"The song was really where I was at, at the time. That was one of the lower points of my spiritual faith, I would have to say. The 'wake up dead man' phrase was borrowed from a chain-gang song. I came up with first verse and chorus. Bono wrote the rest."
- The Edge on Wake Up Dead Man
did you know
The name Achtung Baby was chosen so that their new album could not be taken seriously because on their last album Rattle and Hum, they were critically attacked. Achtung means attention is English: "Attention, Baby," is the literal translation.