"It's an album about essence, the essential things. The things that are cast in the way of the non-essential things and realising what those essential things are: family, friendship, it all adds up." - Bono on All That You Can't Leave Behind
did you know
The song 'The Electric Co.' is about electric convulsion therapy, which was given to mental patients in state hospitals. It happened to a friend of the band so they wrote an angry song about it.