This is such a great power U2 song, just like Magnificent.
I love the synth sounds, Bonos voice in this one, but the powerful ending is the highlight.
To me it is way better pop track than Beautiful Day...
"The breaking down of the fourth wall has been the theme of all of U2's live shows."
- Bono, 2015
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.