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what they said
"It's a song about an impossible relationship and someone looking at what's happening. In those kind of situations, observing and the desire to intervene can poison everything."
- Bono on Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
did you know
The final track on the Boy album, "Shadows and Tall Trees", gives a nod to William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies; it shares its name with a chapter from the book.