "Exit" was "Executioner's Song" because U2 was using a lot of literature as their jumping off point for the songs in terms of just taking their work in a slightly different direction.